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Everything You Need to Know About the Grey's Anatomy Musical Episode

Sara Ramirez

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains key plot details from Thursday's musical episode of Grey's Anatomy.

The cast of Grey's Anatomy is wearing Seattle Grace scrubs and small, unseen earbuds. There's blood, there's medical jargon and everyone is ... singing Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars"? While this may sound like a bad Saturday Night Live skit, it's not. Thursday's episode, in which we learn what happened to girlfriends Callie and Arizona after that ominous fade-to-white, is a full-scale musical event, in which cast members sing many of the songs the show has made famous.

"I have been wanting to do it since we made the pilot basically," creator Shonda Rhimes says. "We needed it to make sense for our show. Plus, I had to convince the network, which took me seven years."

Exclusive: Shonda Rhimes reveals Grey's Anatomy musical details

Having a Tony-winning singer-actress in the cast — Sara Ramirez, who won for Spamalot — certainly helped matters. At the close of the March 24 episode, Ramirez's character Callie, who is pregnant, was — spoiler alert! — moments away from... read more

Shonda Rhimes on the Grey's Anatomy Finale: No Gunmen, More Growth

Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo

Don't expect any crazed gunmen or rogue buses in the Grey's Anatomy finale. Instead, executive producer Shonda Rhimes tells TVGuide.com that she deliberately wanted to make the seventh season ender a less hectic and more character-driven experience.

First Look: Behind-the-scenes of the Grey's Anatomy musical episode

"I'm not looking to make some giant, huge, electric finale," Rhimes says. "You can't have... read more

First Look: Behind-the-Scenes of the Grey's Anatomy Musical Episode

Sara Ramirez

After Thursday night's tragic episode of Grey's Anatomy, which included the terrifying reveal that a pregnant Callie (Sara Ramirez) was... read more

Grey's Anatomy Relationship Roundup: What's Next for the Couples of Seattle Grace?

Kevin McKidd and Sandra Oh

It's been nearly a month since the doctors of Grey's Anatomy have graced our television screens. With so many relationships left in the air — Cristina and Owen's disagreements about the future, Stark asking April out, Jackson and Lexie hooking up — TVGuide.com has compiled a handy breakdown to catch you up on where each couple stands and what's next for them.

Meredith and Derek (Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey): The pair has been grappling with infertility issues, which will come to a head in the musical episode. "It's starting to be... read more

Mega Buzz: Abby's Big Date on NCIS, the Grey's Finale and Glee's Growing Family

Pauley Perrette, Sandra Oh, Chord Overstreet

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

Please give me some NCIS news on Abby and McGee! — Leslie
ADAM:
I'm not sure McGabby 'shippers are going to love this, but ... Abby's going on a date! And McGee is not going to be happy about it. "If another girl comes around McGee, [Abby] definitely has a little bit of a jealous streak," Pauley Perrette says. The feeling is mutual, she says. So what do we know about Abby's new suitor? She'll look up to him, in some respect, and he's a stick-around kind of guy.

Where's the Grey's Anatomy scoop on Cristina and Owen? — Dina
NATALIE:
Right here! Tensions for the couple will continue as we head toward the finale. "I don't think the end of the season is going to be easy for any of our fans, but I think it's going to be pretty explosive for... read more

Grey's Anatomy Boss: Infertility Will Become an Even Bigger Issue for Meredith and Derek

Grey's Anatomy

Meredith and Derek are on the backburner no more.

While Season 7 has seen major storylines for Cristina and her PTSD, Lexie and Mark's relationship, and Callie's pregnancy and tribulations with Arizona, fans have been wondering when the Grey of Grey's Anatomy would step back into the spotlight.

First Listen: The songs of the Grey's Anatomy musical episode

This season has been especially unfortunate for Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), who... read more

Grey's Anatomy's Jeff Perry Joins Shonda Rhimes Pilot

Jeff Perry

Grey's Anatomy actor Jeff Perry has been cast in Shonda Rhimes' drama pilot Damage Control.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, casting is now complete on the ABC project that follows the follows the life and work of a professional fixer, Olivia Price, and her dysfunctional staff. Kerry Washington stars as Price, who is based on the career of legendary crisis management consultant Judy Smith.

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Keck's Exclusives: Grey's Musical Goes Back to Its Roots

Sara Ramirez

Gotta admit, when I first heard ABC's Grey's Anatomy was staging a musical episode, I had serious doubts about what Patrick Dempsey (Derek) jokingly refers to as "Glee M.D." And I wasn't the only one.

"Ellen Pompeo [Meredith] was very much like, 'Tell me we're not going to sing and dance in the hall. This is crazy!'" recalls creator Shonda Rhimes, who dreamed up the risky concept as a love letter to fans. But after the cast's first script read-through, Rhimes says Ellen "came up to me and said, 'I never say I'm wrong, but I was wrong and I want to sing more!' She's having so much fun with it."

I'm sold, too... read more

Audra McDonald to Exit Private Practice

Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald will leave Private Practice at the end of Season 4 so she can be closer to her New York-based family, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Exclusive: Paul Adelstein to direct an episode of Private Practice

McDonald, who has commuted between New York and Los Angeles over the past four years, may ... read more

Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick to Star in Shonda Rhimes Pilot

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington will headline Shonda Rhimes' new ABC drama pilot, Deadline reports.

Based on famous crisis management consultant Judy Smith, In Crisis follows the life and work of a professional ...
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