‘AMC’ Alum Abigail Spencer Joins ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

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” star  (ex-Becca Tyree, “”) is heading to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital now that she’s taken over the role of Megan Hunt on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

, who originated the role, was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts as she’s a regular on TNT’s “The Last Ship,” which will be in production during the time she was needed at “Grey’s,” forcing the ABC drama to recast with Spencer. Production on season two of “Timeless” isn’t expected to begin until at least January 2018 November, leaving plenty of time off for Spencer to tackle the juicy role.

Entering its 14th season, “Grey’s Anatomy” remains ABC’s top scripted drama series. , who served as head writer and executive producer during the show’s first seven seasons is returning as a co-showrunner alongside and .

Since departing “AMC” in 2000, Spencer has accrued many television credits, including “Angela’s Eyes,” “,” “,” “,” “,” “,” “” and now “Timeless,” where she plays Lucy Preston.