September 5, 2007 |
Less than one hour after e-mailing an interview request to an actor's manager, the telephone rang. It wasn't a publicist demanding to know the parameters of the interview, where the story would be placed or how big the photographs would be. It was the actor himself, and in his unassuming way, he agreed to meet with a reporter. This is not how it usually happens in Hollywood, but T.R. Knight doesn't seem interested in most things Hollywood.
June 30, 2007 |
Isaiah Washington has blamed racism for playing a part in his public excoriation for homophobia and his eventual firing from ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," according to Newsweek magazine online. "If a black man can't get forgiveness in this country, when so many other people like Robert Downey Jr. and the governor of California get second and third chances ... I think that says a lot about race and this country where we stand," the magazine quoted Washington as saying.
February 24, 2007 |
Having had little luck getting new drama series launched this season, ABC has decided a "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff might be in order. The new drama would star one of the doctors of Seattle Grace -- Kate Walsh's character, neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery. And Taye Diggs, who starred in ABC's short-lived "Day Break," also has been signed. The pilot will take the form of a "Grey's" episode -- in this case, a two-hour installment centered on Addison on the brink of leaving the hospital.
January 24, 2007 |
Gay rights activists expressed satisfaction after meeting with "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington, who is under fire for using a gay slur about a costar. "He seemed very sincere in his interest in working with us in an ongoing basis," said Kevin Jennings, executive director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. "We emphasized that this is not a one-shot deal, but an ongoing thing. He was very open to doing this."
September 23, 2006 |
The young docs beat the forensic cops. ABC's bold move to shift "Grey's Anatomy" to one of television's most competitive nights against CBS powerhouse "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" paid off handsomely, delivering a clear ratings victory to a network that had been largely forgotten on Thursday nights for years. "Grey's Anatomy" opened its third season by drawing an estimated 25 million viewers, while "CSI" attracted 22 million, according to early data from Nielsen Media Research.
May 29, 2006 |
The premise IN the season finale of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," one of the surgical interns, Dr. Izzie Stevens (played by Katherine Heigl), crosses an ethical line by becoming romantically involved with a potential heart transplant patient, Denny Duquette (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan). He has signed a Do Not Resuscitate order, but Izzie gives him hope that he will get a heart in time. When two brothers are mortally injured in a car accident, it seems as if Denny will get a heart.