Grey’s Anatomy

Emmy presenters announced

The first crop of presenters have been announced for the upcoming Emmy Awards. Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara, Glee’s Matthew Morrison, Mad Men’s January Jones, The Office’s John Krasinski and Ricky Gervais will all present awards at the Jimmy Fallon-hosted ceremony which takes place on August 29.

Desperate Housewives actor joins Gossip Girl

Desperate Housewives and Mad Men actor Sam Page has joined the cast of Gossip Girl for the upcoming season. Page, who played Bree’s scheming step-son on DH recently, will reportedly join the series as a love interest for one of the major characters.

Mandy Moore to return to Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy will regain singer-turned-actress Mandy Moore for the seventh season of the medical drama. Moore has agreed to reprise her role as a patient called Mary who featured in the show’s sixth season.

Soap star to guest on Bones

Soap actor Antonio Sabato Jr. will make an appearance on the latest season of Bones on an episode which has been dubbed as “Jersey Shore-themed”. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino from the MTV show was also to appear on the episode but talks have since broken down with the reality star.

Smith to leave Doctor Who?

Doctor Who producers may be on the lookout for a new Doctor with word Matt Smith may be planning to quit the series following the next season. It is understood Smith has plans to attempt to make it in Hollywood after his stint as the Doctor in much the same way previous Doctor David Tennant has done.

Casting for Grey’s

Grey’s Anatomy has acquired the services of ex-Men In Trees actor James Tupper, who has signed on to appear in the show next season. Tupper will feature a trauma counsellor called Andrew Perkins in the upcoming season.

Beyonce tipped for Glee

Bookies in the US are tipping Beyonce to appear in the huge post-Superbowl Glee episode which is expected to rate highly due to the carry-over audience it will receive from the sports event. Other big-name stars rumoured are Lady GaGa, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry.

8:30pm Tuesday, July 13 on TV2

In the first heart-pounding episode of a two-part Grey’s Anatomy finale, the Seattle Grace doctors are faced with a terrifying day at work.

The penultimate episode starts with a bang, as the hospital is hit with a crisis more perilous than any other in its history. With a deadly threat on the loose, the facility is forced into lock-down as other emergency services rush to their aid. Isolated from their colleagues, and unable to leave their own departments, the surgeons must battle to save the lives of their patients – and each other.

As the crisis unfolds, and the death toll rises, the threat is soon revealed to have a very personal resonance for one of the doctors in the building. With danger mounting, a truly shocking conclusion changes Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) life forever.

Grey’s Anatomy’s creator and writer Shonda Rhimes had planned the chilling finale from the start of this season, but, as she tells Entertainment Weekly, she almost had a change of heart when it came to writing the script.

“I was very nervous because I felt like what was coming wasn’t territory that we’d ever covered before, and I didn’t know how the audience was going to take it,” she says.

However, Rhimes reveals the events that unfold over the final two episodes will have a profound effect on the characters.

“When you face a situation like this – when everyone you know has faced life or death – it’s an incredibly traumatic event. Everything you knew, felt, and required of the characters in terms of what their stories have been, or what you believed about them, no longer exists.”

Rhimes says the aftershocks will continue to be felt in next year’s series.

“Part of what’s interesting about next season is that we can start anywhere – in any emotional state – and almost anything can happen because we just came out of this. It’s not like tomorrow they come back being the exact same characters. They’re all sort of fundamentally changed.”

If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Grey’s Anatomy will be available free online 12 hours after the show has aired on TV2. Go to and click the ‘ondemand’ button.

8:30pm Tuesday, June 29 on TV2

The wise-talking junior surgeons face the ultimate test of their sensitivity when a morbidly obese man is admitted to the hospital, in tonight’s Grey’s Anatomy.

As Bailey (Chandra Wilson) hastily coaches the team with mandatory empathy training, it soon becomes clear they’re being prepared for a very specific reason – a 300kg patient is about to arrive at Seattle Grace suffering from a rare flesh-eating illness. As the super-sized patient’s condition deteriorates, it’s apparent he must go through a risky surgery if he has any hope of surviving, but he refuses to undergo the procedure. Can they convince him to take the chance?

Elsewhere, Cristina (Sandra Oh) looks after the daughter of a patient, which brings a long-hidden childhood trauma to the surface, and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) comes face-to-face with a former patient’s husband in a wrongful death deposition.

Spielberg eyes down under

Steven Spielberg is eyeing up Queensland as the filming location of his new big budget series Terra Nova. The Hollywood heavyweight sang the praises of Australia after shooting war drama The Pacific in Melbourne and is looking at the far North this time to provide the backdrop for his new dinosaur series which is said to cost around $150 million.

Pro-whaling comedian says more on the way

The comedian who duped Breakfast host Paul Henry earlier in the week pretending to be a pro-whaling supporter has sent out a gentle warning of more pranks on the horizon. Guy Williams is a part of C4 show The Jono Project whose goal it was to make it onto a live interview on the rival broadcaster’s news and current affairs show as a joke.

Vinnie Jones lands TV role

British tough guy Vinnie Jones has signed on for his first regular TV role in the new superhero series The Cape. The footballer-turned-actor will play a powerful criminal called Scales whose rare condition causes his body to look as though it is covered in green and gold scales.

Skins “unrealistic”

Teen drama Skins has been voted the most unrealistic representation of student life on TV in a poll carried out by a UK website. The results showed that 67% of those polled agreed that the British series was the most unrealistic with fellow British soap Hollyoaks second and Gossip Girl third.

DeWyze signs record deal

American Idol winner Lee DeWyze has signed a record deal with 19 Recordings/RCA Records. The 24-year-old singer will release his album in spring this year.

Grey’s promotes actress

Grey’s Anatomy has promoted another character to a full-time role with news that Sarah Drew will become a regular next season. Drew plays April on the show and will join the recently promoted Jesse Williams in beefed-up roles in season 7 of the medical drama.

MTV sorry for swearing

MTV execs have apologised for the amount of swearing during the MTV Movie Awards that recently screened on the network. The broadcast which was described as “live with a delay” failed to be clean of objectionable language with a few words sneaking through despite the bleep button taking a pounding throughout the two-hour show.

NZ production good to go

Filming on the New Zealand-based production Spartacus: Blood and Sand has been given the green light once again after lead actor Andy Whitfield was given the all-clear after being diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year. The Australian actor is set to appear before the camera again in October.

Stamos for Glee role

Uncle Jesse himself John Stamos is eying a spot on the Glee cast according to Entertainment Weekly. The ex-Full House actor is currently in talks with producers over appearing on the drama series in a guest role playing Emma’s (Jayma Mays) dentist, whom she may or may not be having a relationship with. Let’s hope common sense will prevail.

Matt Lucas on Glee?

In related news, the latest rumour to hit the net is that Little Britain star Matt Lucas has signed on to make a guest appearance on Glee. The actor is said to be playing a teacher with a hidden passion for musicals. Only time will tell as to whether this one is true or not.

Katy Perry to host awards

Katy Perry has been confirmed as the host of the 2010 Teen Choice Awards. The pop singer will both host and perform at the ceremony which will dish out it’s surfboard trophies to the year’s biggest achievers in television, film, music, sport and fashion.

McConaughey’s new “comedy”

Actor Matthew McConaughey is developing a new comedy series for an American network set in Malibu. With a working title of Kick-Ass Militia, the series will centre on a pair of brothers, one a cult leader the other a survivalist, who share a pad on the beach in the Californian town. The series is written by Meet The Fockers writer Marc Hyman.

Williams Grey’s regular

Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams has been promoted to a series regular for the next season of the medical drama. Williams joined the show in season 6 as Dr. Jackson Avery and has impressed series creator Shonda Rhimes enough to be given a full-time contract.

Entourage movie?

Actor and Entourage producer Mark Wahlberg has said recently that he is determined to make a movie out of the series. Walhberg said in a n interview with MTV that he wants to bring the characters to the big screen and believes fans would react positively to the movie concept.

8:30pm Tuesday, June 8 on TV2

The past comes back to haunt Owen (Kevin McKidd), as he succumbs to his dark side, tonight on Grey’s Anatomy.

When Teddy’s (Kim Raver) cancer patient, Kim (Sara Gilbert, The Big Bang Theory and Roseanne), decides to end her treatment and her life, Teddy turns to Owen for help. However, he reacts angrily and the situation triggers a painful flashback for Owen of his life at war and his past relationship with Teddy in Iraq.

McKidd says he did a lot of research for the role, about what it would be like for a medical soldier in Iraq.

“I did a lot of reading, trying to get into the head space of what those trauma rooms are about on a day-to-day basis, just to kind of differentiate in my head the difference and experience that Owen brings with him.”

McKidd commends the network on running the posttraumatic stress disorder storyline, and says there has been a lot of feedback.

“There’s been really positive feedback. I think people felt it was a bit of a gamble to be really talking about this on the show. And I think it’s been a very positive thing.

“A lot of letters have come in from people who have families who are dealing with the fallout of posttraumatic stress and had to pick up lives and had to carry on.”

Elsewhere, Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) have a difference in opinion on what their future holds when the subject of children comes up, and Richard (James Pickens Jr) tries to adjust to his role as a surgeon.

If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Grey’s Anatomy will be available free online 12 hours after the show has aired on TV2. Go to and click the ‘ondemand’ button.

8:30pm Tuesday, May 25 on TV2

When Dr Harper Avery (Chelcie Ross, Horsemen), the namesake of the Avery award, is rushed to Seattle Grace, recovering alcoholic Richard (James Pickens Jr) is forced back into surgery, tonight on Grey’s Anatomy.

Richard’s request for a low stress first day back is overridden, when prestigious Dr Avery arrives at Seattle Grace with abdominal problems. From the old school and unaware of Richard’s recent troubles, he specifically requests Richard to perform the necessary surgery. Derek (Patrick Dempsey) agrees even though he does not think it is a good idea.

Meanwhile, the doctors are surprised to learn that new Mercy West recruit Jackson (Jesse Williams) is the medical legend’s grandson, and Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) help Mark (Eric Dane) and Teddy (Kim Raver) move on from their rocky past relationships.

Tuesday 18 May, 8.30pm on TV2

Catch a glimpse of some Seattle Grace stalwarts as their awkward younger selves, tonight on Grey’s Anatomy.

In his new role as Chief, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) decides to restore the hospital lecture series, and Richard (James Pickens Jr), Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and Callie (Sara Ramirez) present to the assembled physicians some pivotal surgical cases from their past. Bailey reflects on her first days at the hospital in far less bombastic form – she started out as a timid resident, and finds herself intimidated by a feisty fellow doctor (played by guest star Missi Pyle, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory). In another lecture, Callie, crippled with nerves at having to speak in public, looks back on a polio case that she and Alex (Justin Chambers) worked on together.

Elsewhere, Richard tells the group about a case he worked on with Meredith’s mother, Ellis (Sarah Paulson, Cupid), when the pair were young residents in the ’80s. They diagnose a patient with one of the first cases of the highly rare and controversial disease GRID – a virus that later came to be renamed AIDS.

Heroes officially axed

Drama series Heroes has officially been axed by its American network NBC. After running for four seasons, the show has been given the boot by its network due to flagging ratings in the third and fourth seasons. Despite premiering strongly in 2006, Heroes suffered badly during the writers strike and subsequently never fully recovered in terms of popularity.

Napoleon Dynamite animated series

US network Fox is developing an animated series based on the 2004 movie Napoleon Dynamite. The majority of the original cast is on board the project including Jon Heder and Efran Ramirez along with the creators Jared and Jerusha Hess.

New series from Grey’s creator

Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes is producing a new series called Off The Map which will again be involved in the medical field. The new series centres on a group of US doctors who leave the country to work at a small clinic on a tropical island. Off The Map will feature Jason George (Ben Warren) from the current Grey’s line-up.

New Chuck Lorre series

Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre has a new comedy series in production called Mike and Molly. The series stars Billy Gardell (My Name is Earl) and Melissa McCarthy (Gilmore Girls) as the titular leads who meet at Overeaters Anonymous.

Law & Order cancelled

Long-running series Law & Order has been cancelled by NBC after a run that has spanned two decades. The crime drama series has run for a mammoth 20 seasons since premiering back in 1990 and will go down as the longest-running drama series in television history alongside Gunsmoke. The series’ spinoffs including Law & Order: SVU will continue to run.

Bret Michaels plans TV return

Rocker and TV reality star Bret Michaels is already planning his return to television following the brain haemorrhage he suffered last month. Michaels, a contestant on the American Celebrity Apprentice, has said he plans to return to the show for the finale episode this Sunday as well as make an appearance on Oprah during the week.

Underbelly actor leaves rehab

Underbelly actor Matthew Newton is out of rehab after spending a 28-day period in a Melbourne facility. Newton featured in the second season of the crime drama playing drug lord Terry Clarke alongside kiwi actress Anna Hutchison. The exact reason for his stay at the rehab centre was never made public.

Eurovision winner picked

According to bookies, the favourites to win the 2010 Eurovision song contest are Germany and Azerbaijan. The televised talent competition takes place in Oslo in less than two weeks and with the bookies predicting the 2008 and 2009 competitions correctly, it’s difficult to argue with them.