"Grey’s Anatomy" co-star Jerrika Hinton has been cast as the female lead opposite Jono Kenyon in an ABC/Shondaland comedy pilot titled "Toast."
To be executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, the project hails from Rhimes and Shondaland partner Betsy Beers, as well as Scott Foley and Greg Grunberg, who also writers of the new project.
To be directed by Gail Mancuso, "Toast" follows an engaged couple Max (Jono Kenyon) and Page (Jerrika Hinton) who have their eclectic family and friends give toasts during their wedding rehearsal dinner, which lead to flashbacks that show as the audience watches the "complicated, funny and relatable" true story of their path to marriage.
Hinton’s Page character is from a wealthy Texas family, and is described as "confident, no-nonsense, and self-aware" and hardworking, as she takes a risk with the charismatic but awkward Max.
The project is in the pilot stage, so Hinton’s "Grey’s Anatomy" status won’t be affected. But should ABC order "Toast" to series, there could be some problems there to be resolved. Unless she’s able to work on both shows at the same time – especially since they’re both under the same network.