The reappearance of Denny Duquette (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) on Grey’s Anatomy has never been an issue.  But it all became too piercing when, after dying of a stroke, he seemingly returns as a ghost that only Izzie (Katherine Heigl) can see.  And while she is, at first, scared and unable to believe he is real, she eventually accepts that he’s real, and they share a kiss and some mind-blowing sex.  It also doesn’t help that the dead character has lingered on the show for a several months now.

With fans ticked off with Grey’s Anatomy‘s soapy turn, ABC president Steve McPherson has decided to break his silence and comment on the buzz that everyone’s talking about.

“He’s not a ghost, as you’ll learn,” McPherson said during ABC’s time at the Television Critics Association press tour.  “I actually think that when you get to the end of the season and see everything [series creator Shonda Rhimes] had in mind, it might not be your cup of tea, but I think you’ll be surprised how insightful and smart the storyline itself is, in terms of the dynamics it’s creating for the characters involved and where it ends up.”

“Viewers will be the judge,” he added.  “That’s what’s good and bad about this business: You put it out there and see what works and what doesn’t.  I think shows ebb and flow, especially the kind of shows we have. … There is going to be some stuff people don’t respond to.”

The Izzie-Denny storyline may have garnered mixed critical reaction but McPherson remains optimistic that Rhimes will find a way through this storyline.

“I actually really liked the story line when I heard the whole year as it was laid out to me,” he said.

Catch a new episode of Grey’s Anatomy tonight at 9pm on ABC.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: ABC, EW
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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV