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Patrick Dempsey’s CBS pilot Ways & Means ‘scrapped’ after ‘crew member tests positive’ for COVID

  • February 20, 2021

Patrick Dempsey’s CBS pilot Ways Means ‘scrapped’ after ‘script supervisor tests positive’ for COVID

Emmy nominee Patrick Dempsey’s CBS political drama pilot Ways Means has allegedly been ‘scrapped’ after the ‘script supervisor tested positive’ for COVID-19.

Filming on the New Jersey set happened as recent as last Thursday but, with only three days left in production, the network has decided to pull the pilot – according to Page Six.

But a CBS spokesperson told the mag ‘production will resume after the quarantine period’ and those in close contact with the script supervisor are ‘self-isolating.’ 

Emmy nominee Patrick Dempsey's CBS political drama pilot Ways  Means has allegedly been 'scrapped' after the 'script supervisor tested positive' for COVID-19 (pictured January 29)

Emmy nominee Patrick Dempsey’s CBS political drama pilot Ways Means has allegedly been ‘scrapped’ after the ‘script supervisor tested positive’ for COVID-19 (pictured January 29)

The 55-year-old silver fox executive produces and stars as jaded Republican congressional whip who hatches a ‘secret plan to subvert the hopelessly gridlocked system he helped create.’

Phil Abraham directed the pilot – co-written by Republican political consultant Mike Murphy – which also features Lexi Perkel, Troian Bellisario, Amanda Warren, and Gary Hunter.

As of Wednesday, there have reportedly been 751K confirmed coronavirus cases in New Jersey leading to 22,497 deaths since March. 

But don’t fret for Patrick, who confirmed Dr. Derek ‘McDreamy’ Shepherd in Grey’s Anatomy will return for the second half of the 17th season. 

'Special event!' Filming on the New Jersey set happened as recent as last Thursday but, with only three days left in production, the network has decided to pull the pilot

‘Special event!’ Filming on the New Jersey set happened as recent as last Thursday but, with only three days left in production, the network has decided to pull the pilot

Confusing: But a CBS spokesperson told the mag 'production will resume after the quarantine period' and those in close contact with the script supervisor are 'self-isolating' (set pictured last Thursday)

Confusing: But a CBS spokesperson told the mag ‘production will resume after the quarantine period’ and those in close contact with the script supervisor are ‘self-isolating’ (set pictured last Thursday)

Plot: The 55-year-old silver fox (pictured with co-star Meta Golding) executive produces and stars as jaded Republican congressional whip who hatches a 'secret plan to subvert the hopelessly gridlocked system he helped create'

Plot: The 55-year-old silver fox (pictured with co-star Meta Golding) executive produces and stars as jaded Republican congressional whip who hatches a ‘secret plan to subvert the hopelessly gridlocked system he helped create’

'Excited to be on set today!' Phil Abraham directed the pilot - co-written by Republican political consultant Mike Murphy - which also features Lexi Perkel (pictured February 6), Troian Bellisario, Amanda Warren, and Gary Hunter

‘Excited to be on set today!’ Phil Abraham directed the pilot – co-written by Republican political consultant Mike Murphy – which also features Lexi Perkel (pictured February 6), Troian Bellisario, Amanda Warren, and Gary Hunter

Dempsey dished on Tuesday’s episode of This Morning: ‘Well, he comes back and reunites with Meredith [Grey] in a very interesting way.’

The SAG Award winner’s neurosurgeon character – who was killed off the ABC medical drama in season 11 – returned for a dream sequence in the November 19 and December 3 episodes.

Patrick also confirmed he’ll reprise his role as divorce attorney Robert Philip opposite Amy Adams in Disenchanted, the sequel to Kevin Lima’s 2007 rom-com Enchanted. 

'He reunites with Meredith [Grey] in a very interesting way': But don't fret for Patrick, who confirmed Dr. Derek 'McDreamy' Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy will return for the second half of the 17th season

‘He reunites with Meredith [Grey] in a very interesting way’: But don’t fret for Patrick, who confirmed Dr. Derek ‘McDreamy’ Shepherd in Grey’s Anatomy will return for the second half of the 17th season

Back for more: The SAG Award winner's neurosurgeon character - who was killed off the ABC medical drama in season 11 - returned for a dream sequence in the November 19 and December 3 episodes (pictured in 2005)

Back for more: The SAG Award winner’s neurosurgeon character – who was killed off the ABC medical drama in season 11 – returned for a dream sequence in the November 19 and December 3 episodes (pictured in 2005)

Dempsey told Good Morning America on January 14: ‘I just got this script for the second movie, and then I’m starting to go through and get notes together.’

Production on the fairy tale flick begins this spring in Ireland, according to Production Weekly.

The Maine-born father-of-three will also reprise his role as New York London Investment Bank CEO Dominic Morgan in the second season of Sky Atlantic/The CW’s financial thriller Devils.

Production begins this spring in Ireland! Patrick also confirmed he'll reprise his role as divorce attorney Robert Philip opposite Amy Adams (L) in Disenchanted, the sequel to Kevin Lima's 2007 rom-com Enchanted

Production begins this spring in Ireland! Patrick also confirmed he’ll reprise his role as divorce attorney Robert Philip opposite Amy Adams (L) in Disenchanted, the sequel to Kevin Lima’s 2007 rom-com Enchanted 

Dempsey told Good Morning America on January 14: 'I just got this script for the second movie, and then I'm starting to go through and get notes together'

Dempsey told Good Morning America on January 14: ‘I just got this script for the second movie, and then I’m starting to go through and get notes together’ 


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