The US ABC network is planning a spin-off of its hit medical series GREY’S ANATOMY, featuring the character of DR ADDISON MONTGOMERY-SHEPHERD, played by KATE WALSH.
The show’s creator, SHONDA RHIMES, is preparing a two-hour episode Grey’s Anatomy, set to air in May, that would serve as the pilot episode for the proposed spinoff.
If the network approves, the show will be considered for spot on the schedule next autumn.
An ABC spokeswoman confirmed the plans, but said the plot line for the spinoff was being kept under wraps and no title has been selected.
Grey’s Anatomy has remained hugely popular in the US ratings since its premiere in April 2005.
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