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Grey's Anatomy's Jesse Williams: One Resident Failing the Boards Will Be a "Reality Check"

It's the moment we've been waiting for: the Grey's Anatomy residents are taking their medical boards this Thursday, and we'll finally get to see how each of the docs handled it. By the looks of the sneak peek below, Jackson (Jesse Williams) is just as nerve-wracked as the rest of them. Why? Well, he did just sleep with his best friend, and then learn that his mentor and his mother hooked up. TVGuide.com turned to Williams to get the scoop on the medical boards, the future for April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson — and Jesus, apparently — and how Jackson will handle a possible Slexie reunion... read more

Grey's Anatomy's Worst Case Scenarios: What If Meredith Leaves, But Derek Stays?

Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey

It's the question on the mind of every Grey's Anatomy fan: Who will be sticking around Seattle Grace next season?

With several of the actors' contracts up at the end of the season — and creator Shonda Rhimes putting the finishing touches on the finale script as we speak — fans are waiting with bated breath to find out which of their favorite doctors will be returning for Season 9. While there's no official word yet on who will be back, we decided to toss out a few ideas of our own as to how Meredith, Cristina and the rest of the gang could leave. Even though not everyone's contracts are up, we came up with a crazy-but-plausible scenario for everyone — and because some of our favorite couples could get split up, we've added a few scenarios in which one half stays and the other goes. Enjoy! read more

Grey's Anatomy Scoop: Which Doctors Will Be Sticking Around Seattle Grace?

Sandra Oh, Ellen Pompeo

As Grey's Anatomy winds toward its Season 8 finale, the major question is not only which actors will return next season, but also which residents will actually pass the medical boards in order to become full-fledged doctors — and hopefully, continue walking the halls of Seattle Grace.

"You're going to see how each person deals with [the boards]," creator Shonda Rhimes tells TVGuide.com. "How some of them rise to the occasion, how some of them crack, and some of the problems they're going to be facing."

Anatomy of Shonda Rhimes, the busiest woman in Hollywood

For Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), the boards won't go as smoothly as she hopes when she faces a crisis during her exams... read more

Grey's Anatomy Scoop: Adele's Alzheimer's Takes a Turn for the Worse

Loretta Devine and James Pickens, Jr.

Richard's had a rough year on Grey's Anatomy already having taken the fall for Meredith and stepped down as Chief of Seattle Grace. Now Adele's illness may pull him from the hospital altogether.

"Adele's Alzheimer's is progressively getting worse," James Pickens Jr. tells TVGuide.com. "It's obvious now that the Alzheimer's is making her a danger to... read more

Mega Buzz: A House Tragedy, a Housewives Baby-Daddy and an SVU Reunion

Hugh Laurie, Teri Hatcher, Mariska Hargitay

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Thanks for the preview of next week's House. Anything else you can tell me? — Alex
ADAM:
While lots of (deserved) attention has been paid to Jeffrey Wright's excellent guest turn as a neurologist deciding House's fate, don't take your eyes off the rest of the team. The incident that leads to the investigation leaves a major character fighting serious injuries that could upend his or her future on the show. And the crippling fallout will even have Dr. Crankypants uttering the words — gasp! — "I'm sorry."

Is Julie really pregnant on Desperate Housewives? — Jaime
NATALIE:
The promos don't lie, and neither do we. Susan is going to be a grandma. The surprise twist? The father... read more

Top Moments: Breaking Bad's Mind-Blowing Finale and Parenthood's Double Delivery

Giancarlo Esposito

Our top moments of the week:

13. Most Revealing: When Naomi gets locked out of her house during a major political fiesta on 90210, she and her partner in crime, Austin decide to break in — which gets them arrested and thrown in the back of a paddy wagon. When the stuffy van becomes too much to bear, the randy pair strips down to their skivvies, and you know where that leads... As they reveal their feelings for each other, while in their underwear, Naomi's boyfriend, Max, catches them. Is there such a charge as breaking, entering and stealing another guy's girlfriend... read more

Grey's Anatomy Recap: "Loss, Love and Legacy"

Mama Avery has come to town!

In this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy, Jackson's mother, Catherine Avery (Debbie Allen) has come to Seattle Grace to perform a groundbreaking penis transplant surgery — and if that's not awkward enough for Jackson, Catherine sets her sights on finally getting April to lose her virginity. Plus: Baby Zola is rushed to the hospital, and Alex has to keep it a secret! Let's check out the top moments from Thursday's episode: read more

Grey's Anatomy's Jesse Williams on Catherine Avery's Arrival and "Jaxie's" Future

Grey's Anatomy, Debbie Allen and Jesse Williams

If you thought Meredith Grey had a difficult mother, just wait until you meet the matriarach of the prestigious Avery family.

In this week's Grey's Anatomy, Jackson's mother, Catherine Avery (portrayed by Debbie Allen, who has directed multiple episodes of the ABC medical drama) comes to Seattle Grace to perform a groundbreaking surgery. His intrusive mother's visit becomes even more uncomfortable for him when it's revealed what procedure she's doing: read more

Mega Buzz: A Grey's Reunion? Plus: New Hookups on CSI and Big Bang Theory

Eric Dane, Marg Helgenberger, Jim Parsons

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Is there a chance that Lexie and Mark will reunite on Grey's Anatomy? —Jessica
NATALIE:
Mark still clearly cares about Lexie, which won't go unnoticed by Jackson's mother (Debbie Allen), who makes an appearance in this week Grey's. "Jackson is dealing with that in a mature way, being aware of it, but not being obsessed with it," Jesse Williams says. "Jackson is learning that he can't control everything." Still, "Mark is doing a fairly admirable job about staying in his place. He really cares a lot about Jackson as a student and a surgeon."

What's up for Catherine in her last season on CSI? — Meg
ADAM:
The show is cooking up lots of stories for her final season, most significantly a potential... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Debbie Allen Guest-Stars on Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy

Debbie Allen — who is currently directing an out-of-the-box episode of Grey's Anatomy that finds the Seattle Grace docs facing off against other hospitals on the baseball field — pops up onscreen in the October 13 episode as Dr. Catherine Avery, the mother of Jackson (Jesse Williams).

Like Jackson's grandfather, Catherine shares ties to Meredith's past... read more

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