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Posted Wednesday 12/12/18 at 1:45PM EST
ABC sets midseason schedule, moves A Million Little Things to the post-Grey's Anatomy timeslot
ABC is expressing confidence in freshman drama A Million Little Things, which will air after Grey's Anatomy from January through March -- when Station 19 reclaims its post-Grey's timeslot. ABC also announced that American Idol will return on Sunday, March 3, while Match Game takes over A Million Little Things' Wednesday timeslot.
Posted Monday 12/10/18 at 3:21PM EST
Ellen Pompeo: I haven't spoken with Patrick Dempsey since he left Grey's Anatomy
"We haven't spoken since he's left the show," Pompeo says on Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talks. "I have no hard feelings toward him. He's a wonderful actor, and we made the best TV you can make together." She adds: "I will always have a place in my heart for Patrick."
Posted Friday 12/07/18 at 1:25PM EST
Broadcast TV is living in a "golden age" of long-running series: 18 network shows have been on for at least a decade
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Four of those 18 decade-plus series are in at least their 20th year, and at the extreme end of the spectrum, The Simpsons is in its record 30th season," says Rick Porter. "And in a postmodern twist, several of these shows that debuted before the rise of streaming shows may at least partly owe their continued existence to the likes of Netflix." He adds that network schedulers and researchers say that "in the Peak TV era, the allure of stability has never been greater — and neither have the ways for veteran shows to be found by new audiences." Or as ABC executive vice president of strategy Andy Kubitz put it: "Some of these shows are being rediscovered by younger viewers because there are so many episodes on other platforms that they binge-watch and come back to linear. The perfect storm is where you keep these shows on for many, many years — then they're rediscovered and relaunched and brought to a whole new group. It can become a self-supporting cycle."
Posted Friday 11/16/18 at 2:33PM EST
Grey's Anatomy boss: We're not trying to "erase" Patrick Dempsey's Derek from the show
Showrunner Krista Vernoff responded to a Twitter complaint last night that she is trying to "erase" McDreamy from the show in the wake of Meredith Grey's new love life. "Respectfully, I have zero desire to erase Derek or Patrick," Vernoff tweeted in response. "He left the show. The show goes on. Meredith goes on. Life goes on." ALSO: Station 19 and Grey's Anatomy get ratings boost from crossover.
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 2:22AM EST
Grey's Anatomy boss: Meredith-Derek relationship storyline would've been done differently in the #MeToo era
Source: BuzzFeed News
“If you look at, for example, Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd through the lens of Time’s Up and #MeToo, he was her boss, she was an intern, and she kept saying, ‘No, walk away from me,’ and he kept pursuing her,” showrunner Krista Vernoff tells the Los Angeles Times in a wide-ranging interview about her directing her first episode. “And that is probably not a story we would tell on the show today, and it’s a rare beautiful reflection of the changing times.” The #MeToo movement has resulted in the Grey's writers thinking differently in their handling of this season's Meredith-Andrew relationship. “We’re having to address it differently than we ever would have before,” says Vernoff. “We’re having to talk about and look at power dynamics. It is an ongoing conversation in the writers room. How do we tell that story in a way that feels honest and romantic and sexy and yet proactive and progressive?”
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Grey's Anatomy's Day of the Dead surprise, explained
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Showrunner Krista Vernoff explained the logistics of last night's final scene: "When we got our air date, which was before we had our season planned, the writer of tonight's episode, Kiley Donovan, asked to do a Day of the Dead episode because we're actually airing on the same day. I loved the idea because after 15 seasons, it's exciting to be airing on a holiday we've never done an episode about — and because it's the holiday of the community that is being attacked in our country right now by our government and misrepresented. The holiday is delightful. I had just seen Coco with my daughter — whose name is Coco — and the idea that our loved ones who died can come visit us on this one day of the year was moving."
Posted Tuesday 10/23/18 at 2:36PM EDT
Ellen Pompeo tears up on Ellen while discussing Grey's Anatomy's impact with its inclusivity
“I gotta keep doing it, man! We’re touching lives and making a difference,” said Pompeo. ALSO: Sarah Drew wouldn't turn down the chance to return to Grey's Anatomy.
Posted Friday 10/19/18 at 2:31PM EDT
ABC picks up Station 19 for a full season
While ABC didn't give an exact number, the Grey's Anatomy spinoff is expected to add an additional nine episodes, bringing its Season 2 total to 22 episodes. Station 19 aired 10 episodes in its first season. The pickup comes on the heels of Station 19 going from a series high last week to a series low last night because it didn't have a Grey's Anatomy lead-in. Instead, Station 19 was preceded by It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and Toy Story of Terror! as its lead-in, resulting in a 37% viewership plunge from the previous week.
Posted Friday 10/12/18 at 1:39PM EDT
Station 19 hits a series high with Grey's Anatomy crossover
Last night's episode of the Grey's spinoff reached 6.5 million, up 25% from last week.
Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 7:53PM EDT
Presenting a Grey's Anatomy catch-up guide for those who stopped watching or have never watched at all
"So you want to watch Grey’s Anatomy as it launches into its 15th season, but you aren’t exactly caught up?" says Maggie Fremont of her catch-up guide. "Maybe you only just recovered from a certain dreamy person making a permanent exit. Maybe you swore off the medical drama when Izzie started sleeping with a ghost. Or maybe you’ve never laid eyes on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy in your entire life (who are you?). It can be intimidating to dive into a show with such a rich history, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking on Grey’s Anatomy in all its soapy, sexy, sometimes medical glory...As a service to the public, we’ve created this handy Grey’s Anatomy guide just for you. It highlights some of the most important events and people in Grey’s history and provides information that should help you hang with even the most diehard of Grey’s fans."
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy gets Josh Radnor to romance Ellen Pompeo's Meredith
The How I Met Your Mother alum will go on a blind date with Meredith on Thursday's episode.
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 6:10PM EDT
Sarah Drew: "I haven't been watching" Grey's Anatomy this season
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“You know, it‘s a little painful to kind of go and watch your family move on without you," Drew told reporters Sunday at the 2018 Rape Foundation annual brunch. Drew was part of Grey's Anatomy for nine seasons, from 2009 through earlier this year.
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 11:40PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy boss reacts to Ellen Pompeo hinting she may leave after next season
"You know, if you look back over the years, Ellen has said some version of that many times," showrunner Krista Vernoff said when Deadline asked about Pompeo's recent Entertainment Weekly interview hinting that she may exit after Season 16. "Ellen, one of the most palpable powerful things about her is her restlessness. You feel her restlessness in life and you feel her restlessness on camera and so her constant challenge to me is to dig in and reinvent. She wants to change it up. I don’t know whether it was actually her intention to hint that the end of the show is coming or whether or not that was a headline that somebody else ran with, but it’s not a conversation that I’ve been a part of. I’m doing what I do, and when Ellen and Shonda (Rhimes) and ABC all sit me down together and say start building the end, I will believe it. But until then you know I hear that as Ellen being Ellen. Ellen is restless in the best way. She’s constantly putting forth a challenge, and I love picking up that gauntlet and trying to meet her there." ALSO: Could Grey's disappointing Season 15 premiere ratings signal the end of the line?
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 6:40PM EDT
Sara Ramirez denies Shonda Rhimes' claim that CBS wouldn't allow her return to Grey's Anatomy
Source: TV Guide
In an Instagram Stories Q&A last month, the Grey's Anatomy creator responded to a question about Ramirez's return as Callie Torres, saying: “Let me tell you something — we tried. CBS has a hold of her. Because she’s on (Madam Secretary) And we can’t get her. But we love her. Always. This is her home. Come home Callie.” Ramirez responded today, tweeting: "For the record @CBS has been nothing but gracious and generous to me. They are open to Callie coming back! The ball is in @ABCNetwork‘s court."
Posted Friday 9/21/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Ellen Pompeo hints she may be done with Grey's Anatomy after Season 16
When Entertainment Weekly asked Pompeo if she'll continue on the ABC medical drama after her contract expires in 2020, she responded: "I’m clearly not prepared right now to make any formal announcement about what my future is on the show, but I am really feeling like we have told the majority of the stories that we can tell. It’s about time that I mix it up. I’m definitely looking for a change."