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Grey's Anatomy

One Tree Hill’s Bethany Joy Lenz Cast in Songbyrd From Grey’s Anatomy’s Krista Vernoff

There's a new show in the Grey's Anatomy family tree! This time, it's Songbyrd, a new E! pilot written by former Grey's executive producer Krista Vernoff and produced by Smash's Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

And, as TVLine reports, One Tree Hill alum Bethany Joy Lenz has been cast to play the lead character, Lauren Byrd, "a genius songwriter who employs a small staff, including her sister, to enable and manage her eccentric, yet wildly successful process. But when her ex-fiancé reveals himself to be less than the man she remembers, she comes to the realization that she can no longer live in the past and must find a new, true inspiration for her sake and those around her."

So it's another show whose title features a pun incorporating the protagonist's last name? It's sure to be a winner!

Krista has an impressive track record: She was a producer from Grey's from its start until the end of Season 7 and served as its showrunner starting in Season 4 when Shonda Rhimes had to split her focus between Grey's and Private Practice.

According to Shonda, Krista is also the mastermind behind Grey's Anatomy's most enduring catchphrase: "Seriously?"

Assuming E! picks up the series, will you watch? Sound off below!

Source: TVLine

Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!

09.25.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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