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Grey's Wedding Site Draws Thousands of RSVPs; Show Boss Promises a "Beautiful" Ceremony

Is Mer in fact heading for a wedding?

A website celebrating the fast-approaching wedding between Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd drew 42,000 unique visitors and collected 1,400 comments on its "guest book" in its first 24 hours.

The idea for the site, hosted by real-life wedding hub and ostensibly managed by the show's Izzie character, came to Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes as the show filmed its April 23 episode, in which Izzie snapped photos of her gal-pal begrudgingly test-driving dresses.

Rhimes — whose sister happens to be a wedding planner — asked for something that would ... read more

Save the Date, May 7: Nice Day for a Grey's Wedding?

Will Grey's Anatomy's Mer becomes Mrs. McDreamy?

The only question is whose, exactly.

At a party marking the filming of Grey's Anatomy's 100th episode, series creator Shonda Rhimes confirmed that the milestone hour will air May 7 — and indicated that it might feature the nuptials of the show's central couple.

"The only thing I'll tell you about the 100th [episode] is that it takes place on ... read more

Pilot News: Everwood Alum, Others Join Shonda Rhimes Show

Jason George, Sarah Drew

Three more actors are heading Inside the Box, the ABC pilot penned by Richard Robbins and exec-produced by Grey's Anatomy's Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.

Set at a Washington network news bureau and revolving around Caroline, an ambitious female reporter, Inside the Box will feature Everwood alum (and recent Private Practice guest star) Sarah Drew as ... read more

Pilot News: Who Is Grey's Boss Shonda Rhimes' New McDreamy?

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Martin Henderson

A drama pilot being shepherded in part by Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes has found its "McDreamy."

Inside the Box, from Richard Robbins and exec-produced by Rhimes and Betsy Beers, is set in a Washington news bureau and revolves around Catherine, a hard-hitting producer. Playing coworker Jake — aka the Derek to Catherine's Meredith — will be ... read more

Grey's Boss Says "Very Interesting" Exit Talk Is "Not True"

Grey's Anatomy's T. R. Knight and Katherine Heigl

Are they or aren't they?

Is she, but perhaps isn't he?

Recently resurrected buzz that both Katherine Heigl and T.R Knight will be checking out of Grey's Anatomy at the end of this season has had new aspersion cast on it by Shonda Rhimes.

See exactly what the creator of Grey's had to say, after the jump. read more

Pilot News: Grey's Creator Takes Shot at Washington

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes has mastered depicting the drama of hospital hallways and doctors' after-hours action. Now, she's setting her sights on the juicy lives of Washington, D.C., journalists.

ABC has greenlit Inside the Box, a new pilot from the Grey's Anatomy creator, a rep for the network confirmed for The potential series centers on an ambitious female news producer and her colleagues whose extracurriculars, the net promises, will be read more

Isaiah Washington: Grey's Treatment of Brooke Smith Is "Disgusting"

Isaiah Washington

Who doesn't love a little irony?

Former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington, who was publicly derided and ultimately fired from the series after making a homophobic slur at gay costar T.R. Knight, is now chiming in on the show's treatment of the recently axed Brooke Smith and her lesbian character.

See what Washington had to say after the jump. read more

Ask Matt: Analyzing Daisies' Wilting Ratings, Defending Grey's Creator and More!

Anna Friel and Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies

TV Guide's Senior Critic Matt Roush takes your TV questions. Have a rant, rave or burning question about your favorite show you'd like addressed? E-mail him here.

Question: I'm devastated, but not necessarily surprised, by the early ratings for Pushing Daisies. I thought it was risky of ABC to leave a show this fragile and unique off the air for so long and expect viewers to flock to its return. It's sad that something this unique, this creative and this original just can't "click" with a general public, but my hope is that the demos are decent enough that it will make it through at least 12 episodes and give us fans a proper, affectionate sign-off. — Andrew M.

Matt Roush:
Let's not suggest the show be pushing up daisies just yet, though the opening numbers were dismaying. I can only hope ABC won't let this delightful show go down without a fight (the same argument I've been adopting lately for Fox's struggling Terminator series). But I agree the out-of-sight, out-of-mind argument has been devastating for this show in particular.

More on Daisies, the great Grey's debate and a look at the 24 prequel movie after the jump. read more

Shonda Rhimes Says Heigl Not Leaving Grey’s

Katherine Heigl by Bob D'Amico/ABC

Grey's Anatomy creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes wants to set the record straight: There has been no talk of Katherine Heigl leaving the medical drama.Rumors about the starlet wanting to exit the show began this summer, after Heigl, who plays Dr. Izzie Stevens, said she wasn't submitting her name for Emmy consideration this year because the writers didn't deliver Emmy-worthy material.When asked about the rumors, Rhimes told The Associated Press, "We have every intention of seeing Katherine for the entire season." But has the actress expressed any interest in leaving the hit show? Rhimes responded firmly, "No, she has not."Rhimes cites what she calls "the Dawson's Creek phenomenon," in which a "bunch of lovely and young actors" must learn to cope with the sudden fame a TV hit brings," as a possible reason for the all the off-screen drama (including Isaiah Washington's alleged gay slur toward costar T.R. Knight and his subsequent firing). "These are people who went from li... read more

Shonda Rhimes: Surprised But Not Insulted by Heigl

Shonda Rhimes by Craig Sjodin/ABC and Katherine Heigl by Bob D'Amico/ABC

At Thursday's ABC show-runners panel, Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes took center stage as she was asked how she reacted to Katherine Heigl's recent statements in the press."It was surprising," she began tentatively. "We have a great working relationship, and Izzie is one of my favorite characters." She continued: "Katherine is an outspoken person, as you all know." When pressed for details, Rhimes offered: "I don't think she was insulting the writers. The first half of the season, her storyline was very comic. And during the second half, Katie asked me to write her light so that she could go do her movie," she said. As such, Rhimes appeared to hold no grudges, claiming that it's hard to understand the entire story. "These people are my family. We work together six days a week, 16 hours a day. I've watched as they've changed from lovely young actors to incredibly famous people."Looking forward, Rhimes refrained from expanding on ABC Entertainment president Steve McPherson's ass... read more

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