Grey’s Anatomy

Edward Herrmann will appear on Grey’s Anatomy in a series of episodes as a surgeon!

Production has just begun in LA on Season 4 of Grey’s Anatomy.

Now first year residents, Meredith Grey, Cristina Yang, Izzie Stevens and Alex Karev now have interns of their own to mentor… including George who is forced to repeat his internship after failing his exams and Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh), Meredith’s half-sister.

Chyler Leigh has previously appeared in Reunion (not yet shown in New Zealand), 7th Heaven, The Practice and Not Another Teen Movie.

Grey’s Anatomy Thursday July 26, 8.30pm

Will Cristina and Burke tie the knot in the stunning season finale of Grey’s Anatomy?

Cristina and Burke’s wedding day finally arrives in the third-season finale of TV2’s hit drama, Grey’s Anatomy. While Meredith is uncharacteristically excited about the thought of ‘happy ever after’, Cristina is not quite so sure and wants to scrub in instead! Miranda refuses and sends her home…
Things get worse for Cristina when Mama Burke pressures her into wearing a choker that was worn by “five generations of Burke women” on their wedding day. Mama Burke also has her own beauty tips for Cristina that lead to hilarious results; and throughout the wedding day ordeal, Cristina is still adament she will perform surgery – and even resorts to begging Miranda.

But will Cristina actually make it down the aisle? Sandra Oh, who plays Cristina, believes that becoming a brilliant surgeon is far more important to her character than being a beautiful bride. “I’ve always tried to play Cristina with a tremendous amount of focus and ambition — which is the reality for a female surgeon. I mean, in real life there aren’t many of them. But the ones you encounter are at the very top of their game. You have to have a kind of ascetic personality to survive.”

Her portrayal of the strong-willed surgeon earned the actress a 2006 Golden Globe and SAG Award. Oh says that writers of Grey’s Anatomy deserve some of the credit as her storylines on the show provide her with plenty of opportunity to shine. But, she admits she loves the recognition. “I work very hard, sometimes too much, at my job because I love it so much. It is more than wonderful when all your hard work is noticed and honoured by your peers and the industry. Winning the Golden Globe was one of the best moments of my life.”

Also in the series finale of Grey’s Anatomy, George and Callie arrive at a decision about their future as a couple; McDreamy and Meredith discuss the art of flirting; and Richard names his choice for his successor.

The season three finale of Grey’s Anatomy screens at 8.30pm on Thursday July 26 on TV2.

The below shows are finishing on TV2 from 25 July – 27 July:

-The War At Home Wednesday 25 July
-Grey’s Anatomy Thursday 26 July
-Real Life Water Rats Thursday 26 July
-New Adventures Of Old Christine Friday 27 July

Shows finishing on TV2 (22 July – 24 July)
Shows finishing on TV ONE (21 – 22 July)

Isaiah Washington will be interviewed on Larry King tomorrow (Tuesday), so probably here in NZ on Tuesday night at 9pm? He was recently fired – oops contract not renewed – from Grey’s Anatomy.

U.S. network television will present a stronger feminine side next season, with a parade of new prime time heroines, including a bionic woman, a cyborg-fighting mom and a group of high-heeled sleuths.

Nearly a dozen new shows featuring women protagonists, some in crime-fighting, butt-kicking roles, are part of broadcasters’ recently unveiled 2007-2008 TV schedules.

The list includes sci-fi dramas, sitcoms, a spinoff of the hit hospital soap “Grey’s Anatomy” and a pair of shows billed as descendants of the landmark former HBO “dramedy” about four urban singletons, “Sex and the City.”

Female-led shows are hardly new to TV — just ask Lucille Ball, Marlo Thomas, Mary Tyler Moore or Angie Dickinson. But the latest offerings represent an unusually large number of prime time series for and about women.

They follow a memorable year for women in the media, from Katie Couric, who moved from morning TV to anchoring the CBS Evening News, to the on-camera acrimony that swept ABC’s talk show “The View.”

Since women account for a majority of America’s TV audience, it is no surprise that networks want to appeal to them.


TV producers, writers and network programmers are driven largely by their desire to repeat a winning formula, so experts say the latest trend was undoubtedly influenced by the success of recent hits like ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Ugly Betty,” which drew a broad audience while catering to women.

Some female-centered shows have proven more popular with both genders, particularly action dramas.

“There’s something very enticing to men about a girl who can kick butt, as long as it’s not theirs,” said Shari Anne Brill, director of programming for media buying agency Carat USA. “Women are much more into watching shows about friendship and relationships than men are.”

This fall, the networks are introducing both types of shows.

NBC plans to launch “Bionic Woman,” a remake of the 1970s series that starred Lindsay Wagner as a wonder of super-human engineering, and “Lipstick Jungle,” based on the bestseller by “Sex and the City” author Candace Bushnell, about three high-powered women, one of them played by Brooke Shields.

Fox is going the sci-fi action route, too, with “The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” a “Terminator” films spinoff. It follows the title character as she fights to save herself and her son from an onslaught of robotic enemies from the future.

Two other Fox entries include the courtroom drama “Canterbury’s Law,” starring “ER” veteran Julianna Margulies as a rebellious defense attorney, and the sitcom “The Return of Jezebel James,” about the uneasy relationship of two sisters.

But the heaviest concentration of new female stars is on ABC, where “Grey’s Anatomy” is begetting the new medical drama “Private Practice,” with Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Montgomery.

New ABC offerings also include “Women’s Murder Club,” about a group of San Francisco women investigating homicides, and Cashmere Mafia,” another female ensemble drama from “Sex and the City” creator-producer Darren Star.

Even the upcoming ABC drama “Big Shots,” about of four male business executives, has been described as a wish-fulfillment show for women, depicting men the way women would like to them to be — sensitive and in touch with their feelings.

“It’s very much a chicks’ show,” Brill said. “It’s re-imagining men as maybe being human too.”

Source: Yahoo! TV

Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd has likely said her last goodbyes at Seattle Grace Hospital. Actress Kate Walsh, who will star in her own spinoff series, “Private Practice,” this fall, says her character has no loose ends to tie up with the angst-ridden doctors on “Grey’s Anatomy.”

“I think I’m finished with Grey’s,” she said Monday during a visit to the city to promote her new show. “My work is kind of done there … I had come to Seattle to save my marriage, that didn’t work. There’s really nothing left for me there except the job.” And the job, of course, isn’t enough. After being turned down for the position of hospital chief on the “Grey’s Anatomy” season finale, Addison was unceremoniously told she needed a new life.

Next month, she’ll get one, as Walsh starts shooting “Private Practice,” which was introduced to viewers during a special two-hour episode of “Grey’s” earlier this year. The brainchild of “Grey’s” creator Shonda Rhimes, the show is set at a private medical facility in Los Angeles and co-stars Tim Daly of “Wings” fame and Amy Brenneman of the longtime drama “Judging Amy.” The pilot episode received mixed reviews, and Walsh admits she had “a little trepidation” about leaving a show as successful as Grey’s. Still, she says she loves the character of Addison and is excited to see her evolve. And, like many “Grey’s Anatomy” stars, she has effusive praise for – and complete trust in – Rhimes. “She feels very passionate about writing for people – men and women – in their 30s and 40s who are, like: ‘Now what?’ ‘What do we do? We’re living lives that are unlike our parents in most every way. Or we tried to have the life that our parents had or emulate that, but it didn’t quite work out so now what do we do?”‘ Walsh, 39, seems to closely identify with those questions. Although she’s drop-dead gorgeous, she’s previously lamented that her romantic life is not where she thought it would be at this stage in her life. But those worries seem to have evaporated of late. A few weeks ago, when ABC announced it was picking up “Private Practice” as part of its Wednesday night lineup, Walsh had some news of her own: she’s engaged to studio executive Alex Young. That, and the spinoff make for a moment the actress is ready to embrace.”In times of faith in my life, I always thought everything would happen at once, and then of course there are times you’re like ‘no I’m going to die alone in a box on the street. I strangely felt very ready for all of this, if that’s possible.”

Isaiah Washington has lost his job on Grey’s Anatomy. The African American actor was rumoured to have made an anti-gay comment backstage at the Golden Globe awards 5 months ago, while discussing whether or not he had used the same foul tongue towards his fellow Grey’s colleagues.

The comment so enraged his fellow cast members and members of the wider tv-viewing public that Washington was told by the show’s executive that he would not be hired back for the filming of next season’s episodes.

Now this leaves us to find out how his character will be written off the show!!

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Michael Ausiello of the US TV Guide reports that Isaiah Washington has been fired from Grey’s Anatomy:

“An ABC Studios spokesperson confirms that the actor’s contract option has not been picked up, but declined further comment.”

Washington’s rep also confirmed the news that Shonda Rhimes informed him earlier today.

First Meredith!
Boy its been a long 3 weeks and YES it is highly likely I get way too invested in some characters (but trust me I *do* know its not real – honest)
Talking with friends today, they all thought it was too long and drawn out. I agree it was long but I’m not so sure about the other bit:
DOC! How cute was that?! and it was really like the only way Meredith could tell she was dead…Seeing Dylan Denny and the train crash girl all in onee go would be enough to put anyone in denial!
DENNY *sigh* “If you don’t go back, you will change the person who Derek is” *sigh* And as for the last bit where Denny and Izzie are in the same space but walking different directions….*sob**sniff*
DYLAN “I did my job, I saved you.”
My heart just broke for Derek last night and then to see him at the end lying on the bed with her…..can’t help it – I just love them! 🙂