Chyler Leigh Joins NBC Comedy Holding Patterns

TVLine first reported Chyler is starring as the lead in NBC’s comedy Holding Patterns. Below I’ve added information about the show and the news. Let’s hope NBC decides to pick up Holding Patterns for the new 2013-2014 TV schedule.

ETA: I’ve added more information from more articles including the name of Chyler’s new character and a little bit about the character!

Chyler Leigh has landed her first major TV gig since checking out of Grey’s Anatomy last May, scoring one of the lead roles in NBC’s comedy pilot Holding Patterns.
From Office scribe Justin Spitzer.Spitzer, Holding Patterns is a multi-cam ensemble about a group of friends whose lives are altered after surviving a plane crash.
Rachel Kaplan (Do No Harm) and Peter Traugott (Samantha Who?) are also attached as EPs.


Grey’s Anatomy alumna Chyler Leigh is set to topline NBC’s comedy pilot Holding Patterns, from writer Justin Spitzer, Peter Traugott’s TBD Prods and Universal TV. It is an ensemble multi-camera comedy about a group of friends whose lives completely change after they survive a plane crash. Leigh, repped by UTA and the Burstein Co, plays the sarcastic and free-spirited Leah, who ruins Griffin’s (Humphrey Ker) proposal dinner, and is the unintentional cause of the plane crash.


Unlike her role on the ABC medical drama, she’ll star as a woman who survives a crash in the multicamera entry “Holding Patterns.”

Chyler Leigh may not want to fly again anytime soon.

The former Grey’s Anatomy actress has been tapped to star in NBC’s plane crash comedy Holding Patterns, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The multicamera ensemble comedy from The Office’s Justin Spitzer centers on a group of friends whose lives completely change after they survive a plane crash. Leigh will play Leah, an irresponsible and absent-minded slacker who lacks direction despite her brains and sarcastic wit. 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.
Spitzer will pen the Universal Television comedy and executive produce alongside Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan.

For Leigh, the casting comes nearly a year after her Grey’s Anatomy character, Lexie, was killed off in a plane crash on the ABC medical drama.
Repped by UTA, Burstein Co. and Stone Meyer, Leigh’s credits include The Practice, Girls Club and That ’80s Show.