A 'sinking' feeling on 'Grey's' premiere
September 23rd, 2011
12:21 PM ET

A 'sinking' feeling on 'Grey's' premiere

Last night was the two-hour season 8 premiere of "Grey's Anatomy."

There's a lot to cover, so let's get started... Derek is still furious with Meredith for tampering with their Alzheimer's trial - even though she did it to help Richard's ailing wife, Adele. Derek and Meredith, who were granted temporary custody of baby Zola, are sharing custody, living apart. Derek is living in the frame of the house he and Meredith have been trying to build for years, and slowly but surely making progress on - with the help of Owen. Cristina, whom Owen kicked out of the couple's (fire)house because she doesn't want to have a baby, is living with Meredith. She can't bring herself to terminate her pregnancy because she loves Owen.

Alex, whom Meredith kicked out of her house for reporting that she tampered with the Alzheimer's trial, is bunking at the hospital. There’s tension in the hospital halls - Derek and Owen won't even look at Meredith and Cristina, a crop of new interns is starting (the requisite "A month ago, you were in med school being taught by doctors, today you are the doctors" was uttered - this time by Lexie) and it is the residents' last year of residency.

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ABC Family, CW score high in GLAAD TV study
The cast of ABC Family's hit teen drama, 'Pretty Little Liars.'
August 3rd, 2011
11:26 AM ET

ABC Family, CW score high in GLAAD TV study

For the second year in a row the CW network ranks number one in a study monitoring portrayal of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community.

That's according to the fifth annual Network Responsibility Index from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

The study examines  the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people on television by evaluating primetime programming on the five broadcast networks and 10 major cable networks. FULL POST

'Grey's Anatomy' star Eric Dane enters rehab
July 20th, 2011
03:29 PM ET

'Grey's Anatomy' star Eric Dane enters rehab

Eric Dane's not a doctor - he only plays one on TV - but he does know when it's time to seek treatment.

A rep for the "Grey's Anatomy" star confirmed to CNN that he has "voluntarily checked himself into a treatment facility to help him get off pain medication that he was prescribed for a sports injury that he suffered over the recent hiatus."

Star magazine reported that the 38-year-old had checked in to a Los Angeles rehabilitation clinic for a 30-day stay, as posted on RadarOnline. According to a "friend," the actor felt he "had too much to lose," seeing that his wife Rebecca Gayheart is pregnant with their second child. The couple already has a one-year-old daughter, Billie Beatrice.

According to the site, "Grey's" resumed production on July 19, and his rep says that Dane "reports back to work this week. Business as usual."


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ABC leans on fantasy with its new schedule
May 17th, 2011
07:01 PM ET

ABC leans on fantasy with its new schedule

Spinning off the success that has been "Modern Family," "Dancing with the Stars" and "Grey's Anatomy," ABC on Tuesday announced its slate of new primetime shows for 2011-12.

The network is hoping fantasy, superheroes and fairy tales go over big with audiences, and has cleared the slate with several cancellations to make room for their new offerings.

"The real power of ABC is our storytelling," said ABC's new entertainment president, Paul Lee, during Tuesday's upfronts presentation. "ABC always leads with emotion and with character. Our shows are smart and they have a huge amount of heart. I think our brand of uplifting entertainment could not be more relevant for this time."

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Patrick Dempsey: I'd love to play Doctor Strange
April 5th, 2011
07:00 AM ET

Patrick Dempsey: I'd love to play Doctor Strange

Patrick Dempsey wants to prove he's more than Dr. McDreamy by playing Doctor Strange.

The actor, who stars as hunky brain surgeon Derek Shepherd on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," tells the L.A. Times he's dying to play Marvel's magical neurosurgeon in either a TV series or movie.

“I've been lobbying for that,” he says of portraying the super sorcerer. “There's a whole bunch of people [among the 'Grey's' crew] who are into comics and Marvel, too, on the set and they're like, ‘Doctor Strange, that's the one you should do.' It would be fantastic. It'd be a great TV show, especially for HBO or something like that."

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'Grey's Anatomy' gets all 'Glee' on us: What's the verdict?
April 1st, 2011
12:05 PM ET

'Grey's Anatomy' gets all 'Glee' on us: What's the verdict?

“Grey’s Anatomy” mixed its medical dramatics with singing on last night’s episode, and as with all musical episodes of TV shows, it can be a risky proposition.

Quick catch-up: Dr. Callie Torres (played by Sara Ramirez) and Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) were in a car accident following Arizona’s marriage proposal, an accident made all the more horrifying by the fact that Callie’s pregnant. That trauma is how we got this singing business incorporated in the first place.

As the New York Post explains, “‘Grey's' solution for that [spontaneous singing] problem was theorizing that the brain does crazy things after an injury, so a post-crash Callie was hallucinating that everyone at Seattle Grace was bursting into song.”

Reaction to that move has been pretty mixed.

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