‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Chyler Leigh Headlines NBC Sitcom

Have you missed seeing Lexie Grey on your television screen? Well, you’re about to see a lot more of her. Grey’s Anatomy alum Chyler Leigh is heading to her own series on NBC titled Holding Patterns.

Holding Patterns will be Chyler Leigh’s first foray into a sitcom. Unlike her character Lexie Grey, who died after she succumbed to injuries after a plane crash, her character in Holding Patterns actually survives a crash.

The multi camera NBC comedy sees Leigh part of “a group of friends whose lives completely change after they survive a plane crash.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, Leigh will play Leah, unlike Lezie Grey, this character s said to be a completely irresponsible, absent-minded slacker who lacks direction, but has a quick wit about her.

Here’s some more infor on Chyler Leigh’s new character for her NBC sitcom:

“She’s always been good at anything she tried and rather than attempt to become great has moved from one dead-end job to the next. She shares the ground floor of a Minneapolis duplex with her two best friends, Griffin and Sabrina.”

Holding Patterns is from The Office’s Justin Spitzer, who will be the head writer as well. Executive producers on the series are Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan. For Chyler Leigh, this is the first huge undertaking since she asked Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes out of her contract nearly a year ago.

At the time here’s what Chyler Leigh said about her departure on Grey’s Anatomy:

“Earlier this year, I made the decision that Season eight would be my last on “Grey’s Anatomy.” I met with Shonda and we worked together to give Lexie’s story appropriate closure. I want to take this time to say thank you to the fans. Your unconditional love and support have made these last five years very special for me. I look forward to my next chapter and I hope you will continue to follow me on my journey.”

Are you excited to see Chyler Leigh in a comedic role?