Credit: Bruja/Jeff Steinberg, PacificCoastNews.com Photo: Eric Dane and His Daughter in LA on September 23, 2012 - PCN

The Emmy Awards may be one of the biggest nights in Hollywood, and Eric Dane may star on a hit TV show, but the hunky dad had other plans during the awards show yesterday (September 23).

The Grey's Anatomy actor was seen looking casual in a white shirt and shorts while hanging with his family in LA yesterday — quite the contrast from many other TV stars who spent hours glamming up for the red carpet. But hey, daddy duties call!

While we would have loved to see Eric pose for pics at the Emmys, at least we get to see him again with Season 9 premiering this week. Since we know Eric is leaving Grey's, however, we're going to have to cherish every little Mark Sloan moment we get!

Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 will premiere on Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Alissa Kombert is a photo editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @AyeKayArt.

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