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.read more
Later this month, Grey's Anatomy will hit a feat seldom achieved on television when the ABC medical drama enters its 10th season as a top 10 TV show.
What started off as an interweaving tale of a group of interns struggling to stay afloat at one of America's top hospitals has evolved over nine seasons, becoming a platform for stories deconstructing the human condition, including race, sexuality and — as with any great Shondaland series — relationships. But hitting its 10th season, as well as the 200-episode mark, does raise the question of how long Grey's can continue.
Grey's Anatomy's Shonda Rhimes talks cast exits, Calzona's future and a funny Season 10
The series has proven its longevity with...read more
T.R. Knight hasn't been seen much since he left Grey's Anatomy in 2009. At the time, he cited "a breakdown of communication" with executive producer Shonda Rhimes over a slur by costar Isaiah Washington and what the actor perceived to be a diminished role on the show. With that drama behind him, Knight, 39, is back on screens big and small. Not only is he appearing in the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 (hitting theaters this April), but he has also returned to TV in a big way with a multi-episode arc on The Good Wife, playing a hoodie-wearing political consultant...read more