Grey's Anatomy's Jerrika Hinton Nabs Lead in Shondaland Comedy Pilot

The doctor is… possibly out?

Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jerrika Hinton has been cast as the female lead opposite New Zealand import Jono Kenyon in the Shondaland pilot Toast.

With Scandal‘s Scott Foley and Alias alum Greg Grunberg as writer/executive producers, this potential comedy follows a wedding rehearsal dinner where the toasts made by an eclectic assortment of friends and family are illustrated by far-more-truthful flashbacks. Hinton portrays Page, the soon-to-be-bride.

The project reunites Hinton with Grey’s alumni Tessa Ferrer, who co-stars as the groom’s Texas tomboy BFF.

As first reported by our sister site Deadline, there are no immediate plans to scale back Hinton’s role on Grey’s, where she has served as a series regular since Season 10. Should the pilot go to series, she may continue on the medical soap in a reduced capacity in Season 13.

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