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‘Grey’s’ spinoff likely to find a home

“Private Practice,” the tentative title for the drama featuring Dr. Addison Shepherd of “Grey’s Anatomy,” was considered an odds-on favorite for the network’s fall schedule being unveiled Tuesday.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Will a “Grey's Anatomy” spinoff prove good medicine for ABC?

“Private Practice,” the tentative title for the drama featuring Dr. Addison Shepherd of “Grey’s Anatomy,” was considered an odds-on favorite for the network’s fall schedule being unveiled Tuesday.

The spinoff was tested as part of a special episode of ABC’s hit medical drama that aired earlier this month. More than 21 million people tuned in, above the season average of 19.1 million for “Grey’s.”

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ABC had no comment Monday on the show’s status.

Kate Walsh stars as Shepherd, who leaves behind Seattle Grace Hospital and her ex, Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd, for a fresh start in Los Angeles. She reconnects with a friend whose medical practice needs an obstetrician, and with the friend’s former husband and business partner.

Co-stars in the special included Merrin Dungey, Tim Daly, Taye Diggs, Amy Brenneman and Paul Adelstein.