Patrick Dempsey Signs Development Deal with ABC Studios
Move over, Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) — you’re not the only one making waves at ABC! Not only is Ellen working on developing a series for Grey’s Anatomy’s home network, but her onscreen husband, Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) is slated to do the same in the coming months.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patrick (under his Shifting Gears Entertainment production company) has recently scored his own development deal with ABC. What does this mean, exactly? Patrick will be developing new shows for the network along with the rest of his Shifting Gears team.
Meanwhile, Patrick’s also working on another potential project for the Sundance channel based on the book The Limit, which tells the story of the first American-born driver who won the Grand Prix in 1960. Not too surprising, considering the fact that Patrick is all about his racing career these days!
Could we end up living in a world where ABC is totally taken over by Shonda Rhimes’s world and shows created by the Grey’s Anatomy cast? We won’t be complaining if that happens.
What kind of shows do you hope to see from Patrick? Do you think this is a good step in his career? Sound off with your opinions below!