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September 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT

Brian Benben is returning to Shondaland. The Private Practice alum has landed a guest-starring role on Scandal, EW has learned exclusively.

It should come as no surprise that details on his role are being kept under wraps because the upcoming fourth season has been shrouded in secrecy—though we now know that Olivia has been chilling on some exotic beach.

This is far from the first time that a Shondaland star has crossed shows. In fact, most of the Scandal cast previously appeared on Grey’s Anatomy or Private Practice before starring on the ABC political fixer drama, including Jeff Perry, Kate Burton, Bellamy Young, Darby Stanchfield and Katie Lowes, among others.

Scandal returns Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. on ABC. Benben will appear in an episode slated for mid-October.

Timothy White

Want more scoop on Scandal? Pick up the Fall TV Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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