On Thursday, Grey's Anatomy will celebrate a momentous milestone as the show airs its 200th episode. With that in mind, TVGuide.com decided to look back to the very beginning to find out how the cast of the ABC medical drama joined the show...
Ellen Pompeo has more than 200 episodes of on-screen drama under her belt as Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy, but now the actress is dishing on some of the behind-the-scenes shakeups.
In an interview with the New York Post on the set of the show's 200th episode, Pompeo reveals that creator Shonda Rhimes originally wanted Isaiah Washington to play Meredith's love interest on the show. But Pompeo said she told Rhimes she'd rather have Patrick Dempseyplay Meredith's now-husband, Derek Shepherd.
For those Grey's Anatomy fans that hoped (or maybe prayed) that Callie and Arizona would find a way to get past the latter's infidelity in the Season 10 premiere, sorry, but it's going to be a tougher journey than that.
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When the ABC medical drama returned, Callie (Sara Ramirez) immediately showed just how hurt she was by Arizona's (Jessica Capshaw) cheating by moving out of their apartment and taking baby Sofia with her. Will the two be able to work through this? TVGuide.com turned to Capshaw and Ramirez to find out what's in store:
Patrick Dempsey is riding a unicycle. It's 10 o'clock on a Wednesday morning, and the Grey's Anatomy leading man is playfully entertaining the cast and crew between scenes at a downtown Los Angeles theater complex. Long before Dempsey stepped into Derek Shepherd's sexy scrubs, he was (hidden-talent alert!) a champion juggler and avid student of the circus arts, and it's clear as he pedals around the set clad in a black tux that he's still got serious skills. "I'm tired of being an international superstar," he cracks. "I'm running away to join the circus!"
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's season premiere of Grey's Anatomy. Read at your own risk!]
Grey's Anatomy has never been shy about killing off members of its cast — See: George, Lexie and Mark — so there was genuine fear this summer that Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.), the heart of the hospital, could be the next on executive producer Shonda Rhimes' hit list.
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At the close of Season 9, Webber was seemingly lifeless after being electrocuted when trying to turn on the generator during the super-storm. Picking up moments later, the Season 10 premiere saw...