November 5, 2008 |
Callie and Erica's burgeoning romance on "Grey's Anatomy" is coming to an abrupt end, and so is Brooke Smith's role as Dr. Erica Hahn. Smith's final appearance as Dr. Callie Torres' flame comes in this Thursday's episode of ABC's medical drama, the network said. The move was a creative decision and unrelated to the sexual orientation of Smith's character, said series creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes.
July 17, 2008 |
The Television Critics Assn. Press Tour, the semiannual gathering of television journalists from around the country that began July 8, continues at the Beverly Hilton. We offer these dispatches. -- A mystery journalist, claiming to work for the Sarasota Star Herald Tribune, appeared at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday to demand answers from ABC President of Entertainment Stephen McPherson. The reporter wanted to know if it was true that ABC, the network that is home to "Jimmy Kimmel Live," is actively courting Jay Leno, who is going to be a free agent in 2009 when NBC replaces him with Conan O'Brien as the new host of "The Tonight Show."
May 24, 2008 |
Like surgeons, television viewers see death on a regular basis. Especially this season. Whether it was the almost instant failure of the much trumpeted "Bionic Woman" or the last-minute tragic demise of "Aliens in America," TV has had a fairly high mortality rate. So when you see a show, trapped in a potentially fatal spiral, emerge from its coma, blink a few times, then rise from the bed like a wounded action hero, it is worth taking a few moments to rejoice. "Grey's Anatomy" is totally and seriously back.
April 26, 2008 |
Well, now we know what the writers of "Grey's Anatomy" were doing during the strike, when they weren't walking the picket lines, of course. They were watching "House." Thursday night marked the first new episode of "Grey's" in many, many months. Not content with beating a fellow medical drama out of the post-strike box by a few days -- the first new "House" airs Monday -- show runner Shonda Rhimes seems to be poking gentle fun at, and paying homage to, the strange powers of rivals at Fox. First there was the residents' contest, in which Meredith (Ellen Pompeo)
September 26, 2007 |
To spend time with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, the executive producers who run "Grey's Anatomy" and its spinoff, "Private Practice," is to be introduced to their linguistic particularities. There is, for example, "Grey Co.," the term they've devised to describe the tonnage of work that goes into overseeing the production, merchandising and musical supervision of "Grey's Anatomy," the immensely successful ABC drama-soap.
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.