My hopes that the "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff is actually an elaborate hoax just took another hit, because apparently the project now has a working title: "Private Practice." [Insert groan here.] Executives used the tentative name during a program development meeting last week, when they brought in the spinoff's cast to talk to media buyers. They also revealed when the two-hour episode I like to think of as "A Very Special 'Grey's'" will air: May 10.
Update: The Los Angeles Times has even more details about the spinoff. According to their story:
Following her recent disastrous romantic misfortunes, Addison (Kate Walsh) travels to Santa Monica to seek advice from her old medical school pals, Naomi (Merrin Dungey) and Jackson (Taye Diggs) whom she believes have it all: a beautiful teenage daughter, a great marriage and a highly successful health cooperative.
Addison quickly learns that Jackson, also a successful TV health guru, has divorced Naomi. During the visit, Addison also meets the rest of the gang at the cooperative: a widowed alternative medicine doctor, a self-doubting therapist, and a male gynecologist who knows little about women, and realizes she is on familiar ground.
So, to recap what else we (might) know about the (possible) spinoff:
- It will also star Tim Daly, Amy Brenneman, Chris Lowell, and Merrin Dungey, among others
- The plot could involve Addison meeting with a fertility specialist
Given the quality of regular "Grey's" recently, does anyone else think Shonda & co. might have enough on their plates with just one show?
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