Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s premiere to follow on from finale

Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes has confirmed that the eighth season premiere will pick up just days after the finale of season seven. “We only pick up five days after the finale ended,” Rhimes told TV Line. “We pick up pretty much where we left off.”

Baldwin lands Hawaii Five-0 role

William Baldwin has signed on to feature in a multi-episode arc in Hawaii Five-0 where he will play a homicide detective who was forced to leave the force after accusations of corruption.

Glee actor replaces Daniel Radcliffe

Glee actor Darren Criss will replace Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway production of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Michalka to guest on CSI: NY

Actress Aly Michalka has signed up for a guest role in CSI: NY to play a rocker who may be involved in a murder. Michalka has appeared in the likes of Easy A and The Roommate.

8:30pm Tuesday, July 5 on TV2

Peter MacNicol from Ally McBeal guest stars in TV2’s hit drama Grey’s Anatomy this week.

Top security measures go into place as a team of doctors, led by the Chief (James Pickens Jr), try to save the life of a major political figure from the Middle East.

Meanwhile, Cristina (Sandra Oh) decides to finally decorate her new place and throw a housewarming party, and Alex (Justin Chambers) shows up late from a weekend getaway to his first day of rounds with the new Pediatrics Attending, Dr Phil Stark (guest star Peter MacNicol).

Missed an episode of Grey’s Anatomy? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.

8:30pm Tuesday, June 7 on TV2

Things gets hostile on all fronts in TV2’s hit drama Grey’s Anatomy when Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) receive some disturbing news during a visit to the obstetrician.

Lexie (Chyler Leigh) loses it when she notices Meredith and April (Sarah Drew) getting closer, and Cristina’s (Sandra Oh) self-doubt carries outside of the hospital and into her house hunting with Owen (Kevin McKidd).

Meanwhile, a car crash brings in multiple traumas and Jackson (Jesse Williams) tries using his physical attributes to get ahead in the operating room.

While his character is trying to use his good looks to his advantage on the show, Williams admits the cast give him grief about how popular he has become with fans – particularly when he appears baring skin.

“We crack jokes about it and have fun, and they give me hell about it,” he says of his fellow cast mates. “So it makes it a good time and enjoyable. We laugh every time we get a new script and they find some way to have you have your shirt off.”

When asked about the attention he receives from fans, Williams seems shy.

“It’s terribly uncomfortable,” he says. “But you know they’re paying attention, they’re having fun. We’re entertaining them. That’s what our job is to do. So I have fun with it. I do not take it seriously at all.”

Six Feet Under star Frances Conroy makes a guest appearance In Grey’s Anatomy this week.

Missed an episode of Grey’s Anatomy? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.

Patrick Dempsey has announced that he will be leaving Grey’s Anatomy after the drama’s eighth season.

The actor, who plays Dr Derek Shepherd, confirmed the news during an interview for Vanity Fair Italia, saying: “[Season eight] is gonna be my last. I do not know what’s going to happen to the other characters, but for me it’s done.”

“It’s been great and a great part of my life. But I can’t see me doing it anymore.”

Source: Digital Spy

8:30pm Tuesday, May 31 on TV2

Private Practice’s Caterina Scorsone makes a guest appearance in Grey’s Anatomy this week, causing some tension for Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey).

In the episode cross-over between the sister shows, Scorsone’s character, Derek’s estranged sister Dr Amelia Shepherd, is unwelcome, with issues between the siblings – past and present – simmering to the surface.

It seems Amelia has arrived to reconcile with Derek. The pair have not been on speaking terms since Amelia turned to drugs following the death of their father, who was shot and killed in front of them.

Scorsone says the pair face a battle to put the burdens of the past behind them. “Family is family,” Scorsone told American TV Guide.

“Regardless of the strife and tension and drama between the family members, there’s a bond and a connection that is so deep.

“Obviously Amelia has a lot of emotion surrounding Derek and that relationship and all the things they’ve been through together. There’s a lot of unresolved emotions surrounding that whole relationship.

“Everyone can relate to that fear of confronting situations that may result in rejection.”

Meanwhile, the Chief (James Pickens Jr) tries to help Alex (Justin Chambers) when he notices that he’s refusing to use the elevators after his near-fatal shooting, and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek continue their efforts to ease Cristina (Sandra Oh) back into surgery after her post-traumatic stress.

Pickens Jr says the latest series is centred on everyone trying to pick up the pieces since last season’s dramatic series final.

“Everybody’s trying to heal from, obviously, the finale – the shooting,” he said. “It’s been cathartic for everybody. I think those journeys will play out through the rest of the season.”

In tonight’s episode, James Tupper (Men in Trees) also reappears in another guest spot on the show.

Missed an episode of Grey’s Anatomy? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.

8:30pm Tuesday, May 17 on TV2

After a heart-pounding season finale in which Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) surgical skills were put to the ultimate test, Grey’s Anatomy returns for a stunning new season.

In the aftermath of the horrific shooting, Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) preoccupation with his injuries distracted him from realising Meredith was suffering through a miscarriage.

Dempsey told the American TV Guide about what audiences can expect between the star-crossed lovers in the new season. “I think [Derek] will be devastated,” says Patrick. “Seeing how quick life can be, I think they’ll want to have a child even more. Why not create life before you lose your own.”

Both Dempsey and Pompeo admit the emergence of the baby storyline threw them. “I was shocked,” says Dempsey. “For the longest time [the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes] said Meredith’s not having any kids. I was convinced it wasn’t going to be an issue for us to play.”

“Besides,” adds Pompeo. “This show is difficult enough to shoot without the added element of a baby.”

But Rhimes offers an intriguing explanation for the sudden change of heart. “There’s nothing like almost losing the man you love and losing the baby on the same day to make you realise what’s really important.”

And Dempsey, who is a father of three, declares that he is now ready for on-screen fatherhood. “I’m excited to take this next step, if they don’t have a child now, I don’t think they’ll survive as a couple.”

In the season premiere, the hospital staff are trying to deal with physical and emotional trauma in the wake of the deadly rampage of a gunman. Dr Perkins (James Tupper, Men In Trees), a trauma counsellor, is brought in to help with the recovery and to assess each doctor’s readiness to return to work. A devastated Derek (Patrick Dempsey) makes a spontaneous decision to resign as chief and rushes back into surgery, taking everything a little too fast. Meanwhile, Cristina buries herself in her wedding planning.

Missed an episode of Grey’s Anatomy? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.

Doctor Who promo pics released

The BBC has released new promo pics for the upcoming season of Doctor Who, where the Doctor travels to America for the first few episodes.

Taylor returning to Grey’s Anatomy

Australian actress Rachael Taylor will return to Grey’s Anatomy after leaving to work on the Charlie’s Angels pilot recently. Taylor will have missed only two episodes of the medical drama.

E! updates Charlie Sheen THS

Unsurprisingly, E! Channel has updated its Charlie Sheen version of E! True Hollywood Story. The revamped documentary will now cover recent events in both his personal and professional life with new interviews from those who know him best.

Sheen moves to trademerk catchphrases

Charlie Sheen has moved to trademark some of his well-known catchphrases to seek protection from the range of spin-off merchandise flooding the market. Sheen is looking to trademark 22 phrases including “Tiger Blood”  “Duh, Winning” and “Vatican Assassin”.

It’s a bit like a bad dream for TV Geeks like me, and well If it is true I have more then one question

First things first:I was reading the newest TV Guide and

1) Is it true that Grey’s is not back until May??

If so

2) where do I get to watch it online?

3) Are TVNZ so witless they WANT people to watch online waaay before they choose to show it

4) TVNZ must know that ratings will fall? SURELY?

MTV to stand by Skins

MTV in the US has vowed to stand by its controversial new remake of  Skins despite the allegations that it is breaking child pornography laws. With several companies pulling their ads from the series and a range of allegations fired their way from the Parents Television Council, MTV has decided to persist with airing the show’s first season.

Kate Walsh to return to Grey’s Anatomy

Kate Walsh has agreed to return to Grey’s Anatomy for the show’s upcoming musical episode. The private Practice actress is expected to arrive back at Seattle Grace Mercy West to help out during a medical crisis.

P Diddy to guest on Hawaii Five-0

P Diddy is signed on to guest star in an episode of new crime drama Hawaii Five-0. The rapper will play a detective in the series, which is due to begin here in NZ in the next couple of weeks on TV3.

Skins actor joins Battlestar Galactica prequel

Former Skins actor Luke Pasqualino has joined the new Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood & Chrome. The actor, who played Freddie in the third and fourth seasons of the series, will feature in the spin-off which will focus on the early years on the Cylon War.

Chelsea Handler pilot ordered

American network NBC has ordered a pilot for Chelsea Handler’s new project Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. The pilot is based on the E! host’s autobiography but will not feature Handler in an acting role.

Andy Gray to fight dismissal

Sacked British football commentator Andy Gray is said to be beginning a court case against his former employers for unfair dismissal and breach of contract. Gray, who was dismissed this week for his sexist comments regarding female assistant referees, is reported to be seeking payment for the remainder of his contract.

Original Grey’s Anatomy character to return 

One of the original members of Grey’s Anatomy is set to return to the medical series this year after first appearing in the show’s first season. The character is said to arrive back at Seattle Grace Hospital in need of medical attention.

MTV execs express concern over US Skins series

MTV execs have shown their concern over the new US adaptation of teen series Skins where they feel future episodes could possibly break child pornography laws. Network bosses are concerned that some of the scenes in the series may unintentionally act as “significantly sexually suggestive”.

Former Lost actress joins Gossip Girl

Former Lost actress Sheila Kelley has signed on for a role on Gossip Girl to play the sister of one of the characters. Kelley appeared in Lost as Zoe and has had roles in the past on the likes of The Sopranos and ER.

Banks joins Modern Family

Modern Family has recruited actor Jonathan Banks to play the brother of Ed O’Neill’s Jay. Banks, who has had roles in Breaking Bad, Dexter, Castle and Lie To Me, will appear in the show’s second season early this year.