Grey’s AnatomyLatest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy's DACA-themed episode enlisted the help of a nonprofit devoted to immigrant portrayals
The nonprofit Define American is dedicated to humanizing immigrants in media, having previously worked with 23 film and TV projects last year, including Superstore. ALSO: Here are seven predictions for how Arizona and April's Grey's exits.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Killing Eve revolutionizes the spy series while also being massively entertaining
"One of the many grand achievements of the thrillingly addictive new BBC America series Killing Eve," says Tim Goodman, "is that once it fails to be a revolution of the form (and yes, it's hard not to have expectations for it to be so), it still manages to become quite the prize: a spy vs. assassin battle in which both players are women (Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer); both are badass in their own ways, but neither is robotically flawless; both are funny in the midst of violence; and both are emotionally nuanced — which is not a surprise since the show was written by another supremely talented woman, Phoebe Waller-Bridge." He adds: "Waller-Bridge takes these two talented actresses and doesn't just drop them into roles traditionally (and tiredly) given to men, but shapes the characters to be a whole lot more than a mere gender flip for the genre."
- Killing Eve does away with the conventions of the spy genre and makes you believe it was designed for women all along
- It's a spy thriller for the #MeToo era
- This is delicious, instantly addictive television -- it could be BBC America's new Orphan Black
- Killing Eve represents a milestone for women onscreen -- a stark contrast to the "dude-written femme fatale"
- Killing Eve makes a specific insight that’s less about female depravity than why other women are drawn to it
- Sandra Oh has waited four years for Killing Eve role -- a role as good as Cristina Yang
- Oh prefers the limited series: "Dude, I spent my time in the trenches! I don’t need to do that again"
- Oh on waiting for a juicy role: "That decade on Grey's was such an important experience of my life that the next thing that I was going to do had to feel as important and as interesting"
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 1:15PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy is bringing back Nurse Olivia
Sarah Utterback, whose character gave George syphilis, will reprise her nurse role that she had from Seasons 1 through 6.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
Suzanne Patmore Gibbs, former ABC exec who championed Grey's Anatomy, dies at 50
As the ABC executive in charge of scripted programming, Patmore Gibbs championed and/or shepherded Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Once Upon a Time, Ugly Betty and Lost. Shonda Rhimes posted on Instagram that she was "the first exec to say 'maybe Shonda could write a TV show.' Then she fought like hell to get us the chance to make the Grey's Anatomy pilot." Bryan Fuller praised her for helping him out with Pushing Daisies: "She gave thoughtful notes over wine, a true class act and genuine, lovely human," he tweeted.
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Jason George defends Grey's Anatomy cast shakeup: "You gotta make change, otherwise the show’s gonna get boring"
The Station 19 star, who's leaving Grey's, says of the exits of Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw: “You know, these people are our friends that we check out every week (and) you want your friends to be happy and to be in good relationships and healthy relationships, but happy, healthy relationships are boring TV, ultimately."
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 5:23AM EDT
How to fix "broken" Grey's Anatomy
This season, "there's just so much ... muck," says Nicole Silverberg, adding: "It hurts me to say, but I think Grey’s Anatomy might be broken. But much like every Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital surgeon, I won’t give up. Grey’s can return to its former glory — that’s right, I’m talkin’ the quality of seasons one through four, six through eight, half of nine, and 13 (those are the good seasons, fight me!) — with these five big changes." ALSO: Sandra Oh says if Grey's runs long enough, she might eventually return.
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 1:53PM EDT
Ellen Pompeo tells Ellen "it's absolutely not true" that her pay hike led to Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew's exits
“I mean, I’m not involved in these kind of decisions," the Grey's Anatomy star said on Thursday's Ellen show. "However, there’s a few problems that you encounter doing a show for 14 seasons. And one of them is the writers have a really hard time creatively, you know, thinking up new stories for all these characters. I think we have 16 regular cast members and it’s always sad when we lose people for whatever reason, whether they want to go or they don’t wanna go, it doesn’t make it any easier.”
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 11:27PM EDT
Isaiah Washington claims a racist ABC executive got him booted from Grey's Anatomy
Washington tells TMZ it wasn't a homophobic slur that resulted in his exit from the hit ABC drama, and that Shonda Rhimes has his back. So far, no word from Rhimes confirming Washington's story.
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 5:26PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy fans raised money to fly a banner in support of Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw
Jessica Capshaw responded to the banner that was flown this afternoon over the Grey's studio by tweeting: "OMG. There is a plane carrying a banner that says..WE (heart) SARAH DREW & JESSICA CAPSHAW right now...There are no words...WE (heart) YOU ALL!!"
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
Sarah Drew goes from Grey's Anatomy to Cagney & Lacey, joining Blindspot alum Michelle Hurd
Drew has quickly landed a pilot a week after being dropped from Grey's Anatomy, joining the CBS reboot of the classic police procedural. According to Deadline, "Drew will play LAPD Detective Cagney, Lacey’s nimble and easygoing partner and protégée. Hurd’s Lacey is athletic, polished, a former high school track and field champion. Empathetic and straightforward, she’s the more experienced partner." Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless won six acting Emmys between them starring on the original Cagney & Lacey, which won two best drama series Emmys during its seven-season run. Hurd is no stranger to reboots of popular franchises. In fact, she's had recent guest appearances on both Lethal Weapon and Hawaii Five-0.
- Emily Osment joins CBS comedy pilot 25, fueling speculation that Young & Hungry is finished
- Thomas Lennon to play Dan the Weatherman on Fox
- Charmed reboot adds two more actors
- Popular's Leslie Bibb joins Alyson Hannigan on ABC's Man of the House
- Kyle Bornheimer to star opposite Ginnifer Goodwin on ABC's Steps
- Brothers & Sisters alum Dave Annable to play the lead on CBS' The Code
# TOPICS: Cagney & Lacey, ABC, CBS, FOX, 25, Charmed, Dan the Weatherman, Grey’s Anatomy, Man of the House, Steps, Young & Hungry, Dave Annable, Emily Osment, Kyle Bornheimer, Leslie Bibb, Michelle Hurd, Sarah Drew, Thomas Lennon, Pilots, Revivals
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Does Grey's Anatomy have no choice but to kill off Dr. April Kepchner?
It's hard to imagine a credible exit strategy for Sarah Drew's character because she shares an infant daughter with Jesse Williams' Jackson, who will still be on the show. "It would be out of character for April to leave Seattle and her daughter behind, and out of character for Jackson to let April move elsewhere in the country, taking Harriet with her," says Liz Raftery. "And, if April simply leaves Grey Sloan because she gets a job elsewhere in Seattle, the writers face the dilemma of having April be conspicuously absent from both Jackson's life and the lives of all her friends/former coworkers going forward. (Not that the show hasn't done this before.) However, the easiest solution to get rid of April's character is an alarming one: by killing her off."
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Check out the first Station 19 cast photo
Here are all the Grey's Anatomy spinoff firefighters photographed with a fire truck.
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 7:02AM EST
Grey's Anatomy's Jesse Williams on losing Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew: "This news f*ckin sucks"
“Sarah and Jessica are easily among my favorite people and coworkers, so this news f*ckin sucks," tweeted the actor, whose character was involved in an on-again, off-again romance with Drew's Dr. April Kepner. Their immense talent speaks for itself but it’s them as people that I’m so grateful to know, privileged to have worked with and learned from them. To say they’ll be missed is a massive understatement. Luckily for us, we’ll get to see these artists continue bringing compelling and complex characters to life for many moons to come! #OurWorkIsForever.”
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 7:46PM EST
Ellen Pompeo slams speculation her new Grey's Anatomy deal led to her castmates exiting the series
In breaking the Grey's Anatomy news this morning, Deadline stressed that Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw were being dropped after nine years for strictly creative reasons. But the online publication's mention that the news came "on the heels" of Pompeo's blockbuster new deal didn't sit well with Pompeo, who took to Twitter to express her outrage. "Its unfortunate that @DEADLINE chooses to try to pit women against eachother on #InternationalWomensDay," Pompeo tweeted, adding: "I'm a big girl @DEADLINE can take shots at me if they want but to the fans please don't fall into that trap. This is above my pay grade." Grey's Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff also responded on Twitter: “The suggestion in the Deadline article that our cast changes are in any way related to Ellen Pompeo’s salary renegotiation is wrong and hurtful and misguided. It smacks of an old, broken, patriarchal notion that women must be pitted against each other and that one woman’s success will be costly to others.”
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 2:09PM EST
Grey's Anatomy drops fan favorites Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew
The popular Grey's stars, who've both been on the ABC medical drama since 2009, will exit at the end of the current 14th season due to creative reasons. “It’s always hard for me to say goodbye to any of my characters,” said Shonda Rhimes in a statement. “Both Arizona Robbins and April Kepner are not only beloved but iconic — both the LBGTQ and devout Christian communities are underrepresented on TV. I will be forever grateful to both Jessica and Sarah for bringing these characters to life with such vibrant performance and for inspiring women around the globe. They will always be a part of our Shondaland family.”
- Sarah Drew reacts on Twitter: "I haven’t really had the time to process this information. I’ve been with it for less than 48 hours..."
- Jessica Capshaw on Arizona: "Her impact on the world is permanent and forever. Forever. I am grateful that I have gotten to bring her to life and for the life that she has brought to me."