In the last few episodes, Grey's Anatomy had to deal with a couple of new mommies, Katherine Heigl and Ellen Pompeo. What did they do? Fire Izzie for killing someone (sort of), and get Meredith bed-ridden for giving a chunk of her liver to Thatcher. Thankfully, the Grey's team were able to preempt Pompeo's absence by pre-taping her scenes so we'll still see Mer in all the episodes. Heigl, however, asked for a five-week hiatus so she was, well, fired from Seattle Grace. It's still not certain how the Grey's Anatomy people will get to rewrite Heigl's character into the show after she flew off without so much as a ruckus following an incident with an "invader" from Mercy West. Nevertheless, both Pompeo and Heigl are back on the Grey's Anatomy set, so everything looks normal again, People reports. "They're both back at work and everyone's really happy to see them," a source from the show said. Izzie will reportedly return on the show's November 12 episode, coinciding with the appearance of guest star Kim Raver of 24 fame. As a little postscript, noticed how McSteamy (Eric Dane) was absent in a recent episode of Grey's Anatomy? Could it have anything to do with the fact that he and wife Rebecca Gayhert are also expecting their first child together next year? Source Here
While her character on Grey's Anatomy seems to have been suffering a career crisis of sorts, the actress who plays feisty and stoic Cristina Yang is achieving a milestone in her very own. Canadian-Korean Sandra Oh recently returned to alma mater National Theater Council last week to accept the prestigious Gascon-Thomas award 16 years after she graduated and set off to try professional acting. Yet asked how she felt about being an inspiration to aspiring actors, Oh paused and said she just doesn't think about it that way. "All I really think about is doing my work and doing it well," said Oh, who won a Golden Globe for her role in Sideways in 2004 plus a very popular role on the hit ABC medical series Grey's Anatomy. "But, yes, the opportunity to come back here and to think about my life ... that started at this school, and where I am now, has brought a tremendous amount of satisfaction." As for her Grey's role that brought her mainstream popularity, Oh likened it to "lightning in a bottle," but cautioned that it was also very "challenging." To cope with the stress accompanying the job, she said, "Lots of therapy." "I have a lot of really good friends and I just have learned how to take care of myself. How to take care of my mind, my body and my spirit." Friends, which in her case happen to be Grey's co-star Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl, who just happen to both be new mommies. "Right now it's so interesting," Oh said. "Recently Ellen and Katie took a break from the show for a bit, to have their kids. We started out talking about shoes and purses and now it's all about diapers. It's nice to have grown with that." Source Here
Sons of Anarchy isn't taking its hand off the throttle. The FX biker drama has been averaging around 4 million viewers all season, but Tuesday's episode - which pulled in 3.7 million viewers to handily win the night among cable channels - was competitive with the major networks in the adults 18-49 demographic. More significantly, Sons' 2.2 rating outperformed both The Jay Leno Show (1.8) and ABC's The Forgotten (TV) (2.0) in the demo. NBC stands behind Leno's numbers. "The Jay Leno Show continues to top our expectations," a network spokesman told us. "And, as always, we are looking at this on a 52-week basis." Calls to ABC for comment were not immediately returned. Sons creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter wrote in his blog that networks have opened themselves up to being beaten by cable by producing the same shows over and over. "I have a director friend... who says the job of a network executive is to turn everything to sh--," Sutter wrote. "They hire you to stop them from doing that. Unfortunately, the sh---turners are winning. Nowadays it's all about formula.... [You] hope that no one notices that it's the same old crap repackaged. But folks always do. In recovery, the "definition of insanity" is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Primetime is an active asylum." In other ratings news, ABC again dominated Thursday nights, with Grey's Anatomy taking the title of the night's most-watched show with 14.7 million viewers. Survivor: Samoa , CBS' only non-repeat of the night, improved to 12.9 million viewers and a season-high rating in the demo. Fox's coverage of the American League Championship Series averaged 10.3 million viewers for the night. NBC's comedies saw improvement across the board: Community (5.2 million viewers) and Parks & Recreation (5 million viewers) had slight improvements, while The Office (8.5 million viewers) and 30 Rock (6.7 million viewers) both saw jumps of 400,000 viewers. Source Here
Next week's episode of " Grey's Anatomy " will be born out of the creative mind of Chandra Wilson. The actress who portrays Dr. Miranda Bailey in the medical show made her directorial debut in this October 29 episode which is called "Give Peace a Chance". When Isaac, the hospital lab tech, has an inoperable tumor wrapped around his spine, he turns to Dr. Derek Shepherd to do the impossible. Derek tests the Chief's authority when Richard objects to moving forward with the risky surgery. Chandra Wilson is the first star of the show to take a role behind the lens. Back in July, it was reported that another actor also made a negotiation with the producers to direct an episode. The unnamed actor wanted more creative and personal freedom which may alter his or her contract. Not only in real life, Wilson also gets a development in her character's personal department by getting a mother. The show is casting an actress to play Rachel, a very "tasteful, classy and smart" woman identified as Bailey's mother. She will appear as an ailing patient in a holiday episode. Source & Preview
Watch a preview of Grey's Anatomy "I Saw What I Saw" Season 6 Episode 5 airing Thursday October 22 at 9:00 p.m., ET. Episode Synopsis: After a burn victim unexpectedly dies in the midst of a chaotic ER, the Chief and board member Jennings interrogate the residents to find the culprit, as all the Mercy West and Seattle Grace resident defends their actions in an effort to save their jobs, on " Grey's Anatomy ," THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Source & Preview
Now that Mercy West's doctors have invaded Grey's Anatomy , they're staking their territory, which includes one or two new relationships. TVGuide.com consorts with chief enemy Dr. Charles Denman (Robert Baker), the newest villain to walk the halls of Seattle Grace. Baker opens up about which Seattle Gracers will cross over to the dark side, how Thursday's Rashomon-style episode unfolds and what Izzie (Katherine Heigl) will pursue when she returns to the hospital (one word: revenge). To Read More Click Here .
With their evil/negative portrayal on Grey's Anatomy (for starters, the title of the episode they debuted was "Invasion"), I'm sure the orange scrubs-donning Mercy West people don't have a lot of fans. Yes, even Sarah Drew's self-proclaimed future of medicine April has gotten a lack of flak lately for slugging it off with Lexie (Chyler Leigh), in an episode when Mark (Eric Dane) was a no-show. As for the others, Charles and Reed and the most annoying one of all - the ninja-channeling skinhead who was paired with Yang (Sandra Oh) - I'm sure the Grey's Anatomy fans hate them all with a passion. They were portrayed as invaders who are out to steal jobs from the good men and women of Seattle Grace ("They took our jobs!"). With poor Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) being the first of the residents to be fired, I'm sure the fires of hatred directed at the Mercy West people will burn even more fiercely. Let's face it. No matter how much Grey's Anatomy fans hate some of the idiotic decisions these people made, put up against a bunch of newcomers, they'll side with the Seattle Grace people any day. E! Online reports that Sarah Drew of Everwood fame has stayed mum on the topic of just how long do these new surgeons plan to stay on Seattle Grace Mercy West. "I think it's a really fun character and, of course, getting to be on that show is wonderful and exciting for any actress in Hollywood so I would love to stick around." But is there really any chance that any one of these Mercy West invaders will stay, with all the bad rep they're creating for themselves (double-crossing Izzie, etc)? Sarah Drew says this won't be the case forever, and in the end, all the competitive hustling may just be beneficial to the patients. "Please, give me a chance, because I want to work!." What do you think? Can any of the Mercy West people stay on Grey's Anatomy without alienating the show's fans?
Someone's in truh-buhl! This week on Seattle Grace, the emergency room staff kills a lady, and hospital admins are on the warpath. One of the castmembers is definitely getting the ax in punishment, but who? Is one of the new kids getting cut, or could Callie (Sara Ramirez), Lexie (Chyler Leigh), Cristina (Sandra Oh) or Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) really be in danger of losing their jobs? Check out the other three sneak peeks below and try to decide for yourself who's done at Seattle Grace... E!Online - Grey's Anatomy Sneak Peeks: "Someone's Getting Fired" Photo courtesy of TVGuide.com
This week TV made us feel things. Trauma panicked us with a disgruntled employee shooting at his co-workers. Modern Family made us squirm and laugh with an off-color wedding toast. The contestants of The Amazing Race made us feel smart. And the idea of a little boy in a balloon crashing to his death made us all hold our breath and pray for his safety... and then puke. Welcome to this week's Top Moments: Funny Feelings Edition. 11. Best Adrenaline Rush: NBC's Trauma is always tense, but this week's shooting rampage seriously had us on edge - especially when it turned out the wife of EMT Boone (Derek Luke) was stuck in the building. 10. Worst Kiss: What's the best way to prove to your roommate that you're not stalking her? Make out with her, according to Heroes ! Yes, Claire and Gretchen's lip-lock has been talked about for a while now, but from a story standpoint, it is as out-of-the-blue as it is desperate - and not in that starry-eyed, longing kind of a way. 9. Best Self-Deprecation: In an otherwise unremarkable episode of Saturday Night Live , host Drew Barrymore uses her monologue to remind viewers that she is the scion of a legendary acting family. She shows "clips" of several of their performances (Ibsen, vaudeville, and blaxploitation among them), in which the actors all speak with Barrymore's distinctive half-lisping Valley Girl inflections. Kristen Wiig nails it. 8. Worst Transplant: CBS apparently decided to air Three Rivers ' first and second episodes in reverse order, so on Sunday, we meet transplant coordinator Ryan Abbott on his first day at the hospital. This would be fine, if we hadn't already met him and watched him run around with organs in coolers a week earlier. You know, already working there. But who needs continuity, right? 7. Worst Pink Slip, Part 1: After almost killing Dr. Bailey's kidney-transplant patient on Grey's Anatomy , Izzie becomes the latest casualty of the Seattle Grace-Mercy West merger. Reading from a HR-mandated script, the Chief is emotionless as he's forced to kick Izzie out of his hospital for the second time. Worse, Izzie's husband, Alex, voices concerns about her abilities, which results in a heartbroken Izzie leaving Alex a note in his locker before leaving town. 6. Best Flashback: Shelley Long joins the insanity on Modern Family as estranged, kooky matriarch DeDe Pritchett. She's there to apologize for "the incident," which we learn was an off-color toast she made at her ex's wedding that morphed into a full-on racist attack on the bride, who DeDe calls "Charo" because she's of Colombian descent. 5. Best Revelation: On FlashForward , we finally meet the enigmatic Simon ( Lost 's Dominic Monaghan). In the final scene of the episode, he claims responsibility for the worldwide blackout that is the show's raison d'etre, and implicates Lloyd in the mess as well. Just like that. So I guess they're the bad guys then? 4. Worst Pink Slip, Part 2: When Mad Men 's Sal refuses the come-on of the heir to the Lucky Strike fortune, the client demands that Sal be fired. Don, who already knows Sal's secret, doesn't believe his story and cans him, noting that even if Sal's story were true, he should give the client what he wants. "You people," Don says with disgust. Sal's face betrays his utter heartbreak at losing Don as an ally. 3. Best Reason to Weep for U.S. Education System: On The Amazing Race , fewer than half of the nine teams are able to identify Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in a photograph of her 1967 visit to Cambodia. Brothers Sam and Dan think she's a "queen or a princess"; Canaan specifies Queen Elizabeth. Mika offers the best possibility when she suggests that Onassis is "definitely somebody of the Cambodian descent." Um, not exactly. 2. Best Misunderstanding: On 30 Rock , Jack asks Liz to hire a new performer for the show. So as not to upset the fragile egos of the other actors, Liz and Pete lie about their clandestine meetings and say they're sleeping together. (Or "intercoursing," as Liz puts it.) The topper: Pete's wife overhears the lie and decides that if Pete wants Liz, then she is welcome into their love-making. 1. Worst Feeling: A sickened America watches a giant Mylar balloon sail across Colorado, hoping that 6-year-old Falcon Heene isn't trapped inside. The balloon makes a soft landing, but with no kid on board. And that's when the sick feeling returns, as the family (which has appeared on Wife Swap twice) does several TV interviews that reveal a confusing story about the incident - and Falcon's very nervous stomach. Source Here
The residents of Seattle Grace and Mercy West vie for surgeries and their careers as day one of the hospital merger begins. Meanwhile, Arizona stands by an enraged Callie when her father, Mr. Torres, employs a priest to help convince her to date men, and Izzie experiences the brunt of her new surgical competition. Watch & Discuss: Watch Grey's Anatomy: Season 6, Episode 5 - 'Invasion' Read Grey's Anatomy's Review: Season 6, Episode 5 - 'Invasion'