Articles for Grey's Anatomy Season 3

Ugly Betty premiered and proved fairly stiff competition for Survivor, scoring a 4.9 ratings share to Survivor‘s 5.8. Grey‘s Anatomy beat CSI again, which makes feel warm and fuzzy inside. My Name is Earl is still trending downward and, for the second week in a row, The Office has improved on Earl‘s ratings in the second half of the nine o‘clock hour. ER is still holding steady, leading the ten o‘clock hour in front of ABC‘s new and boring Six Degrees. -Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer Read more »
Well, well, well. Look whose jumped on the ol‘ Serial Drama Bandwagon. CSI, a show known for it‘s Law & Order-style one episode and done storylines, are panicking and have decided to incorporate some long (maybe half-season) story arcs into their seventh season. This stems directly from the newfound competition of ABC‘s Grey‘s Anatomy, who moved from Sundays to Thursdays in a plan to take down CSI‘s long-running 9PM monopoly. It‘s worked for Grey‘s, having stripped CSI of roughly one-fifth of last year‘s audience during the first two week of the season. CSI adopting mutlple episode storylines is a sign of evolution for it‘s already stale format. To stay fresh after seven years at the top, a little reinvention is necessary. Perhaps this will now become the norm for CSI, with lingering plots floating throughout the singular murders and investigations of the individual episodes. It may also be a one-off stunt, meant to recapture viewers lost to the lovely cast of Grey‘s Anatomy. Whatever it is, CSI will continue to have it‘s hands full with it‘s most formidable opponent yet. -Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer Read more »
I had heard so much about Grey‘s Anatomy prior to checking out the season three premiere on Thursday. Not having seen an episode, I still had a specific vision of what the show would be. Most of the personal, first-hand reviews I‘d been privy to have been favorable. However, most of these reviews have been from girls. And you should never trust girls when a romantic comedy is in question. Still, some guys have also given Grey‘s Anatomy the thumbs up, so I decided to jump in this season to see what the big deal was. And, mostly, it was what I expected. A medical chick flick, but a damn good one. The cast is big and attractive and the dialogue is pretty damn smart. I always tend to find super emotional scenes to be off-putting. Usually they‘re not very believable; in real life, people tend emote in a more subtle manner than displayed on television. Saying that, emotions ran high in the premiere episode and there was much crying, but I still I believed it all, though I don‘t know the characters at all. From what I‘d gathered previous to watching, I was worried that the dialogue would strike me as too cutesy, but, strangely, I wasn‘t bothered by it. As I said, Grey‘s Anatomy is smartly written. It‘s weird to kind of enjoy a show that I should, by all accounts, actively despise. I don‘t like chick flicks. I‘m sick of medical dramas. I don‘t like Sandra Oh (I willingly admit this prejudice is inexplicable). Yet, it entertained me. I‘m giving Grey‘s a half season to completely hook me, but it‘s probably a foregone conclusion that I‘ll be watching the show for good. Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl certainly warrant attention, regardless of Grey‘s content. Three Stars. -Oscar Dahl Read more »
ABC loudly announced its arrival as a competitor on Thursday, as "Grey‘s Anatomy" unseated "CSI" as the night‘s top show -- at least for this week -- and helped the network claim a share of the ratings crown.CSI had dominated the 9:00 timeslot for several years and the showdown had been considered a David and Goliath showdown. The "Grey‘s Anatomy" season premiere, 15.7/23, scored a rather shocking win over CBS‘ "CSI," 13.5/20. Of course, with those numbers there is no reason to think CSI is going anywhere anytime soon, but the loss is sure to be a sobering wake-up for CBS. Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy is currently the #1 television show in the universe. It‘s given time slot competitor CSI: a beat down, something that the Vegas-set, formulaic, turd producer has never experienced before. Grey‘s Anatomy is a very good show with an extremely attractive cast. EXTREMELY attractive. What makes Grey‘s good television is it‘s unique humor, it‘s ability to balance that huge cast and numerous storylines, and the strangely riveting medical subplots. But, we understand all of that. What I‘m interested in are the hot chicks. Actually, that‘s not be entirely true. While I‘m not “interestedâ€? in the dudes on the show, they‘ll need to be added to the discussion. What discussion, you ask? Obviously, TV has always been a medium for the beautiful. But, how important is it, actually? Sure, you always want an alluring cast, but casting directors have always shied away from the total shamelessness of an all-attractive cast. Still, the attractiveness of a shows cast must have some effect on it‘s ratings, right?My thesis is bold: Grey‘s Anatomy has the most effectively attractive cast in the history of television and that‘s a big factor in making Grey‘s Anatomy the top-rated show in America. Obviously, this is an unquantifiable assertion. Yet, it makes perfect sense when you break it down.Grey‘s Anatomy has a humongous cast. This certainly makes things easier. Television comedies can‘t compete with a show like Grey‘s simply because they have less people to be attractive. The best looking sitcom cast ever is probably “Friendsâ€?, and that‘s only on the strength of Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston, two Hall-of-Famers. However, I‘m looking at the whole spectrum here, which means adding the male contingent of the cast to the argument. Friends doesn‘t fare as well in that department.The only shows that can really compete with the Grey‘s Anatomy cast are the prime time soap operas, the most formidable one probably being “Beverly Hills 90210â€?. Now, for sake of the argument, I‘m only taking into account casts who were on-the-air together. This means Tiffani Amber-Thiessen cannot be considered in the same cast as Shannen Doherty (although it wouldn‘t really matter, considering Doherty was never that hot in the first place). At one point, Thiessen, Jennie Garth, Hilary Swank, Jason Priestly, and Luke Perry were all on the same show. However, their were some other cast members who brought the attractiveness down considerably (mainly Ian Zeiring.) My point is, there are other shows that may compete with Grey‘s hotness; it is, of course, entirely subjective anyway (maybe you find the cast of “The Viewâ€? aesthetically pleasing). But, what I said was that Grey‘s Anatomy had the most effectively attractive cast ever. This isn‘t any easier to quantify, but I think it‘ll be easier for all of us to agree on. The reason Grey‘s Anatomy has the best looking cast ever is because of the diversity of it‘s attractiveness. Take a look.Girl Next Door Who Got Really Hot – Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo)Older Heartthrob – Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey)Younger Heartthrob – Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers)Voluptuous, Sexy Blonde – Dr. Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl)Proper, Statuesque, Black Man – Dr. Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington) Hot, Older Brunette – Dr. Addison Shepherd (Kate Walsh)Geeky, Awkward Dude – Dr. George O‘Malley (T.R. Knight)Quirky, Cute Asian – Dr. Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh)Uninhibited, Chubby Sex Kitten – Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez)Do you see why this is the number one show in America? Almost any type of person that anyone could possibly be attracted to is represented on Grey‘s Anatomy. Women can choose between the young good-looking guy, the older good-looking guy, the black good-looking guy, or the shy guy. Men get the super-cute brunette, the extremely hot blonde, the pretty older brunette, the sexy Asian, or the attractive plus-sized girl. Nowhere else on TV can you find that diversity. And that‘s not even counting the recurring/guest characters like Chris O‘Donnell and Christina Ricci. Also, no one on Grey‘s is there only because of their hotness (no models turned actors, no “Jessica Albasâ€?, etc.) which makes their attractiveness even more effective. Of course, I don‘t want to overstate the hotness factor in terms of overall viewership. Grey‘s Anatomy certainly benefits from the hotness, but it‘s not like it‘s a total game breaker. If the cast of Grey‘s were, say, 25% less hot, it‘d still be a top ten show. But it probably wouldn‘t be number one. -Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer Read more »
Ellen Pompeo is currently the lead character on the most-watched television show in the country, Grey‘s Anatomy. Pretty good for a girl who didn‘t make it out to Hollywood until 2002. In her first significant role, Pompeo received rave reviews for her portrayal of a young woman carrying a secret burden in “Moonlight Mile". Shortly after, she became a familiar face, appearing in the popular comedy “Old School", in which she played Luke Wilson‘s love interest.  Read more »
The big story yesterday on the Grey‘s Anatomy front was actor T.R. Knight coming out of the closet. Knight‘s announcement was seemingly random in its timing. Why would that be? Is there something shady afoot? Could last week‘s dust-up between Isaiah Washington and Patrick Dempsey have anything to do with Knight‘s public "outing"?  Read more »
Actress: Katherine HeiglShow: Grey‘s AnatomyOccupation: Surgical Intern Pros: Strikingly attractive, talented, motivated, intelligent. Emotional and passionate. In possession of a large inheritance.Cons: Too emotional at times. Has some serious personal baggage. I‘d be lying if I said this didn‘t have anything to do with the $8.7 million dollar inheritance she received earlier this season. How could that not be a factor? Maybe she wouldn‘t be the top pick wthout the money, but Izzie would certainly make the top ten. She‘s a doctor (or was, or will eventually be) and she‘s gorgeous. What else do you want? #10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
Variety has an interesting article this morning discussing a new biography of the late Walt Disney. Walt was an interesting man, an important man, but that‘s not really what interests me about the article. The writer brings up a few interesting theories about what Walt would approve and disapprove of in the media empire he is responsible for. The most interesting question presented is this: Would Walt approve of Grey‘s Anatomy? The writer of Variety‘s article says no, but I think the answer is probably more complicated than that. Read more »
Yesterday, The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for their annual end of the year awards. This is the season for awards and, while largely inconsequential, I‘m a sucker for all of it. I love awards, I love nominations. I like to intelligently discuss (read: argue incoherently) the nominations with my friends and foes. Whose deserving? Who got the shaft? All good topics.The Writers Guild are, obviously, concerned with the written aspects of television, so it‘s right up my alley. I‘m generally in agreement with the group‘s nominees this year, although I have a couple of minor nitpicks.The nominees are... Read more »
The word from various spoiler outlets, especially our expert Isabelle (who runs SpoilerFix), is that there will be a pregnancy sometime this season on Grey‘s Anatomy. Now, this hasn‘t been confirmed and is largely speculation. However, if someone does get pregnant, who is it going to be? Given the general friskiness of the female characters, there are many possibilities for who ends up with a bun in the oven. These are the candidates. Read more »
After analyzing the most recent two weeks of Nielsen television ratings and reviewing the BuddyTV FPR (Fan Popularity Rankings), many interesting observations and trends pop out. To begin, here are some quick hits from Nielsen television ratings from September 25, 2006 to October 1, 2006 and from October 2, 2006 to October 8, 2006: Read more »
Did Grey‘s Anatomy star, Isaiah Washington, physical on-set altercation with fellow Grey‘s Anatomy hunk, Patrick Dempsey, break down the closet door for T.R. Knight? The timing between the physical confrontation between the two Grey‘s Anatomy actors and T.R. Knight admitting that he was gay definitely raises eye brows and fans internet rumors that the two events are related.  Read more »
Actress: Ellen PompeoShow: Grey‘s Anatomy Occupation: Surgical Intern Pros: She‘s a hot doctor whose going to be a surgeon, which is probably rare. Surgeons tend to make a lot of money. Obviously, she‘s somewhat intelligent. People seem to like her. Cons: In the past, has been a bit of a...(ahem)...floosy. Indecisive. Doctors work very long hours. Also, constantly stressed out. Has crazy, neurotic friends. Squints a lot.Meredith Grey is the focal point of the number one show in America, so there must be something about her that‘s special. And, she adds "Mc" to the beginning of words, which is, you know, cool...I guess.#10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
Patrick DempseyCharacter: Grey‘s AnatomyShow: Grey‘s AnatomyWhile Grey‘s Anatomy is an ensemble show, Dempsey‘s Derek Shepard is the most important cog, though he may not be the so-called "lead". Without the subtlety and humanity that Dempsey brings, Dr. Shepard could easily come off as an unadulterated jerk. Start Page / #10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
TVSquad has an in-depth look at exactly what transpired during last night‘s episode of Grey‘s Anatomy, but I‘d like to focus on a couple of main things. Grey‘s Anatomy has been running on a nice little wave thus far into its third season, with no below average episodes to speak of. They‘ve all been relatively consistent, my only complaint being that they aren‘t moving some of the story lines along quick enough.However, last night they did some things to turn that trend around. The mourning of Denny, the necessary but boring subplot that wouldn‘t stop, has finally ended. We have the real, not completely depressed, version of Izzie back. Which is a good thing. Read more »
I was not aware of this. Now, apparently, this is old news. But it‘s news to me and, since we‘re in the barren wasteland of December television, now is as good a time as ever to discuss why he could have killed the show. I‘m going to go ahead and say that Grey‘s Anatomy dodged one hell of a bullet. I have nothing against Rob Lowe. He was an honorary member of the Brat Pack back in the eighties (although some could argue that he was the weak link). He was great as the villain in "Wayne‘s World" and on "The West Wing". He participated in one of the first celebrity sex tapes. All good things.However, Rob Lowe would have been a disaster as Dr. Derek Shepard. Read more »
Civil Rights groups recently announced their findings on television diversity and the verdict is, well, muddled. Things are getting better, but still not good enough. Two ABC shows, Grey‘s Anatomy and Ugly Betty, received the highest marks, but every network has a long way to go. You can read the full AP story here. This will always be a difficult issue for television, and something that I have mixed feelings about. Obviously, I‘m all for diversity on TV. There needs to be more and there have been some egregious examples in the past of popular shows that contained almost zero diversity over their life spans. Read more »
The numbers have come out and...they‘re pretty much what everyone expected. If you aren‘t familiar with the term, "Sweeps" are the bi-annual time periods where advertising rates are set based on the strength of ratings. During November sweeps, the networks roll out their best stuff, rarely show a rerun, and often resort to extreme measures to rope in viewers. As expected, ABC won sweeps, and pretty handily. NBC and CBS tied for second, however, and this is a pretty large upset. NBC had fallen into fourth place last year, but it looks as if it‘s new batch of shows has helped push them back to respectability. Another factor is NBC‘s new Sunday Night Football, which brings NBC ratings while hurting ABC, who had Monday Night Football last year.  Read more »
It looks like the scheduling moves paid off for NBC. Finally. Who would‘ve guessed that your ratings would benefit from putting your four best comedies all in a row? What a crazy plan. 30 Rock and Scrubs both received a large bump in ratings in their first night as the second hour of NBC‘s Thursday night comedy block. 30 Rock increased almost 25% over it‘s average season ratings. This can be fully attributed to the change in scheduling, 30 Rock now following The Office instead of 20 Good Years. Scrubs also increased about 25% on its average ratings from last season. This may be a bit of a misnomer, given that Thursday‘s episode was its season premiere (and, as we all know, season premieres receive higher ratings). Read more »
AFI (the American Film Institute) recently announced their top ten television programs of 2006. They do this every year, and the thing I like about it is that they don‘t feel the need to rank them. It is, simply, their top ten favorites. The list is good, but I‘d make a few changes. We‘ll get to that in a second. AFI takes into account every TV show that has been on the air since January 2006 and, therefore, can contain shows that ended last May. They also incorporate miniseries into their list, although they don‘t usually include many in their top ten. The full list is after the jump. Read more »
Show: Grey‘s AnatomyI don‘t think a television moment can be much closer to the definition of "bittersweet". The father of the man Izzie loved and subsequently (albeit incidentally) killed gives her a check from his son to her for over $8 million. This was not only a surprising twist, but conjured up a crazy gamut of emotions for an already dynamic character. This story is still far from resolved.Start Page / #10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
So, I don‘t know who else saw the new Grey‘s Anatomy preview that has been airing on ABC and ESPN, but it contains a few juicy bits of information. The most important of these, at least to me, is what looks to be the beginnings of a make out between Karev and Addison. We referred to this, albeit vaguely, in a previous spoilers post, but I wasn‘t sure of its validity. Now, it looks real.Perhaps some of you might find this pairing to be random and unbelievable, but I find it awesome. You see, Karev and Addison are two of my favorite characters (Karev is probably my favorite) on Grey‘s Anatomy. To me, the two of them hooking up makes sense. Karev is seemingly reeling after being denied by Izzie, and Addison is still in shambles from her divorce and subsequent fling with McSteamy. The two working closely only makes it more realistic. Read more »
Sandra Oh, who plays Cristina Yang on Grey‘s Anatomy, finalized her divorce to filmmaker Alexander Payne, according to TMZ. The two were married in 2003 for fifteen months before papers were filed. The two made one movie together while married, the critically acclaimed wine country road movie Sideways. From the looks of it, this split is anything but amicable. The two are locked in a massive financial dispute. Considering Payne‘s filmography, we must assume that it is Oh who‘s looking to cash in.  Read more »
Entertainment Weekly has named the cast of Grey‘s Anatomy the top entertainers of 2006. In their annual "Best Of" issue, which hits newsstands today, Entertainment Weekly gives their take on the best and worst of everything in the entertainment universe. Their "Entertainer(s) of the Year" category is open to all forms of entertainment. YouTube, for instance, is also on the list.Does the cast of Grey‘s Anatomy deserve such an honor? Well, I‘d give a lot of the credit to the writers and the producers. Their stories make the cast as good as they are. Saying that, the cast is pretty great. They are diverse, multi-faceted, talented, and unpredictable. There is no weak link, no character who brings the others down. This is a rare phenomenon and, maybe, one of the reasons the show is so popular. Read more »
Sometimes doing something is worse than doing nothing. - Meredith Grey Now, this is a true statement, although it is quite vague and, as of now, has little correlation to the post I‘m writing. Let‘s just say that it‘s a stretch, but I will do my absolute best to make it tie in, somehow, to the topic at hand. But, we‘ll get to that in a second. First, we must discuss baby names. Yes, baby names. Normally, being a TV website, the subject of baby names does not come up. I admit that this is at least partly regrettable; who doesn‘t enjoy a good baby name discussion?Grey‘s Anatomy, it turns out, is effecting the names being given to the newborns of this country. According to The Daily Bulletin, the name "Addison" (i.e. Dr. Addison Shepherd) is one of the biggest rising names in the US. Addison, a girl‘s name, has jumped 57 spots in the previous year, now ranking as the 27th most popular female baby name. This is astonishing. Read more »
According to TVGuide‘s always reliable Michael Ausiello, Grey‘s Anatomy will be adding a new cast member sometime this season. Elizabeth Reaser, who had a role on TNT‘s Saved, will be joining the cast as a psychiatrist. This makes a lot of sense; if there‘s anything the characters on Grey‘s Anatomy need, it‘s a shrink. Reaser is somebody that I‘m not at all familiar with. Her face kind of rings a bell, but after looking at her IMDB page, I can‘t recall ever seeing any of her appearances. Ausiello is saying that, although Reaser will begin her Grey‘s stint in a recurring role, there is a strong possibility that she will join the cast as a regular, a la Eric Dane.  Read more »
December is one of the more interesting TV months of the year. It‘s not the summer, when most shows are off the air, but it might as well be. With far more reruns than original episodes, December is a month that allows TV watchers to catch up with episodes of their favorite shows that they‘ve happened to miss. Viewers also want to prepare for the big shows that will be either premiering or returning in January.Our BuddyTV Fan Popularity Rankings (FPR) reflect this. Last month, we took the FPRs and juxtaposed them with Nielsen ratings to get a truer look at the actual popularity of a TV show. This month, we‘re going to look back at the weekly FPRs in December and see if we can decipher their meaning. Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy has triumphantly returned. Back, with a vengeance. Grey‘s Anatomy is a freight train that cannot be stopped, despite those who scoff at the show‘s chick-flicky nature. Despite the legion of unbelieving males and too-cool-for-school females, the hospital drama of the new millennium continues to pick up steam in the form of viewers, admirers, and critical adulation.Grey‘s Anatomy has been recognized this year with nominations from the Golden Globes, SAG, and the Writers Guild, among many others. The cast is beloved. They were Entertainment Weekly‘s top entertainers of the year. In a word, Grey‘s Anatomy is unstoppable. And, tonight, it returns with its first new episode of the new year. What can we expect from Grey‘s in the 2007? Read more »
I‘ve been vocal in my support of Grey‘s Anatomy, and continue to be so. I even think last night‘s episode was solid, though not spectacular and with too many predictable elements. A number of these story lines have seemingly obvious endings and, while I‘m not positive how they‘ll play out, I‘d take even money on any of my theories.However, a show can be good and predictable simultaneously. I have no problem with this and, if you‘re not Lost or 24, I don‘t expect constant surprises or twists. If I‘m invested in the characters, which I am on Grey‘s, then that‘s more than half the battle. But, last night brought about a questionable dramatic tactic: an out-of-place musical montage.  Read more »
Radiantly beautiful, Ellen Pompeo enters the limelight with her unassuming dominance and dazzling smile. Her dreamy eyes and delightful hair can captivate almost any type of audience. Leading the controversial series Grey‘s Anatomy has given her massive exposure and has made her reputation as an actress well-received.  Read more »
Saturated with talent and good looks, Patrick Dempsey effortlessly draws in the crowd. Versatile and convincingly dramatic, he earns a spot in the popular series Grey‘s Anatomy. With a rugged yet charmingly cute facade, he is definitely someone to watch out for.  Read more »
There are really only three things that come to mind when I think of the Golden Globes Awards on Monday night. The first being that I cannot believe that Emily Blunt from Gideon‘s Daughter (BBC) show beat out Katherine Heigl. I don‘t understand it. Maybe I just don‘t watch enough TV, but I personally have never even heard of Emily. Or, maybe, it‘s just that I‘m angry because I do think Katherine is one of the best actors on the show. Yep, right up there with T.R. Knight. Read more »
Isaiah Washington is, by all accounts, an unlikable guy in person. This has transferred to the character of Preston Burke. Grey‘s Anatomy has a great, diverse cast, but Burke is easily my least favorite character. I‘m hoping the producers ease him off the show by the end of the year. Unlikely, but one can hope. Start Page / #10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
Tonight I was reminded of why I like Thursdays. You always have the inclination to sepearate two wildly different shows like The Office and Grey‘s Anatomy, but after experiencing another amazing Thursday of television I‘m feeling the need to group them together. The feelings they each evoked in me were so very different that they brought me to opposite ends of the sensory spectrum. But in a span of one hour and thirty minutes I laughed and then cried so much that my nose got stuffed up. After plunging head-first into the DVDs for Seasons One and Two this past summer, Grey‘s Anatomy won me over. But I have to admit to a lot of disappointment in the first few episodes of Season Three. I was afraid that they‘d traded in their story lines filled with human emotion for hook ups and relationship drama. Tonight‘s episode won me over all over again. I was pulled into George‘s family as they huddled together, praying for a medical miracle. And I cried as I watched them decide to pull the plug on Mr. O‘Malley as his body shut down from organ failure.  Read more »
Possibly the biggest gossip story to come out of the Golden Globes was Grey‘s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington‘s denial of ever calling co-star T.R. Knight a "faggot". The initial story, that surfaced last year, goes like this: Isaiah Washington, in the midst of an on-set argument with Patrick Dempsey, called T.R. Knight a "faggot", using the term in a derogatory manner. The subsequent fallout from the incident basically forced Knight publicly out of the closet, forcing him to do so not on his own terms. Washington has had various on-set incidents in his career. This is probably the reason he isn‘t more famous; he‘s probably a good enough actor to have become an A-lister. The Golden Globes denial of the incident by Washington spurned some almost immediate backlash from his other cast members, especially Katherine Heigl, who seemed especially angry that he would deny such a heavily publicized incident. Read more »
After last night‘s emotional episode of Grey‘s Anatomy, we thought it‘d be a good idea to take a tour around the blogosphere and see what everyone else thought about last night‘s episode. Grey‘s Anatomy tends to make people unstable emotionally, and I view as the mark of a great TV show. Anything that can affect such a wide audience in any significant fashion is doing their job.And, while the response to the episode was universally positive, some do admit that something so emotional can be difficult to watch, at times, especially if you specifically relate to a given character. Here‘s a selection of reactions to "Six Days, Part 2" from around the internet: Read more »
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Boldly beautiful, Katherine Heigl turns heads as she ranks #12 on Maxim‘s annual Hot 100 List and voted the 19th "Sexiest Woman in the World by the readers of FHM Magazine. This part German, part Irish and part American model turned actress is certainly one of the reasons why the show Grey‘s Anatomy is a success.  Read more »
After last week‘s incredibly dramatic two-part finale on Grey‘s Anatomy, this seems like the right time for a lighter episode. There‘s no need to try and top what was an emotions-filled episode, and we could all use a little breather, including the characters. One of the larger, overlooked yet important aspects of running a prime-time drama is the pacing from episode to episode. Not only do you want to not go through tons of story and plot in short periods of time, you need to make sure that the tone alternates between light and dark. Grey‘s Anatomy, like most successful shows, does this quite adeptly. It‘s the old Shakespeare model: follow a tragic scene with a comedic one. I can‘t be sure, but I‘m willing to bet that there will be no stories of dire consequence in tonight‘s episode of Grey‘s Anatomy, nor should there be. Our spoilers for tonight‘s episode, entitled "Great Expectations", are once again provided by Isabelle, the indispensable proprietor of Spoilerfix. Spoilers for "Great Expectations": Read more »
The Last Five Minutes...Episode Rating: 3 out of 5 starsEpisode Overview: George, Izzy, and Addison work on a girl who has a cervical tumor and estranged Puritan parents. Callie and Cristina work on a man who hurt his knee while running, but it turns into a more serious situation. Dr. Webber announces his plans to retire, and the residents scurry around trying to get to him first to convince him they‘re the right doctor to fill his shoes. Episode Highlights: The first five minutes with Naked George, the last five minutes with everyone else, and a brief conversation in the middle between Callie and Cristina, exchanging minor insults with one another. Recap: Last week the previews told us the last five minutes of the show were the ones to watch. I‘m gonna go ahead and say that they were semi-shocking, semi-plot-driven, and semi-expected.  Read more »
With the Golden Globes fast approaching, I thought it‘d be about time to take an in-depth look at the nominees. Has the Hollywood Foreign Press nominated the right people? Who are the favorites in each category? Over the next couple weeks, we‘ll be taking a regular look at the different Golden Globe categories that pertain to television. Today, we‘ll be taking a gander at the nominees in the Best Actor - Drama category.The best actor in a drama has always been full of heavyweights, and this year should have been no exception. I, however, have a few qualms with the selection committee regarding their nominees. First, let‘s look at who the Foreign Press deems worthy of nominations. Read more »
The nominees for the Screen Actors Guild awards were announced today and, as always, prove to be a nice barometer of who really deserves these end-of-the-year acting nominations. Since SAG is comprised of actors, there is no group more qualified to dole out acting awards than them. Therefore, I trusts these awards and nominations more than any other acting nominations.This is not to say I don‘t disagree with some of their choices. I do. My biggest qualms actually come from their film nominees, but we won‘t get into to that. The nominations in each TV category are after the jump, with commentary.  Read more »
So, mostly, I like Grey‘s Anatomy. I like the characters, I love Cristina. But recently, it‘s been a bit cliché. Callie is always paranoid about George. Derek always snaps at Meredith. Burke and Cristina rarely talk. Bailey is super emotional. It‘s like...throw me for a loop here, people, give me a change!Whilst visiting the chat rooms and viewing other audience member‘s opinions, I found that I may be a bit too harsh. Most people thought it was one of the best eppies of the season and that our dear Meredith Grey outshone herself with her performance against her mother.  Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy actor Patrick Dempsey and his wife Jillian have two new additions in their family. They are now proud parents of twin boys, Darby Galen and Sullivan Patrick, born last Thursday, February 1, 2007. Last September, Dempsey confirmed that they were expecting a child and later added that they were having twins. Although babies aren‘t Dempsey‘s cup of tea, his wife certainly gives him credit for being a "very hands-on father," highly capable of diaper duties.  Read more »
Alexandra Patsavas, Music Producer for the Grammy nominated Grey’s Anatomy Soundtrack Vol. 2, has what some fans of the show consider to be a dream job.  BuddyTV had a chance to speak with Alexandra about her experience with Grey’s Anatomy, a possible Grammy acceptance speech and her quest to license Neil Young.How did you get started in the music industry? Have you always had a passion for music?I did. I was the kid who went to a bunch of rock shows and at the time that I was young I was buying LP’s and imports and by the time I was in college I was booking for my university first, and then I had my own little promotion company.  So I’d bring acts, touring acts to campus.  So, that’s how I started. Read more »
Katherine Heigl, Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens on the popular series Grey’s Anatomy, expressed some kind and positive words after co-star Isaiah Washington’s completion of the weeklong stretch in rehab as a result of his homophobic slur at co-star T.R. Knight.  Moreover, she talked about her co-star’s return and the process of getting back to work. Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy, in its three seasons on the air, has become known for its excellent selection in music.  Both Grey‘s Anatomy soundtracks have become hits, and every episode brings new and exciting bands into national consciousness.  Last night‘s episode of Grey‘s Anatomy was no exception.8MM is a band formed by the husband and wife team of Sean and Juliette Beavan.  Their unique sound has led their songs to feature appearances twice on the CW show One Tree Hill.  Last night, their song "Liar" was the featured song on Grey‘s Anatomy, immediately exposing 8MM to 25 million prospective new fans.  Sean is best known for his work as a producer for Nine Inch Nails and Mariilyn Manson.  Juliette fronts 8MM with her ethereal and unforgettable singing voice.  The two were gracious enough to sit down for an interview with us at BuddyTV yesterday.How did 8mm come to be?Sean: It‘s the same old tale of boy meets girl, they fall in love, get married and then 7 years into their relationship he finds out she has a beautiful and inspiring voice and they find they are the perfect writing partners. I know that seems impossible but it happened to us. Read more »
The pre-Grammy party of Rolling Stone at Avalon last Friday, February 12, 2007, was the site of tension as T.R. Knight, Kate Walsh and Sara Ramirez, cast members of the show Grey’s Anatomy, clashed with Sean Combs. The Grey’s Anatomy’s cast was hanging out in the VIP section when a security person told them to leave their table to make room for Combs’ comrades. Supposedly, there were four tables set up in the VIP area, two for Combs and two were for the Grey’s Anatomy’s cast. However, Combs was very late, and there were many Grey’s Anatomy cast members, so Knight, Walsh and Ramirez parked at the table set up for Combs. Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy hasn‘t yet aired on the west coast, but you east coast dwellers have already seen tonight‘s show.  Now, the buzz around Grey‘s this week was about how a major character was going to die.  It would be the person we least expected, said many a rumor mongerer.  This led to massive speculation as to who this could possibly be.  The person we would least expect?  That would have to be Meredith, right?Well, now we know. Spoiler Warning!Spoiler Warning!Spoiler Warning!Spoiler Warning!  Read more »
Originally aired on Thursday, February 15, 2007Episode Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Episode Overview:  Derek looks for Meredith. George looks for a boy. Karev looks for a patient’s family. Cristina looks for her sense of humor. (Okay, she doesn’t, but maybe she should have.) Izzy looks for her inner doctor. Episode Highlights: There will most likely be no more episodes with that creepy girl. Mark and Derek share a moment, however sad. Karev comes a wee bit closer to sharing his feelings for and with Addison. Recap:We start this week with Meredith bobbing and weaving and ultimately sinking into the water. I can only assume she goes into shock, and we spend the majority of the episode looking for her. (I was bored, but no judging.) Eventually the psycho blonde girl (I think she’s from “Poltergeist”) points to the water so Derek knows where she is. After much hemming and hawing we see him heroically lifting a distinct shade of blue Meredith Grey out of the water. But more on that later.  Read more »
A major Grey‘s Anatomy character is going to die before the end of the three-parter that started with last week‘s "Walk on Water", says E!Online‘s Kristin Veitch in her new Watch with Kristin Vine online show. Kristin says fans will "die when you see what happens" and that it will be "someone huge, someone important, someone you think they‘d never kill off - the one thing you‘d think they‘d never do!" Read more »
Last night‘s heart-wrenching episode of Grey‘s Anatomy has really seemed to galvanize the fans.  There are different factions, all holding different views of the events that occurred last night.  Discussion of the episode with the fans has revealed a number of different arguments.  These are the main areas of contention:1) Is Meredith dead?2) Will she be revived?3) If she were to die permanently, could the show go on?  Would Grey‘s Anatomy be better or worse?4) Was last night‘s episode good?  A bust?  Is Grey‘s on it‘s way to jumping the proverbial shark?Here‘s my best crack at answering these questions: Read more »
Elizabeth Reaser began her guest-starring role on Grey‘s Anatomy without her own face on the screen, not exactly the ideal situation for an up-and-coming actress making a break on a hit show. Reaser‘s character, so far called "Jane Doe," is a pregnant woman whose face is smashed when she is badly injured in the ferry accident. (Her role was previously announced as a psychiatrist – we‘ll have to wait and see whether that‘s still the plan.) But that was only the first episode of nine for Reaser, and as the story arc continues, the makeup and special effects that rendered her nearly unrecognizable last week will gradually give way to her own face as her character slowly recovers from her injuries. Read more »
After last weeks shocking Grey‘s Anatomy many fans cannot wait to find out what Meredith‘s fate is, and they don‘t have to!  The word is out, will Meredith be brought back, or will Grey‘s Anatomy be undergoing a major name change (Izzie‘s Anatomy?)  Read on to find out what the conclusion is to Grey‘s Anatomy‘s three part shocker! Read more »
Hot off a run as Tv‘s most famous corpse, Ellen Pompeo (Meredith ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘) will be entering another venue altogether:  fashion mogul.  Pompeo is one of many Celebrities signed up to appear at the Swarovski ‘Fashion Rocks‘ event that kicks off during Oscars week.   While Grey‘s Anatomy fans wait patiently to find out if Pompeo‘s character will be brought back from the dead (even money on, ‘well ya‘),  Pompeo is in preparations to lend her celebrity to the event which aims to bring the world of runway fashion into the mainstream. Read more »
The Wall Street journal is reporting that ABC is launching a spin-off to Grey‘s Anatomy featuring Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd, the ultra gorgeous Neo Natal surgeon played by Kate Walsh.  Looks like Disney was caught off guard by this Grey‘s Anatomy scoop, because they aren‘t responding to requests for information.  But that doesn‘t matter,  we‘ve snagged some info on the forthcoming Grey‘s Anatomy progeny anyways. Read more »
The question that remains at the forefront of every Grey’s fan’s mind is, really, not much of a question at all. Will Meredith die? While I don’t mean to undervalue the significance of such a question, it is still nothing fans should freak out over. I say this for two reasons:1)    Meredith isn’t going to die permanently. 2)    If Meredith did die, Grey’s Anatomy could no long exist. (Which is why number one is true).Let’s hit number one first: (spoilers ahead)We’ve heard from a number of sources that Meredith will not die permanently and we should know this for sure by the end of tonight’s episode. This should be an obvious fact because, unless we’re looking at a series finale, main characters always tend to stay among the living. Common sense, right?  I know that Grey’s likes to shock us, but killing off its main character is just dumb. Read more »
Last week, Grey‘s Anatomy did the unthinkable, allowing lead character Meredith Grey to die in front of an unbelieving audience. Did she really die? Well, we saw her in the afterlife, so it would seem she was pretty well gone. In this weeks Grey‘s Anatomy, we opened with efforts to revive Meredith continuing. As the group waiting outside begins to disperse, Dr. Webber refuses to give up. The intensity from the get go is just as high as where Grey‘s Anatomy left off last week. Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy has done what few other programs have been able to accomplish, it has tamed ratings lion American Idol to emerge as the number one show for Thursday February 22nd.  What better way for Grey‘s Anatomy to end February sweeps than by felling Fox‘s reality Goliath?  Read on for the spectacular details of this ratings showdown. Read more »
On Thursday, “Some Kind of Miracle” may have beat American Idol in ratings, but they certainly didn’t win in the song category.  While I normally depend on each episode for my latest I-Pod download, I only came away with one memorable tune: Unkle Bob’s “Swans,” which played at the end of the episode.  The majority of the this week‘s Grey‘s Anatomy featured background piano, chiming, and a fair share of medical machine sounds.  The two other featured songs in the episode were “The Lake” by Aqua Lung and Damien Rice’s “Sleep Don’t Weep” (one of his less memorable tunes).The show did come through with some great quotes and I have compiled a list of my Top 10 favorites (in no particular order): Read more »
Taye Diggs is a terrific actor.  I thoroughly enjoyed his trippy little time drama Day Break (apparently, I was the only one) and, frankly, I feared for the mans reputation when the Lost fill in was quickly ushered off the ABC schedule.  Well apparently Digg‘s was not tarnished much by the cancellation of Day Break because, according to Hollywood Reporter, he has been given a lead role in the much lauded Grey‘s Anatomy spin off set to star Kate Walsh.  Grey‘s Anatomy‘s fans are a little concerned about Walsh, who plays neonatal surgeon Dr. Montgomery, ex wife of Dr. Shepard and third corner of the Grey / Shepard / Montgomery love triangle.  Yanking her from the show completely reboots the romantic chemistry of the show.  Then again, Meredith‘s recent death and subsequent resurrection is sure to toss things up on Grey‘s Anatomy for sure. Read more »
Welcome to the first installment of Love Notes, a new weekly column following the most popular, interesting and dramatic couples on TV right now.  Today we will analyze ménage à trois at their best.  First we’ll look at the twisted love triangle between Addison, Mark and Alex on Grey’s Anatomy and then we’ll move to Jack, Kate and Sawyer, Lost‘s  most favored love trio.  Whether it’s in a hospital or in the tropics, these romances are chock full of dysfunction. Read more »
In anticipation of the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, fans have expressed a lot of concern over the shrinking base of characters, but new info from the spoiler scene has brought some very interesting information regarding some new, challenging characters being brought on to Grey’s Anatomy to fill the void that Kate Walsh’s Dr. Montgomery will leave. We’ve hunted up some information on these new characters, and when you can expect to see them on Grey’s Anatomy. Beware, some spoilers are unavoidable. The new characters will begin appearing as early as March 15th according to ABC themselves. In the official description for “Scars and Souvenirs”, ABC has the following to say. Read more »
Katherine Heigl, cast member of the popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, is aspiring to elevate her status on the show, ultimately seeking for a higher salary that would put her on the same level with the series’ other female stars. Heigl’s move, although the salary dispute is still at a deadlock, has prompted negative rumors about the actress and the conflicts it brought to the cast. Read more »
There can‘t be a better feeling for the cast and crew of a TV show then to get scheduled behind a highly rated show.  The first few weeks of a new show, more often than not, will make or break that show‘s future.  If people don‘t watch from the beginning, the networks will quickly lose faith and, regardless of whether or not the critics like your show, cancellation will make its approach in a swift and violent manner.  To get slotted behind a big time ratings magnet all but assures that your show will have a chance.  People will watch it, and make judgments, which is a hell of a lot better than no one watching it in the first place. October Road has been ready to air for quite a while now; it had been slated as a mid-season replacement for ABC.  Well, the wait has been worth it.  On March 15, October Road will receive a six-week tryout on ABC in the 10PM Thursday time slot, directly following the highest rated drama on TV, Grey‘s Anatomy.  October Road has just been assured of millions of viewers.  Look what happened to Men In Trees when it took over the 10PM slot; it blew up.  October Road has to be feeling pretty good right now. Read more »
The big news on the Grey‘s Anatomy front the past few days has seen a supposed uproar from cast members regarding the surprise announcement from Shonda Rhimes that a Grey‘s spin-off is in the works, set to star actress Kate Walsh, who plays Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC drama.  In the midst of this announcement, Katherine Heigl (who plays Dr. Izzie Stevens) has apparently broken off contract talks with the network. This all seems highly dramatic, the stuff of gossip columns, but there could be some serious ramifications for the future of Grey‘s Anatomy.  Losing Kate Walsh is already a big blow as far as I‘m concerned, and the fact that Katherine Heigl is upset with management is going to do nothing but hurt the show.  I‘m not saying that the spin-off is a necessarily bad idea, but it looks as if the way ABC and Shonda Rhimes went about announcing it was pulled off in a poor manner.  Read more »
After a string of frazzled intrigues, Grey’s Anatomy bounces back with positive news. Isaiah Washington, cast member of the popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, redeems himself from his unpleasant slur as he won Best Actor in a Television Drama at the 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards. This second win in a row serves as a breather for the highly stressed actor. "The last time I was up here I felt deserving of something," expressed Washington. “This time, I feel extraordinarily privileged…I‘m humbled and honored to be recognized by the NAACP." Read more »
Katherine Heigl, one of the female stars of the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, is saddened by her exposed salary dispute with the bosses. "I am embarrassed that this has become a public matter and disappointed that Touchstone felt it necessary to divulge private employment information," Heigl said. "I had hoped I would be able to deal with this issue confidentially with my bosses. I dropped out of the renegotiation simply because I wanted to treat myself with the respect I was not getting from them." Recently, Heigl aspired to elevate her status on the show, ultimately seeking for a higher salary that would put her on the same level with the series’ other female stars such as Sandra Oh and Ellen Pompeo. Heigl’s move, although the salary dispute is still at a deadlock, has prompted negative rumors about the actress and the conflicts it brought to the cast. Read more »
Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey is the latest celebrity to receive a baby gift basket, this time a double, from innovative public relations firm Baby Swag. Baby Swag delivered Dempsey a double helping of products produced by work at home moms. The firm targets celebrities like Grey’s Anatomy’s Dempsey for the gift baskets which in turn help bring awareness to the innovative products designed by home bound moms across the nation. Read more »
Grey’s Anatomy is known for its music.  The soundtrack was nominated, after all, for a Grammy this year.  Though it didn’t win on that particular night, the music of Grey’s has won over fans since the show’s inception.  There are blogs dedicated to it, fan sites with pages of comments about music and a part of ABC’s website whose existence is entirely based on the soundtrack and songs.  Read more »
ABC has an interesting forgiveness policy for their actors:  star on a major flop, get switched to an a-list show.  First, it was Taye Diggs, whose ill fated Day Break died after only a few episodes of its already limited run.  Outcome?  Taye Diggs will now star in the special two hour episode of Grey‘s Anatomy which is expected to end with Kate Walsh‘s character leaving Grey‘s for her own sitcom.  Now, Tim Daly, whose flop The Nine lived slightly longer than Day Break, but died a dismal death of ratings deprivation, is sizing scrubs for a role on the Grey‘s Anatomy progeny.  But that‘s not all!  Read on to find out what Prison Break star may be preparing to don a lab jacket and stethoscope for the upcoming Grey‘s Anatomy launch. Read more »
Justin Chambers is indeed one of TV’s sexiest guys. Having Irish and German roots, he exudes distinction in the showbiz world. Confident yet unpretentious, this guy can possibly melt the hearts of hunk-thirsty viewers with his very appealing presence. Ultimately, he became part of the award-winning drama Grey’s Anatomy that definitely heightened his popularity worldwide. Read more »
Elegant and very pleasing to the eye, Kate Walsh shines in the limelight with her distinct Irish-Italian roots. This former model has become a crowd’s favorite since her inclusion on the popular medical series Grey’s Anatomy. Moreover, she exudes class and mod in whatever role she portrays. Read more »
It’s been a whirlwind of controversy for  Grey’s Anatomy’s Isaiah Washington. Starting off with his gay slur…and now another issue engulfs the controversial actor. Washington, who plays Dr. Preston Xavier Burke on the award-winning series Grey’s Anatomy, told EW that he’s still uncertain about his future on the show next season. According to his newly hired publicist and crisis manager Howard Bragman, Washington is not going anywhere despite his doubt on whether he’ll return for season 4 of Grey’s Anatomy. The hit drama series is set to film its season finale towards the end of April, and ABC will announce its fall schedule on May 15. Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy has another repeat tonight, angering fans across the nation.  There really aren‘t many worse feelings than thinking a new episode of your favorite show is going to air, only to realize that it‘s a repeat.  This happened far more often before the days of digital cable and Tivo, but everyone still falls victim to this false hope every so often.So, what can you do about it?  What will quench your unquenchable thirst for a brand new Grey‘s Anatomy?  Realistically, nothing much.  If you‘re expecting a new episode and get a repeat, it‘s a punch in the stomach.  But, it‘s even worse when you find out that not only is it a repeat this week, but it‘s on hiatus for an extended period of time.  Thankfully, for Grey‘s Anatomy fans, this isn‘t the case.  The show will be back with a new episode next week. Read more »
The list of stars joining the forthcoming Grey‘s Anatomy spin off increased yet another tick this morning with the announcement that Chris Lowell, currently appearing on Veronica Mars as would be love interest Piz, will be joining the cast of the yet to be titled Grey‘s Anatomy knock off.   Lowell joins Taye Diggs and the recently rumored Tim Daly as co-stars for Grey‘s Anatomy vet Kate Walsh who‘s Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery will be written out of Grey‘s Anatomy at the end of the season.  Read more »
According to the good folks over at TVGuide, we have learned that a number of members of the all-star Grey‘s Anatomy cast have agreed to new, more lucrative contracts.  You must remember that all members of the cast were all under long-term contracts, none had run up, so these are all negotiations.  That beings said, ABC felt like rewarding the cast for being a part of the highest rated scripted show on television.  These contracts come on the heels of the whole Katherine Heigl controversy that centered around her botched contract talks.  Not surprisingly, she has still yet to sign a new contract, and has yet to receive a raise.Here‘s a look at what we know about the contracts: Read more »
After weeks of male dominated casting news, word has finally begun to emerge on some female costars set to join the Kate Walsh helmed Grey‘s Anatomy spin-off.  Both of this individuals should be familiar to Grey‘s Anatomy fans, even though they‘ve never appeared on Grey‘s.  The casting department for the Grey‘s Anatomy spin-off is keeping to its formula of casting television vets for the as yet untitled show that follows Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery as she contemplates life outside of Seattle Grace.  Which ‘Alias‘ and ‘Judging Amy‘ stars are headed to the Grey‘s Anatomy spin-off?  Read on to find out. Read more »
While there is no clarity with Katherine Heigl’s salary dispute, this Grey’s Anatomy star ventures in another lucrative opportunity. Now, she serves as a spokes model for a woman’s fragrance.Heigl, a 28-year old model turned actress, is popularly known for her role as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens on the popular medical Grey’s Anatomy. Early March, Heigl expressed her sentiments to the public regarding her exposed salary dispute. She said, "I am embarrassed that this has become a public matter and disappointed that Touchstone felt it necessary to divulge private employment information…I had hoped I would be able to deal with this issue confidentially with my bosses. I dropped out of the renegotiation simply because I wanted to treat myself with the respect I was not getting from them." Read more »
Isaiah Washington, cast member of the popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, is once again the center of attention. This time his name is the subject of some positive news. The controversial actor has donated $25,000 to a nonprofit foundation.Washington, a 43-year old actor, is a native of Houston, Texas. He attended Howard University and served the United States Air Force. As an actor, he is popularly known for playing the role of Dr. Preston Xavier Burke on the medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy. His performance on the hit series earned him a 2007 NAACP image award for Best Actor in a Drama series. Prior to his fame on Grey’s Anatomy, he appeared in a number of movies like Love Jones, Get on the Bus, Dead Presidents, Rituals, A Texas Funeral, Veil, Dancing in September, Stonewall, True Crime, Out of Sight, Romeo Must Die, Crooklyn, Sacred is the Flesh, Hollywood Homicide, That Girl’s Life, Tara, Alma’s Rainbow, Strictly Business, Land Where My Father Died and The Color of Love just to name a few.  Read more »
Finally Grey‘s Anatomy returns!  In the episode, several weeks have passed as well.  We catch up with Grey‘s Anatomy‘s namesake Meredith fully recovered, physically, from her near death experience.   Her mother‘s death still lingers in her mind.  Perfect time for her father and stepmother to come by and impose their wills.  Meanwhile one of Grey‘s Anatomy‘s more prominent threads, the Chief of Surgery race, is reaching critical mass.  Grey‘s Anatomy is back, and the drama has never been higher. Read more »
This is a brutal time of year for fans of Grey‘s Anatomy.  Before tonight, the last new episode was a few weeks ago.  After tonight, the next episode isn‘t for another two weeks.  After that, there‘s another month before a new episode.  Grey‘s Anatomy is still a part of the old guard when it comes to episode scheduling, not adhering to the block plans of shows like Lost and 24.  Personally, I love the block schedules.Anyway, we‘ve got a ton of Grey‘s Anatomy spoilers for the next episode, set to air on March 29, entitled “My Favorite Mistake”.  As always, the spoilers are provided by Isabelle of SpoilerFix.  If you haven‘t checked out her weekly SpoilerFix Tvj sessions, you‘re missing out.Check out the spoilers below.     Read more »
Grey’s Anatomy was back this week with fabulous speeches and witty banter galore.  In “Scars and Souvenirs” music stayed behind-the-scenes so I haven’t found another Postal Service or Snow Patrol yet!  Gomez made another appearance with “Girlshapedlovedrug” and other artists took their place throughout the episode: Koop “Come to Me,” Psapp “Hi,” Wild Sweet Orange “Land of No Return,” and Anya Marina “Move You.” Read more »
Despite her disappointment over her exposed salary dispute with the network execs, not to mention her exclusion to the latest round of contract negotiations of ABC, Grey’s Anatomy’s Katherine Heigl keeps her head high with a line of new new projects.This summer, Heigl, a 28-year old actress who plays Dr. Isobel “Izzie” Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy, will be working on the romantic comedy entitled 27 Dresses during Grey’s Anatomy’s hiatus. 27 Dresses is directed by Anne Fletcher and produced by Jonathan Glickman and Robert Newmyer with Outlaw Productions and Spyglass Entertainment Group. The movie is scheduled to film New York and Rhode Island starting in May. Read more »
Psyched for this weeks Grey‘s Anatomy?  You might want to sit down for this,  with only two days to go before ‘My Favorite Mistake‘,  ABC has decided to delay airing the episode until March 29th.   Us Grey‘s Anatomy fan‘s are already facing a several week hiatus, what did we do to deserve this? You want to know why.  I want to know why.  ABC is mum.  The word circulated late yesterday via an ABCMedianet press release.   Angry fans can find the nearest corner to pout in, because all of our angst isn‘t going to change a thing.  First they put LOST on at 10, now they yank the Grey‘s Anatomy carpet out from under us?  One thing is for sure, this isn‘t our ‘favorite mistake‘. Read more »
It may be a good thing that Grey’s Anatomy will be on hiatus for a bit.  It will give us all time to think about the major incident that occurred in last week’s “Scars and Souvenirs.”  If you don’t know what I am talking about then you have either been on Spring Break and are forgiven or obviously don’t watch the show.  An update for all those in Cabo or South Beach:  George and Izzie slept together.  So it’s not entirely confirmed that they had sex, perhaps it was just some spooning…that might be wishful thinking.  Read more »
Whoa.... okay, you know when you‘re surfing ABCMedianet, and they, like, throw out six press releases for one show all at once, and you start seeing strange shapes in your peripheral vision?  No?  Okay, maybe its just me.  The point is Grey‘s Anatomy is not ‘putting off‘ a new episode of Grey‘s as I told you yesterday, they are actually airing it EARLY!  Yay!  (Sorry for the panic.)  The much anticipated Grey‘s Anatomy ‘My Favorite Mistake‘ was originally set to air on the 29th.  In their wisdom, ABC has brought the all new episode of Grey‘s Anatomy forward a week.  This does mean an extra week of repeats until the series kicks in to its three part finale, but we can hack it if it means a little Gizzie hangover action, right? Read more »
So it‘s the morning after, you just committed adultery, what do you do?  Well if your a Grey‘s Anatomy character, you forget it even happened... or do you?  The fallout from the Gizzie moment was heavy after the show‘s most unlikely coupling reached critical mass last week.  There is a theme here in this Grey‘s Anatomy,  something about faking honor to get what you want, only to realize you‘re doing it all for the wrong reasons?  Or maybe I‘m looking in a puddle trying to see an ocean.   Any way you look at it, on the romance front ‘My Favorite Mistake‘ is loaded with contrasts on the subject, and there is a bit of drama with the chief race as well.   When does Grey‘s Anatomy ever disappoint? Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy is a ratings monster, absolutely beating down any and all comers on Thursday nights, including, this week, the NCAA tournament.  Coming in with 22.5 million total viewers last night, Grey‘s had twice as many viewers as its nearest time slot competitor.  Of course, this isn‘t terribly surprising, given the fact that Grey‘s Anatomy has consistently been on top of the Nielsen rankings this year, but I assumed that the NCAA tournament would at least put a dent in their ratings. Not so much.  The demographics are different for Grey‘s and basketball, so I guess you can chalk up Grey‘s ratings being unharmed to that.  So, now that you know Grey‘s dominated the world last night, I want to talk about something else: the Grey‘s Anatomy spin-off and what kind of ratings I think it‘ll get. Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy made a surprise return this past week with the all-new episode "My Favorite Mistake."  There was no mistaking the quality of the music, however, as it played a more pivital role in certain scenes.  There was even a scene between George and Izzie (when he discovers his drunken mistake) when dialogue was replaced by music ("Still Alright").  It is those moments that I love about Grey‘s.  Those and other songs made the episode a memorable one, as did my Top 10 quotes that follow the episode‘s music list. Read more »
Former US President Bill Clinton loves 24, Grey’s Anatomy, and Boston Legal, according to a recent article by Hollywood Insider.  Choosing 24 was certainly a controversial move for the Liberal Democrat, considering that Fox and 24 are under fire by conspiracy buffs for trying to brainwash audiences to the Conservative right.   Speaking to an audience at a TVLand sponsored ad buyers engagement, Clinton pontificated on how ‘fair’ 24 was in painting both Liberals and Conservatives as potential bad guys, despite being the offspring of super right winger Joel Surnow.  It isn’t 24 that ranks as Clinton’s favorite current show, though, that honor goes to ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Read more »
As details on the anticipated Kate Walsh lead Grey‘s Anatomy spin off ‘Private Practice‘ begin to spill, it seems more and more like the name may be little more than a play on words.  Walsh‘s doc won‘t, in fact, be going to a private practice in the Grey‘s Anatomy off shoot, she will be joining a ‘collective‘.  Don‘t think there is a difference?  Just ask your insurance company.   Because further details are of a Grey‘s Anatomy spoiling variety, I ask you to jump ahead for more information. Read more »
Patrick Dempsey says that Isiah Washington has changed, or at least he seems to have.  The Grey‘s Anatomy star has been observing Washington from a safe distance though since the infamously homophobic star grabbed Dempsey by the throat for defending Grey‘s Anatomy costar T.R. Knightly against a  gay slur.  The situation, now just a few months short of being a year old, called for stern action from Grey‘s Anatomy producers, particularly after Washington made the mistake of repeating the slur at the Golden Globes, albeit in a regretting context. Read more »
In case you didn‘t know, T.R. Knight of Grey‘s Anatomy recently celebrated his birthday - Happy Birthday T.R.! - and co-star Katherine Heigl (Izzie) surprised her on screen closet beau with a puppy dog.  T.R. was thrilled with the new addition, named Ebony.   To up the cool factor, Ebony was rescued from an animal shelter in Nebraska which Heigl and her family help to support. Read more »
ABC has been kind enough to throw us a few details regarding April 26th’s all new episode of Grey’s Anatomy ‘Desire’.  So far, without digging into the bigger spoilers, it seems like Grey’s Anatomy is giving us a little respite time before lunging into what is predicted to be an emotional spiral towards this season’s finale.  If you are hungry for more info of a ‘spoiler’ variety, feel free to join me on the other side of this link. Read more »
Grey’s Anatomy, known for its controversial medical-themed drama plot, has proven itself to be worthy of yet another honor. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a non-profit organization dedicated in promoting the fair and accurate representation of people in events and media, has awarded ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy for its outstanding individual episode entitled Where the Boys Are.Where the Boys Are, which aired on November 9, 2006, featured a man named Daniel who wanted a sexual reassignment surgery to become a woman, Donna. Initially, Daniel’s wife of the past ten years was astonished to discover that he wanted the surgery. But after much resistance, she decided to stay by his side and support him. Read more »
The thrill of driving a sports car and “going as fast as 170 mph” gives Patrick Dempsey, cast member of Grey’s Anatomy, a rush unparallel to acting on the popular medical drama. He explained, “I really enjoy racing much more than I enjoy doing the show… I mean I enjoy the show, but it‘s a different thing because it‘s like a long distance race."He was spotted at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, April 15. He was there to compete in a timed 2.5-hour Grand-Am Koni Challenge GS sports car race. Read more »
Obviously Isaiah Washington‘s infamous slurs have not tainted Grey‘s Anatomy in the gay community.  The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation recognized Grey‘s Anatomy for the episode ‘Where the Boys Are.‘  Just a few months back the press was on fire with reports of Isaiah Washington‘s infamous attack on costar Patrick Dempsey, and subsequent anti-gay name calling targeted towards costar T.R. Knight.  Knight, who plays George on the hit ABC show, gave opening comments at the ceremony which honored Grey‘s as well as Ugly Betty and Brothers and Sisters. Read more »
Looks like Katherine Heigl and Patrick Dempsey aren’t the only ones spending Grey’s Anatomy’s hiatus productively. After all the controversy surrounding his gay slur, Isaiah Washington, cast member on Grey’s Anatomy, is set to star in a new movie. In March, it was reported that Heigl and Dempsey would each be working on a new movie. Heigl is set to star in three films, 27 Dresses, Caffeine and Knocked Up, while Dempsey will star in the movie Made of Honor. As for Washington, he will be featured in the independent movie The Least of These. Read more »
Here it is folks, your first look at what kind of visual chemistry the Addison centric Grey‘s Anatomy spin off will have, and so far it is looking good.  Most of the shots come from within the wellness center that Addison‘s friends from med school have set up shop in, an eclectic blend of physicians, psychiatrists, and other specialists.  It is a much different ‘look‘ from Grey‘s Anatomy for sure! If all goes as planned, Addision (Kate Walsh) will be moving in as well, meaning big changes ahead for Grey‘s Anatomy. Read more »
The first of a six episode run of all new Grey‘s Anatomy begins with a bang.  An amazing Izzie revelation, a snotty chief candidate wedging himself between Christina and Burke, and some parents for Jane ‘Ava‘ Doe?  All of the key Grey‘s Anatomy threads are touched on, and the story is pumping on all pistons.  As far as Grey‘s Anatomy episodes go, this was one of the best. Read more »
Isaiah Washington has been embroiled in controversy for months. Ever since Washington (who plays Dr. Preston Burke on Grey‘s Anatomy) shouted a homophobic slur at castmate T.R. Knight, he‘s been caught in a maelstrom of bad publicity. Knight, as a result, was forced to officially come out of the closet, a poor choice of words at the Golden Globes caused a rift in the cast, and Washington has remained on shaky ground throughout.So, what‘s the best way to climb out of the abyss of negative media coverage? Baby steps. It was recently announced that Washington will be the only member of the Grey‘s Anatomy cast to not submit himself for Emmy consideration. This is the sort of selfless gesture that Washington needs to start winning back fans. However, is it really a show of good faith, or is it an empty gesture? Read more »
More information has arrived concerning the highly anticipated pre-finale Grey‘s Anatomy episode ‘Desire‘.  This episode is supposed to more or less set up the events of the finale / spin off pilot that will find Dr. Addison (Kate Walsh) headed for a ‘simpler‘ life. When the Grey‘s Anatomy finale airs, we‘ll not only meet those characters, but get closure on what personal trauma it is that drives Addison away for good.  Read on for the Grey‘s Anatomy spoilers! Read more »
Sarah Ramirez, who plays Callie O‘Malley on Grey‘s Anatomy, will spend her summer hiatus recording an album.  Now, before you conjure thoughts of Eddie Murphy and Don Johnson bleeding eardrums all across the land, remember that Ramirez is a Tony Award-winner and got her start performing in musicals.  She starred in the Monty Python-inspired Spamalot on Broadway before being cast on Grey‘s Anatomy.This is interesting for a couple of reasons.  First, does this mean that Callie will be disappearing from the show after this season?  It could.  Ramirez may be positioning herself for a career after Grey‘s.  Seriously, who records an album between seasons of a television show? Read more »
Taye Diggs’ value to ABC was definitely not diminished by the ugly flop of Day Break earlier this season.  The time looping mystery, which stood in for LOST while it was on hiatus number two, failed to resonate with LOST fans and Day Break was quickly pulled from the air, despite Diggs’ noteworthy portrayal of the lead.  While that must have been a disappointment for Diggs, and the Network, his talent prevailed and the ousted actor found himself with his choice of top ABC shows. Read more »
It was a night of surprises and of moments a long time coming on Grey‘s Anatomy‘s "Time After Time" episode on Thursday.  Izzie has a kid and Cristina might not be meant to be with   Another thing that was a long time coming was the inclusion of more Maria Taylor tunes and we had two in this one episode.  The night featured songs by the following artists: Amy Winehouse "You Know I‘m No Good," The Whitest Boy Alive "Burning," Nouvelle Vague "Dancing With Myself," Maria Taylor "Clean Getaway," Lullaby Baxter "Fontana Fontaine" and Maria Taylor  "A Good Start."  The episode also featured my favorite mix of funny and insightful quotes and I‘ve listed my Top 10 below: Read more »
Eric Dane, also known as Grey’s Anatomy’s Dr. McSteamy, will appear on the cover of Men’s Health Magazine for its May issue. The upcoming issue will include a spread of the actor, as well as his healthy outlook on life. Since his “watercooler” moment, appearing soaking wet wearing only a strategically placed towel on Grey’s Anatomy, Dane has gained massive attention. But despite the fame and stardom earned from being part of a popular award-winning program, he remains to believe and practice his own concept of endurance. He said, “All my choices are geared toward creating longevity. I don‘t know that there‘s a prep school for this. But coping with success is a quality problem. I deal with it with a smile." Read more »
Mitch Pileggi guest starred on tonight’s Grey’s Anatomy as the Chairman of the Seattle Grace board with a very interesting medical problem that serves as the starting point for a thematic dichotomy of the forbidden fruits of love.  What starts as a misdiagnosed STD, soon serves as the launching pad for a typically well-textured thematic narrative, Grey’s Anatomy style.  Read more »
Patrick Dempsey, currently starring as Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd on ABC’s hit Grey‘s Anatomy, will be driving the pace car at the Indianapolis 500 this month, leading the drivers to the green flag at the start of the race.Dempsey, an avid racing fan and a co-owner of the Vision Racing team, has been driving in racing events for some time, and recently competed in the Grand-Am Koni Challenge at the Iowa Speedway, where he placed sixth driving a Mustang GT. As we reported to you last month, Dempsey’s said a few times that he likes racing even better than being on Grey’s Anatomy. Read more »
The finale of Grey’s Anatomy is just a few weeks away and already a lot of information has leaked from the byways of Hollywood as to just what to expect from the episode titled “Didn’t we Almost Have it all?”  Will Cristina and Burke make it to the altar?  Which interns will pass, and which will fail?  Will Jane Doe ever discover her identity? Will Addison still be around after her soul searching trip to California?  And who will be named the new Chief of Seattle Grace?   Read more »
After the fiery controversy over his anti-gay slur that nearly ended his acting career, Grey’s Anatomy’ Isaiah Washington is out to prove that he is more than willing to make up for his distasteful deed. While getting into a rehab facility makes up for his slur to some extent, he has decided to further more prove his eagerness to recover, especially in the public’s eye. Now, the controversial actor will be representing the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network by appearing in a public service announcement for the gay right advocates. The third season of Grey’s Anatomy became the grounds for some controversial matters when Washington grabbed costar Patrick Dempsey, who plays Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd, by the throat related to Washington’s use of an anti-gay slur towards costar T.R Knight, who plays Dr. George O‘Malley. The incident also caused some unpleasant air among other cast members of popular medical drama series. Initially, Washington denied the slur but after much criticisms from gay right groups like GLAAD, Washington issued a statement, apologizing for his unfortunate use of words, and also sought counseling.  Read more »
Last night gave us the two-hour spin-off episode for the new Kate Walsh medical drama.  I‘ve always liked Addison as a character, and am confident that she can hold her own as the main character of a popular show.  I‘m still skeptical as to the kind of audience her show will receive.  The cast is good (Taye Diggs and Tim Daly are solid veterans), but I fear that the show will always be compared against Grey‘s Anatomy, and likely in an unfavorable manner.  We‘ll see next season.The reaction to last night‘s spin-off has been largely favorable, as far as I can tell.  This bodes well.  Now, there are only two more episodes left in Grey‘s season, and we‘ve got some spoilers for the penultimate episode set to air next week, entitled “Testing 1-2-3”.  The spoilers are provided, as always, by the Don Nelson of spoiler gathering, Isabelle of SpoilerFix: Read more »
The departure of Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, played by Kate Walsh, from Grey’s Anatomy for the spin off series, Private Practice, has certainly left viewers with mixed feelings but has given Derek and Meredith fans some level of comfort in knowing that the “McHot,” of Seattle Grace Hospital will soon be out of the picture. Although Addison’s exit sounds reassuring, that doesn’t mean that Meredith’s relationship with Derek is out of harm‘s way. Enter Chyler Leigh, another possible troublemaker for the Derek-Meredith love affair. According to E! Online, Leigh, who plays the woman in the bar in the previews for this week, has just been offered a role in a multiple-episode arc for next season. Though it hasn’t been confirmed many entertainment sources have speculated that her participation on the series spells trouble. Read more »
This week in the New York Times, TV critic Alessandra Stanley writes that both Grey’s Anatomy and its new spinoff starring Kate Walsh are silly and “sex-obsessed” shows in which “even the most successful women are left behind in life.” Blaming Ally McBeal for starting a trend for female characters on TV, she says the show “marked a turning point in the devolution of women’s roles in television comedy — the moment when competent-but-flaky hardened into basket case.” Grey’s Anatomy, Stanley says, is “admittedly over-the-top escapist fantasy for women, except that it is troubling that even in escapist fantasies, today’s heroines have to be weak, needy and oversexed to be liked by women and desired by men.” Read more »
Grey’s Anatomy fans who were put off by last weeks bucolic tangents will be happy to know that Addison has landed squarely back into the sterile world of Seattle Grace.  While this Grey‘s Anatomy was little more than the typical shenanigans, it at least did not cry out for plot-Ritalin.  Not to say that the episode was without a gimmick; the week before the finale belongs to the interns to set the pace.  But don’t worry, there is plenty going down with our cast of ‘real’ doctors as well. Read more »
With a title like “Didn’t we Almost Have it All” it would seem that the Grey’s Anatomy finale is going to be loaded with disappointments of the fashion that leave scars of regret, but the question is … for whom?  With Burke and Christina’s wedding looking to be on a shaky foundation, particularly from Burke’s point of view, it seems like the major threaded element that is due to take a dive.  OR, it may be the big red herring to keep all us guessers from sniffing out the smaller, yet still substantial, looming break ups and let downs.  Read on for spoiler infused speculation. Read more »
The television season is coming to a close.  For fans, it‘s almost painful to come upon your show‘s season finale, knowing that it will be months before you get to see your favorite characters again.  Now, Grey‘s Anatomy people tend to be excitable, rabid supporters of the show (I know a few) and the summer will be especially long for them.  With the finale next Thursday, we thought that we‘d impart all remaining spoilers for the season to everyone interested.The spoilers are, as always, provided by the unbeatable Isabelle of SpoilerFix. Read more »
The heavily anticipated Kate Walsh led Grey‘s Anatomy spin off finally has a name -  at least, a tentative one.   ABC unveiled the moniker for the new show at a star studded media buyers event during network development week.  ABC exec‘s lauded the Grey‘s Anatomy spin off‘s spectacular cast that in addition to Walsh, includes Taye Diggs, Tim Daly, Amy Brenneman, Chris Lowell, and others.  The spin off is being touted for its stand alone premise that will take Walsh‘s character out of the realm of nightmarish medical emergencies and incorporated hospital trysts into a setting they think less hardcore medical drama fans will appreciate.   In that sense, the proposed name for the Grey‘s Anatomy spin off is quite apt, indeed. Read more »
After being the subject of almost universal loathing from critics and fans alike, the Kate Walsh led Grey’s Anatomy spin-off is moving ahead.  ABC will make the official announcement in their upfronts tomorrow.  One thing that might be changing is the title of the show.  Rumor has it that “Private Practice,” the previous title, has been nixed and that the time slot and title will be announced tomorrow, along with the permanent cast list. Read more »
Despite being embedded in a typically well performing episode of Grey’s Anatomy, the proposed pilot of the Addison led spin off Private Practice was almost universally panned by critics and fans alike.  A quick tour through the Grey’s Anatomy fan sites this morning was like stepping onto a battlefield, with the anti-Private Practice troops possessing superior firepower.   On a personal note, I liked the segments but felt they clashed with a-typical motifs of Grey’s Anatomy.  Read more »
ABC is still shying away from officially announcing the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff, but recent ads like the one to the left show that they are getting closer and closer to spilling the beans.  One can only guess why they have not opened the flood gates just yet, but one reason may be derived from this spot that ABC is running announcing the unofficial ‘pilot’ for the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off tentatively titled “Private Practice.”  It could be that knowledge of the spin is an indirect spoiler to this seasons finale, which would include Addison resigning from Grey‘s Anatomy‘s Seattle Grace.  Read on for more spoilerish details. Read more »
ABC brought us a sample of what a Kate Walsh led Grey’s Anatomy spin-off might hold with a bit of Seattle Grace as-usual thrown in with the two hour “The Other Side of Life.”  How did the experiment turn out?  Does Addison have enough presence to shine through against a star-studded backdrop?  In a word, the prospects for an Addison led Grey‘s Anatomy spin-off are fantastic.  You are struck immediately by how well this star studded cast blends together.   Read more »
There’s McDreamy vs McSteamy, George (T.R. Knight) and Izzie (Katherine Heigl) finally merging to become Gizzie, Burke (Isaiah Washington) and Cristina’s (Sandra Oh) seemingly doomed wedding, the interns, the chief, and now, Callie (Sara Ramirez) wanting a baby in the face of unknown adultery.  And let’s not forget  Kate Walsh’s looming defection into “Private Practice.”   Altogether, this finale of Grey’s Anatomy comes packed with enough emotional TNT to blow its previous finales away, completely. Read more »
A month ago, Kate Walsh, Grey’s Anatomy cast member who now has her own spin-off series called Private Practice, was spotted at the Mustard Seed Restaurant in Hollywood getting cozy with an unknown man, and then again at a fund-raiser for Barack Obama in Los Angeles. When People asked Walsh about the new man in her life, the 39-year old actress remained coy while saying “a great guy, but I’m not giving you a name.” Gradually, she unveiled her mystery man and described him to the media as a good guy with substance. And after keeping her love life under the wraps over the past year, she publicly announced her engagement to Alex Young, a production co-president at 20th Century Fox.So what made the Grey‘s Anatomy actress fall in love with Young? “Oh, everything. He’s the most amazing man I ever met,” she told Entertainment Weekly during a party at The Box in New York. Read more »
With the season finale of Grey‘s Anatomy just hours away, it means that fans will soon be eagerly anticipating next season. Fans will discuss the story over the summer and make predictions about where season four is headed.  They‘ll probably have some reasonable idea of where the show is headed.  However, one thing they won‘t know is the fate of Big Shots, the newest combatant in the fight to take over that coveted post-Grey‘s Anatomy time slot.Men in Trees did well enough in that Thursday 10PM spot, but ABC decided to move it elsewhere.  This fall, Men in Trees will air on Fridays.  October Road debuted in the time slot late this season, and fared well enough for ABC to renew it.  But, again, ABC didn‘t want to keep it on after Grey‘s.  So, what is Big Shots and why has ABC placed it in one of the most sought after time slots on television?  Here is the official synopsis of Big Shots from the ABC website: Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy ends it‘s third season tonight by tying up several loose ends, and no doubt setting the stage for next season‘s drama.  Burke and Christina are getting married, or are they?  Derek and Meredith will either sink, or swim.  A new chief will be named, Jane Doe gets a name, and more!  Keep refreshing for updates! Read more »
It is finally here, the Grey’s Anatomy that ties up so many loose ends and tenuous relationships.  Who will be chief?  Will Burke and Cristina go through with it?  Will Derek and Meredith make it through the end of the season without breaking up?  What about Ava?  When she finally gets a name, will Alex be devastated, or will he finally cave to the inevitable?  Read on for the details. Read more »
There are good season finales, there are bad season finales, and then there was last night‘s Grey‘s Anatomy finale.  The episode couldn‘t really be called “bad”, because it wasn‘t.  It felt like vintage Grey‘s Anatomy, save for the fact that it ended in a horribly depressing manner.  The reaction across the internet has been bizarre.  The quality of the episode hasn‘t been called into question nearly as much as how the episode left most of the characters in a depressing state.You can read about exactly what happened in the episode here in our recap.  One of the big questions, though, is how tough should a TV series like Grey‘s treat their characters in a season finale?  The only character to really leave the episode on any semblance of a high note was Addison Montgomery, but she‘s leaving for her own spin-off, Private Practice. Read more »
The Grey’s Anatomy finale resolved a lot of dangling plot threads, but left fans with a whopping cliffhanger.  Will  T.R. Knight’s George or  Isaiah Washington’s Preston ‘McChokey’ Burke be back next season?   Washington’s departure, despite his numerous attempts at contrition, seemed almost written in stone after reports of an onset brawl over the use of homophobic slurs brought the actor some unwanted attention.  Now, the rumor mill is saying that Washington might not be back to reprise his role on the series. Read more »
Nowadays, there are a number of television series, which are popularly known for their medical drama plot like Grey’s Anatomy, ER, General Hospital and House. These shows have showcased various medical conditions and diseases, which have positively educated viewers to the unfamiliar. And since television has become a very powerful tool in influencing and promoting awareness, real life doctors and health experts are now getting involved with TV scriptwriters to correctly add a dose of education to entertainment. According to a survey conducted by a public relations company called Porter Novelli, majority of the viewers have reportedly learned something about a disease from a daytime or prime-time drama series. Given the findings, government health officials, advocacy groups and academic physicians are now using television to effectively get across medical information to millions of viewers. Read more »
TvShowsonDVD.com is reporting that Grey‘s Anatomy‘s forthcoming DVD release has been subtitled ‘Seriously Extended,‘ just as Amazon has placed a pre-order page up for the pending set.  As far as what ‘seriously extended‘ actually means is anybodies guess, but word is as soon as the DVD set hit pre-order status Grey‘s Anatomy fans started reaching for their plastic in hordes. Read more »
ABC officially announced its fall lineup this morning and as expected the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off Private Practice, starring Kate Walsh, was amongst the eleven new shows ABC has on its roster.  The alphabet has boldly scheduled this unproven quantity in the hotly contested Wednesday, 9pm est time slot.  Tomorrow will bring word of what FOX intends to place in the slot during American Idol’s off season, but for the fall lineup Private Practice will be going head to head with police procedural juggernaut Criminal Minds, and NBC’s Science Fiction offering, Bionic Woman. Read more »
ABC recently announced that actor Eric Dane (Dr. Mark Sloan or "McSteamyâ€?) will be joining the Grey‘s Anatomy cast on a full time basis starting tonight. At the end of last week‘s episode, we witnessed McSteamy appear, wearing only a towel, out of Addison‘s hotel room bathroom. Unfortunately, Derek had just arrived to officially end his and Addison‘s marriage. McSteamy‘s presence, however, proved to be the ultimate coup de grace on the couple‘s rocky relationship, as Derek simply grinned in disbelief and walked out on a speechless Addison.  Read more »
Hey, it‘s a look at last night Grey‘s Anatomy in aesthetically pleasing bullet form. Since the name of this post is "Six-Packâ€? I am only legally allowed to to include six thoughts about last night. The inagural Grey‘s Anatomy Six-Pack:  Read more »
There‘s a reason Grey‘s Anatomy is the number one television show in the number one television producing country in the world; they bombard the public on all fronts. There is not one aspect of the viewing experience that Grey‘s Anatomy hasn‘t keyed in on. They succeed in bringing a wide array of viewers a wide array of factors to enjoy. As I‘ve discussed earlier, the Hotness Factor of Grey‘s Anatomy is an integral part of the show‘s success; there is at least one character on Grey‘s Anatomy that you will be attracted to, no matter who you are. And, as I‘ve also talked about in regards to Dancing with the Stars, the highest rated TV shows don‘t go after a majority of a niche audience, they go for a portion of all audiences. Read more »
I confess: In the beginning, I didn‘t give Grey‘s Anatomy a chance. Like countless other heterosexual males, the stigma of Grey‘s Anatomy as a "chick" show was enough to keep me away during its first two seasons. Did I watch an episode and then make a decision? No. Did I read reviews and base my decision off of that? No, of course not.My only basis for judgment on Grey‘s Anatomy were the girls I knew who watched and loved the show. Why would the fact that people I know (and generally like) love a show deter me from giving Grey‘s a shot. I mean, there are enough superficial aspects of Grey‘s Anatomy that hold some value for the male viewer, not the least of which being, simply, the involvement of Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl.  Read more »
For some reason, people demand quotes. From anywhere. Groups of friends recite the same quotes from movies and TV shows over and over. Why? I suppose that if a group of people share common knowledge of a quote and its meaning, then the use of said quote can feel exclusive. If you understand the meaning of a quoted phrase, as well as its place of origin, you‘re in a club. But, there are other reasons for people needing quotes. "Grey‘s Anatomy Quotes" is a hugely sought-after phrase here on the Internet; just ask Google. This is a little startling. Not because Grey‘s Anatomy isn‘t well-written, but because people don‘t usually seek quotes from shows that aren‘t particularly known for their one-liners. So, why on Earth are fans clamoring so hard for quotes from Grey‘s Anatomy? Read more »
Tonight‘s Grey‘s Anatomy looks to build on the momentum of last week‘s solid episode. I liked last week because they actually shot a number of scenes in Seattle. For purposes of full disclosure, I must admit that I live in Seattle and feel like our glorious city does not get the props it deserves. Grey‘s actually pays a lot of attention to detail; a couple of episodes back they had a menu on a refrigerator for a restaurant that is literally five blocks from where I live and is a place that I have frequented for years. Seeing it pleased me to no end, though I can‘t really explain why.Nonetheless, tonight will, presumably, see the aftermath of Meredith and Derek reuniting. Will Shonda Rhimes orchestrate a long-term relationship now, for the will they/won‘t they couple? Or will they continue to be kept apart? Frankly, I‘m not sure if it matters too much. Regardless, the relationship certainly won‘t be all kittens and rainbows, given the proclivities of the two. Read more »
The first week of the year is always full of television anticipation. Everyone‘s favorite shows are returning or preparing to do so. The big mid-season programs are just around the corner and viewers are patiently awaiting their premieres. Our Fan Popularity Rankings for last week are entirely indicative of the viewers‘ state of mind. Less than half of the shows on our FPR top ten had original episodes during the week.This further proves that interest in the high level shows is sustained even when they‘re off the air. Although the Nielsen Ratings are a great barometer for pure ratings numbers, we feel the FPR does a better job of ranking TV shows based on the rabidness of their fans. For instance, although CSI may have an extremely high number of viewers, its fans aren‘t out there searching the internet or buying the DVDs. Last week‘s rankings are after the jump. Read more »
Finally.After a month of holidays, egg nog, and more Snoopy and Ralphie Parker than one knows what to do with, we‘re finally back to normal. January is upon us, 2007 has begun its tyrannical, 300-plus day reign, and our favorite TV shows will no longer bludgeon us with repeats. Tomorrow, January 3rd, brings the return of a couple of our favorites, as well as two brand new shows.After that, the flood begins, and over the next month virtually every original program will air new episodes. A full list of the returning dates for most every show on television is after the jump. Read more »
Last night‘s Grey‘s Anatomy was a pivotal one, for the characters and the general direction that the show will take this season. The "Is Meredith Pregnant?�? angle that ABC has been pimping all week was obviously misleading. Thankfully, she is not pregnant. Nonetheless, there were a number of interesting developments over the course of the episode, some aided by what I find to be a clever little dramatic device called "drug one of your protagonists�?.It turns out that Meredith Grey has appendicitis and requires an appendectomy. To prepare for the surgery, she is injected with morphine. Within moments, she‘s as high as a kite. And, in the world of TV, you know what that means: she immediately becomes a fountain of truth.  Read more »
TVSquad has a good look at last night‘s run-of-the-mill episode of Grey‘s Anatomy. A lot of action takes place and, as the TVSquad recapper points out, there is a lot of overt symbolism. Izzie is back, but must only look and not touch (or speak, for that matter). Adding to that frustration, Izzie has to now shadow Meredith. It doesn‘t take Izzy long to break her code of silence, but we all knew that was going to happpen.The crazy case of the episode concerned a woman with two uteruses who was about to have twins that had two different due dates. George thought this was really cool. Preston continues to be afflicted by his hand tremor and Cristina continues to pull some strings in order to act as his hands.  Read more »
We‘re about a third of the way through Grey‘s Anatomy‘s third season, so I thought it was about time to conjure up a Grey‘s Anatomy Character Power Rankings. These rankings are meant to be somewhat objective, but it‘s impossible to take my personal leanings out of it completely. Let‘s get started, shall we? Read more »
Following last week‘s super-intense Grey‘s Anatomy, last night was more somber, subdued, with a crazy medical procedure to take our minds off the poor state of many of the character‘s lives. What‘s the crazy medical situation, you ask? It‘s Siamese...oh, oops, I mean...it‘s Conjoined Twins! Adult conjoined twins, that is, and they want to be separated. For a girl.The conjoined twins were played by the Sklar brothers (Randy and Jason), who sports fans might know from ESPN‘s Cheap Seats, which I believe is no longer producing new episodes. They burst onto the scene a few years ago with a documentary on their love of St. Louis Cardinals great Jose Oquendo. Okay, maybe they didn‘t "burst" onto the scene. But, their fame is certainly palpable in some segments of the population.  Read more »
So last night‘s episode of Grey‘s Anatomy wasn‘t terribly upbeat. Not bad, just not one to make you sing about the happiness of the world. Let‘s get straight to recapping, shall we?The show opened with Meredith‘s snoring. Our dear Dr. McDreamy can‘t sleep with such noise, and they have cute bickering moments throughout the episode. George notices that Izzie‘s $8.7 million dollar check has been removed from the fridge and is...ecstatic, to say the least. He makes a comment about rosebuds, sparking initial confusion with me and the sleigh in "Citizen Kane" (I soon realized he was making a reference to the money). We have the first awkward meeting between Addison and Dr. Karev. They do a little dance and try to avoid each other as best they can. And remember the scoliosis patient from last week, the one that wanted the super expensive surgery so she could stand up straight? Well, the lucky girl received a donation from an anonymous person! Dr. Bailey calls Izzy out, and refuses to let her scrub in on the surgery, saying she gets too emotionally involved with her patients.  Read more »
Well, there were definitely some shockers in the end there. Tonight‘s Grey‘s Anatomy was more dramatic than I had anticipated. After last week‘s tragic death of George‘s dad, I was expecting lighter fare. However, while their was some levity in the episode, tonightt saw more than its fair share of epic drama. Here, in brief, is what transpired throughout the various Grey‘s story lines.Two girls in their mid-twenties come to the hospital together. They are best friends, have been since birth, and....they ran away from home when they were sixteen. If this wasn‘t enough, they ran away from an Amish town. One of the girls gets diagnosed with terminal cancer. (See, Amish aren‘t always funny.) Read more »
Spectators from all over have always had a craving for tempting and seductive characters on TV, an opportunity Eric Dane took advantage of in his inclusion in the controversial series Grey‘s Anatomy. Endowed with a handsome face and a perfectly trimmed body, this hunk easily captivates viewers with his intense presence and charisma.  Read more »
Episode Rating: 3 out of 5 starsEpisode Overview: A girl with colon cancer and toxic blood comes into Seattle Grace, helping everyone to fall ill. Meredith‘s mother is lucid and bitchy. Callie is paranoid, again, about her relationship with George. Episode Highlights: Callie and George got married! Ellis Grey is lucid! The Denny Duquette Memorial Center is open! Cristina said yes!Recap: So last week‘s Grey‘s Anatomy was all about the last five minutes. I think it‘s fair to say that this week‘s episode is all about the first five minutes. Instantly we learn that Ellis Grey is lucid. She woke up and could remember everything except the past five years. The Denny Duquette Memorial Center had its opening day - pretty fast turn around, that is. And then the real shocker comes - George and Callie got married in Vegas. That‘s right - married. The rest of Seattle Grace is pretty shocked by the news, Izzy insults the ring, Karev makes fun of "Callie O‘Malley," and even Olivia gives a snarky comment. But Meredith seems genuinely happy, and she and George share a moment over congratulating.  Read more »
TVGuide recently released their list for Best and Worst television shows of the year. Their choices are relatively solid, as far as these end of the year lists go. As always, and what proves to be the point of these lists, I have some disagreements, and I‘m sure anyone with a pulse does also.TVGuide chooses not to rank their lists, just listing them in random order. I‘m so used to the clear-cut rankings made by the modern-day list maker that those of the "in no particular" variety feel chaotic. I need order. Nonetheless, their choices are after the jump, followed by some commentary. Read more »

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