Backdoor Pilot

Some articles on backdoor pilot:

Grey's Anatomy (season 3) - Production - Spin-off Launch
... two-hour broadcast of Grey's Anatomy would serve as a backdoor pilot for the proposed spin-off ... The backdoor pilot that aired on May 3, 2007, sees Addison take "a leave of absence" from Seattle Grace Hospital, to visit her best friend from Los Angeles, Naomi Bennett, a ... introduced in the spin-off's first season premiere, did not appear in the backdoor pilot ...

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