Articles for Grey's Anatomy Season 6

After McMommy (Tyne Daly), it‘s Izzie‘s (Katherine Heigl) mom‘s turn to grace the halls of Seattle Grace.TV Guide reports that Sharon Lawrence will appear on Grey‘s Anatomy as the mother of Izzie.  Lawrence, 47, is best known for her stint on NYPD Blue and much more recently on the CW series Privileged as mother to JoAnna Garcia‘s Megan.Lawrence will grace the ABC medical dramedy in a late April episode, and Grey‘s Anatomy fans already predict that this has something to do with Izzie being recently diagnosed of metastatic melanoma.  According to sources, Izzie will be less than thrilled with the unexpected appearance. Read more »
From ABC‘s official press release:After his fellow surgeons try and fail to bring Derek back to work at Seattle Grace, Meredith must summon the strength to convince him, on ABC‘s Grey‘s Anatomy. After his fellow surgeons try and fail to bring Derek back to work, Meredith must summon the strength to convince him. Meanwhile the hospital is abuzz as Mark attempts a rare face transplant surgery, Cristina, at last awarded her first solo surgery, is more focused on the needs of her friends, and Izzie does her best to keep her medical condition a secret, on Grey‘s Anatomy, Thursday, March 19 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read more »
Judging from the comments on our Worst Relationships of Grey‘s Anatomy slideshow (see below), the pairing of Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) and Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) is not really popular with the show‘s fans.  As things currently stand, however, Little Grey remains to be one of the first women to have tamed McSteamy and shown him the way (to fidelity).Perhaps to the chagrin of these fans, TV Guide reports that there‘ll be plenty more to see of this couple, which can very well be this season‘s dark horse relationship. Reportedly, this will be due in large part to Sloan finally accepting the relationship and embracing the fact that he is committed to it.However, the relationship will be put to the test as Lexie‘s father returns to the scene pretty soon. Read more »
Judging from the comments on The Worst Relationships of Grey‘s Anatomy slide show, the more avid of the BuddyTV readers have slightly different views as to how the Seattle Grace mainstays are faring relationship-wise.  While there are universally agreeable beliefs – that Callie (Sara Ramirez) and George (T.R. Knight) should never have been paired up, just to name one – there are relationships that clearly divide fans.Since the slide show offered little space to explain how the ranking was based, let‘s elaborate on the rankings of the two couples that the fans disagreed with. Read more »
A lot happens in this episode of Grey‘s Anatomy. Seriously. This episode finally advances many of the plots that have been unfolding, painfully slowly, throughout this season. I almost wish that this one episode could have taken the place of the months of filler that we have been getting, but I suppose that would be asking too much of the writers.Anyway, back to tonight. There‘s a big, huge, career-making surgery going on. Sloan (Eric Dane) is actually going to transplant a guy‘s face. The patients name is David Young, but all the doctors call him Blowhole behind his back. Much of his face is pretty much gone. He has a big hole where his nose should be, and he has no skin around his mouth. He looks like Harvey Two-Face. Mark is going to attempt a 70 percent transplant of his face. Alex (Justin Chambers) gets to work with Hunt (Kevin McKidd) on the face donor. Izzie and Lexie are also on this case. Because Derek is still holed up, drunk, at his trailer, and many of the other residents and attendings are on the face transplant case, Bailey wants Meredith and George to basically run the rest of the surgical department and babysit the interns. Read more »
I admit that on first watching last night‘s episode of Grey‘s Anatomy, “Stand By Me,” I totally got sniffly. I teared up when the Orchid Lady kissed Blowhole on the cheek and told him he was beautiful, I sniffled when Cristina (Sandra Oh) told Alex and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) about Izzie‘s Crazy Cancer and then held Izzie‘s hand after demanding her to fight for her life. I was bawling by the time the residents reunited in support of Izzie, who was finally admitted as a patient at the end of the episode. Katherine Heigl is an excellent actress when she gets material like this. She really sold how terrifying she finds the prospect of becoming a helpless patient and quite possibly dying. But top honors go to Sandra Oh, who has that remarkable ability to convey every single emotion simultaneously without even saying a word. Read more »
Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey‘s Anatomy, has confirmed that the one of the show‘s couples will be getting hitched later this season, according to EW‘s Michael Ausiello. There‘s speculation that the wedding will take place on the May 7 episode, the show‘s 100th, entitled “Beautiful Day.” A minister will be featured in this episode, so a wedding would not be out of the question for this episode.But the real question is, which of the show‘s many couples will be saying their I do‘s? Although the show‘s spokespeople are staying mum on this particular issue, Rhimes did say that viewers would be surprised by the wedding. With this surprise factor in mind, let‘s go over all the possibilities. Read more »
From ABC‘s official press release:Izzie faces the realities of her medical condition and Owen and Cristina endure another PTSD episode on ABC‘s Grey‘s Anatomy. Tensions are running high at Seattle Grace with all eyes on Derek as he is set to perform his first surgery after his breakdown; attention is also set on Izzie, whose medical condition requires her to undergo a difficult surgery; and Owen has another PTSD episode that injures Cristina and traumatizes both of them, throwing the future of their relationship into question, on Grey‘s Anatomy, Thursday, March 26 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network Read more »
While he is safe and sound around the halls of Seattle Grace, Grey‘s Anatomy star T.R. Knight was involved in a three-vehicle car crash Thursday that resulted in two injuries requiring hospital treatment.Knight, 35, who plays George O‘Malley on the ABC medical dramedy, was reportedly taking a left turn in an area of heavy construction on Hollywood Boulevard when his car collided with another vehicle.  While he came out of the accident unhurt, an unidentified woman was taken to nearby Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles.  According to initial investigation, Knight is to blame for the accident."He is at fault, but it was just a minor incident," LAPD spokesman Richard French tells E! News.  "He was late getting through the intersection."Since no LAPD officers were on-site, however, Knight will not be ticketed because of a standing policy on infractions that are committed without any cops present. Read more »
After trying to figure out which of the Grey‘s Anatomy couples are headed for the altar, there‘s another piece of juicy blind item that, if it were indeed about Grey‘s Anatomy, can send the world of Seattle Grace in shambles. Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello says, as a matter of fact, that a “major character” on a show we are “obsessed with” will commit suicide before the season is over. Read more »
I know, I know: I‘m cutting it close. There are only a few hours before tonight‘s episode of Grey‘s Anatomy, “Elevator Love Letter,” and I‘m only just now posting these preview videos. But better late than never, right?The Grey‘s Anatomy promos have been hyping tonight‘s episode a whole bunch, and with the dénouement of Izzie‘s cancer storyline quickly unfolding, I‘m pretty sure it‘s going to be a really intense one. But as the clips below show, another character has a very emotional and intense story to be told as well.Enjoy the clips, and come back later tonight to read my recap of tonight‘s Grey‘s Anatomy. Read more »
Tonight‘s episode of Grey‘s Anatomy begins with an Alex voiceover. I guess Meredith got tired of talking to herself. Alex (Justin Chambers) looks in on Izzie, where she is fast asleep in her hospital room. Callie and Arizona are at Callie‘s place, “dancing it out.” In Cristina‘s bedroom, Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen are finally spending nights with each other, relaxing by watching videos of surgeries. Cristina falls asleep, so Owen turns the TV off and shuts off the lights. He dozes off, and the peppy, happy music stops, replaced by whooshing sounds of the overhead ceiling fan turning in slow motion. The screen goes dark and the next thing we know, Owen is choking Cristina. She struggles but can‘t free herself. Callie walks through the door to see if everything OK, and stops him. Callie (Sara Ramirez) calls Meredith, who rushes over to see if everything is OK. Cristina assures her that she is OK, and that Owen did it by accident in the middle of a nightmare. Owen, sobbing, asks if she is alright, and she soothingly hugs him and says that everything is OK.OK, but that is NOT OK, y‘all. The choking scene scared the crap out of me. Even if it happens accidentally, choking anyone is not OK, especially if it almost results in killing that person. Read more »
Look, people, I like to think that I am immune to grand romantic gestures. I was recently made to watch Twilight in its entirety while live blogging it with my coworkers, and the so-called romance between Bella and Edward went right over my head. (I was more interested in the mundane details of the Cullens‘ lives, like whether they move every four years so that the kid vampires can go to a new high school, or why Carlisle and Esme don‘t home-school the kids, or why Carlisle is a doctor, even. Do you need a profession if you are undead?)But back to my original point. I tend to roll my eyes at things like proposals and romance and love, but Derek‘s proposal on last night‘s Grey‘s Anatomy was absolutely perfect! How glad am I that Derek (Patrick Dempsey) didn‘t go through with his original, hackneyed proposal idea of lighting candles and scattering a bunch of rose petals on the bed! Instead, he decorated the elevator, where so many consequential moments have occurred throughout the series, with brain scans chronicling the medical journey he has taken with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo). It was beautifully done, and so perfectly them. I was seriously swooning when he did it, and I usually hate him! Read more »
Perhaps one of the more striking features of this season of Grey‘s Anatomy was the lack of screen time and storylines for George (TR Knight), one of the five original interns on Seattle Grace.  George fans decried the fact that there are episodes where he appeared for a grand total of 10 seconds, with no speaking lines to, well, speak of.Entertainment Weekly reports that George will finally get a storyline of his own on the ABC dramedy in conjunction Owen‘s (Kevin McKidd) worsening case of PTSD (which, if we remember, caused him to almost strangled Cristina to death during a nightmare).  George will reportedly develop an interest in Owen‘s specialty as a military and trauma doctor. Read more »
If Katherine Heigl were to have her way, she‘d stay on Grey‘s Anatomy.  The actress who plays cancer-stricken Izzie Stevens told the press at a party marking the show‘s 100th episode that she‘s willing to defy her stage 4 metastatic melanoma (that has spread to her brain, liver, and skin) if creator Shonda Rhimes would let her stay in Seattle Grace.  As things stand, however, even Heigl herself doesn‘t know if Izzie is going to survive the predicament she‘s currently finds herself in. Grey‘s Anatomy: Episode 5.19 "Elevator Love Letter" Recap"I was assuming that [Izzie was being written off] and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head.... I don‘t know if that‘s a yes or a no," she told the Associated Press.  "No one will tell me, and I don‘t know how this is going to go." Read more »
I know a lot had already been written about sweet little George (TR Knight) here and elsewhere.  Paradoxically, the Grey’s Anatomy season we have seen the least of him is starting to prove to be a wake-up call to his fans, perhaps in that absence-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder fashion.  My initial theory is that Shonda must be trying to slowly easy George out of everyone’s consciousness by giving him less and less screen time, a plan which she is either aborting (given this news) or drawing to a close when she finally writes him off.With this in mind, I noted with particular interest an insightful comment on the last episode’s aftergasm article.  Has Grey’s Anatomy really been so relationship-centric that those characters with no romantic coupling possibility are slowly being written off?  A very popular slide show on the show’s worst relationships reveals that much of what happens on the Grey’s universe involves romantic relationships one way or another.  Has this become the point of the show? Read more »
All eyes are on Meredith and Derek as they continue to prepare for their looming wedding.  But that’s not all that’s worth looking into, especially as Grey’s Anatomy concludes its fifth season with a two-hour finale slated to air on May 14.  According to Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello, series creator Shonda Rhimes has tapped Debra Mooney and Liza Weil for the highly anticipated season ender. Mooney, known for her role on Everwood, most recently appeared on Eleventh Hour, ER, Cold Case, and Pushing Daisies.  On the other hand, Weil is credited for her role as Paris Geller on Gilmore Girls, as well as her roles on The West Wing, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and ER.  Weil also has ties to Rhimes‘ other show, Private Practice given that her real-life husband is cast member Paul Adelstein. Read more »
The May 14 finale of Grey’s Anatomy may sound far off still, but we know from experience that once the current intense storylines build up and episodes start rapidly flowing from week to week, the show’s fifth season will be over faster than you can say metastatic melanoma. That being said, I’m wondering what big finale twist Shonda Rhimes has up her mischievous sleeve this time.  Grey’s Anatomy, as far as I can recall, has been notorious for just wrecking, punishing one of its characters or two in season finales.  So far, the heartbreaking season enders include: Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) dying right after Izzie (Katherine Heigl) accepts his marriage proposal in season 2, Burke (Isaiah Washington) leaving Cristina (Sandra Oh) on their wedding day in season 3, and everybody kissing plus a house of candles courtesy of Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) in season 4. (Well, OK, this last one wasn‘t heartbreaking, necessarily, but it was still good.) Read more »
It’s been months now since Grey’s Anatomy series creator Shonda Rhimes set the record straight that cast members T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl are not leaving the show but it seems that these exit rumors just won’t die.  You can’t really blame skeptics for not believing.  After all, Rhimes doesn’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to credibility.  While we already know what may possibly drive Heigl’s Izzie to crossover the other side (the controversial cancer), the fate of Knight’s character, George, hasn’t exactly been clear.Warning: May contain spoilers! Read more »
The last article here didn’t exactly produce amicable discussion.  In fact, it kind of sowed discord more than anything, so let’s try to at least shy away from that sticky topic for today’s Grey’s Anatomy article.  From what I observe, though, there are those who would only miss TR Knight, those who would only miss Katherine Heigl, and those who would miss both.  Then there are those who openly berate the fans of the two, announcing unabashedly that they couldn’t wait to see them go.  For their part, these fans have been rather illogically branded as supporters of Isaiah Washington, who was kicked off Grey’s Anatomy after allegedly using the F-word in reference to Knight (how this issue is related to the whole Heigl and Knight leaving Grey’s is beyond me).That being said, I can’t help but play with the possibility, however minute and far-fetched at this point, that perhaps the characters of George and Izzie might be developed enough to merit their own spin-off.  By now, it is pretty obvious that the writers of Grey’s Anatomy have been struggling to come up with a consistent series of storylines for sweet little George.  As for Izzie, it will be very, very disconcerting if she survives her condition (5 percent survival rate, anyone?). Read more »
Shonda got us good.  Or so she thinks.After the slew of spoilers, confirmations and subsequent retractions, no one knows what‘s going to happen as Grey‘s Anatomy inches closer to its finale.  Initially, the ABC medical dramedy‘s now notorious creator has informed everyone via Twitter that it is indeed Derek and Meredith who are saying their I do‘s on the show‘s 100th episode. Not that she isn‘t trustworthy (or a flat-out evil liar), but it‘s just very hard to believe that things will go as planned on the episode.Now another report surfaced that claims it has nailed down Shonda and for good. According to the source, it spotted the filming of the heavily anticipated wedding scene and can now conclusively identify who‘s getting married, once and for all. If such is true, didn‘t the Grey‘s Anatomy crew learn anything from the Sex and the City film?  I heard those folks shot multiple endings just to avoid spilling the plot.Read at your own risk. Spoilers. Read more »
As BuddyTV reported earlier this month, there are a lot of guest stars to look forward as Grey‘s Anatomy wraps up its fifth season. Debra Mooney (Everwood) and Liza Weil (Gilmore Girls, The West Wing) have signed on for the highly anticipated season ender in which Mooney will play the mother of Kevin McKidd‘s emotionally plagued character Owen, while Weil will appear as a cancer patient who crosses paths with Izzie. There‘s already much buzz surrounding what series creator Shonda Rhimes has cooked up for the two-hour season ender on May 14 but it seems that fans are in for more surprises.According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, Kaley Cuoco, who plays lead female character Penny on The Big Bang Theory, will be arriving at Seattle Grace just in time for the finale. And it seems that there‘s a clandestine plot attached to her guest role.  Read more »
The brouhaha over Izzie (Katherine Heigl) and George (T.R. Knight) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) has been so loud that we might forget that the final four episodes of Grey‘s Anatomy (including the two-hour season finale) has potentially as much bearing in the lives of the other characters.  For instance, Callie (Sara Ramirez) is set to introduce Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) to her father, who won‘t exactly be jumping for joy with the news while Owen (Kevin McKidd) continues to struggle with PTSD, after the seriously scary strangling episode involving his now ex Cristina (Sandra Oh).In fact, I don‘t think a lot of Grey‘s Anatomy fans noticed how heartbreaking (and ingenious) it was that Cristina told Meredith they broke up immediately after Meredith broke the news that she‘s engaged.  I‘m not blaming anyone for being overly engrossed in the who‘s-getting-married and who‘s-dying bandwagon; both are no doubt very exciting.  For the sake of fairness, however, let‘s take a break from Izzie and George and MerDer and speculate on how the other Grey‘s characters would fare, as this season heads to its conclusion. Read more »
Everything is coming up babies.Our favorite dark and twisty star of ABC‘s Grey‘s Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo, has just announced that she is pregnant with her first child.Pompeo‘s rep, Jennifer Allen, confirmed to People that Ellen Pompeo, 39, and her husband Chris Ivery, 41, are "ecstatic" to be starting a family together. Read more »
There is so much buzz surrounding the last few episodes of Grey‘s Anatomy. There‘s the highly anticipated wedding and then there‘s George‘s direction as a military and trauma doctor. But perhaps the most controversial of all is Izzie‘s fate as a cancer-stricken patient, along with her portrayer Katherine Hiegl‘s fate on the medical drama. Whether or not it has something to do with her looming exit, the spotlight is now focused on Heigl, who seems to be doing her best work since season 2."These next two episodes [April 23 and 30] are as solid as any I‘ve seen this season," said Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, who also hinted on some Izzie scoop for the remaining episodes of Grey‘s Anatomy‘s fifth season. Warning: Spoilers ahead!!! Read more »
From ABC‘s official press release:As Izzie goes through aggressive cancer treatment, she throws herself into planning Meredith and Derek‘s wedding, and Callie gets a visit from her disapproving father, on ABC‘s Grey‘s Anatomy. Guest starring Hector Elizondo (Pretty Woman, Princess Diaries) and Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams). Read more »
It‘s been a while since the last new episode of Grey‘s Anatomy, so here are the things you should remember: Derek and Meredith got engaged, Izzie is dying of cancer, Hunt and Cristina broke up because he almost choked her to death in a PTSD-induced nightmare, and Callie and Arizona are officially a couple.Tonight‘s Grey‘s Anatomy begins with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) examining her shiny new engagement ring in bed next to Derek (Patrick Dempsey) who is still asleep. When he wakes up, she tells him that she‘s not really a ring person, so she doesn‘t want to wear the ring. She‘s also not a poufy white dress kind of bride. She and Derek joke together that they‘ll get married in scrubs with a bouquet of scalpels and clamps. They walk out into the living room where Lexie (Chyler Leigh) and Mark (Eric Dane) are making. The air immediately gets frosty because Derek and Mark are still on the outs. Read more »
"You‘re getting married. It‘s a miracle.  Meredith Grey, child of darkness, has found someone.  Don‘t you want to celebrate that?"Why do I think I‘ve heard this line from somewhere before on Grey‘s Anatomy?  Maybe not verbatim, but didn‘t Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) said the same thing to Cristina (Sandra Oh) when she panicked after washing off her vows on her hands?  In that inimitable tone of voice and glassy eyes, Meredith told Cristina, "We need this.  We need you to get your happy ending."  That was enough to get some sense into Cristina.  Unfortunately, Burke (Isaiah Washington) had something else in mind. Read more »
Last week, Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello reported that Kaley Cuoco, who plays lead female character Penny on The Big Bang Theory, will be gracing Grey‘s Anatomy for its fifth season finale. This was supposed to mark the latest season finale casting news for the medical drama following the casting of Debra Mooney (Everwood) and Liza Weil (Gilmore Girls, The West Wing), who have signed on to respectively play the mother of Kevin McKidd‘s emotionally plagued character Owen and a cancer patient who crosses paths with Izzie (Katherine Heigl). But as it turns out, Cuoco won‘t be appearing on Grey‘s Anatomy after all. Now, there‘s a rumor going on about CBS seemingly derailing Cuoco‘s guest gig, as well as the mystery role that has now been offered to actress Shannon Lucio. Read more »
Perhaps most Grey‘s Anatomy fans - those who opted to stay and those who up and left - would agree that this season of the hit medical dramedy took a while to heat up. The first part of the season sucked, for the most part, then it got better, and eventually got its groove back. Off the top of my head, it was the Dead!Denny! (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) storyline that did it for most Grey‘s fans. Maybe Izzie‘s (Katherine Heigl) ex-fiancé lingered at Seattle Grace far too long. And now that Izzie‘s cancer is out in the open and the visions o‘ Denny finally make (a little) sense, the damage is unfortunately irreparable and today, Grey‘s is still suffering the backlash of too many people tuning out.The last episode of Grey‘s Anatomy reeled in 13.2 million viewers, which, while it placed second in its timeslot, is considerably less than there were at this time last year. One year ago, the episode was "Where the Wild Things Are," and while this installment had little consequence to the overall arc of the series, interestingly, it was on this episode when the new residents started their surgical contest, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) was dating Rose, and Callie (Sara Ramirez) started her "friendship" with Hahn (Brooke Smith). Makes you kind of wistful, doesn‘t it? Read more »
The impending nuptials between Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) might as well be called the wedding of the century. Within the first 24 hours of launching of the Grey‘s Anatomy couple‘s wedding website, which is hosted by real-life wedding hub TheKnot.com and apparently managed by wedding planner extraordinaire, Izzie (Katherine Heigl), an invitation to RSVP for the event drew some 1,400 replies and 42,000 unique visitors. That‘s quite impressive for a fictional TV couple.According to Grey‘s Anatomy series creator Shonda Rhimes, the idea of website came as the show filmed its April 23 episode, in which Izzie snapped photos of her friend‘s begrudgingly test-driving dresses. Aiming for a memorable ceremony with all the genuine touches of a real wedding, Rhimes consulted her sister, who happens to be a wedding planner, and asked for something that would "feel like a real wedding web site." Thus, making fans excited for what is deemed to be "the most magical, romantic, breath-taking wedding you‘ve ever seen." Read more »
From ABC‘s official press release:Izzie‘s mother makes a surprise and less-than-welcome visit to the hospital, as Thatcher Grey returns to make amends with his daughters, Meredith and Lexie, on ABC‘s Grey‘s Anatomy. Guest starring Emmy-nominated Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue, Desperate Housewives) as Izzie‘s mother, Robbie. Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy. begins tonight with an opening shot of the beautiful Puget Sound. Meredith‘s voiceover and the title of the episode indicates it‘s all about saying you‘re sorry. All of Izzie‘s friends are crowded around Izzie‘s bed, sampling chicken skewers for her as part of the wedding preparations. She might be having surgery today so she is not allowed to eat anything, so she has to depend on everyone else‘s taste buds in order to pick the appetizers. Everyone is driving her nuts, though, because they say things like, "The chicken tastes like chicken." Izzie is anxious to get the menu nailed down so that she can put it on the wedding website that she set up for Meredith and Derek. (Meredith is all, "What, now? There‘s a website??") Derek emerges from the bathroom wearing his morning coat, clearly uncomfortable. Cristina accidentally bumps into Hunt, but he evades her by saying, "Take care now." This confuses her, so she goes to tell Callie about it, but Callie has her own problems. Since she is now cut off from her family‘s fortune (because she came out to father as a lesbian), she can‘t afford rent anymore. Um, what? How‘s that, now? I mean, sure, maybe she‘ll have to change her lifestyle a bit, but she still has a job as a senior resident. It‘s not like she‘s destitute or anything. Cristina suggests that she lie to her parents and say that she broke up with Arizona just so she can get her trust fund back.  Read more »
I really enjoyed last night‘s episode of Grey‘s Anatomy. There was a lot of good stuff packed into the hour that I especially liked. I always love a good parental neglect storyline, and there were at least six such plot threads going on last night: Izzie (Katherine Heigl) and her mother, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Thatcher, Lexie (Chyler Leigh) and Thatcher, Meredith and the chief (James Pickens Jr.), the little girl who shot her father 17 times, and Callie‘s ongoing aftermath with her family after coming out of the closet.However, there was one thing that just bugged me to no end: when Callie (Sarah Ramirez) complained that she wouldn‘t be able to pay rent anymore because her daddy took away her trust fund. WHAT??? Seriously, are you kidding me? This is the most ridiculous and unnecessary plot point EVER.  Read more »
Will Denny ever rest in peace? Ever since he resurfaced Grey‘s Anatomy as a fragment of Izzie‘s imagination, fans of the medical drama have been agonizing over his seemingly endless stint beyond the grave. Soon, however, the show will be pulling the plug on Denny for good - but not before his final appearance as the fifth season comes to a close."I can confirm that I will be coming back one more time," Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Denny, revealed to Entertainment Weekly during the Hollywood premiere of Star Trek. "I think it will be done after that. I think I have been on the Grey‘s Anatomy set for the last time." Read more »
Of course, I‘m stoked about the upcoming Grey‘s Anatomy wedding. Judging from one promo, even Cristina (Sandra Oh) is excited, as she mouths "Bridezillaaaa" (shown here).  I admit, I wasn‘t a big fan of Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) partly because Derek can be a real douche bag sometimes (honestly) and partly because of the utter predictability of things.  As I see them in the middle of that church, however, you can‘t really help but root for them; especially Meredith, who had been through a lot of crap that you just want to make her happy, for a change.While we‘re still not sure if it will indeed be Meredith and Derek who‘ll take the big plunge on Grey‘s Anatomy‘s landmark 100th episode, someone bed-ridden and cancery had put it upon herself to take care of everything, with the aid of Derek‘s credit card.  We previously reported that Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl), because she‘s all perky and she likes wedding, put up a website to document the wedding of McDreamy and the "queen of darkness" (that‘s Meredith). The website is very exciting, and die-hard Grey‘s fans will have a grand time exploring it. Read more »
From ABC‘s official press release:It‘s Meredith and Derek‘s Wedding Day, on ABC‘s Grey‘s Anatomy. Grey‘s Anatomy celebrates its 100th episode with an event no fan should miss. Read more »
The 100th episode of Grey‘s Anatomy opens with an Izzie (Katherine Heigl) voiceover, except, it‘s not really a voiceover because we see her in her hospital bed, wearing a scarf on her head, whispering her monologue to someone we can‘t see. She looks very weary and cancery, and she‘s talking about big days. The days that start out normal but end big are the biggest kinds of days. While she talks, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) are at the church where they will be getting married at the end of the day. That‘s how their day will end, but they are starting the day by going to work, because if we have learned nothing about these people, it is that they are workaholics. Callie (Sara Ramirez) wakes up the at the hospital and complains to Cristina (Sandra Oh) that since is po‘ now, she has to pick up extra shifts in the ER. Also, she apparently had a really romantic date with Arizona last night at a fancy-schmancy restaurant that she can no longer afford, and bailed on her after dinner to work the ER. Cristina, thinking that she needed to clear out of the apartment to give Callie and Arizona some space, also slept at the hospital and is terribly cranky as a result.  Read more »
What happened wasn‘t really surprising. But now that the cat is out of the bag on Grey‘s Anatomy, we can focus on the more important issue - is Izzie (Katherine Heigl) going to survive her bout with cancer. The odds are stacked up against her, surely, the wedding was too A Walk to Remember (which means she‘d eventually die), she recently got a visit from her mother, and Dead!Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) once again started loitering around the halls of Seattle Grace - in black, to boot.  Dream wedding, mother, dead ex-boyfriend. Izzie‘s fate looks sealed.While the matter of Izzie‘s departure had been discussed a lot of times, I think the fact that it‘s right in the corner gives a little more credence to the question.  Surely, there are converts along the way in this live-or-die Izzie debate; those who initially couldn‘t wait to get rid of her now hoping that she lives and those who wanted her to survive and now, after a great wedding, have conceded that it‘s time that she goes.Check out the recap here: Grey‘s Anatomy: Episode 5.22 "What a Difference a Day Makes" Recap  Read more »
As expected, Grey‘s Anatomy‘s 100th episode delivered, as 15.3 million tuned in for the impromptu wedding of Izzie (Katherine Heigl) and Alex (Justin Chambers).  In fact, for the first time since 2007, Grey‘s lorded it over perennial ratings leader CSI on the 9pm hour, with the now Grissom-less procedural managing only 14.7 million.  Judging from the ratings, therefore, the Grey‘s Anatomy episode had been worth the hype.I would like to know, however, if anybody at all was surprised at the so-called twist. Let me tell you, I have friends who don‘t watch Grey‘s Anatomy, and they saw the Izzie wedding a mile away. Speculations were rife way, way back, especially since Grey‘s creator Shonda Rhimes‘ pronouncement said the hundredth episode "takes place on Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith‘s (Ellen Pompeo) wedding day."  It left a lot of holes where twists can come in. Firstly, it didn‘t say that Derek and Meredith are necessarily getting married on that day.  Secondly, we always knew that as the current season nears the finale, Izzie would get worse by the episode.  Lastly, if anybody else is that excited in preparing someone else‘s wedding and that somebody is dying, it‘s very likely that she‘ll be in the wedding herself.  Read more »
All set for the Grey‘s Anatomy two-hour season finale Thursday?  Maybe so, but just in case you have forgotten any odd detail (What? Izzie has cancer?!), here‘s a quick refresher on all the Grey‘s Anatomy season 5  stuff you need to know to get yourself updated on the happenings on Seattle Grace.  Currently, this is how the denizens of our favorite ABC medical drama stand:Izzie (Katherine Heigl).  Izzie has stage IV metastatic melanoma. She was told her chances of survival is at a slim 5 percent. On the last few episodes, she was visited by her equally high-strung mother, planned the MerDer wedding, and got married to Alex (Justin Chambers).  On the finale, easily one of the most anticipated storylines to unwrap is that of Izzie. i.e., whether she‘ll survive or not and whether she‘ll leave Grey‘s for good or not.Grey‘s Anatomy: Episode 5.22 "What a Difference a Day Makes" Recap‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Aftergasm: The Pros and Cons of Izzie DyingGrey‘s Anatomy: Was Anybody Surprised? Read more »
From ABC‘s official press release:After spending time with a fellow cancer patient, Izzie contemplates whether or not to move forward with a risky surgery, and George delivers some stunning news that sends shockwaves through the hospital, on the season finale of ABC‘s Grey‘s Anatomy. Guest starring Liza Weil (Gilmore Girls) in the penultimate episode of the season.Grey‘s Anatomy concludes the season with a shocking two-hour telecast, Thursday, May 14 (9:00-11:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read more »
This is it, kids. The finale of Grey‘s Anatomy season 5.  This should be good. Box(ex) of Kleenex ready?  Let‘s go.The first of the two-part finale opens, as usual, with aerial shots of Seattle.  Meredith‘s (Ellen Pompeo) doing the voiceover, and she‘s saying something about things not ending the way you planned them, in obvious reference to what happened with her non-wedding day. We see Mer and Derek (Patrick Shepherd) cuddling on the floor on the morning after. She remembers the one-night stand (Derek) that led to this moment. And to top it all off, Derek figured out a way to get Izzie‘s tumor. Everything‘s hanky-dory. Read more »
Yang (Sandra Oh), Karev (Justin Chambers), bald Izzie (Katherine Heigl), George (TR Knight), and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) - our original interns, aw - are all sleeping and waiting for Izzie to wake up after the surgery. Bailey (Chandra Wilson) comes in and asks if there were any changes over night. "You all look like hell," Bailey tells them before leaving. Outside, Yang sees Owen hugging George. Uh oh.Bailey comes into the Chief‘s (James Pickens Jr.) office, later to be joined by Arizona (Jessica Capshaw), who breaks the news to her that she was accepted into the peds fellowship program. Bailey is not exactly jumping up and down, and walks out.Read the recap of Grey‘s Anatomy: Season Finale Part 1 "Here‘s to the Future" first>> Read more »
First of all - what a finale!  Grey‘s Anatomy fans thought they‘d be getting answers on tonight‘s season finale.  Little did they know that they‘d be getting more questions than answers.  As this season ended, two lives hang on the line - Izzie (Katherine Heigl), who crashed right when Alex (Justin Chambers) was hugging her for remembering something; and George (TR Knight) who was revealed to have jumped in front of a bus to save a random girl.The dream sequence with Izzie in a pretty dress in the elevator and George in some uniform smiling at each other doesn‘t bode well on those Grey‘s fans who want both to survive. Read more »
Katherine Heigl may just have the perfect parting gift - that is if series creator Shonda Rhimes decides to let her character, Izzie Stevens, rest in peace. Forever. The Grey‘s Anatomy actress has reentered the Emmy race this year, according to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, and despite some Izzie-haters, there are still a number of fans who believe that that the 30-year-old actress nailed her brain-tumor storyline, and that includes Rhimes herself.     "I think she did beautiful work," Rhimes raved Thursday immediately following the season finale. "I think she always does beautiful work." Read more »
It is not often that I say it, but the Grey‘s Anatomy finale was nothing short of amazing. Meredith‘s (Ellen Pompeo) voice over - which can sometimes fall into motherhood statements and empty, sentimental rhetoric - was perfect. "Did you say it," she asks in her typical raspy near-whisper, and we see the Chief (James Pickens Jr.), Bailey (Chandra Wilson), and Yang (Sandra Oh) scrambling to revive Izzie (Katherine Heigl). "I love you.  I don‘t ever want to live without you.  You changed my life.  Did you say it?" she continues, and we see Meredith looking nervously on George‘s (T.R. Knight) disfigured face as Derek (Patrick Shepherd) and Sloan (Eric Dane) worked on his brain. Read more »
A lot of shows are getting the reality TV treatment nowadays and it appears that the latest series to jump on board is ABC‘s Grey‘s Anatomy. No, creator Shonda Rhimes isn‘t resorting to yet another outrageous idea following its recent season‘s soapy turn. This time, it‘s The CW that‘s making a play for fans of the medical drama.According to E!‘s Marc Malkin, who has gotten his hands on a CW casting notice that apparently has been sent to dozens of hospitals throughout the U.S., the network is developing a reality series in the same vein as Grey‘s Anatomy.  Read more »
Patrick Dempsey has received significant public attention for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd on ABC‘s Grey‘s Anatomy. For his "McDreamy" role, he has earned two Golden Globe nominations for the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series in 2006 and 2007 but failed to take home trophies in both occasions. This year, the 43-year-old heartthrob has received an Emmy nod but it seems that he‘s determined not fall short yet again.The Grey‘s Anatomy star has taken himself down a notch from the leading-man category to supporting actor in his award campaign materials, according to the Los Angeles Times.   Read more »
The end of May means it‘s time to start campaigning for the Emmy Awards.  Many shows have already started hitting voters with giant For Your Consideration DVD sets to get the coveted nominations.  This season, however, there‘s a lot of gamesmanship going on for category placements as actors are moving from Lead to Supporting or vice versa in order to improve their chances at a nomination.The biggest change is coming from Grey‘s Anatomy, where McDreamy himself Patrick Dempsey is dropping down to the Supporting Actor race after failing to get nominated as a Lead Actor for four years.  While some might criticize the move as blatantly mislabeling himself in order to score a nomination, it‘s actually a bigger indictment on the show itself. Read more »
ABC unveiled its Fall schedule today and it features an ambitious lineup of new series to premiere all season long.  The schedule features eight new shows, including a Wednesday night that contains nothing but new programs.  This is identical to the strategy ABC used two years ago when it premiered three new hour-long shows on Wednesdays.The new Wednesday, however, features four new half-hour comedies which I will tentatively title the Back to You reject lineup, as three of the sitcoms star former cast members of that failed FOX sitcom, including Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton and Ty Burrell.  The other big change to the schedule is that Ugly Betty has been bumped to Fridays, wedged between Supernanny and 20/20.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBSThe CW Read more »
E! Online reports that "multiple sources" have confirmed the oft-mentioned George-will-die-Izzie-will-live hypothesis on Grey‘s Anatomy, firming up beliefs that TR Knight, who plays George O‘Malley, is indeed on his way out of Seattle Grace.  His character, misshapen after an almost-fatal accident, flat-lined just when the ABC medical drama‘s fifth season came to a close.  The 36-year-old reportedly wanted off Grey‘s for the longest time.There has been too much friction between Knight and Grey‘s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, adds E! Online.  He asked to be left out of his contract late last year after growing frustrated that with his character‘s lack of solid storyline and screen time.  Fans of George all noticed the lack of screen-time for O‘Malley. Read more »
Fans of Dr. George O‘Malley aren‘t the only ones who want T.R. Knight to continue on Grey‘s Anatomy. Evidently, his co-stars, Justin Chambers and Melissa George don‘t want him to hang up his scrubs just yet."T.R. is an amazing actor and I want him to be there as long as I‘m on there," Chambers, who plays Dr. Alex Karev on the ABC medical drama, said at the night at the Salvatore Ferragamo benefit for L‘Aquila Earthquake victims. "He‘s wonderful to work with."  Read more »
ABC will finally put an end to last season‘s cliffhangers as the network premieres an all-new season of Grey‘s Anatomy on Thursday, September 24 at 9pm, following the series premiere of the new drama series Flash Forward. This leaves us nearly four months before we learn the fate of T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl, whose characters, George and Izzie, both seemingly departed the fifth season finale of the medical drama, leaving viewers with no definite indication of whether either or both are dead or alive. But learning if George survives and if Alex will kick off the season as a widower aren‘t the only cliffhangers that plague Grey‘s Anatomy fans as they wait for the new season to begin. Read more »
EW.com‘s Michael Ausiello must‘ve had a fabulous brunch with Grey‘sAnatomy creator Shonda Rhimes today, because after a bit of a lull, hehas confirmed two major pieces of Grey‘s Anatomy casting informationfor next season.  Ausiello has confirmed that T.R. Knight is leavingthe show while Jessica Capshaw will be promoted to a series regular.The Knight news is not incredibly surprising as the season ended withGeorge being horribly crushed and disfigured by a bus, leading to himdressed in his soldier outfit in Seattle Grace‘s Hospital Heaven. Ausiello claims that the network has finally agreed to let Knight outof his contract, meaning, unlike Meredith, George probably won‘t comeback from the afterlife. Read more »
Coming on the heels of the news that T.R. Knight won‘t be returning next season on Grey‘s Anatomy, sources have now revealed that Katherine Heigl will continue on the ABC medical drama, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Heigl‘s option on the medical drama has reportedly been picked up, which means that the show won‘t pull the plug on her character Izzie Stevens just yet. Read more »
T.R. Knight may have left his role as Dr. George O‘Malley on Grey‘s Anatomy but, at least, fans can still catch him when he heads back to his theatrical roots. The 36-year-old actor will be headlining the upcoming musical production of Parade at L.A.‘s Mark Taper Forum, according to the Los Angeles Times.Based on the true story of Leo Frank, who was convicted for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan in Atlanta in 1913, Parade revolves around the press frenzy and public outrage about Frank‘s trial, and his wife‘s crusade for justice. The musical, which won two Tonys after debuting on Broadway in 1998, explores love and hope against all the odds in the middle of religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension. Read more »
Now that Katherine Heigl‘s option for Grey‘s Anatomy‘s season 6 has been picked up, another batch of questions have surfaced: Will her new movie affect her filming schedule on the ABC medical drama? And will her character Dr. Izzie Stevens return (and not just for one more episode)?You can‘t blame Grey‘s Anatomy fans for being cynical when it comes to official statements that may later come with a twist. After all, series creator Shonda Rhymes has earned quite a reputation for pulling off clever semantics. But TV Guide‘s Matt Mitovich reports that this is not the case and that Heigl‘s Izzie will have a significant presence in the fall. Read more »
It‘s no secret that T.R. Knight is leaving Grey‘s Anatomy but there hasn‘t really been any official statement until now. The 36-year-old actor, who plays Dr. George O‘Malley on the ABC medical drama, finally breaks his silence with a statement confirming his departure. "Leaving Grey‘s Anatomy was not an easy decision for me to make. I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to play this character and will miss my fellow cast and crew very much. I continue to wish them the very best, and wholeheartedly thank all of the fans who have supported me and the show with such passion and enthusiasm," Knight said.  Read more »
T.R. Knight is officially Broadway bound and Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello just confirmed the former Grey‘s Anatomy actor‘s latest gig. Since leaving the ABC medical drama where he catapulted to stardom as Dr. George O‘Malley, Knight has signed on to headline the upcoming musical production of Parade at L.A.‘s Mark Taper Forum. Now, he‘s signed on to star in the upcoming Broadway revival of Lend Me a Tenor.No official announcement about the production has been made but, according to Ausiello, the former Grey‘s Anatomy star will play the role of Max, a character created by Victor Garber in the original 1989 production.  Read more »
ABC has just picked up FX TV Studios‘ series Defying Gravity from Grey‘s Anatomy producer James Parriott. The show revolves around eight astronauts from five countries who undertake a mysterious six-year mission through the solar system. And while the 13-episode adventure tale doesn‘t really involve a medical plot, it has been described as "Grey‘s Anatomy in Space." Read more »
Chandra Wilson has just snagged a promotion! After playing Miranda Bailey for five seasons on Grey‘s Anatomy, the 39-year-old actress will try her hand behind the cameras as she directs an episode of the ABC medical drama. While another actor was reportedly negotiating to direct an episode of Grey‘s Anatomy this season, sources confirm that Wilson is a surefire. Wilkinson will be the first cast member to direct an episode of series. It will also mark her first directorial attempt ever.  Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy caught viewers off guard (sort of) by wrapping up the medical drama with a wedding the saw Izzie (Katherine Heigl) and Alex (Justin Chambers) tie the knot instead of Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey). Although Meredith and Derek have already taken their relationship further by declaring their own vows, some fans are still hoping to see the day when Meredith walks down the aisle. And word on the street is that casting directors are currently looking for actors to play guest roles for the season 6 premiere of Grey‘s Anatomy for what sounds like a possible wedding in the works.  Read more »
Eric Dane and Patrick Dempsey, two of Seattle Grace‘s finest, are heading to the big screen as part of the ever-growing cast of Gary Marshall‘s ensemble romantic comedy, Valentine‘s Day. According to Variety, the film is set to start production this week. Valentine‘s Day, which was first written by Katherine Fugate followed by the team of Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, follows five interconnected love stories in Los Angeles --- similar to the concept of Love Actually but without the English accents.  Read more »
Katherine Heigl has been the subject of controversy when it comes to her status on Grey‘s Anatomy but she hasn‘t exactly been forthcoming about the direction of her career and personal life. In an interview with UK Marie Claire, in which she appears on the cover of the August 2009 issue, the 30-year-old actress speaks about her relationship with husband Josh Kelley and her take on doing romantic comedies.  Read more »
Earlier this month, BuddyTV reported a string of casting news for the sixth season premiere of Grey‘s Anatomy. Producers are looking for someone to play a Catholic priest in his 60s, an 18-year-old male patient and his mother, and some foreign girls backpacking across America who end up in Seattle Grace. But that‘s not all. The X-Files alum Mitch Pileggi has also been enlisted to reprise his role as Larry Jennings. Read more »
It‘s Emmy nomination eve as TV fans are looking forward to tomorrowmorning‘s Emmy nominations, announced at 8:35am ET by Grey‘;s Anatomy‘sChandra Wilson and The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons.This year there are plenty of interesting changes and storylines goinginto the announcement.  As always, Grey‘s Anatomy has plenty of drama,with Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight‘s behind-the-scenes decisions andPatrick Dempsey‘s choice to submit himself as a supporting actor forthe first time.  Expanding the major acting and series categories tosix nominees each should also add some extra spice into the morning.  Read more »
Martha Plimpton, whose breakthrough performance was in the 1985 feature film The Goonies as the character Stef Steinbrenner, has signed on to join the cast of Grey‘s Anatomy for its sixth season. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 38-year-old actress will play the mother of a young patient and will appear on multiple episodes. Read more »
We all know how it‘s going down next season of Grey‘s Anatomy, even though the two characters‘ tragic fate at the end of the fourth season was left hanging. Katherine Heigl‘s Izzie will stay for what is likely her last season, while the medical drama has pulled the plug on T.R. Knight‘s George.  By now, most fans have already accepted this tragedy but for others, the haunting image of an army-clad George waiting outside the elevator for Izzie is still hard to take.  Read more »
The Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and there were sometruly out-of-the-box nominees.  Sarah Silverman for Lead Actress in aComedy for her Comedy Central show?  Flight of the Conchords for ComedySeries and Jemaine Clement for Lead Actor?  Simon Baker from TheMentalist?  And Family Guy for Outstanding Comedy Series?  Yeah, thesearen‘t your daddy‘s Emmys.Complete List of Nominees >>Emmy Fun Facts>> Read more »
As reported previously, Grey‘s Anatomy‘s fifth season finale was supposed to feature Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s Denny as Izzie‘s heavenly escort. However, series creator Shonda Rhimes had an epiphany and decided to use T.R. Knight‘s George in the parting shot-cliffhanger. According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, Knight went ahead and shaved his head, thinking he was done for the season.  Read more »
The Young and the Restless‘ Eyal Podell may have left the soap world for primetime but that doesn‘t mean that daytime viewers won‘t be able to enjoy his new series, which may involve a few soapy twists and turns. The 33-year-old actor has joined ABC‘s new medical drama, Defying Gravity, which revolves around eight astronauts from five countries who undertake a mysterious six-year mission through the solar system."It‘s from the producers of Grey‘s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives and is sure to appeal to the soap viewer during prime time," teased Podell. Read more »
Izzie Steven‘s fate has been the subject of much discussion among fans of Grey‘s Anatomy ever since it has been reported that her portrayer, Katherine Heigl, will be sticking around for yet another season. When we last saw the ABC medical drama, the cancer-stricken Izzie flat-lined while an image of Izzie in an elevator met up with George, who also flat-lined after being in an accident.While Heigl remains tight-lipped about the exact fate of her character, she has hinted on the possible scenarios that viewers will see when Grey‘s Anatomy resolves its ambiguous season 5 cliffhanger on September 24. Read more »
While the fate of Izzie is up in the air, Grey‘s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl will be taking the world by storm as a romantically challenged morning show producer in the R-rated comedy, The Ugly Truth, which hits theaters on July 24. The movie, which is directed by Robert Luketic, revolves around Heigl‘s Abby Richter as she agrees to a series of outrageous tests by Gerard Butler‘s Mike Chadway, male chauvinist TV personality who is determined to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick. His clever ploys, however, lead to the totally expected result--she finds love at the same time that he falls in love with her. Read more »
Would you even consider watching Lexie Grey‘s Anatomy?  That‘s something series creator Shonda Rhimes is toying with now that she‘s realized that the entire cast will leave the show ---eventually. With T.R. Knight already gone, and Katherine Heigl‘s imminent exit, as well as Ellen Pompeo‘s impending maternity leave, the executive producer is currently weighing her options on how to make it work on the medical drama. Read more »
It seems ridiculous to walk away from a hit medical series and a $14 million contract but T.R. Knight is already at peace with his decision to leave Grey‘s Anatomy. For a moment, the 39-year-old actor kept his mouth shut about his unexpected exit on the ABC show that catapulted him to stardom. But now that he‘s has already been released from his contract, there‘s no more reason to hold back. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Knight reveals his issues with creator Shonda Rhimes and what led him to quit Grey‘s Anatomy.  Read more »
Yet again, HBO is leading the pack for having the most portrayals--and the most positive portrayals--of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) characters on their shows, according to a report from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD.The organization‘s third Network Responsibility Index saw HBO score the highest rating and a "Good" grade, with 42% of its programming featuring LGBT characters.  The cable network is home to shows such as True Blood, Entourage and No. 1 Ladies‘ Detective Agency, all of which have prominent LGBT characters. Read more »
Week after week, there‘s a juicy story that surfaces the internet regarding Grey‘s Anatomy‘s most controversial players. First, series creator Shonda Rhimes revealed that George wasn‘t supposed to be Izzie‘s heavenly escort. Rhimes also said that she‘s now weighing her options on how to make the medical drama work if and when the entire cast eventually leaves the show. Then T.R. Knight broke his silence on why he really left the ABC series. Now, Rhimes talks to Entertainment Weekly about the "lost" George episode that fans will never see. Read more »
When Grey‘s Anatomy returns for its sixth season, viewers will witness a funeral for one of the doctors of Seattle Grace. It‘s actually the worst kept secret in TV these days because if you‘ve been following the entire buzz surrounding series creator Shonda Rhimes and Grey‘s cast member T.R. Knight, then you‘re already aware that it‘s for George O‘Malley. Read more »
Katherine Heigl may be totally kidding when she complained about the 17-hour day she spent on the set of Grey‘s Anatomy during her visit on the Late Show with David Letterman but not everyone found her remark funny. "Our first day back was Wednesday and it was -- I‘m going to keep saying this because I hope it embarrasses them -- a 17-hour day," Heigl told David Letterman last Monday, "which I think is cruel and mean." Read more »
We previously reported that an Emmy-winning writer lashed out at Grey‘s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl for implying in a David Letterman interview that her return to filming the ABC medical drama was marked with a 17-hour day, even in jest.In rather late fashion, meanwhile, the verbal tirades continue for Heigl, as her Knocked Up co-star Seth Rogen said in a radio interview that saying foolish things was "her bag," in reference to a comment made by Heigl way, way back that the 2007 comedy was sexist. Read more »
By now, everyone who can‘t wait for Grey‘s Anatomy‘s September 24 return know that the dish about George (TR Knight) and Izzie (Katherine Heigl), two characters whose lives were left hanging at the end of season 5. But just to be sure, let‘s just say that my initial prediction and interpretation of the elevator scene was right on the money. OK fine George dies and Izzie survives. Heigl even complained that her return to the Grey‘s set was marked with a 17-hour day. David Letterman pointed out, quite astutely, that the 17-hour work day wouldn‘t have been largely plausible if flat-lining Izzie indeed died (unless, of course, she‘d be filmed inside the casket for 17 long hours during her onscreen funeral). Read more »
Remember Preston Burke‘s (Isaiah Washington) intended wedding vows to Cristina (Sandra Oh), which he didn‘t get to say on Grey‘s Anatomy? He recited it in an OR full of women, that included Izzie (Katherine Heigl), Callie (Sara Ramirez) and the now departed Addie (Kate Walsh). He was saying, "I am not optimistic, I am not hopeful. I am sure," and right there and then, a song started playing - Ray LaMontagne‘s Hold You In My Arms. Burke continued with his vow and right after he finished, the song got louder, getting to the chorus. Everyone was speechless, until Addison broke the silence and said, "I think I speak for every woman in this room when I say dump her, dump Yang and marry me." Read more »
If you didn‘t find her 17-hour Grey‘s Anatomy workday comment on David Letterman not funny, then you‘re in good company. ABC entertainment president Steve McPherson said it was "unfortunate" for Grey‘s star Katherine Heigl to think that she can joke about the hours she put in during her return to the ABC medical drama."People are going to behave in the way they choose to behave," McPherson told the Hollywood Reporter. "There are so many people who work so hard on Grey‘s, and all of our shows, without any notoriety and those are the ones I‘d be concerned about, people who feel like they‘re being criticized or looked down upon." Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy fans might think that if there‘s one person who‘ll be most gravely affected by George!Death, it‘s either Izzie (Katherine Heigl), Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), or Callie (Sarah Ramirez). Kevin McKidd, however, begs to differ. We‘ve all witnessed how his character Owen Hunt had taken George (T.R. Knight) under his wing in the field of trauma."I think it affected Owen Hunt a lot because he kind of mentored him," McKidd tells E! Online. "He really felt that O‘Malley was going to become the next star head of trauma at the hospital. He didn‘t encourage him to join the army, but he certainly thought it was an honorable and great thing to do, so I think it‘s really hit Owen Hunt a lot."  Read more »
September 24. Mark your calendars, kids. That‘s the date when ABC drama Grey‘s Anatomy resumes its ‘operations‘ with a two-hour premiere that will reveal the fate of several characters whose lives were left hanging in the balance during the end of last season.Read on to find out what to expect on Seattle Grace in this Grey‘s Anatomy Season 6 preview. Read more »
Haven‘t we had enough darkness on Grey‘s Anatomy?Kevin McKidd teases that something big is in the offing on Grey‘s Anatomy, reports Entertainment Tonight. "Something happens that is seismic to the hospital," he said. "In these economic times, things start to come down the pike that start to impact people‘s lives. So the stakes become higher as the season goes on."Read: ‘Grey‘sAnatomy‘ Season 6 Preview Read more »
As we get closer and closer to Grey‘s Anatomy‘s September 24 season 6 kick-off, it looks darker and darker for the ABC medical drama. Kevin McKidd, who plays trauma surgeon Owen Hunt on the show, previously said that the upcoming season is bound to be very dark, as if cancer and PTSD and creepy death row patient weren‘t dark enough last season. This time, Jessica Capshaw, who was recently promoted to series regular, said it‘s going to be dark alright, dark and heavy."I think it‘s a profound feeling to experience that kind of loss and the aftermath. We‘re dealing with grief," she tells E! Online. "The storylines are heavy."‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Season 6 Spoilers‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Season 6 Preview Read more »
I know it has nothing to do with Grey‘s Anatomy, but he does play a sleazy womanizer plastic surgeon on the ABC medical drama. Little did his fans know he was as frisky in real life.Eric Dane, who plays Mark Sloan or McSteamy on Grey‘s Anatomy, recently became the latest victim of an alleged sex tape scandal, when a video featuring him, his wife of five years, and another woman somehow found its way to the Internet. Read more »
I won‘t be surprised if a lot of people would be unavailable on the night of September 24. That‘s the day Grey‘s Anatomy returns, and judging from the first season 6 promo, it promises to be a tearful, but ultimately satisfying, affair.ABC has just released the first trailer for the upcoming season of the ABC medical drama, and things look promising. By now, you need to be living under the rock to not know that George (TR Knight) dies and is therefore won‘t be coming back to Seattle Grace, while Izzie (Katherine Heigl) survives the disease no one survives (her words, not mine).  Read more »
What is up with ABC torturing us with all these little 30-second promos? At the very least, we get little glimpses of what promises to be an insane Grey‘s Anatomy two-hour season premiere on September 24. Following the George- and Izzie-centric (and slightly Callie-centric) first promo, we get another one, and this time, we get to see how the other characters of the show will do come season 6. Oh, and just a little FYI, the song used in the video is Tyrone Wells‘ Sink or Swim. Read more »
Yes she is back, but Katherine Heigl won‘t be staying on Seattle Grace for too long. People reports that the actress who plays Izzie Stevens on Grey‘s Anatomy will be going on a temporary hiatus from the ABC medical drama to work on her big-screen project, romantic-comedy Life As We Know It from Brothers and Sisters‘ Greg Berlanti."Katherine is taking time off to film a movie," an ABC rep confirms. "The producers at Grey‘s have accommodated past things like that before. It‘s a cast of 13 and it is a true ensemble so the show is mindful of other commitments." Read more »
The Emmys are getting a viral, user-generated component this year asCBS is teaming up with Vaseline to sponsor "Breakthrough Performance ofthe Year," a category which allows viewers to vote for their favoriteTV moments of the year, with the top three and winner being revealed onthe primetime Emmy Awards telecast Sunday, September 20 on CBS.The number of things that are unbelievably stupid and wrong with thisdecision is astounding.  Even if you don‘t like the Emmys, you have toadmit that this decision is actively killing what little credibilitythe Emmys hoped to maintain. Read more »
After watching the first episode of Grey‘s Anatomy (the first hour at least), I can confirm what virtually everyone in the cast had been telling - or warning - us: it‘s going to be a very dark season. And why not, George (T.R. Knight) is gone, and while creator Shonda Rhimes appeared like she did everything in her power to ease up the viewers to a George-less Grey‘s Anatomy, it just wouldn‘t work. Because while there are fans who may not have liked George, in Seattle Grace, everybody liked him. Just how loved George was will be made clear on how people will react to his death.But let‘s not spill too much, shall we? Read more »
At the height of the anticipation for its season 6 premiere, the complete season 5 DVD of Grey‘s Anatomy is set to be available tomorrow. While I‘m sure most fans have not missed a single episode of Grey‘s, it still wouldn‘t hurt to revisit what happened in season 5 - a good season overall, although it did take a while before it got hot.Highlights of Grey‘s Anatomy season 5 include the reappearance of Denny Duquette (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek‘s (Patrick Dempsey) post-it wedding, Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), Sadie‘s (Melissa George) cult of the interns, Izzie (Katherine Heigl) getting cancer, and George (TR Knight) being out of the picture - most of the time. And Izzie‘s wedding. Read more »
This article will be completely, utterly George-free, just to prove that I listen to the more ardent comment-posters on this site. Though I think that‘ll be very difficult given that Grey‘s Anatomy season 6 will largely feature the aftermath of his death, but we‘ll still try.I‘ve seen the first hour of the two-hour Grey‘s season 6 premiere, and the more or less focal point of the episode was George‘s funeral. It‘s not giving too much when I say that Izzie (Katherine Heigl) looks pretty healthy; still visibly weak but definitely a far cry from the girl who could hardly stand up in her wedding with Alex (Justin Chambers). When she wakes up,  perhaps a lot of Grey‘s fans thought the worst of the cancer attack is over. Oh no. Far from it, in fact.Potential spoilers under the cut. Read more »
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday at 8pm on CBS.  Hostedby Neil Patrick Harris, it looks like two shows will have astranglehold on the night: Mad Men for Drama and 30 Rock for Comedy,both coming in with an overwhelming lead in total nominations.But will they really prevail.  Check out the nominees for the majorEmmy Drama categories below and who I think will win, then make yourown picks and watch along with me Sunday night. Read More: Comedy Category Predictions>> Read more »
Just a couple of days before the big 2 hour season 6 premiere of Grey‘sAnatomy, Ellen Pompeo and husband Chris Ivery enjoyed an even biggerpremiere; the birth of their first child, a daughter. Stella LunaPompeo Ivery was born Tuesday September 15th according to Pompeo‘srepresentative. Stella‘s birth means that Ellen will be taking some time off fromGrey‘s Anatomy and the titular role of Meredith Grey for maternityleave. She‘ll be joining co-star Katherine Heigl on maternity leave.Heigl and her husband Joshua Kelley just adopted a child from SouthKorea, who they‘ve named Naleigh. As two of the shows leading ladiesstep away for family time, the show will focus more oncharacter-centric episodes and the forthcoming merger of Seattle Graceand Mercy West.Congrats to both Ellen and Katherine!  Read more »
UPDATE: This contest is now over. Congrats to the twitter winners: @Stargate_Barbie @StuffSmart @KennethmamingI‘m pretty sure there is no such thing as too much Grey‘s Anatomy. I know BuddyTV has been talking about George and Izzie all summer and could probably continue throughout fall. But there‘s no need to because the season premiere is right around the corner. What better way to get ready then to do a giveaway! We‘re giving away THREE copies of Grey‘s Anatomy Season 5 on DVD. Entering is simple but you will need a twitter account. Don‘t have one? It‘s free.  Read more »
We already know that there‘s an upcoming merger between Seattle Grace and Mercy West on Grey‘s Anatomy. Entertainment Weekly reports Everwood alum Sarah Drew is set to appear as one of the doctors of Mercy West that are heading to Seattle Grace. We all know her as the shy/uptight Hannah from the WB drama. She‘s now 29, but from her Everwood character, we figured she‘d fit in quite nicely in the crazy world of doctors on Grey‘s Anatomy.To the 90s kids, Drew also lent her voice to the character of Stacy on MTV‘s Daria. She‘s the eager and insecure secretary of the fashion club. And currently, she plays Suzy Pepper, a senior with a crush on her teacher on the Fox musical-comedy Glee. Her other roles include Salvatore‘s wife Kitty on Mad Men. Read more »
After reading through the forums, the George O‘Malley fans are somewhat divided over his send-off more than a week ago. Some say it wasn‘t sad enough, wasn‘t long enough, wasn‘t George-centric enough. On the other hand, there are Grey‘s Anatomy fans who appreciated the subtlety of the farewell episode. Personally, I thought the funeral scene could‘ve been more solemn and long, but I recognize that since TR Knight didn‘t agree to go back to the Grey‘s set to shoot some parting shots, they could only do so much (although they could‘ve used previously unaired shots or something).Did T.R. see the episode? Yes. What did he think? He said it was "a beautiful episode." There you go, George fans. Read more »
Since Grey‘s Anatomy‘s resident dysfunctional couple is currently happy, someone clearly has to take their place right? After all, this isn‘t Grey‘s Anatomy if there isn‘t at least one issue-laden couple. Let‘s do a quick head count. Meredith and Derek - happy; Alex and Izzie - tough love happy; Sloan and Lexie - weird, but happy; Cristina and Owen - wait.Entertainment Weekly reports that Grey‘s Anatomy is throwing a wrench at the so-far improving Cristina and Owen pairing in the person of 24‘s Kim Raver. Jack Bauer‘s ex is set to play a new surgeon and potentially a new love interest for Owen starting episode 9, which airs November 12. With the Seattle Grace-Mercy West merger upon us, it‘s not clear if she‘ll be with either hospital. Read more »
Tonight‘s Grey‘s Anatomy  begins in Iz (Katherine Heigl) and Alex‘s (Justin Chambers) trailer. Alex wakes up - in boxers - does his morning chores, and he reminds us he‘s very, very ripped. There is no water so he gargles with wine, or whatever‘s in the bottle. Then he comes out.And there‘s a bear. Read more »
OK, first there was Ellen Pompeo, then Chyler Leigh, then Katherine Heigl. Now TR Knight revealed that getting a baby may just be in the horizon for him, or at least he‘s not opposed to the idea. Knight was talking about Heigl‘s recent adoption of baby Naleigh on the Ellen Degeneres Show when the host commented that everyone‘s having a baby and asked him if he wanted one himself."I want a baby!" the former Grey‘s Anatomy star gushed. Read more »
I bet this is going to be exciting. Something major is afoot on Grey‘s Anatomy. As can easily be deduced on the title alone, it‘s the first day of the merger - and as proof of that, Seattle Grace is no longer just Seattle Grace, it‘s Seattle Grace Mercy West hospital (they changed the signs and all). And as Mer starts off her dialogue, we see the Mercy West people arriving one by one to the hospital, just like, you know it, an invasion.Already, there is some ruckus in the locker room, because some tiny Mercy West person insists on putting her stuff on George‘s locker, which, of course, Izzie would prefer to leave empty. Luckily, Karev comes in to stop her from attacking the tiny one. Cut to a shot of the lobby with a bunch of people in orange scrubs. Way to really make them stand out. Read more »
The big reveal of the episode last week on Grey‘s Anatomy was that Izzie was fired (by way of a script, no less, from a bitchy HR person who bossed the chief of surgery around). We all know prior that she did ask for something like a five-week break from Grey‘s for a movie and new baby Naleigh so sooner or later, her character Izzie Stevens would somehow take some time off herself. How did Shonda and the other Grey‘s people execute this little timeout? They made Izzie kill (sort of) a patient awaiting kidney transplant partly because of the pressure of Mercy West competition and partly because she was still reeling from some harsh things, namely George‘s death and cancer. The question that begs asking now is this: how will they get Izzie to go back now? A corollary would be: where did she go and what did Alex do to deserve a little note telling him she left?  Read more »
It just doesn‘t stop for former Grey‘s Anatomy mainstay TR Knight. Several months after departing the highly rated ABC medical series and transitioning to theater, the 36-year-old has split up with boyfriend of two years Mark Cornelson, People reports.Knight, who is best known for playing George O‘Malley on Grey‘s Anatomy, started dating Cornelson in early 2008. A source described the breakup as "amicable."After Grey‘s Anatomy, the actor had landed the lead in the musical Parade, his first, that will run through November 15 in Los Angeles. Read more »
Still bummed that Izzie (Katherine Heigl) got fired on Grey‘s Anatomy? Wait, you‘re thrilled that she‘s fired? Anyway, Robert Baker, one of the evil Mercy Westers Charles Denman and sort of responsible for getting Izzie fired, revealed to TV Guide that Iz will not only return to Seattle Grace, she will do so in astonishing fashion, with only one agenda on her mind - revenge."I can‘t say when or how she comes back," says Baker, "but I can definitely say that Izzie is going to give as good as she got when she gets back around to me. People can definitely to look forward to seeing her score some points on [Charles] in the near future." Read more »
In the last few episodes, Grey‘s Anatomy had to deal with a couple of new mommies, Katherine Heigl and Ellen Pompeo. What did they do? Fire Izzie for killing someone (sort of), and get Meredith bed-ridden for giving a chunk of her liver to Thatcher. Thankfully, the Grey‘s team were able to preempt Pompeo‘s absence by pre-taping her scenes so we‘ll still see Mer in all the episodes. Heigl, however, asked for a five-week hiatus so she was, well, fired from Seattle Grace.It‘s still not certain how the Grey‘s Anatomy people will get to rewrite Heigl‘s character into the show after she flew off without so much as a ruckus following an incident with an "invader" from Mercy West. Nevertheless, both Pompeo and Heigl are back on the Grey‘s Anatomy set, so everything looks normal again, People reports.Don‘t forget to catch: Grey‘s Anatomy "I Saw What I Saw" Recap: Too Many Bleeping Doctors!  Read more »
While her character on Grey‘s Anatomy seems to have been suffering a career crisis of sorts, the actress who plays feisty and stoic Cristina Yang is achieving a milestone in her very own. Canadian-Korean Sandra Oh recently returned to alma mater National Theater Council last week to accept the prestigious Gascon-Thomas award 16 years after she graduated and set off to try professional acting.Yet asked how she felt about being an inspiration to aspiring actors, Oh paused and said she just doesn‘t think about it that way.Don‘t forget to catch: Grey‘s Anatomy "I Saw What I Saw" Recap: Too Many Bleeping Doctors! Read more »
Can any woman match up with the fiery and intense Cristina Yang? Well, how about toughie Audrey Raines from 24? Kim Raver is set to drop by the November 12 episode of Grey‘s Anatomy and it won‘t be good news to the happy couple Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Yang (Sandra Oh). Raver‘s character Teddy Atlman is also an Iraqi War veteran, and she is hired by Owen as the new cardiothoracic surgeon, and right away, Cristina questions her abilities in the OR plus the nature of their relationships. By the way, this is also the same Grey‘s Anatomy episode where Izzie (Katherine Heigl) makes her return. Read more »
Quite literally.This week‘s episode of Grey‘s Anatomy will be all about Derek (Patrick Dempsey). For one, Mer (Ellen Pompeo) is still out of commission, supposedly recovering from the liver transplant operation for daddy not-so-dearest. He‘ll even be doing the voiceover! Can you already imagine it? But won‘t we miss Meredith‘s sultry words of wisdom?Some spoilers under the cut. Read more »
Things have been going quite swimmingly for Seattle Grace‘s resident lesbian couple Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) on Grey‘s Anatomy, but Capshaw herself advised fans to hold on tight and not be too complacent. "This is a drama, of course," she says, "there will be conflict." Read more »
What, another visit from dear old Addison (Kate Walsh)? We‘ll take it!Grey‘s Anatomy (and Seattle Grace) is set to welcome Addison to its halls once again, with an upcoming crossover event between her original show and her own spin-off. Sloan (Eric Dane), meanwhile, will reportedly fly to Los Angeles to drop by Private Practice. Want to know the details of the January crossover? Read on. Read more »
We just reported that some discord might be in the offing for Grey‘s Anatomy lezzie couple Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw). On the upcoming episode of the ABC medical dramedy, it‘s Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen‘s (Kevin McKidd) turn to reassess their relationship with 24‘s Kim Raver visiting the hospital as Iraqi War vet Teddy Altman (not to mention that kiss last episode).Well, it isn‘t Grey‘s Anatomy when the couples‘ love stories are smooth sailing, and from the looks of things, Sloan (Eric Dane) and Lexie (Chyler Leigh) are next in line to get their perfect world disrupted. Read more »
Sure they were both inebriated, but that kiss should still account for something right? If you missed last weeks‘ episode of Grey‘s Anatomy, Yang (Sandra Oh) and Mercy Wester Jackson (Jesse Williams) kissed on the sidelines of Callie‘s (Sara Ramirez) not-so-booming surprise party to girlfriend Arizona (Jessica Capshaw). The context: Yang is pissed at Owen (Kevin McKidd) for not going ballistic on her for an unauthorized procedure she did earlier. Jackson, meanwhile, found the whole renegade surgeon thing hot. Could it be the start of something bigger? Williams tells TV Guide that yes, that‘s very possible. Read more »
This morning the People‘s Choice Award nominations were revealed, andas always, it‘s populism at its best.  On the TV side, the nomineesoften look like the top of the Nielsen ratings list, with a few notableand surprising exceptions.  Shows like True Blood and Gossip Girl crept into the Favorite TV Actress categories while Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show features Lost, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.However, those are the very cool exceptions.  For the most part, the list is full of CSI, NCIS, Grey‘s Anatomy, Two and a Half Men and other top-rated shows.  Here are the major television nominees for this year‘s People‘s Choice Awards. To vote for the People‘s Choice Awards, CLICK HERE. Read more »
Fans of the very intense Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) are doubly worried on  Grey‘s Anatomy. Not only is newcomer Jackson (Jesse Williams) kissing an inebriated/pissed Cristina on the sidelines of a surprise party gone wrong, but someone from Owen‘s past - and John Bauer‘s, too, by the way - is set to visit Seattle Grace.But McKidd tells About.com that Kim Raver‘s character, Teddy Altman, won‘t be on Grey‘s Anatomy to come between Cristina and Owen. In fact, she might even help Yang, but bring some trouble into the relationship in the process.Don‘t forget to check: Grey‘s Anatomy: Jesse Williams Talks About the Cristina Kiss  Read more »
So much for 17-hour work days.Freshly returning to Grey‘s Anatomy after shooting a movie, Katherine Heigl will be rather scarce this season on the ABC show. She is set to take another hiatus, this time of the maternal nature, as she plans to spend some quality time with newly adopted daughter Naleigh and husband Josh Kelley. The Ugly Truth star will return to Grey‘s Anatomy early next year, reports the Los Angeles Times.Don‘t forget to catch: Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Recap: Affairs, Pregnancies, and Misleading Promos Read more »
Rumor has it that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles home-wrecker Leven Rambin will play Mark Sloan‘s (Eric Dane) long-lost daughter on Grey‘s Anatomy. But that still remains to be seen. What we can assure you, though, is this: whatever role she plays, it‘s not going to be good news for Mark and Lexie (Chyler Leigh). Grey‘s Anatomy executive producer Shonda Rhimes said so herself."I‘m not sure it‘s the kind of obstacle people are expecting, but it‘s definitely a new one. I‘m not sure they‘ll stick together through it," she tells Entertainment Weekly. Read more »
The kiss didn‘t happen, so declared Cristina (Sandra Oh) on the last episode of Grey‘s Anatomy. She was, of course, referring to the inebriated lip-lock on the sidelines of Callie‘s (Sara Ramirez) surprise party for girlfriend Arizona (Jessica Capshaw). Will Jackson (Jesse Williams) heed the request and stop pursuing Cristina? After all, he had finally saw the light and realized that the girl has a boyfriend."It‘s not over," says Williams. Oops. Read more »
Keen an open mind, that‘s what Kevin McKidd wants to tell the Grey‘s Anatomy fans who are apprehensive of the brewing love triangle among his character Owen Hunt, his girlfriend (sort of, because you just can‘t associate the word girlfriend with her) Cristina Yang, and newcomer Teddy Altman (guest star Kim Raver). Nonetheless, he revealed that what the three will get themselves into a real "adult problem.""It‘s not going to be some petty, juvenile, immature thing. It‘s going to be really interesting and very intense," he tells E! Online. Read more »
Bummed that there won‘t be any new Grey‘s Anatomy episode until next year? ABC.com will try to have things covered, with Seattle Grace: On Call, a six-part webisode series, each four to five minutes long, plus a special behind-the-scenes episode chronicling the making of Seattle Grace: On Call. The first one aired last night after the Grey‘s Anatomy broadcast of its last episode for the year.Sounds nice? You be the judge, but off hand, the webisodes will not feature the main characters of Grey‘s Anatomy. Set primarily in Joe‘s Emerald City Bar, the popular hangout spot for the doctors after work, Seattle Grace: On Call is shot like a documentary, following the trials of many of the familiar faces featured on the ABC medical drama.Catch: ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Recap: Working on Hernias on Christmas? Read more »
Operate on bones? The girl can also sing. But you know that already.Apparently, Grey‘s Anatomy star, make that Tony-winning Grey‘s Anatomy star, Sara Ramirez performed a special a capella version of Silent Night on the ABC show‘s last episode for the year last week, Grey‘s Anatomy executive producer Shonda Rhimes revealed via Twitter. Read more »
As most shows close off their seasons at least for the holiday break, ABC medical dramedy Grey‘s Anatomy tops the list of programs that people regularly record on their DVR‘s, with some 3 million viewers added to conventional ratings figures every week.Other than Grey‘s Anatomy, the other shows that benefit heavily from delayed viewing via DVR including The Mentalist, NCIS, and House, programs that are notably not doing bad in the ratings department. On the other, in terms of percentage of viewers gained compared to conventional ratings, canceled Dollhouse and Fringe top the list dominated by cable shows. The others include Gossip Girl, Smallville, Melrose Place, and rookie comedy Glee. Read more »
Alas, no new Grey‘s Anatomy webisode tonight. After last week, the next one airs next week. As we previously reported, filling in the gap until Grey‘s Anatomy returns next year are little five-minute webisodes to be made available on the ABC website also on Thursday nights.The first Seattle Grace: On Call webisode aired last week, to not so great reviews, ranging from lame to outright disinterest. We can actually see why. Read more »
Miss the gloomy, cynical, dark and twisty Cristina (Sandra Oh)? As Grey‘s Anatomy takes a rather extended holiday break and return next year, prepare to miss her some more, because Grey‘s Anatomy executive producer reveals that things look rather peaceful for her and otherwise intense boyfriend Owen (Kevin McKidd) at least for the mean time."I love Owen and Cristina too," she says. "A ton of Owen and Cristina stuff is coming up. In January. When we air again." Read more »
Countdown until Grey‘s Anatomy returns: 44 days. Is it just me or does that sound like an awfully long time?To help people deal with this longish hiatus, let‘s go over where the couples stand right now. That, or you can watch/catch up on Private Practice, which returns this week with a two-hour episode. Read more »
Taking time off Grey‘s Anatomy, Katherine Heigl is apparently doing something else other than film romcoms and spend quality time with newly adopted daughter Naleigh. Izzie Stevens‘ alter-ego is also doing something for little puppies whose cuteness are apparently causing them more harm than good.Shelter operators in Los Angeles have lamented that a lot of people have brought lap dogs, Chihuahua‘s, and other small dogs after watching movies like Beverly Hills Chihuahua. When the fashion fades, however, and the dogs are no longer in vogue, people drop them off to shelters. Read more »
If you saw so much as at least one of this season‘s episode of Grey‘s Anatomy, you‘ll know that if Izzie (Katherine Heigl) isn‘t missing in action, she‘s blaming erstwhile hubby Alex (Justin Chambers) for getting her fired. Never mind that the poor guy cried like a baby when he left without so much as a hey.That being said, if you still have faith on Alex and Izzie after all this, shame on you. As for Justin Chambers, he tells TV Guide that the scary Rebecca episode just might have an upcoming sequel. Don‘t you miss Rebecca? Read more »
Rejoice, Izzie haters. On second thought, not really, because this probably won‘t last long.Alex‘s real-life alter-ego Justin Chambers on Grey‘s Anatomy said that a one-night stand that will "add spice" to the show is on the horizon. This after Izzie‘s January 21 resurfacing on Seattle Grace will reportedly do more harm than good. Read more »
With the cruel three-week break on Grey‘s Anatomy and nothing except the little webisodes to pass by the time, Grey‘s fans seem to be engrossed in finding out the identity of Alex‘s (Justin Chambers) upcoming one-night stand. With promises that it will make our heads spin ala Linda Blair, expectations are understandably high - except for Izzie (Katherine Heigl) fans, of course.TV Guide is good enough to narrow down the field by excluding some of the choices - although we‘re not too sure if we want to find out this woman‘s/man‘s identity before it actually happens. Potential spoilers: Read more »
You think Mark (Eric Dane) and Lexie (Chyler Leigh) will be spared from the whole Alex (Justin Chambers) one-night stand thing after the Grey‘s Anatomy-Private Practice crossover next year? You think all they‘ll worry about is Mark‘s long-lost 18-year-old daughter suddenly appearing out of nowhere pregnant and probably sick with something?Think again. Potential spoilers ahead. Read more »
If Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) as a character has a "flaw" it‘s probably her overzealousness in terms of work. This has caused, among others, rifts in her relationships with people. TV Guide reports that Yang will be in the same position when Grey‘s Anatomy returns next year.Says TV Guide, "If there‘s one thing we know about Dr. Yang, it‘s that her career always comes first. Has her time with Owen changed that? We‘ll find out when Cristina gets stuck with a very difficult decision that could drastically affect not only her future, but also one of her closest relationships." Read more »
Yes, someone other than the interns and the Mercy Westers are dropping by Joe‘s bar on an episode of Seattle Grace: On Call, the five-minute webisodes that ABC runs every Thursday in lieu of a regular Grey‘s Anatomy until it returns next year. Reception hasn‘t exactly been warm over the webisodes primarily because Grey‘s fans know very little of these people, except Joe, and perhaps not enough to relate to them.TV Guide reports that at least one main character is dropping by Joe‘s bar and Seattle Grace: On Call, but the catch is, it won‘t happen until the final episode on January 21. A brawl ensues on the webisode finale and Owen (Kevin McKidd) saves the day. There‘s been a brewing love triangle among these interns, and Owen, not so happy with his relationship with Cristina (Sandra Oh) at that point, just happens to be at Joe‘s to cool off. Read more »
Things are always chaotic on the relationships department for most people on Seattle Grace, and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) seems to be the only one who‘s (relatively) immune to all the hullabaloo. Sure, she‘s got her own sordid love life - it was even highlighted on the dinner table on Grey‘s Anatomy‘s holiday episode thanks to her daddy - but overall, Bailey‘s been quite able to separate her personal life from her professional duties on the ABC medical series.From the looks of it, though, that‘s going to change soon. TV Guide reports that Grey‘s Anatomy has cast a love interest for our beloved little tyrant. Read more »
It‘s still a good three weeks to go before Grey‘s Anatomy returns with its (heavily anticipated?) crossover event with sister and fellow Shonda show Private Practice, but already the promo is out. And as usual, tension is there.As we figured out when Grey‘s Anatomy said goodbye for the holiday break way too early on November 19, Mark Sloan‘s (Eric Dane) 18-year-old love-child (Leven Rambin) is pregnant, and the reason she‘s crashing the then peaceful Sloan-Lexie love nest is because she had no where to go. Read more »
We‘re just one week into our BuddyTV New Year Personality Quiz contest and it‘s already off to a great start!If you haven‘t entered yet be sure to leave a comment on our contest page and start taking those quizzes. There are 10 great prizes to give away! Read more »
For those of you that don‘t know, we here at BuddyTV are running a video contest for the best relationship of 2009. We already gave you our rankings, but we‘d like to hear from you. What couple do you think was the best relationship of 2009? And to prove your case, we‘ve asked that people submit fan videos based on their favorite couple of the year.The contest has been running for several weeks and there are already nearly 50 entries. We‘ve been keeping tabs on the videos and wanted to share our favorites with the community. These are not necessarily the front runners but a handful of the videos that caught our attention. The contest runs for another week and there‘s still plenty of time to enter. Check out the details and enter as soon as you can. I know I‘m a bit upset that there haven‘t been any Glee submissions yet but I‘m hoping for some in the 4th quarter. Read more »
Uh oh, Yang-Hunt fans (haven‘t you lot come up with a name yet? Other than Crowen, I mean). According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kim Raver has been promoted to series regular on Grey‘s Anatomy. Know what that means? The torment she brings to the very rocky pairing of Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) is by no means over, and for the remainder of this season, her character Teddy Altman will be there to oversee the proceedings not just in the cardio department, but in their love affair as well.Don‘t forget to catch: BuddyTV‘s Best of 2009 Read more »
According to some rumors, Grey‘s Anatomy will open 2010 with a bang, quite literally, as apart from the crossover with Private Practice, there won‘t be one but two hook-ups between unexpected people as the second half of this season kick off.Of course, we already know that Karev (Justin Chambers) will have a little something on the side while Iz (Katherine Heigl) is still away. Chambers said so himself, and opined that it will surely "add spice" to Grey‘s Anatomy.Don‘t forget to catch: BuddyTV‘s Best of 2009 Read more »
And the bad news just keep coming for Cristina-Owen fans. Not only is cardio goddess and former army buddy Teddy Altman staying put (Kim Raver was upped to Grey‘s Anatomy regular), the former 24 and Lipstick Jungle star professes one thing: her character Teddy is still very much in love with Owen (Kevin McKidd)."Yes, yes and yes!" she (rather enthusiastically) tells E! Online. Read more »
To kick off 2010 in style, BuddyTV is launching a new, fun Personality Quiz contest with 10 great prize giveaways from now until January 4th.  These prizes include $100 Cash Card, Gift Certificates, and BuddyTV DVD grab bags. Update: This contest is now closed. Get the list of winners hereGet started now to increase your chances of winning >> Read more »
Well, you have spoken and, well, the People‘s Choice Awards have been given out. For the most part, the winners were an expected bunch.House took two awards: it was voted Favorite TV Drama, and its lead, Hugh Laurie, was named Favorite TV Drama Actor. The Big Bang Theory was named Favorite TV Comedy.  Read more »
It seems suspicious, doesn‘t it? Kim Raver gets promoted to series regular on Grey‘s Anatomy and Katherine Heigl is becoming more and more scarce - seriously, if someone gets fired irretrievably on the show, how can she ever go back? But Raver tells TV Guide that she‘s not out to replace Heigl."I look at it more as an addition to all the other characters. My character is very different than hers. I‘m just thrilled to be there and be with these extremely talented actors, so I wouldn‘t say replacing so much as adding to." Read more »
Here at BuddyTV, we really like ships. We get invested in the relationships or potential relationships of our favorite characters and we definitely get a bit obsessed. We‘ve already told you our rankings for the Best Ships of 2009, but we want you to be able to convince us otherwise. We decided to put together a video contest for the best (relation)ship of 2009. Simply watch the video below for the rules and then submit your entry.UPDATE: Due to the large number of entries winners will be announced Friday January 15! Thank you to everyone who submitted. Read more »
We kind of forgot that she‘s still on Grey‘s Anatomy (after being fired and all), but turns out Katherine Heigl is set to re-assume Izzie duties on the ABC medical show next week, and the photos look promising, at least to those who are (still) hoping for an Alex-Izzie reunion.And yes, she‘s also sporting a new do, which is beside the point but is also nice to point out. Read more »
An all new Grey‘s Anatomy is on tonight! Even better, it‘s going to be a crossover event with Private Practice. Guaranteed even more drama to talk about with your friends. Well, why not share your thoughts with even more people?  Read more »
It was a jaw-dropping moment on the last episode of Grey‘s Anatomy when, out of exasperation, Cristina (Sandra Oh) blurted out that Teddy (Kim Raver) can have Owen (Kevin McKidd) as long as she stays and mentor her and continue to be her cardio god. McKidd tells TV Guide that Owen is "not too happy" about the little clandestine trade-off. Well duh."He suddenly feels like a baseball card," he says. "There‘s a lot of fallout to do with that and there‘s a lot of complication and exploration of their relationship. It‘s really interesting. It becomes very intense because of that." Read more »
Following his character‘s post-it wedding with long-time on-and-off girlfriend Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) last season, Patrick Dempsey tells USA Today that he‘s happy that they‘ve moved on from five seasons‘ worth of dilly-dallying relationship-wise on Grey‘s Anatomy. OK, Mer-Der fans might object to dilly-dallying, but you got to admit: things were getting a little silly."I think this is probably the first season where I‘m really happy with the direction the character‘s going," he says. "We couldn‘t get past the ‘Are they together? Are they not?‘ for so long. In episodic TV, that‘s sometimes the cross you bear. Read more »
The time has finally come for the public to voice their opinions. We‘re a bit late on picking the finalists, but 5 writers had to watch 92 videos and rank their favorites. We never expected this many submissions but we‘re happy so many people participated. It has been a joy watching all of the videos and being convinced of ships we didn‘t even know existed.As I‘ve mentioned in the past, not all the writers have seen all these shows. The finalists were picked simply for the quality of the video and how convinced we were by the couple. We had speculated previously that the major thematic moments had to be from 2009, but since we didn‘t know which moments were from 2009 and which weren‘t if we didn‘t watch a show, we had to just use our best judgment. Read more »
With a fresh Fox News deal under her belt, a best-selling biography on the bookshelves (plus a new InTouchmagazine cover!), and a firm RSVP to be the special guest at nextmonth‘s Daytona 500, Sarah Palin‘s 2010 agenda is becoming clear:Total. Media. Saturation.Aspart of her goal to appeal to Americans of all politicalbeliefs, Palin hopes to transcend her lowly "ex-Governor" status to becomea true pop icon, in what we‘re calling the "Backwards Schwarzenegger"maneuver (or "B.S." for short), using the one medium we all know, love,and worship above all others: TELEVISION! Read more »
Soon, Lost won‘t be the only ABC show to go back in time. Grey‘s Anatomy has recently tapped the services of two actors to play the younger versions of characters Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.) and Ellis Grey (Kate Burton) for a flashback-laden episode on February 18.J. August Richards of Angel fame and Sarah Paulson of the now-canceled Cupid are set to play the Chief and Meredith‘s (Ellen Pompeo) mother from 20 years ago (circa 1982) on the episode called "Time Warp" which will shed light on the beginnings of the affair between the two. Read more »
Ever wondered how Bailey (Chandra Wilson) was like when she was an intern? The February 18 episode of Grey‘s Anatomy should have that covered, and if you‘re like most Grey‘s fans, you should be in for a real shocker.As you can see on the photo courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, the flashback-laden episode will introduce us to Bailey in the early 2000s, when she was just an intern and she was under a Bailey-like supervisor, played by MIssi Pyle from Heroes. And get this - she was called Mandy then. There‘s just no reconciling the Bailey we know now with the name Mandy, is there? Read more »
Since TV‘s greatest mystery began five seasons ago, we‘ve thought aboutwho we‘d want in our Tail Section every time we‘ve boarded a plane. Isdear old Dad really cut out for life on the Island? Could yourconniving frenemy outsmart Ben Linus?Our Lost obsession has even creeped into how we watch other television.Instead of admitting we had a problem when we began to ponder how otherTV characters would fare on the Island, we decided to embrace ouraddiction by making a list of our dream team of TV character‘s we‘dmost like to be Lost with.  Read more »
Interested in becoming a fan columnist? We‘re looking for several writers right now. Check it out.So there‘s good news and bad news.  Bad news first:  there‘s no new episode of Grey‘s Anatomy this week.  Good news next:  last week‘s episode was full of provocative moments, none more so than the latest developments in the epically romantic relationship of Owen Hunt and Cristina Yang.   Read more »
I‘m obviously not the guy who usually gets excited for romantic comedies, but I‘m actually excited for Valentine‘s Day. I have this soft spot for films with so many big stars where their lives intersect on a certain day, and that‘s what this film‘s all about. I mean, Anne Hathaway dates Topher Grace! Julia Roberts meets Bradley Cooper, who‘s hooked to Eric Dane! Jennifer Garner‘s going for a married Patrick Dempsey! Jessica Biel falls for Jamie Foxx! Emma Roberts studies in the same school where Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift take on the Finn-Quinn "it couple" role!Yeah, so I‘m sure you‘ve seen the trailer where those two get giddy and start kissing in front of the cameras. Ahh, young love. In the words of that report, it‘s "full of promise, full of hope, [and] ignorant of reality."  Read more »
There‘s no question as to the off-screen baby boom on Grey‘s Anatomy (Ellen Pompeo, Katherine Heigl, Chyler Leigh). But save for baby Tucker, Seattle Grace has not welcomed a baby from a main character in a long time. True enough, if the functionality of relationship were any basis, no couple on Grey‘s would be ready for a baby. But how about post-it married Meredith (Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey)? The two have somehow found their groove as a couple, especially Mer, who just has to invoke post-it to win every argument and proceed to making out. But says Pompeo herself on the idea of baby-voiced Meredith getting pregnant: "I can‘t imagine it." Read more »
All things appear lost for Mark (Eric Dane) and Lexie (Chyler Leigh) on Grey‘s Anatomy. The two essentially revealed to each other that they slept with other people when Mark was on Private Practice. But this isn‘t Grey‘s Anatomy if things like that are deal breakers and Mark and Lexie are done forever.TV Fanatic reports that, sorry Mark-Lexie fans, the two seem to have bitten the dust, at least for the mean time. Lexie, in fact, is set to dye her hair to move on from McSteamy. Watch out for Lexie‘s new hair on the February 11 episode. Read more »
It didn‘t leak through any paparazzo, Grey‘s Anatomy headliner Ellen Pompeo made sure of that in reference to the first photos of Stella Luna, her four-month-old bundle of joy with hubby Chris Ivery. One of the first pictures shows daddy and daughter in matching plaid button-downs."Chris loves dressing her up like him. He goes out and buys her clothes that look like his clothes," Pompeo told her namesake on Ellen, with that trademark laugh of hers. She added that Ivery is really into daddy and me outfits. Read more »
Interested in becoming a fan columnist? We‘re looking for several writers right now. Check it out.As this week‘s new episode of Grey‘s Anatomy rapidly approaches, I‘m finding myself thinking about last week‘s episode in new ways.  In addition to the professional challenges and personal romances that are the hallmarks of classic Grey‘s, I think that friendships are an integral aspect of the show.  And there were lots of examples of friendship in "State of Love and Trust".  Read more »
So, we know you‘ve all been waiting for the results and they‘re finally here! Some of the best shippers around came out for our first ever video contest. Things didn‘t run as smoothly as we‘d hoped due to an overwhelming number of entries but we finally have it all straightened out. Our team of writers watched over 90 videos and selected our favorite 5 based on the stories they told. From those finalists, the votes went to the public. After all the votes were carefully tallied, we finally have our winners. First place had an overwhelming 54% of the votes. We really enjoyed watching all of your favorite ships and we hope to do something like this again soon.So, without further ado, here are the results: Read more »
Love is in the air on Grey‘s Anatomy‘s upcoming Valentine‘s Day episode. It being Grey‘s Anatomy, of course, not everyone is having a dandy time, including the couples you think are doing OK.Some clips from "Valentine‘s Day Massacre" are after the jump, from E! Online. Read more »
It‘s probably all the Lost fever that has both Losties and non-Losties gripping with concepts of time and space, but Grey‘s Anatomy will also find itself doing some time-jumps on its upcoming installment. But unlike Lost and its crazy mind-numbing storylines, Grey‘s Anatomy will be infinitely simpler: people will just be kind of younger.On "Time Warp" we‘ll get to see Bailey (Chandra Wilson) before she became the Nazi that she is, the beginning of the Chief‘s (James Pickens, Jr.) affair with Mer‘s (Ellen Pompeo) mom Ellis, and Callie (Sara Ramirez) pre-Seattle Grace. Read more »
Katherine who?Remember this little bubbly resident turned crabby cancer survivor on Grey‘s Anatomy? Contrary to what some disgruntled Grey‘s viewers like to tell themselves, Katherine Heigl will be back to Seattle Grace soon, reports Entertainment Weekly. Read more »
Do you see the resemblance? No? What, he looks more like Meredith Grey?Entertainment Weekly reports that Jake McLaughlin (Crash, In the Valley of Elah) was recently cast to play Karev‘s (Justin Chambers) sort of estranged younger brother Aaron who comes to Seattle Grace as a patient in Grey‘s Anatomy‘s 19th episode, set to air around April. Read more »
Have you ever met someone and wondered how the heck they got so messed up?  Then you met their parents and you suddenly became impressed that they managed to turn out as well as they did, given the circumstances?  That‘s exactly how I felt about Meredith Grey after watching "The Time Warp" last Thursday.  We finally got a glimpse into Meredith‘s childhood and, yes, it really was as bad as we‘d been led to believe.  Lest you think I‘m advocating blaming your parents for all your problems, I‘m not.  But, seriously, if your parents were Ellis and Thatcher Grey, you just might have a case.In Richard‘s flashback we were introduced an Ellis Grey who was on-the-rise.  Not yet the renowned surgeon who won two Harper Avery Awards, this Ellis was scrambling to make a name for herself.  As we‘ve seen over the past six seasons, the world of surgeons is a "shark tank" and it‘s difficult to succeed in the very best of circumstances.  For Ellis, however, her challenge is not only to make her way up the surgical food chain, but to do so as a woman when female surgeons were the exception rather than the rule.  The success that Miranda Bailey, Callie Torres, Arizona Robbins, Cristina Yang, and, yes, Meredith Grey can experience today was built on the backs of pioneers like Ellis Grey and Margaret Campbell (the "dinosaur" we met last season in "An Honest Mistake").   Read more »
Just a little over a week after confirming that Katherine Heigl will indeed be back on Grey‘s Anatomy this April, there‘s a little addendum that wasn‘t included in the news: her return might very well be short-lived.People.com reports that Heigl, who has played Izzie Stevens on Grey‘s since its inaugural season, has five movies in development, not counting her action comedy Killers with Ashton Kutcher, set to hit theaters in June.Don‘t forget to catch: Will Katherine Heigl Be Back on ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘? Read more »
No, not really; just in flashbacks.If you think Owen‘s (Kevin McKidd) PTSD episodes that nearly choked the life out of his relationship with Cristina (Sandra Oh) are over, think again. As a follow-up to flashback-heavy "Time Warp" on Grey‘s Anatomy, the ABC medical series is traveling not just in time but overseas, as an upcoming March/April episode will take us to the frontlines of the Iraq War.Fancast is reporting that the same episode will also revive the hitherto dead triangle between Owen, Cristina, and Teddy (Kim Raver). As Teddy‘s advances on Owen were negatively received by a lot of Grey‘s Anatomy viewers, the episode will hopefully shed some long overdue insight into what exactly Owen and Teddy went through as Army doctors. Read more »
So there wasn‘t a new episode of Grey‘s Anatomy this week.  The show will return next Thursday, March 4, with an all-new episode, 616:  "Perfect Little Accident". In the meantime, as February draws to a close, I thought it would be fun to reminisce about the past, celebrate the present, and anticipate the future.  So here‘s a little slideshow (I gave you a Baker‘s Dozen) featuring the love stories of Grey‘s Anatomy throughout the years. Enjoy!  Read more »
So we‘re officially two-thirds through the sixth season of Grey‘s Anatomy.  With sixteen down and eight to go one realizes that not every episode is a barn-burner.  In some episodes a lot happens and in others not so much.  This was a "transitional" episode: an episode in which, in lieu of big things, lots of little things happen to move our characters from one point to another.  Read more »
Who knew it would take a baby in the delivery room - something Grey‘s Anatomy has in spades - for The Office to accomplish what it hasn‘t done before: beat the ABC series in the all-important 18-49 demo.Don‘t forget to catch: ‘The Office‘ Recap: Breastfeeding the Wrong Baby - Not a Good Sign and ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Fan Columnist: Reviewing Perfect Little AccidentThe Office‘s "The Delivery" features the much-anticipated birth of Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam‘s (Jenna Fischer) first baby, a special one-hour offering from the NBC comedy, coming in after the show‘s hiatus courtesy of the Winter Games. Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy‘s ordeal with Katherine Heigl, or vice versa, may soon be over. Following countless rounds of squabbles and controversies, the 31-year-old actress is reportedly close to being released from her ABC contract, according to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello. Just so you know, Heigl, who has been missing on the medical drama for who knows how long, is the one playing Izzie Stevens.  Read more »
If you‘ve seen the last episode of Grey‘s Anatomy, this won‘t come as a shock to you, but just for good measure, Entertainment Weekly is confirming that - alas for those who didn‘t like it - Mark (Eric Dane) and Teddy (Kim Raver) are indeed hooking up on the upcoming episode of Grey‘s Anatomy.Don‘t forget to catch: Katherine Heigl Leaves ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ For Good? So says Ausiello: "I can confirm that in the March 25 episode Teddy will interact with someone other than Owen and Cristina. And there‘s a good chance sex will be involved. I can‘t keep a secret -- Teddy and Mark are hooking up!" Read more »
So I‘ve gotta say that I really didn‘t see that one coming.  My poll question at the end of last week‘s column on episode 6.17, "Push" (‘This Week‘s Theme is Moving On‘) has ignited a firestorm of controversy over Mark Sloan and his romantic future.  Both the poll results and the impassioned comments indicate highly diverse and divided opinions on what should come next for our McSteamy. In case you missed it, you can read it here Read more »
Alas, after a mostly awesome episode, Grey‘s Anatomy takes a break this week and we are left to contemplate on the merits of Bailey‘s (Chandra Wilson) surgical field and whether or not Callie‘s (Sara Ramirez) sagely counsel on dating are really true.Don‘t forget to catch: Grey‘s Anatomy: Guess Who Teddy Will Hook Up WithBut we have this promo for the upcoming Grey‘s Anatomy episode - "Suicide is Painless" - and if you think Owen‘s (Kevin McKidd) PTSD ordeal is a thing of the past, think again. In fact, not only will we get to see its present-day repercussions, we‘ll zoom right into where it started: in the frontlines of Iraq.Yes, this season is proving to be very flashback-heavy, indeed. Promo after the jump: Read more »
A report from E! Online has put a lid on the protracted will-she-won‘t-she hullabaloo of Grey‘s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl, citing sources who claim that Izzie Stevens is no longer on the ABC medical series, officially.Catch: ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Episode 6.18 "Suicide is Painless" Promo"She‘s leaving the show," the ABC insider reportedly says.Entertainment Weekly last week broke the story that Heigl, after appearing on less than half of the episodes on Grey‘s this season, was "this close" to a discharge from her contract, after Grey‘s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes agreed to let her go. Read more »
In the beginning Grey‘s Anatomy was about five surgical interns (Meredith, Cristina, Izzie, George & Alex); their resident, Miranda "The Nazi" Bailey; and a few key attending physicians:  neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd, cardiothoracic surgeon Preston Burke, and Chief of Surgery, Richard Webber.   That‘s it...just nine people.  In retrospect, it seems so straightforward and simple, doesn‘t it?  Ah, yes, good times.It‘s not surprising that the cast has expanded and evolved over the years.  People come (Addison, Callie, Mark, Lexie).  People go (Addison, Burke, George, and now, presumably, Izzie).  Some characters are well-received pretty much from the start (Owen Hunt, Arizona Robbins).  Some never really take off and must be hastily written-out (Sadie Harris, Dr. Virginia Dixon).   Still others seem to have taken hold but then wander off into a parking lot, never to be seen again (Erica Hahn).  Then there are those whose fates remain unknown.  The "Mercy Westers" are still a question mark with only Jackson Avery a safe bet to return next season. This brings me to another wild card and the subject of this piece:  Teddy Altman.In case you missed it: Igniting a McFirestorm    Read more »
Most Grey‘s Anatomy viewers are just not into the Cristina-Owen-Teddy triangle, that much we can tell you. While Teddy‘s (Kim Raver) arc with Sloan (Eric Dane) may take some steam off it, Kevin McKidd tells Entertainment Weekly that, on the contrary, it‘s bound to make it more "complicated." What, do we have a love pentagon in our midst?Don‘t forget to catch: ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Fan Columnist: There‘s Something About Teddy"To me, it feels like the complication hasn‘t disappeared," he says. "They created this very complicated construct of a triangle that is more complicated than most triangles. All I‘ll say is that there have been a lot of heated debates and differences of opinion about where this is headed and what this is going to be." Read more »
It‘s the big Iraq flashback episode tonight on Grey‘s Anatomy. Just when we thought Owen‘s (Kevin McKidd) PTSD episodes are over, they rear their ugly heads anew. And what triggered it? Why Teddy (Kim Raver) of course. Her patient chooses to die and Teddy needs Hunt for help.Don‘t forget to catch: ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ News Roundup: More Owen-Teddy StuffElsewhere on "Suicide is Painless" Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) have a difference in opinion on what their future holds - no doubt a continuation of their kids debate on the last episode. Ironically, Arizona doesn‘t want kids of her own, while Callie does.Finally, the surgeon formerly known as the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) tries to adjust to his role as a surgeon. Promos after the jump: Read more »
By the time Entertainment Weekly broke the news that Katherine Heigl has confirmed her departure from Grey‘s Anatomy, most Grey‘s fans are more relieved than surprised. After all, the rumor mill started grinding way back in season 5, when Dead!Denny started appearing and the cancer/tumor rumors started circulating. By then, we realized Izzie as we know her was gone.Ancient article worth checking at this point: Izzie Stevens Must Die Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy big boss Shonda Rhimes teased about the upcoming finale, that it‘s going to be a game-changer and not in the we‘re-just-calling-it-a-game-changer-to-get-you-to-tune-in way."And look, what is coming up is pretty intense. It‘s the kind of finale that changes everything. I know people like to say that, wave the phrase "game-changer" around like a red flag in front of a bull. But dude, this year? GAME. CHANGER."Now that that‘s out of the way, we can focus on other Grey‘s Anatomy season 6 spoilers en route to its September 24 kick-off, including something that may dictate the very future of the ABC medical drama. Read after the jump to find out!Read here: ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Season 6 Preview Read more »
Demi Lovato just appeared on an episode of Idol, and never mind that that week had been aptly described as the single worst week in Idol history, the Disney star is moving to another broadcast giant - Grey‘s Anatomy. The 17-year-old announced via Twitter yesterday:"For all of you amazing patient people... I‘m so thrilled to announce that this week I‘m shooting Grey‘s Anatomy!!!!!!!! :D AHHH!!!!" Read more »
According to the roundup posted earlier this week, tonight‘s Grey‘s Anatomy episode is one heavily featuring Alex Karev (Justin Chambers). It‘s going to take a lot to have "Sympathy for the Parents" top the previous Owen-centric episode. Catch More Details for this Episode Before Demi Lovato Takes OverOn tonight‘s installment, Alex‘s younger brother Aaron shows up at Seattle Grace-Mercy West. It‘s not just for a routine visit; it‘s because he has hernia. Though he isn‘t worried, there‘s a problem. Now, Alex has to convince Bailey (Chandra Wilson) to approve his pro bono surgery.  Read more »
Whoa. "Sympathy for the Parents" was a good episode. It was really good episode.  Maybe "best of the season so far" good. To answer the question as to why it was so good, I think it comes down to emphasis. This episode had the classic Grey‘s Anatomy structure of focusing on the characters we really care about (in this case primarily our Fab Three: Meredith, Cristina, and Alex) as they grapple with their professional and personal lives.  The Mercy Westers were noticeably MIA.  Other new characters (I‘m talking about you, Teddy Altman) were woven into the tapestry of the show rather than being shoved down out throats.  And as much as I‘ve enjoyed some of the narrative and structural experiments this season, it was both comforting and effective to be enveloped in the traditional storytelling that GA still does so well. Find out when Demi Lovato is heading to Grey‘s Anatomy. Read more »
Wow.  That was intense.  I watched the episode twice before even attempting to write this.  The first time through I was just so caught up in the whole thing that it was too much to take in and it took that second time to see the big picture.  By the way, my second viewing was online at ABC and included commentary by Kevin McKidd, which I highly recommend.  Speaking of Kevin McKidd, how great is he?  I love his intensity as Owen Hunt.  His pain is palpable and his continuing struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is heartbreaking.  So here we go. Earlier this week we put the spotlight on Owen Hunt Read more »
I‘ve watched Grey‘s Anatomy from the beginning. I‘ve seen every episode, some multiple times. I have been a devoted viewer and fan. But I also harbor a dirty little secret. Towards the end of season four my interest in the show was starting to wane a bit. I found myself feeling ambivalent on Thursday evenings. I always got around to watching the new episodes, but I was no longer compelled to see them as soon as possible. I actually considered (gasp!) giving up the show. Then I saw the description for the season five premiere:  "A military doctor catches Cristina‘s eye."  Hmmmm ... that sounded interesting.  I decided to watch the episode and let my reaction to it make the determination:  would I stay or would I go?  Then Owen Hunt stepped out of the back of an ambulance and the rest, as they say, was history.  From the moment McBadass (played by the terrific Kevin McKidd) arrived on the scene I was hooked on the show all over again.   Read more »
OK, so now Sloan‘s targeting Teddy? What is happening to Grey‘s Anatomy?Don‘t forget to catch: ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Fan Columnist: Reviewing Perfect Little AccidentThe recent visit of I-want-to-stay-up-for-my-own-surgery Harper Avery has everyone in Seattle Grace in a competitive mood. It‘s actually a good thing that Derek (Patrick Dempsey) is already Chief of Surgery, otherwise he‘d be so joining the fray. But as it turns out, it‘s the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) who are sort of butting heads over a difficult surgery.As Chief, Derek picks Owen, leaving Richard bitter. Elsewhere on "Push"Bailey (Chandra Wilson) is jumpy about her date with anesthesiologistBen, more so when Callie (Sara Ramirez) nonchalantly informs her thatthird date is sex date.Funny promos after the jump: Read more »
Why has the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) gone antagonistic on everybody on Grey‘s Anatomy? After butting heads with Derek (Patrick Dempsey) for several episodes, it appears that he‘s now setting his sights on Owen (Kevin McKidd). Not that he‘s doing it intentionally, though, but his storylines had just been so negative.Don‘t forget to catch: ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Fan Columnist: Reviewing Perfect Little AccidentOn "Push" a patient needs an extremely difficult surgery, and with Harper Avery‘s recent visit, everyone appears to be in a competitive mood. It‘s Derek who‘s deciding who should get it, and he gives it to McArmy, leaving Richard embittered.On a much happier note, Bailey (Chandra Wilson) is understandably jumpy about her second date with Ben. Promos after the jump: Read more »
After watching Grey‘s Anatomy last night I was trying to gather my thoughts in an effort to write this column.  Some weeks that‘s a fairly easy process.  Other weeks?  Not so much.  So I found myself thinking out loud and pondering how Meredith‘s voiceover echoed and supported the not-so-subtle episode title: "Push".   That‘s when my husband piped up and said, "I think this week‘s theme is about moving on..."  And it immediately struck me that he was right.  So there are two complementary ideas at work in this episode:  people pushing themselves to be better, pushing themselves to change and grow and take risks, both professionally and personally, while simultaneously having the courage to move on from their pasts and venture into new, uncharted, really scary territory.  Even better, this episode was, to quote Owen Hunt, "old school".  So those themes were developed through the classic Grey‘s Anatomy framework of medical cases paralleling the surgeons‘ lives layered with the usual romantic entanglements and  healthy doses of friendship and humor thrown into the mix. Is Heigl leaving Grey‘s Anatomy for good? Read more »
When Grey‘s Anatomy returns tonight, the guy behind the prestigious Harper Avery award is rushed to Seattle Grace-Mercy West, and the staff is surprised to find out that one of their own is related to the legend - apart, of course, from Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), whose mother Ellis won the award twice or Cristina (Sandra Oh), whose ex Preston Burke won it once.Chances are it‘s either the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) or Derek (Patrick Dempsey), because Dr. Avery‘s "unorthodox request" for his surgery leads to tension between the two. Oh wait that‘s right. It‘s Mercy Wester Jackson (Jesse Williams)! His last name is Avery, after all. Elsewhere on "Perfect Little Accident" Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) try to help Teddy (Kim Raver) and Sloan (Eric Dane) move on for their pasts and find greener pastures.There‘s also a scene where Derek walks in on a naked Lexie (Chyler Leigh), which is very, very similar to one of the most hilarious scenes on the Meryl Streep flick It‘s Complicated. Anyway, promos after the jump: Read more »
This is it, Grey‘s Anatomy fans. In one episode, we‘ll get to see not only young Bailey (Chandra Wilson), but also sober Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) and un-dead Ellis (Kate Burton), both in their younger years, you know, when they were still flirting in between surgeries and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) was a tiny tot playing with her Anatomy Jane doll.On "Time Warp" Derek (Patrick Dempsey) revives the Seattle Grace lecture series where seasoned vets present to the group significant surgical cases from their pasts. Bailey reflects on her first days on the hospital, Callie (Sara Ramirez) looks back on a special polio case, while Richard recalls a case in which he and Ellis worked on a patient diagnosed with GRID, the virus that would later be called AIDS. Read more »
Interested in becoming a fan columnist? We‘re looking for several writers right now. Check it out. I give Grey‘s Anatomy credit.  Six seasons into a hit show it would be very easy to coast along doing the same old, same old...lather, rinse, repeat.  But exceptional television is built upon finding just the right balance of novelty and predictability, of taking a calculated risk from time to time.  So I have to give the writers their due for trying some new things this season:  a story from multiple perspectives, "I Saw What I Saw"; an exclusively Derek-centric episode, "Give Peace a Chance"; and now a journey into the past with three flashbacks all linked to the present, "The Time Warp".  Read more »
It‘s Valentine‘s Day on Grey‘s Anatomy and just like most fans, we‘re excited to see our dear little Nazi (Chandra Wilson) get some loving! We already met the guy in the last episode (the magazine-reading anesthesiology guy with whom Bailey had a tiff because the patient kind of woke up in the middle of surgery), but we didn‘t know anyone can rattle Bailey like this. And with Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Callie (Sara Ramirez) teasing her ("Oh my god, she likes him!"), it‘s hilarious.Elsewhere on "Valentine‘s Day Massacre" dozens of injured people are rushed to Seattle Grace, after the roof collapses at a popular romantic restaurant. As a result, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) as new Chief of Surgery, has to face the press, just one of his many new roles. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) for her part tries to get into terms with her new duties as the Chief‘s wife. Read more »
You know what love is? It‘s chaotic. It‘s severed arms and skull fractures and hemorrhages that are asymptomatic until it‘s too late. It‘s the roof of a restaurant collapsing on Valentine‘s Day. Of course, Grey‘s Anatomy portrays love as a tragedy, but we already know that.In addition, however, the Valentine‘s Day episode of Grey‘s proved that the its trademark trait - waxing philosophical about love and relationships - works best on episodes like "Valentine‘s Day Massacre." And so here are additional love lessons courtesy of the episode: Read more »
Interested in becoming a fan columnist? We‘re looking for several writers right now. Check it out.Ah, it‘s a dark and twisty Valentine‘s Day in Seattle.  What?  You were expecting hearts and flowers?  This is Grey‘s Anatomy and nothing is ever simple, particularly in matters of the heart.  And, yet, this episode wasn‘t really about romance.  Instead, as Meredith says in her trademark opening voiceover, it‘s about reinvention:  how we must all keep reinventing ourselves to keep moving forward, lest we move backwards instead.  Read more »
Good grief, Grey‘s Anatomy. You don‘t really let your couples catch a break, do you? On tonight‘s episode, there are: argument-ending post-it‘s, sexy rubbing, and the validity of needing to choose only one between greatness and love."I deserve someone who will stay."Izzie (Katherine Heigl) makes a return on Seattle Grace, but she hardly registers on people‘s radar, including her best friends‘ (no one even noticed the hair - the horror!). She comes and goes and people don‘t seem to give a damn anymore, like it‘s the most normal thing in the world for your cancer survivor friend to come and go as she pleases. Read more »
And the Line of the Episode goes to - Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) for telling Derek (Patrick Dempsey), "McDreamy is being a McAss!" Fortunately or otherwise, it turns out to be but a momentary glitch in the domestic / marital bliss that the two‘s been enjoying. Side note: does Meredith openly call Derek ‘McDreamy‘ to his face?On this episode of Grey‘s Anatomy, Izzie (Katherine Heigl) will be back. And the fact that her hubby (Justin Chambers) just slept with Lexie (Chyler Leigh) makes things a bit more complicated. Thankfully, the only person who knows - Meredith - is willing to shut her mouth for the mean time, the same thing she wants Derek to do when he found out about the Chief‘s (James Pickens, Jr.) drinking problem. She invokes the grounds of their post-it wedding to win the argument. Read more »
Grey‘s Anatomy was one of the show that ushered in the holiday break the earliest - and since November 19, there had not been a new Grey‘s episode. Almost two months hence, it returns with - hopefully - a bang, via a special two hour Grey‘s Anatomy-Private Practice crossover that features the return of Addison (Kate Walsh) to Seattle Grace to treat Sloan‘s (Eric Dane) pregnant daughter.Elsewhere on "Blink" Owen (Kevin McKidd) questions Teddy‘s (new series regular Kim Raver) motives when she assigns Cristina the lead on a complicated surgery. Finally, Derek‘s (Patrick Dempsey) suspicions are raised when the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) recruits Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) to assist with a high profile operation. If we can remember, the Chief had sort of taken Mer under his wing on the last episode, ulterior motives beside the point. Read more »
If you‘re interested in writing for your favorite show, click here for details.It‘s fitting that the first Grey‘s Anatomy episode of 2010 should air on January 14 just when New Year‘s Resolutions are starting to go bad.  People want to change.  People try to change.  Sometimes they even manage to change, but under times of extreme pressure and stress those changes go out-the-window and they find themselves indulging in bad habits and falling back into established patterns of behavior.  They regress.  Read more »
I trust that every self-respecting Grey‘s Anatomy fans have by now seen the most recent episode, which is also a cross-over with its daughter show Private Practice. Thankfully, there are a lot of storylines on this episode that moved considerably, including: Bailey‘s (Chandra Wilson) love life, Mark (Eric Dane) and Lexie‘s (Chyler Leigh) relationship, and - of course - Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Yang‘s (Sandra Oh) very precarious tandem. We have also identified the instrument to Karev‘s (Justin Chambers) infidelity, and it‘s a little anti-climactic if you ask me.It‘s kind of depressing, however, that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and her little baby-voice and sad eyes have been reduced to being the marriage police, watching over Alex and Mercy Wester Reed as they make little bargains that included surgeries and on-call rooms. But on to other things (because the Chief‘s drinking problems are slightly uninteresting, really). Read more »
It‘s Thanksgiving in Seattle Grace!Anywhere else actually, but on Grey‘s Anatomy, Miranda (Chandra Wilson) is visited by her father William, who disapproves of her choices in life. Elsewhere Thatcher Grey questions the Chief‘s (James Pickens, Jr.) behavior as Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) comes to his defense. Cristina (Sandra Oh), meanwhile, begins suspecting that something either is or was up between Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Teddy (guest star Kim Raver). As she says, she may be insensitive, but she picks these things up. Read more »
Izzie‘s (Katherine Heigl) back tonight on Grey‘s Anatomy! And so is Mer (Ellen Pompeo)! It‘s still unclear how they‘re going to weave Izzie into the storyline, after all, the girl was fired by the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) a few episodes ago for sort of killing someone again. Will she just hang around the hospital bothering people? Or will the Chief hire her again? As of now, she returns with her high school mentor seeking treatment for his dementia. How this storyline can‘t go on forever right?Of course, Alex (Justin Chambers) is distraught, and at first he didn‘t even want to talk to Iz. But that‘s understandable, because she left him via a hastily scribbled note that made him cry. Not only that, she also left him with her hospital bills, not to mention missed her appointments and didn‘t call him back. Why is Izzie treating Alex this way? Didn‘t Alex suffer enough through this whole ordeal? Read more »
A couple of things you should know about tonight Grey‘s Anatomy episode: first, it‘s Arizona-centric, and second, Izzie won‘t return until next week but she might still annoy you.On "Invest in Love" one of Arizona‘s patient‘s very rich parents surprises birthday girl Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) with a generous donation of $25 million for additional research into their kid‘s condition. Of course, Arizona is speechless, so is the Chief and a member of the board, because they‘ve apparently been having some money problems. However, when the patient‘s condition worsens, all eyes are on Arizona to fix it, including the father and donor, who admonishes her to "buy him more time." Read more »
Following the harsh, harsh last episode that ended with two casualties - one dead, one fired - tonight‘s Grey‘s Anatomy will probably try to move forward and settle their differences. At least that‘s what can be readily inferred from the title - "Give Peace a Chance" - and the lack of bickering from the preview clips.Yet with Mer (Ellen Pompeo) out of commission because she‘s recovering from surgery (on-screen) and bonding with new baby (off-screen) the spotlight is cast on her hubby Derek (Patrick Dempsey). News has it that McDreamy is even taking over voice-over duties for this episode. Read more »
Probably the most exciting and biggest plotline of this season will kick-off tonight on Grey‘s Anatomy. On "Invasion" it‘s day one of the merger, and the residents of Seattle Grace and Mercy West, both not exactly keen on the development, vie for surgeries and their careers. As you can see from the photos, it won‘t be an amicable meeting for residents from either side of the merger camp. Some people will lose their cool. And if you know your Grey‘s Anatomy, you know Alex is not exactly a poster child for Mahatma Gandhi and pacifism."There should be at least a couple of days that they act like guests before they put their feet up in the coffee table," said Izzie in one clip, featuring the Seattle Grace residents watching the Mercy West people in orange scrubs (they ran out of the old ones) with Mer in bed (recovering from the transplant). "They‘re here, it‘s over," Cristina says grimly. But Mer has something to say about their invaders - "We own this hospital. We were born in this hospital. And we will hold this hospital with our last gasping breath!" Read more »
With their evil/negative portrayal on Grey‘s Anatomy (for starters, the title of the episode they debuted was "Invasion"), I‘m sure the orange scrubs-donning Mercy West people don‘t have a lot of fans. Yes, even Sarah Drew‘s self-proclaimed future of medicine April has gotten a lack of flak lately for slugging it off with Lexie (Chyler Leigh), in an episode when Mark (Eric Dane) was a no-show. As for the others, Charles and Reed and the most annoying one of all - the ninja-channeling skinhead who was paired with Yang (Sandra Oh) - I‘m sure the Grey‘s Anatomy fans hate them all with a passion. They were portrayed as invaders who are out to steal jobs from the good men and women of Seattle Grace ("They took our jobs!"). With poor Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) being the first of the residents to be fired, I‘m sure the fires of hatred directed at the Mercy West people will burn even more fiercely. Let‘s face it. No matter how much Grey‘s Anatomy fans hate some of the idiotic decisions these people made, put up against a bunch of newcomers, they‘ll side with the Seattle Grace people any day. Read more »
While watching one clip from the new Grey‘s Anatomy episode "I Always Feel Like Somebody‘s Watchin‘ Me" I stopped and thought, "Am I watching Fringe?" A woman is wheeled in to Seattle Grace with her paranoid schizophrenic son who claims that aliens have impregnated her mother. And true enough, when Bailey (Chandra Wilson) checks her, there is a pulsating mass on her abdomen. Yikes.You should also watch out for a very funny bear impression from the most unlikely person. Read more »
Continued from here.The second hour of the two-part Grey‘s Anatomy premiere begins on day 20 after George‘s death - a neither here nor there kind of time leap. Not too soon but not too far off, too. We open with ceviche Clara actually doing well, until she finds out about an infection that might require her to have a poo bag. Bailey (Chandra Wilson) is furious at Cristina (Sandra Oh) for telling the patient - I have no clue what the deal is here.Callie (Sara Ramirez), who was on a roll, is still upset at the chief and gets a job at Mercy West. Read more »
There really is not much left to be said on the return of Grey‘s Anatomy tonight. George (TR Knight) is dead, Izzie (Katherine Heigl) is alive, and everyone in between is either having sex everywhere, trying to run a hospital on a budget, or dealing with a still cancer-stricken wife. This is perhaps the downside of having a very popular show (with very talkative cast members). Since the finale, the internet has been abuzz with speculations on George and Izzie and by the time we kick off with the continuation of the cliffhanger, everything‘s been said and done and it‘s sort of anticlimactic. Read more »
Or perhaps because of George‘s (TR Knight) death that Grey‘s Anatomy packed a wallop on its premiere last week. Despite being long advertised (and celebrated or rued, depending on which side you belong), the death of one of the original Seattle Grace interns was still anticipated and watched by a lot of people - 17.1 million in the first hour, and somehow dwindling by some 600,000 in the second.While I think there might be Grey‘s Anatomy fans who purposely tuned in just for the first hour to probably see how they bury and say goodbye to George, overall, the number may be too small to account for people who thought the first hour sucked and therefore tuned out. I personally think the second hour was far better than the first. "Good mourning" - the first of the two-hour kick-off - was slow-cooking, perhaps too slow-cooking, and was much more subdued than what I expected they‘d do with George‘s funeral scene. Read more »
Back to regular programming on Grey‘s Anatomy, and we know who‘s dying and living, but we still love to see how they do it.While both Izzie (Katherine Heigl) and George (TR Knight) are on the operating table, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) tells us the five stages of grieving. Stevens open her eyes, and George - surprise, surprise - flat lines. And Callie‘s (Sara Ramirez) eyes are all we need to see. Callie suffers a breakdown. She can‘t breathe, and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and the rest go to the OR. "We did everything," Derek (Patrick Dempsey) tells them. Read more »
Not to alarm people or anything, but E! Online is reporting that one of the "longer-term, most loved couples" on Grey‘s Anatomy is headed to Splitsville soon. The reason for the breakup is not another guy or girl, but "a very serious issue" that they can‘t just overcome.Don‘t forget to catch: ‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Fan Columnist: Sympathy for the Parents Recap There‘s a little MerDer photo right beside this spoiler, but fans of the show realize that this has Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona‘s (Jessica Capshaw) little to-baby-or-not-to-baby debacle written all over it. Read more »
Interested in becoming a fan columnist? We‘re looking for several writers right now. Check it out."Trust is hard for surgeons because we‘re trained from day one that we can‘t trust anyone but ourselves.  The only instincts you can count on are your own."  As Derek Shepherd says these words, he‘s really speaking for all of us.  Deep down, we trust ourselves first even though in order to truly connect with other people we have to trust them.  Trusting other people is hard.  It makes you vulnerable.  It leaves you open to being hurt.  The trust that can take a lifetime to build can be shattered in a single moment.  So what happens next?  Can trust, when broken, every truly be restored?  Read more »
After a one-week break, Grey‘s Anatomy returns tonight and - guess what - Derek (Patrick Dempsey) is interim chief. Will things be dreamy on Seattle Grace? Of course not.Already, he feels the brunt of leadership, as he faces a potential lawsuit after a patient of Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) awakens from anesthesia in the middle of surgery. Read more »
Well so much for non-awkward dinner conversations. Bailey‘s daddy should meet Callie‘s daddy. Maybe a few drinks with the Chief?On tonight‘s episode of Grey‘s Anatomy, we found out that: 1. Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) has an 18-year-old long-lost daughter, Little Sloan (guest star Leven Rambin), 2. There‘s someone who can effectively shut Bailey (Chandra Wilson) up, at least for a while, 3. the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) has a drinking problem, 4. Owen (Kevin McKidd) had feelings for Teddy (guest star Kim Raver), 5. Izzie (Katherine Heigl) is once again MIA, 6. Bailey played the oboe as a kid, 7. no bonuses for the surgeons! This is an outrage! Read more »
What the hell, ABC? The promos had everyone‘s panties up in a bunch over the whole "Are you pregnant?" thing on Grey‘s Anatomy (or at least the more naïve among us), then it would turn out to be some random quip from a hallucinating teacher? Tonight on Grey‘s Anatomy, there were several alternately funny and sad moments, but it‘s all about the Chief and Cristina, mostly.Owen (Kevin McKidd) had a "present" for Yang (Sandra Oh), who lately had been complaining that her God-given cardiothoracic gifts are wasting away because she doesn‘t have an attending to look up to. So in comes Teddy Atlman (Kim Raver). Yang is not Yang if she is easily pleased, so she wants to know things about Teddy and why she hasn‘t heard of her. Here she is whining to Mer (Ellen Pompeo) and Alex (Justin Chambers) over lunch: Read more »
You know it‘s a tumor-centric Grey‘s Anatomy episode when scary sound effects reverberate when people discuss the mother of all tumors / the great white of tumors / the you-can-retire-on-this-tumor tumor. On "Give Peace a Chance" the hospital‘s lab-tech Isaac has an inoperable tumor and everyone is thrilled / amazed at it, probably in spite of themselves, since a tumor‘s supposed to be a bad thing, right?But Derek‘s (Patrick Dempsey) hubris / determination is at an all-time high, so he‘s up to the challenge of taking on a nearly inoperable tumor. The Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) obviously won‘t hear any of it and points this out to him quite emphatically. Unfortunately for him, the rest of the hospital - most notably Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Bailey (Chandra Wilson) - are all in Team Derek and stopped short of tackling the chief just so he wouldn‘t interfere with the 10-hour super surgery. Read more »
If you think the Mercy West people will be gone faster you can say "Izzie was fired," sorry folks, you‘re mistaken. The rivalry and competition for scarce jobs reach a tipping point on tonight‘s episode of Grey‘s Anatomy, when a burn victim unexpectedly dies in the midst of a chaotic ER. To get into the bottom of the tragic incident, the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) and board member Jennings interrogate the residents. Of course, everyone‘s after to save their respective asses, so they try to shift the blame to others in an effort to save their jobs.On last week‘s episode of Grey‘s, the invasion began, and several residents from Mercy West arrived in Seattle Grace premises donning orange scrubs and horrible attitude (but that‘s only because we‘re siding with our original Grey‘s people). Each Seattle Grace person was teamed up with a Mercy West counterpart in what they called zones, in order to better distribute patients. Read more »
Notice how good Grey‘s Anatomy gets when it focuses on the medicine and ignores people‘s drama?"Everyone was everywhere," Owen (Kevin McKidd) told the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) last night on Grey‘s Anatomy. That, in a nutshell, is what happened to Seattle Grace following the so-called invasion last week. Everyone was competing for surgeries, trying to one-up each other, and essentially acting like dogs peeing to assert their territory. Read more »
Mer (Ellen Pompeo) talks about paranoia on the start of Grey‘s Anatomy, and Cristina (Sandra Oh) has a brilliant eureka moment about peds being the only field where she‘ll have absolute tyrannical control over the body. Actually, it‘s just her way to make sure she survives the cut due to the upcoming merger. Fortunately or otherwise, Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) bursts her bubble and tells her that she doesn‘t love kids. It‘s 4 am but all the residents are up and about. Probably jittery about the merger, all of them are trying to put their best foot forward. It‘s absolute pandemonium. Read more »
For the better part of two seasons Grey‘s Anatomy has been telling an important and socially relevant story: Owen Hunt‘s battle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The storyline has garnered much critical acclaim and both GA and Kevin McKidd have been nominated for 2010 PRISM Awards (which honor accurate depictions of substance abuse and mental health issues in the entertainment industry).  Veterans and their loved ones (including many wives) have expressed their gratitude to GA for shining a spotlight on PTSD and for telling a difficult story well. Despite this, there is a small but vocal minority of fans that views Owen Hunt‘s behavior towards his girlfriend, Cristina Yang, as abusive. The views that follow are a combination of my observations, research and conversations with mental health professionals. I, however, believe Owen‘s actions are not abusive and are, instead, unintentional manifestations of the extreme trauma and psychological wounds he received as a result of serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq during a time of war.    Read more »
Demi Lovato is really hyping her upcoming guest spot on Grey‘s Anatomy. She posted a slightly scary photo from what appears to be the filming of her Grey‘s stint in May, where she‘ll play a patient being treated for possible schizophrenia at Seattle Grace. Did she/someone else just try to literally scratch her eyes out?It‘s raining famous patients on Grey‘s Anatomy, as Mandy Moore is also checking in on Seattle Grace for the show‘s "enormous" May 20 finale (ABC spokesperson‘s word). She‘ll reportedly play a patient under treatment by Bailey (Chandra Wilson). Read more »
So we‘re halfway through the hiatus, Grey‘s Anatomy fans, with two weeks down and two more to go. In the meantime, I‘d like to reflect upon the last episode, "Sympathy for the Parents", in which many of the major characters dealt with what I shall call Baby Drama.  Despite GA being a show populated by characters in their late twenties, thirties, and early forties (when people in the real world are dealing a lot with the issue of babies) the doctors at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital are pretty much removed from the parenting scene at present with the exception of Miranda Bailey. Is that about to change and, if so, for whom?  Show-runner Shonda Rhimes has often commented that they don‘t "do" babies at GA. This is, after all, a show about surgeons.  But can our crew stay child-free forever?  Read more »
Take some deep breaths, Grey‘s Anatomy fans.  After what has felt like an extremely long three weeks, we‘re just one week away from the final five GA episodes of the season.  Word on the street is that momentum will build to a fever pitch before climaxing in a "game-changing" season finale.  Show creator Shonda Rhimes told Entertainment Weekly that what transpires in said finale will "reset, reboot, re-create, redefine every single character and their role on the show."  This has me wondering, of course:  What does Shonda have in store for us this year?  We‘ll know soon enough but, in the meantime, let‘s take a trip down memory lane and remember the season finale episodes of prior seasons.  Read more »
This week is the highly anticipated Supernatural TV parodyepisode "Changing Channels."  Previews have already shown that theepisode will feature Sam and Dean living in various TV show parodies,including a traditional sitcom and CSI.  But perhaps the funniest is a spot-on parody of Supernatural‘s time slot rival, Grey‘s Anatomy.I was fortunate enough to see an early copy of "Changing Channels," andwithout giving away too many details, there‘s more to this episode thanjust parodies.  Like all of the best Supernatural episodes, thecomedic elements are only a small part of the overall story, and thereare definitely some shocking twists and dramatic moments in store forall the characters.  Read my early review of this episode.  Read more »
After nearly a month of Grey‘s-less Thursdays, ABC‘s Grey‘s Anatomy returns tonight with "Hook, Line and Sinner" - where Sloan (Eric Dane) becomes a granddaddy, Callie (Sara Ramirez) is still fighting with Arizona (Jessica Capshaw), and Teddy (Kim Raver) is not happy about Derek (Patrick Dempsey) inviting a kick-ass cardiothoracic surgeon to Seattle Grace-Mercy West.‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Fan Columnist: Looking Ahead to a ‘Game Changing‘ FinaleTonight, Sloan returns to Mark‘s apartment since she‘s going into labor, which is an awesome idea because everyone in the place is a surgeon. After the successful delivery, she‘s thinking of maybe keeping the baby instead of putting it up for adoption. And oh: Little, little Sloan is so cute! Clips after the jump: Read more »
Hold on, Grey‘s Anatomy fans.  We‘ve almost made it through the wilderness.  After an excruciating month-long hiatus, Grey‘s Anatomy returns tonight with the first of five all-new episodes to finish off season six.   As we discussed last week, Grey‘s has a history of doing it up big for the season finale episodes and this year promises to be just as exciting. Warning! This article contains spoilers. According to TVGuide, creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes said, "Fans should brace themselves. That‘s the only way to put it: Brace yourself. We‘re going to take you on a ride for the last two hours of the season, and when the ride is over, none of our characters are going to be the same. It‘s very different in comparison to the other finales." Read more »
I‘ve got to be honest here.  My first reaction after seeing this episode was, "I‘ve been waiting impatiently for four weeks for THAT?"  Especially after the excellence of the previous episode, "Sympathy for the Parents", I found myself underwhelmed by "Hook, Line, and Sinner".  Having said that, I was able to gain some perspective in the light of day and I‘ve come to the following conclusions.  Read more »
If you like daydreaming about dating your favorite TV characters, then you‘re not alone. After all, TV Land might just be the best place to find that perfect hunk, whether you‘re looking for someone who will knock you off your feet with grand romantic gestures, a knight in shining armor who will rescue you from serial killers or that special friend with benefits. We asked and you answered the call for your favorite TV boyfriends. Here‘s who made the short list:  Read more »
Tonight on Grey‘s Anatomy, Bailey (Chandra Wilson) tries to prep the team with a mandatory sensitivity training before they admit a 700-pound patient with compounded medical issues - the case proves to be challenging in every sense of the word, and Cristina (Sandra Oh) wants to know if they can tell jokes if it‘s really funny.‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Fan Columnist: Hook Line, and a Bit of a StinkerElsewhere on "How Insensitive," Derek (Patrick Dempsey) comes face to face with a former patient‘s husband in a wrongful death deposition. Finally, Cristina spends time with a heart patient‘s daughter, which opens up some old wounds for her.Promos after the jump: Read more »
Mother‘s Day. It‘s that time of the year again, where we pay tribute to our moms--and what better way to honor motherhood than to recall TV mothers that make us realize just how blessed we are with the ones we have. We asked our readers and Facebook followers who they thought TV‘s worst mom ever wasand compiled the short list.  Read more »
Wow.  What a difference a week makes.  After a very disappointing episode last week with "Hook, Line, and Sinner", Grey‘s Anatomy came roaring back this week with a stellar outing, "How Insensitive".  Written by one of my favorite GA scribes, William Harper, this episode had all of the components that work together for good:  a focus on the core cast, exploration of relationships (professional, friendships, romantic,) through both humor and drama, and patient stories that feature compelling personal and medical issues while drawing parallels to the lives of the characters we know and love.  Read more »
I imagine that viewers will have mixed feelings about this week‘s Grey‘s Anatomy.  It didn‘t have the emotional resonance of last week‘s "How Insensitive".  Instead, "Shiny Happy People" did exactly what it was supposed to do: lay the foundation for the "game-changing" season finale.  It was the ultimate penultimate episode because it set everything in motion and, thus, was a necessary step in getting to the end of the season.  The episode opened with Derek‘s cocktail party.  I use the term "party" loosely, of course, because even Meredith lamented how at her parties people were usually dancing on tables with the music blaring.  This was not that type of party.  It was more like a Meet the Chief sort of work function, but I liked it because it‘s nice to see our doctors outside of the hospital once in awhile and, frankly, because there‘s very little not to like about Owen and Cristina making out in the kitchen, but I digress.  There was so much going on here:  Meredith freaking out over Owen and Cristina moving in together; Callie and Arizona awkwardly avoiding each other; Alex and Lexie trying to figure out what they had going on with each other; and Reed making a play for Mark (!) which leads to a pretty funny scene later on with Teddy.  As for Bailey?  Miranda wasn‘t even at the party because she was busy getting some lovin‘ from Ben.  By the end of the episode, however, no one was in a partying sort of mood.  Here‘s where things stand at this point. Read more »
Summer is upon us and that means it‘s time to mark our calendars and bid farewell to some of our favorite shows, including Lost, Grey‘s Anatomy, Glee, and 24, just to name a few. To help you plan your TV schedule, here‘s a rundown of shows that are about to wrap up and their respective finale dates. Read more »
We‘ve been wary of nothings-gonna-be-the-same pronouncements when it comes to season finales, but after seeing the preview (and watching Gossip Girl‘s season closer), we won‘t take this warning from Shonda Rhimes lightly.Tonight is Grey‘s Anatomy‘s two-part season 6 finale, and the promos tell us one thing: two people are going to be shot. The two will also die, which is weird, because let‘s face it: if you‘re going to be shot, might as well be shot in a hospital.Says the official description: Gary Clark goes on a shooting rampage and shoots and kills (1) a Mercy Wester and (2) one of Seattle Grace‘s finest residents. As if that‘s not bad enough, there‘s also a multi-car pileup plus a fire in one of the doctors‘ house.Talk about pouring when it rains. Promos after the jump: Read more »
My personal philosophy in life is tounder promise and over deliver, lest people be disappointed. Thus, Iwas extremely nervous when the season finale of Grey‘s Anatomy washyped to the extreme. Game changing! The finale that changeseverything! You don‘t want to miss it! To her credit GA creatorand writer-of-this-episode Shonda Rhimes pretty much delivered on herpromise. I found myself with my heart in my mouth for the entireevening before finally being able to exhale as the credits rolled.I knew we were in trouble fromMeredith‘s trade mark opening voice-over. The former Queen of Darkand Twisty Land was all shiny and happy having just found out she waspregnant with a McBaby. The juxtaposition of Meredith‘s totalhappiness with Gary Clark‘s utter despair was both heartbreakingand chilling. And as Mr. Clark began his bloodbath at Seattle GraceMercy West, I knew all bets were off as, just minutes into theepisode, Reed took a bullet to the head.Check Out 15 Reasons Why This Was The Best Grey‘s Anatomy Finale, EVER  Read more »
A shooter was loose at Seattle Grace in the Grey‘s Anatomy season 6 finale and the result was two of the best hours of television all year.  It was certainly the best Grey‘s Anatomy has ever been, which is saying a lot since I‘d written the show off for the past few years.No show does a big traumatic event like Grey‘s Anatomy, and the shooter gave the show license for heightened drama with five major characters being shot over the two hours.  It was emotional, expertly paced and had me in tears for most of the finale.Find out what our Fan Columnist has to say about the finale>>>   Read more »
It was billed as "The Season That Changes Everything". Now that a week has passed since the high-octane season finale, I‘m ready to reflect on the season as a whole and consider what might be ahead for season seven.In my experience our strengths and our weaknesses tend to be two sides of the same coin.  One of the strengths of Grey‘s Anatomy is that it isn‘t afraid to try new things.  The writers were willing to mix things up a bit.  Some of the changes were probably practical in nature (T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl leaving the show, Ellen Pompeo‘s lightened workload) and others were driven by artistic reasons (an effort to keep things fresh six seasons into a hit show).  Some things worked and some things didn‘t.  One of the weaknesses of Grey‘s Anatomy is that when something isn‘t working (e.g. Gizzie, Dead Denny, Teddy Altman) it can take a very long time for "course correction" to take place and sometimes it never does.  It‘s as if head writer and GA creator Shonda Rhimes digs in her heels come what may.  Still, on balance, I think season six was a solid overall effort punctuated by moments of true greatness.  Read more »
Justin Chambers is no Ashton Kutcher, but Katherine Heigl tells MTV News that she misses her estranged relationship with estranged Grey‘s Anatomy ex Alex Karev. This, after she was told that Karev mouthed her name after he was shot on the show‘s bad-ass season finale (if you haven‘t seen it, that makes two of you, you and Heigl).‘Grey‘s Anatomy‘ Fan Columnist: Season Six Wrap Up"I‘m going to have to watch this now. I have to see Alex call for Izzie and her never come ... I really miss that relationship," Read more »
ABC announced its plans for the 2010-2011 TV season and despite adding seven new shows this fall, the rest of the schedule is very familiar.  Returning shows Dancing with the Stars, Castle, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Grey‘s Anatomy, Private Practice, Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters all remain right where they currently are.See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>FOX‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>>Other than the new shows, the main story from ABC is that V, which was renewed for a second season, won‘t be back until 2011.  It looks like the network really is trying to turn it into the new Lost.  Read more »

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