The Grey's Anatomy alum, whose McDreamy character was killed off in 2015, has signed on to star in Ways & Means, a drama pilot from former CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler. The potential series formerly known as The Whip "revolves around a powerful congressional leader (Dempsey) who has lost faith in politics who finds himself working secretly with an idealistic young congresswoman from the opposing party to subvert the hopelessly gridlocked system he helped create," per The Hollywood Reporter. "Together, they’ll attempt to save American politics...if they don’t get caught." Ways & Means will be written by Mike Murphy and Ed Redlich. In recent years, Dempsey has starred in the Sky Italia series Devils and Epix's The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair.