'Anatomy' May Spin Off Addison
All the ups and downs could, however, have a pretty big payoff for the actress: her own show.
The details of that idea are scant at the moment; the Journal says Rhimes has yet to settle on plot details such as whether Addison would leave Seattle. She is, however, planning a May sweeps episode that would focus on Addison and serve as a back-door pilot for the new show.
Should that happen, it would likely push another Rhimes project, about a group of female journalists in
Character-based spinoffs are hardly a lock to succeed -- for every "Frasier" there's at least one "Joey" -- but a show born of "Grey's Anatomy" would probably have a better chance than most. The draws 20 million viewers per week, and only
Walsh joined "Grey's Anatomy" in the show's first-season finale, becoming the third side of a love triangle also involving her TV husband, Dr. Derek Shepherd (
Her credits also include "Under the Tuscan Sun,"