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More on the Spin-off……

Posted in Private Practice by iluvgreys on March 12, 2007

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Francie from ‘Alias’ pops up in ‘Grey’s’ spinoff Merrin Merrin Dungey has been cast in the two-hour “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff, according to ABC. Dungey will play a character called “Naomi.”

Dungey will be familiar to “Alias” fans; the actress played Francie, the best friend (and sometime nemesis) of Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner). Dungey has also been spotted on “Summerland,” “Boston Legal” and “The King of Queens,” among other shows.

Also in the cast of the “Grey’s” spinoff are Chicago’s own Paul Adelstein (much more on that here), as well as Tim Daly, Taye Diggs and “Veronica Mars'” Chris Lowell. The star of the new spinoff, the pilot of which will serve as “Grey’s” Season 3 finale, is former Chicagoan Kate Walsh, who plays neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery.

According to news reports, the two other female characters in the “Grey’s” spinoff, which begins filming this week, are a psychiatrist and a fertility specialist. It’s not clear which of those characters Dungey will play.
University Park native Shonda Rhimes, as well as Mark Gordon and Betsy Beers, are the executive producers on the so-far-unnamed spinoff.  Rhimes wrote the spinoff pilot, which has Montgomery contemplating a departure from Seattle Grace Hospital.

UPDATE: TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello reports that Amy Brenneman (“Judging Amy”) has also joined the cast of the “Grey’s” spinoff.
Photo: Merrin Dungey.

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