Jerrika Hinton, Ellen Pompeo, Camilla Luddington
Oh, Grey's Anatomy, you had me at hello... and you lost me at Bailey's OCD.
I've stuck with the show that made Shonda Rhimes a household name through Izzie's (Katherine Heigl) ghost sex, the Alex/Ava saga, "Intern Fight Club," and even that god-awful musical episode. When people ask me why I'm still watching Grey's, currently limping through its 10th season, my response has always been: "I'm going down with that ship." But Season 10 has me on the verge of jumping overboard. Here are six reasons why I'm ready to give up on Grey's:
Clarke Peters and Taraji P. Henson
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Question: I've decided it's time to ask you how would you like to see Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang) leave Grey's Anatomy. This might come up more often as the season nears an end in May, but I can't stop thinking about it. While I love Cristina and aspire to be as fierce as she is, I think they should kill her off, but not in a mean way — in a way that could build a great emotional arc for Kevin McKidd (Owen). I think they should have one more romp in the sack where she gets pregnant and he convinces her to keep the baby this time, only to lose Cristina during the birth! I know I sound all evil genius right now, but I think that would give Owen more issues than he can handle and I think it will bring all those close to Cristina (especially Meredith) to a level of respecting Cristina's initial decision to never have kids. Just my thoughts. I think her exit will be flawless. Shonda Rhimes is a TV goddess and I'm sure will make us all proud. — Erica
Kerry Washington, Khandi Alexander
Mama Pope lives!
At the close of last week's Scandal, viewers discovered that Maya (Khandi Alexander) is actually alive. As part of Operation Remington, a civilian plane containing Maya was shot down by Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) decades prior, but it turns out, Maya was removed from the plane before take-off and imprisoned by her husband Rowan/Eli (Joe Morton) for the last twenty or so years. Why has Maya been locked up? Will she get to reunite with daughter Olivia (Kerry Washington)? TVGuide.com caught up with Alexander to get the scoop:
Shonda Rhimes is adding author to her résumé: The Grey's Anatomy and Scandal creator has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster to pen a memoir.
The book, to be published in 2015, will follow Rhimes' decision to build a family before her career took off, and will cover the challenges of balancing parenthood and professional success. Rhimes is a single mother of three daughters.
John C. McGinley, Skylar Astin
The "upstairs downstairs" framework we've come to love on Downton Abbey translates fairly well to the world of corporate workplace romantic comedy in TBS's Ground Floor, a likable if decidedly modest bauble from sitcom vets Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town) and Greg Malins (Friends), working in the too-often-disparaged mode of traditional multi-camera comedy. (The first two episodes air back-to-back Thursday starting at 10/9c.)
Nothing good lasts forever. Creator Shonda Rhimes has revealed she has a very clear end plan for Scandal and its hero Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington).
"I feel like there is a finite amount of Scandal to be told," Rhimes told NPR.
Grey's Anatomy is really trying to drive home the point that Cristina and Meredith are on the outs. Note to Shonda Rhimes: We get it. With Sandra Oh slated to leave at the end of the season, the ABC medical drama has been laying the groundwork for a big falling out between Meredith and Cristina that would make the latter's exit seem plausible. Thursday's episode pushed the twisted sisters to the brink after Cristina...
Olivia Pope and Associates have found a new friend!
Friends alum Lisa Kudrow made her Scandal debut last week, and her character, Josie Marcus, caused quite a bit of trouble for the White House as she began to score political points in the primary election at Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) expense. But Josie Marcus might not necessarily be the enemy.
Michael Sosha, Sophie Lowe
Is this Alice or Alias? Something to ponder while navigating the deluxe rabbit-hole theme-park ride of ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland spinoff (Thursday, 8/7c), in which a feisty and literally kick-ass Alice (Sophie Lowe) battles her way out of insane-asylum confinement with Sydney Bristow-level brio. She even has a Will Tippen-like sidekick in the sheepishly raffish Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha of the British Being Human), who stands by as Alice goes all action heroine.
Starting Oct. 24, Lisa Kudrow joins the cast of Scandal in a recurring role as a politician. And it looks like she's making fast friends.