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Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
How Grey's Anatomy said goodbye to Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw
Ellen Pompeo strongly hinted how fan favorites April and Arizona likely wouldn't exit the series in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "And judging from how Thursday's finale ended for both departing actresses, it's clear that the ABC medical drama valued Capshaw and Drew as much as their legions of viewers did," says Lesley Goldberg. After the episode ended, Shonda Rhimes paid tribute to the actresses, tweeting: "I will never stop being grateful for the chance to work with @sarahdrew and @JessicaCapshaw. In April and Arizona, they created powerful unforgettable characters.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
Katie Holmes' FBI drama, Cagney & Lacey and The Greatest American Hero are among the most surprising rejected pilots
"We just found out that network tv isn't ready for the first brown female superhero on tv," New Girl star Hannah Simone tweeted when she learned that her Indian-American reboot of the 1980s ABC superhero series failed to make next year's ABC schedule. CBS' rejection of the Cagney & Lacey reboot pilot means Grey's Anatomy star Sarah Drew has lost two jobs in as many weeks. Fox's passing on Katie Holmes' FBI drama marks the second time that she has been passed over for her first regular series role since Dawson's Creek. According to The Hollywood Reporter, there's a possibility of reshooting the pilot if Holmes approves. The most surprising rejected pilot is Bad Boys spinoff L.A's Finest starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony wanted to package L.A.'s Finest with Norman Lear's passion project Guess Who Died and bubble shows Timeless and The Blacklist. Now both pilots are being shopped, while a decision hasn't been made on The Blacklist and Timeless.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Kevin McKidd expects his Grey's Anatomy character to struggle without co-star Sarah Drew
“You know, he’s had all these tumultuous relationship problems and stuff, partly probably because he’s only had to do half the work because April Kepner’s been there helping him run the ER,” says McKidd. “Now, Owen is going to have to run the ER pretty much full time. So hopefully he’s gonna have less personal life drama, because he’s going to be so busy at work.”
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 4:32PM EDT
Sarah Drew to Grey's Anatomy fans: "Stop attacking" my co-star for "doing her job"
Drew posted a message on Twitter this afternoon in defense of Kelly McCreary, who has been receiving online hate for her on-screen romance with Jesse Williams. “I know these characters mean so much to you — believe me, they mean a lot to me, too — but I do not feel defended when you attack my friends,” Drew wrote, adding: "When you hurt her, you hurt me. When you show kindness to her, you show kindness to me. Please be Kind.”
Posted Saturday 4/21/18 at 2:19AM EDT
Grey's Anatomy renewed for Season 15, becoming ABC's longest-running scripted series
The renewal was considered a foregone conclusion since Ellen Pompeo signed a two-year deal in January to stay on the medical drama. With the pickup, Grey's Anatomy surpasses The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, the ABC sitcom that aired for 14 seasons between 1952 and 1966. The renewal was revealed at the Grey's Anatomy's Season 14 wrap party on Friday night. “Grey’s Anatomy has a special place in my heart and millions of viewers feel the same way,” said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey in a statement. “Thanks to fiercely loyal fans who have been on this journey since the beginning, and new generations of viewers who continue to discover the joy and drama of Grey Sloan Memorial, the show is as strong as ever.” ALSO: See the Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw farewell cake.
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 1:48PM EDT
Shonda Rhimes pays tribute to Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw on their final day on Grey's Anatomy
“I need to devote a whole day just to celebrate Jessica and just to celebrate Sarah," Rhimes wrote on Instagram last night. "To tell you stories about their talent and to tell what I know about what their roles have meant. A social media post won’t cut it and I will not minimize their magic by pretending it will. I have more to say. I will do so. For now, I will just say how lucky we were to witness their talents and the magic they brought to their characters.”
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 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 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.
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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 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."
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
Could Grey's Anatomy doctors have saved Jack from This Is Us?
Sarah Drew thinks so, acknowledging that this week’s episodes of the NBC drama brought back memories of April Kepner getting fired from the ABC medical drama.