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Casting Couch: Taye Diggs Scrubs in for "Grey's" Spinoff

Following the announcement yesterday that ABC is developing a spinoff of medical drama Grey's Anatomy, the network has cast Taye Diggs in the potential spinoff.

Grey's Anatomy will feature an upcoming two-hour backdoor pilot in May that will center on Kate Walsh's Dr. Addison Shepherd; the plot will revolve around Addison deciding whether to leave Seattle Grace Hospital; if ABC decides to pickup the potential spinoff series, Grey's fans will have to say goodbye to the former Mrs. McDreamy.

No details were immediately available on what character Taye Diggs, last seen in ABC's failed drama Day Break, will play or what his involvement will be in the two-hour backdoor pilot.

The as-yet-untitled Grey's spinoff will be in contention for a slot on the 2007-08 schedule and will be written by Grey's creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes, whose other drama pilot this season--about female journalists--has been pushed back to a summer production start, but it too is still up for possible series pickup.

Comments

The CineManiac said…
I'm ok with Addison leaving...but only if she's getting her own show out of the deal. I love her character, although I started out loathing her, but what does this mean for Dr. Karev? I really feel because of Addison his path leads to being an OBGYN, and the sexual tension between him and Addison right now is wonderful. I know he said he didn't like her that way, but I think there lies real feelings there.
So as long as Addison is somewhere on TV and we can have Karev & potentially others show up on her show I'm okay with this decision.
As for Taye Diggs, he's always a welcome addition to any show.
Anonymous said…
Even though there was no doubt I was already in...Taye just seals the deal. Ah....Taye.
Anonymous said…
Taye is married to my girlfriend. So if that means that at some point she can make an appearance on the show, then yep, so for it.
Anonymous said…
don't like Taye Diggs. he has an obviously european orientation. i am also weary of the lack of african-american women being left out as girlfriends and wives on these white serious, a la "ER".

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