May 29, 2006

“Grey’s” patient resurrected in new show

By Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who
had a recurring role as an ill-fated heart patient on "Grey's
Anatomy," has been hired as a regular on a new ABC project from
the creator of the network's hit medical drama.

The untitled Shonda Rhimes project, about a group of female
journalists, has a pilot order.

On "Grey's," Morgan played heart patient Denny Duquette.
Duquette, who was romantically linked to Izzie (Katherine
Heigl), died in the series' recent second-season finale.

Additionally, Morgan has recurring roles on WB Network's
series "Supernatural," on which he plays the ghostbusting
father of series stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, and
on Showtime's comedy "Weeds," on which he plays star Mary
Louise Parker's deceased husband, who appears in flashbacks and
fantasy sequences.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter