Grey's Anatomy (and its Possible Spinoff Series) Set to Welcome Tim Daly

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First there was McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey).

Then along came McSteamy (Eric Dane).

Now, the women of Grey's Anatomy may have to come up with a brand-new nickname now that actor Tim Daly is on his way to Seattle Grace Hospital.

Daly, 51, best known for his role on Wings, will appear on a special two-hour episode of the ABC drama that could serve as a springboard for the much-touted spinoff series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The spinoff would star the character Addison Montgomery (played by the lovely Kate Walsh), ABC reps confirmed to People in February.

Actor Taye Diggs has also signed on to appear in the expanded episode, which is scheduled to air later this spring.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daly's character is described in a production breakdown as "handsome, sincere, like a McDreamy."

Paul Adelstein, who plays the double-crossing Secret Service agent, Paul Kellerman on FOX's Prison Break (and who was also considered for the role of Dr. Burke, which went to Isaiah Washington) has also been cast, though it's unclear what role he will play.

Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is writing the special, two-hour episode, the details of which are being kept under wraps. USA Today reports, however, that the basic gist will feature Addison mulling a new job offer.

Should the episode be warmly received and the network decide that the spinoff will go forward, Addison will most likely accept the offer.

Daly most recently starred in ABC's critically lauded drama The Nine.

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Tim Daly? I cannot wait to see him again on a TV show. He is the hunk of hunks!


Did you ever see the episodes of Eyes in which Kate Walsh played Tim Daly's estranged wife? I thought they were great together! Can't wait for the spin-off now!


I love Tim Daly. I was upset with The Nine went off the air, and I am so excited he will be back on TV. I agrree, Taye Diggs and Tim Daly.. ooo la la. Personally Addison is one of my favorite characters and I will follow her whereever she goes


I love Tim Daly. I'm looking forward to the (possible) spin-off now. Taye Diggs and Tim Daly? Double the hottness? Will Kate Walsh even be able to make it a day on set with out passing out!?


Old? Walsh isn't young...


I don't think he's too old. I think he'll be great! I wonder what his nickname will be. I read a funny story online today about a new nickname for Elizabeth Reiser's character. It's Crush! That's because of the crush she has on Alex (which I think is mutual) and also because of her injury. Even with all the recent reports to the contrary, I still think the set of Grey's would be a fabulously fun place to be!


He's too old for the showw. like seriously i think he'll become chief and chief is always gonna be boring bc they are old and wrinkley LOL! just messin


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