January 4, 2009 |
T.R. Knight, beware. Semi-public rumblings about one's desire to be freed from under the firm press of "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes' thumb have a way of not ending so well.
April 28, 2007 |
Kate Walsh, it would appear, is getting out in the nick of time. Next week, in a very special two-hour episode, her character, Dr. Addison Shepherd, will vamoose from Seattle for the sunny shores of L.A. May she never look back, because "Grey's Anatomy" is collapsing faster than a punctured lung. Izzie and George. Izzie and her new hairstyle. Callie and George, Derek and Meredith, Derek and the chief's job. Addison and Karev, Addison and McSteamy, Cristina and Burke and their wedding cake.
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.
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."
January 16, 2007 |
ON a chilly winter evening, the television portion of the Golden Globes turned "Ugly" and "Grey." The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. celebrated "Ugly Betty" in the best comedy series category, and "Grey's Anatomy" won best dramatic series. It was a double victory for ABC and Touchstone, the studio that produces both shows.
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.