Katherine who? Remember this little bubbly resident turned crabby cancer survivor on Grey's Anatomy? Contrary to what some disgruntled Grey's viewers like to tell themselves, Katherine Heigl will be back to Seattle Grace soon, reports Entertainment Weekly. Just how soon? EW adds that we will probably see Izzie again late April, right about the same time when a "special" patient is admitted to Seattle Grace - none other than estranged hubby Alex's (Justin Chambers) brother. According to the same source, Grey's Anatomy is currently casting the role of Karev's sibling, in what would be the first time to meet a member of Alex's family. Of course, expect some skeletons in the closet to be uncovered, including a nasty bit about daddy beating mommy. Hopefully, we'll find out why Alex is so intense and likes to yell so much. Heigl, meanwhile, who took a break from the ABC medical series to focus on her burgeoning movie career and her daughter, is teaming up with Ashton Kutcher for an upcoming action comedy called Killers, hopefully not connected to Izzie's cutting off of Denny's LVAD wires. In other Grey's news, rejoice, Mercy West haters. EW also reveals that at least one of the Mercy Westers have been dished the walking papers and will say goodbye before the end of the season. Most would point to Sarah Drew's April Kepner as the top candidate, after she made a reappearance recently thanks to the new chief Derek (Patrick Dempsey), only to be reduced to being Derek's assistant. Source here
This is it, Grey's Anatomy fans. In one episode, we'll get to see not only young Bailey (Chandra Wilson), but also sober Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) and un-dead Ellis (Kate Burton), both in their younger years, you know, when they were still flirting in between surgeries and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) was a tiny tot playing with her Anatomy Jane doll. On "Time Warp" Derek (Patrick Dempsey) revives the Seattle Grace lecture series where seasoned vets present to the group significant surgical cases from their pasts. Bailey reflects on her first days on the hospital, Callie (Sara Ramirez) looks back on a special polio case, while Richard recalls a case in which he and Ellis worked on a patient diagnosed with GRID, the virus that would later be called AIDS. To Read More Click Here .
* Winter Olympics (8/7c NBC) Yevgeny Plushenko has come out of retirement to defend his 2006 figure-skating gold medal, but with strong performances from World Champion Evan Lysacek and two-time U.S. winner Jeremy Abbott, the U.S. has a shot to win for the first time in 22 years. Abbott has come on like gangbusters since changing coaches to Yuka Sato in 2009: "It's been very difficult, but I needed the change," he says. "I grew up and took control." The U.S. women have taken control of snowboarding's halfpipe event, having claimed the last two gold medals in the Games. Winners Kelly Clark (2002) and Hannah Teter (2006) are joined by 2006 silver medalist Gretchen Bleiler as repeat contenders from Torino. The Canadians could also be making some noise this evening, with Christine Nesbitt the favorite in women's speed skating's 1,000-meter final. And if you're watching the Olympics to see events you don't see much of anywhere else, skeleton competition begins late tonight. * Grey's Anatomy (9/8c ABC) You can't call the chief (ex-chief, these days) a hot doc, but 30 or so years ago he and Ellis no doubt mixed work and play much the same way that our gang does today. And tonight we'll see a younger Richard (J. August Richards) hard at work with a patient whose strange disease would come be known as AIDS. His collaborator? You guessed it. (Sarah Paulson plays Ellis.) In more recent flashbacks, Callie looks back on a polio case and Bailey recalls her rivalry with another resident (Missi Pyle). * Reporter (9:30/8:30c HBO ) Journalist Nicholas Kristof has used his influential space on the New York Times op-ed page to highlight human-rights atrocities in Sudan and around the world. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, this 2009 documentary may say infinitely more than his column ever could. The film, a Grand Jury Prize nominee at Sundance, follows Kristof's 2007 trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he tries to raise global concern for a horrific humanitarian crisis caused by years of civil war. * Project Runway (10/9c Lifetime Television ) It was all covered last week in a challenge that came with a fierce, unprecedented prize. The winner's garb would grace the cover of a high-profile fashion magazine. It was a sweet cover song for gleeful victor Anthony, but Anna hit fashion sour notes and was booted from the contest. This all leads to some child's play in tonight's challenge, in which children play a large fashion role. * Ace of Cakes (10/9c Food Network ) Charm City Cakes usually requires customers to order their confections months (or even years) in advance. But if there's one person you're going to bend the rules for, it's Oprah. So when the Big O calls requesting a last-minute order to be delivered to her TV set in Chicago, Duff and Co. get on it, despite a workload that's already full. Meanwhile, crew members are treated to a performance by the folk-rock trio the Avett Brothers, who stop by the bakery during a tour stop in Baltimore. Source Here
Above is the link for the upcoming episode of Grey's Anatomy which is to air tomorrow night. The trailer looks great - especially because it plans to pull away from the current storyline and take to a new approach by showing each character in a pivotal moment that we as viewers haven't seen before. If you are a die-hard Grey's Anatomy fan, I am sure that this is a must see episode. I am also assuming that we will also get to see what happened to Owen when he was serving in the army that has caused many of his issues that he is battling today. It will be interesting to see Derek's, any quesses?
For starters, the kid who plays little Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), she has Meredith eyes. We've already heard much about this time-jumping episode of Grey's Anatomy, and we know that we'll find the root of Bailey's (Chandra Wilson) Nazi ways as well as that of Richard (James Pickens, Jr.) and Ellis. But there's more to this episode of Grey's than a little blast from the past. Turns out, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) probably wants to show off so he revives the hospital lecture series, where Richard, Bailey, and Callie (Sara Ramirez) all present pivotal and landmark surgical cases in the past. For Bailey that entails reflecting on her first days as a lowly intern under a harsh resident, Callie looks back on a polio case (during a time when she was still interested in men), while the Chief takes us back to a case where he and Mer's mom Ellis worked on a patient diagnosed with GRID, later to be called AIDS. Aside from the three, we'll also see Joe the bartender during his younger days (check out the hair), as well as Thatcher and Meredith as a child. Source & Video
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It's probably all the Lost fever that has both Losties and non-Losties gripping with concepts of time and space, but Grey's Anatomy will also find itself doing some time-jumps on its upcoming installment. But unlike Lost and its crazy mind-numbing storylines, Grey's Anatomy will be infinitely simpler: people will just be kind of younger. On "Time Warp" we'll get to see Bailey (Chandra Wilson) before she became the Nazi that she is, the beginning of the Chief's (James Pickens, Jr.) affair with Mer's (Ellen Pompeo) mom Ellis, and Callie (Sara Ramirez) pre-Seattle Grace. On the episode, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) as interim Chief, restores the hospital's lecture series. As members of the panel, Richard, Bailey and Callie all discuss pivotal surgical cases from their pasts, including the Chief's recollection on working with Ellis on a patient diagnosed with GRID, the virus that would be known as AIDS. J. August Richards and Sarah Paulson are set to play the younger versions of the Chief and Ellis. Source & Preview
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains is off to a heroic start. The hit CBS reality series' two-hour premiere averaged 14.1 million viewers, and improved 2 percent in the adults 18-to-49 demographic over last February's Survivor: Tocatins. The lead-in boosted The Mentalist, which pulled in 15.7 million viewers as CBS easily won the night. ABC placed second, despite Grey's Anatomy (12.7 million viewers) posting its lowest 18-to-49 demo rating ever for an original episode. Facing a Bones repeat (8.1 million viewers), The Deep End improved slightly to 5.7 million viewers. ABC finished the night with 9.1 million viewers for Private Practice. NBC's block of comedies was on par with their season averages. At 8/7c, Community drew 5.2 million viewers and Parks and Recreation pulled in 5 million viewers, while The Office (7.4 million viewers) performed slightly better than 30 Rock (6.1 million viewers) in the 9/8c hour. An hour of Office repeats averaged 2.8 million viewers in Jay Leno's recently exited timeslot. Following the Bones repeat on Fox, Past Life sank to 5.3 million viewers. The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural drew in 3.6 million viewers and 2.5 million viewers for the CW, respectively, though Diaries stumbled a bit in the demo. Source Here
"Grey's Anatomy" will take a different route next week with a series of flashbacks to the time when the doctors of Seattle Grace decided to be life savers. In his new role as Chief, Derek restores the hospital lecture series, and Richard, Bailey and Callie present to the group pivotal surgical cases from their pasts. Bailey reflects on her first days as a shy resident, Callie looks back on a polio case, and Richard recalls a case in which he and Ellis worked on a patient diagnosed with GRID, a virus later called AIDS. "The Time Warp" will air on Thursday, February 18. J. August Richards and Sarah Paulson have been tapped to be the younger versions of Richard and Ellis respectively. The 1982 throwback will reveal how the previous Chief and Meredith's mom were involved in an affair. Meanwhile in Bailey's part, she will be seen in early 2000s when she was still Mandy and under supervision of a character played by Missi Pyle. "We're going to see Bailey when she still called herself Mandy and had not yet learned to speak up," said creator Shonda Rhimes. "Mandy is Bailey's inner geek, and Chandra [Wilson] plays the Mandy of it all brilliantly." Source Here
It's a full Thursday TV night, and enjoy it while it lasts pre-Olympics break! Check out all that's on tonight: 8/7c Community on NBC The Deep End on ABC Vampire Diaries on The CW 8:30/7:30c Parks & Recreation on NBC 9/8c The Office on NBC Grey's Anatomy on ABC Past Life on Fox Supernatural on The CW Burn Notice on USA Network 9:30/8:30c 30 Rock on NBC 10/9c Private Practice on ABC The Mentalist on CBS Project Runway on Lifetime Television The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo Archer on FX Important Things on Comedy Central America's Best Dance Crew on MTV 10:30/9:30c Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central 11/10c The Daily Show on Comedy Central Taking the Stage on MTV Models of the Runway on Lifetime Television 11:30/10:30c The Colbert Report on Comedy Central What will you be watching?