McSpinoff: Daly set for a 'Grey' shift


Welcome a new McDreamy.

Tim Daly is set to guest star in the "enhanced" two-hour episode of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," designed to serve as a springboard for a potential spinoff from the hit medical drama.

Paul Adelstein also has been cast as a guest star in that episode with an eye to co-star on the potential spinoff series toplined by Kate Walsh.

The two join previously cast Taye Diggs (HR 2/22).

The story line for the two-hour episode, being written by "Grey's" creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes, is being kept under wraps, but it is understood that it will feature popular "Grey's" character Addison Montgomery-Shepherd (Walsh) on the verge of leaving Seattle Grace, a scenario that will be triggered if ABC goes with the spinoff for next season.

Details on the characters in the potential spinoff also are being kept secret, but according to the breakdown, Daly's character is described as "handsome, sincere, like a McDreamy."

It was not clear what character Adelstein will play. The breakdown also includes a female psychiatrist and a female fertility specialist.

Daly most recently toplined ABC's critically praised drama "The Nine." He is repped by UTA and manager Amy Guenther.

Adelstein co-starred on Fox's "Prison Break." He is repped by the Abrams Artists Agency and Principal Entertainment.