Report: Two-Hour Grey's Anatomy Event to Begin Planned Kate Walsh Spinoff

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Although the plot is still shrouded in Shonda Rhimes-style secrecy, both TV Guide and Variety magazine have discovered some new dirt on the planned Grey's Anatomy spin-off, and how it may begin.

Report: Two-Hour Grey's Anatomy Event to Begin Planned Kate Walsh Spinoff
Variety says that "My Favorite Mistake," a two-hour Grey's Anatomy episode setting up an Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) spin-off, is scheduled to air this spring.

In addition to opening the door for Addison to possibly leave the halls of Seattle Grace, "My Favorite Mistake" will also introduce guest star Taye Diggs - as well as Hector Elizondo (Chicago Hope) as Callie's father.

The episode will be directed by Michael Grossman, who was last behind the camera for "Great Expectations" - the terrific episode in which both Burke and George popped the question to their respective ladies.

An exact air date for "My Favorite Mistake" has not been announced by ABC, but the episode will serve as the 22nd and 23rd Grey's Anatomy episodes (out of 24) in the current Season 3.

This is all very interesting news. Is the door also open for Addison to remain at Seattle Grace if viewer response to the episode is negative? Or is it a done deal that she's gone? Previous reports suggest the latter, but this makes it sound slightly less certain.

In any event, Grey's Anatomy returns with new episodes in two weeks, Thursday, March 15. That episode will be titled "Scars and Souvenirs."

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That is why they are having the 2hr. spin off in May just to see how it is going to go. Which is good because it will give them an idea before they start taping again for season 4.


I actually just read on that should the Grey's 2.0 flop, Walsh has a clause in her contract that guarantees her a return trip to Seattle Grace. So rest easy kate/addison fans.


Since spinoffs usually suck, I have mixed feelings about the new show. I think that it may be able to work if she goes off with Sloan back to NY or wherever they're from. We will see I guess!
BUT, all this talk about K. Heigl being upset that she doesn't get her own show and, well, everyone being upset about it, I just don't really understand the problem. If anyone else were to leave and get their own show, Grey's just wouldn't be the same because the show is about all of them. The only exception really IS Addison and Mark because they are just temporary people. Addison came to the show to get Derek, she didn't get him, now she can leave. Mark came to get Addison, so let him take her and they can do their own thing. Seriously, for the overall show, they're the only two characters that can leave and not ruin the show.


Does anyone else think that the behavior of Kathryn Heigl and Ellen Pompeo is that of spoiled divas who are a bit ahead of the right to be divas??? And does anyone think that "Izzi" in her current state could leave and not be missed??? She has become hateful and mean-spirited and I HATE the way she treats Callie! What's up with these women??


wait what.
we need addison.
she is an amazing character.


I don't want Kate Walsh to leave .... She is a great actress and could very well have her on show I just don't want her to leave GA


Hi everyone, this is my petition concerning the spin off, if you would visit the site and sign if you agree would be great thanks!


Sorry, didn't mean to post but one time and I typed in a hurry and I've noticed alot of mispellings!


don't believe spoilers! seriously...anyone can write those


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Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

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Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.