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    Debbie Allen on SWAT 3/7/19

    (2/16/19) “Jack” – The SWAT team tries to zero in on the next target of a carjacking ring that’s using deadly force to boost luxury vehicles all over Los Angeles. Also, Hondo takes a big step to help his childhood friend’s incarcerated son, Darryl (Deshae Frost), and SWAT team leader Mumford (Peter Onorati) weighs a major decision, on S.W.A.T., Thursday, March 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Debbie Allen returns as Charice Harrelson, Hondo’s mother.

    Ratings: Grey's Eyes New Low But Still Tops Night, Titan Games Ends Slide

    (2/16/19) Grey’s Anatomy this Thursday drew 6.5 million total viewers and a 1.4 demo rating, ticking down on both counts to match and hit series lows.

    Leading out of that, A Million Little Things (5 mil/1.0) and HTGAWM (2.6 mil/0.6) were steady in the demo, though the later hit a new audience low.


    FOX | Gotham (2.32 mil/0.6, read post mortem) dipped to a new audience low and was down a tenth in the demo. The Orville (3.1 mil/0.7) was steady.

    CBS | Leading out of Big Bangverse reruns, Mom (7.6 mil/1.1) and Fam (5.5 mil/0.8) each slipped two tenths in the demo, while S.W.A.T. (5.6 mil/0.9) ticked up.

    NBC | Titan Games (4.3 mil/1.1) ended its 5-week slide by ticking up. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2.6 mil/0.8) and Will & Grace (3 mil/0.7) each dipped a tenth, while SVU (4.2 mil/0.8) was steady.

    Grey's Recap: The Dating Game — Plus, Betty's Parents Descend on Grey Sloan

    (2/14/19) ( Though Grey’s Anatomy celebrated Valentine’s Day a week ago with Meredith and DeLuca’s first (real, deliberate, sober) kiss, their budding romance put a little spring in the step of Thursday’s episode, too. And it was much-needed, given that the arrival of Brittany’s parents all but guaranteed that Owen and Amelia were going to lose the kids they’d taken in. How heartbreaking did it get — and, perhaps more importantly, did my new favorite couple Teddy and Koracick score any good flirt time? (Spoiler alert: Oh yeah!) Read on…

    ‘BUY TWO OF THOSE THINGS, MAYBE 10’ | As “I Walk the Line” began, DeLuca bumped into Mer at the coffee cart and suggested that, since she wouldn’t let him take her on a real date, she should at least let him buy her a cuppa joe. Mer would let him take her out, though, she insisted. She just had to first talk to Maggie, who he insisted wouldn’t care. (And since I couldn’t recall her even visiting her ex-boyfriend while he recovered from Alex’s Season 12 pummeling, I was more than inclined to agree with him.) Inside the hospital, Owen was flummoxed to learn that Teddy and Koracick had just realized that they were staying at the same hotel — his expression was all, “What’s that about?” Jolex wondered why they could spend all day, every day, saving people, yet they couldn’t keep a houseplant alive. “We just need a plant that doesn’t need sunlight or water,” Jo suggested as they… what the what? They came upon the wall of chiefs and saw that Alex’s portrait had been added to it. He was embarrassed; she, proud. (She even took a pic for his mom.) But he did seem to have gotten the hang of the job. The interns, for instance, loved him — and the fact that he’d sprung for breakfast. When Bailey asked him what the deal was, he said he did it weekly to boost morale. How much longer was her sabbatical going to be? Richard wanted to know. Two months, Bailey said. And she was clearly unnerved that Karev was killing it in her role.

    Bringing Harriet and Leo to the hospital’s daycare center, Jackson and Owen no sooner had bonded over the importance of having duplicates of the kids’ favorite toys than Amelia reported to her ex-husband/lover that Betty/Brittany had gone MIA from rehab. Rather than have both of them leave work to search for the recovering addict, Amelia suggested that Owen stay at the hospital, and after dropping Leo at daycare, she’d try to find the erstwhile Betty. During a moment alone with Maggie, Mer carefully broached the subject of her going out with her half sister’s old flame. And though Maggie insisted that no, of course, she wouldn’t be mad, the expression on her face indicated (at least a strong possibility of) otherwise. The person who was definitely mad at Mer was Jo, since Grey had stood up Link. Shortly, Maggie had a more pressing matter that Mer’s love life: Her med-school tormentor Kiki was at Grey Sloan with an aorta graft that was wearing out. Meanwhile, in the ambulance bay, the trauma of the week arrived — Colin, a 15-year-old bagpiper, had been shot at a parade. “Why would someone bring a gun to a bloody parade?” asked his father (Billy Boyd). Turned out, the shooter had gotten drunk and meant to shoot up at the sky. (Was I only the only one who had a helluva time understanding a word through those thick Scottish accents, especially at first?)

    ‘I COULD SEE THAT SHE NEEDED HELP, AND SO SHE JUST BECAME A PART OF OUR FAMILY’ | After dropping off Leo, Amelia never made it out of Grey Sloan. As she was leaving, she ran into Brittany’s parents, Carol (Jennifer Grey) and John Dickinson (Kyle Secor), who were surprised to have found out at rehab that the doctor was their daughter’s legal guardian. Amelia explained that she thought she’d been phoning them all this time, only Brittany had had her calling a pal of hers instead. “I’m sorry,” said Carol. “I’m just trying to figure out how she even met you in the first place.” So Amelia, forgetting that the Dickinsons didn’t know that they were grandparents, explained that they’d met when Brittany came to Grey Sloan for a doctor’s appointment for Leo. “Who’s Leo?” Carol asked. “Is that her boyfriend?” Oh dear. After Amelia filled in Owen that Brittany had called her folks, but still hadn’t told them about Leo, he couldn’t bear to observe as the couple bonded with the tyke. And the blows just kept coming. Brittany had even lied about her surname. “I can’t be here, Amelia,” said Owen as he fled. “I just can’t.” (Honestly, could ya blame him?)

    Later, Amelia and Carol bonded while watching Leo in daycare. “The first time [Brittany] ran away, I was so terrified, I could barely breathe,” Amelia admitted. “I can’t imagine living with that fear for a year and a half.” As for Leo’s father, Amelia reported that Brittany had said he wasn’t in the picture. (Though neither they nor we could exactly count on her for honesty… ) Trying hard to process everything, Carol said, “I’m a good mom… I don’t know what you must think.” Brittany had been a good kid, too — until the drugs. Then she’d become someone unrecognizable. “She’d be standing right in front of me but not there.” That being the case, “I missed her [even] before she ran away.” Now Carol wasn’t sure that she could keep going through this. Hoping to comfort her, Amelia admitted that she, too, was an addict who’d done awful things. And once she’d gotten clean, her mother had been the last person she wanted to see — the shame she felt had been just too great. But “I promise you,” she told Carol. “Your little girl is still in there.”

    ‘EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID, SAY AGAIN’ | Despite Mer putting off going out with DeLuca, it seemed like she was at least starting to realize that he would be impossible to resist. As Dahlia gave her an update on a patient, Grey found herself unable to focus on anything but DeLuca smoldering at her from across the room. Afterwards, she pulled her would-be boyfriend aside and told him, “No looking at me like that at work! It’s a rule!” She then filled him in on her conversation with Maggie and her sense that her sis had been acting weird. “You’re acting weird,” he cracked. Nonetheless, she maintained that she needed to get Maggie’s blessing before they could officially date. In response, DeLuca pointed out that Carina had never gotten his permission to date any of his exes. “She just dives right in,” he said. And how did that make you feel? Mer shot back. Point made. Still, he couldn’t help giving her “the look” once more. “Stop breaking rules!” she cried before retreating.

    While treating with Teddy a patient named Lucille who was involved in what appeared to be a polyamorous relationship with two men, Koracick delighted in their “thrupplehood.” Since Teddy sounded like an expert when she talked about someone always being shortchanged in such a scenario, he asked, “Which one are you, the torchbearer or the one getting burned?” Meanwhile, Maggie pulled Jo away from her work with Bailey to help with Kiki’s case. And the longer Pierce treated the patient, the more the woman’s bullying came back to her. “I used to lie in bed at night wishing she was dead,” Maggie admitted. And now it appeared that she might soon be — Kiki’s condition was dire. So Maggie was pretty distracted when Jackson told her that a kid had been shot. “That’s great,” she said. But then she revealed why she wasn’t paying attention to a word he said, and he gave her a big thumbs-up on her sharing. Later, Maggie told Kiki that she couldn’t help her, prompting the bully to ask if it was because she was holding a grudge. Ultimately, Kiki pleaded with Maggie, who she acknowledged was the best, to give her a chance to not just get better but to be better. “If I die and there is a hell,” said Kiki, “that’s where I’m going.” Later, an accidental consult with Mer gave Maggie an idea that might save Kiki if the two of them teamed up.

    ‘HE WAS JUST PLAYING HIS MUSIC!’ | While Owen and the docs treated Colin, all of the bagpipers took it upon themselves to perform outside the hospital. “Is it really bad or really good?” wondered Jackson. (Fair question.) Before the boy was taken into surgery, his dad railed about the fact that, despite this tragedy, the gun laws wouldn’t change. Later, while the bagpipers flooded the cafeteria, Bailey marveled at the fact that Karev’s picture had been added to the wall of chiefs. He was just interim, for Pete’s sake! Mark had been interim, and he wasn’t up there. In response, Richard reminded Bailey of a patient of his that she’d saved — so she got the than-you pears every year, not him. Still, she couldn’t resist swapping her and Alex’s pictures’ places. Post-surgery, Jo marveled that Maggie and Meredith had pulled off Kiki’s operation with no consequences. Except there were consequences of her past behavior — her emergency contact was… no one. Owen reported to the bagpipers that Colin had pulled through. Lucille made it through her procedure just fine, too. Upon learning the good news, one of her fellas explained to Teddy that it worked because Lucille and the other guy were friends. After witnessing the reunion between Colin and his dad, Owen panicked and made a beeline for daycare. Seeing his upset, Teddy got him to confess that he knew he was gonna lose the baby he’d come to love like his own.

    As the hour drew to a close, Mer again asked Maggie if it was OK if she went out with DeLuca. “I’m not gonna be a Kiki,” Grey said. But Maggie hadn’t even heard her that morning; she’d just read her nemesis’ chart. Anyway, it was fine with Maggie. “He’s a good guy,” she said. Nearby, Owen and Amelia were shocked to learn that Carol and John planned to take Leo home with them. He and Amelia are the baby’s family, Owen protested. But hell would freeze over, John said, before he’d entrust his grandson to another drug addict. As Amelia shot Carol a crushed “How could you?!?” look, Owen said that Leo wouldn’t be going anywhere without a court order. “I’m his legal guardian,” he said, “and I’ve sworn to protect him.” What’s more, if the Dickinsons tried to leave Grey Sloan with Leo, Owen would have them arrested for kidnapping. (Gee, that escalated quickly.) After the couple departed with exactly the “You haven’t seen the last of us!” threats you’d expect, Owen, shocked that Amelia would disclose her drug-addict past to either of them, turned on her. If he wanted to fight for Leo, she replied, she wouldn’t be an issue. They aren’t married, after all. Of course the word that Owen zeroed in on was “if.” Why wouldn’t he fight for Leo? Because he’s the baby’s foster father, Amelia reminded him. He’d wanted Leo to have his mother in his life. Now he was starting a war with the baby’s grandparents, and all the while, Betty was missing, and he didn’t even seem to care. “Her name is Brittany,” Owen snapped. “And she’s never been much of a mother. I think we both know that.” Frustrated, Amelia just walked away.

    ‘SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY, I GOT GOOD AT IT’ | After Jo restored Alex’s chief portrait to its rightful place as the most recent one, Bailey approached Karev with an offer to return to her post. “I’m ready,” she said. Only he turned her down. He’d figured how to kick ass at the job like Richard had suggested, and the money was awesome. So he wasn’t budging until their six-month contract had expired. Grudgingly, she had to admit that she was proud of him. Next, Teddy went to Koracick’s hotel room and started going on about friendships, which struck him as odd. “You didn’t have to come to my hotel room to tell me we’re just friends,” he said. “That’s like a leave-a-note-at-the-front-desk kinda thing.” In response, she said he’d misunderstood. She and Owen are friends, she and Tom are… “something else.” (Inner voice: Yay! Outer voice: OK, fine — same.) With that, they shared a kiss that seemed like it could’ve turned into more. Except “I am really pregnant,” she reminded him. So maybe, he suggested, she could come in and share his club sandwich — extra bacon. That being an offer she couldn’t refuse, she accepted. Back at the hospital, Mer told DeLuca that he wasn’t taking her out that evening. Because of Maggie? he asked. No, because “I have three kids,” she replied. “I’m not getting on the back of a motorcycle, so I’m driving.” In other words, she was taking him out! (Viva la Season of Love!)

    Killing Eve Season 2 Trailer: Will You Be My Bloody Valentine?

    (2/14/19) (Video) Of course Killing Eve would drop its Season 2 trailer on Valentine’s Day… after all, the heart is what pumps all the blood, right?

    BBC America has released the first footage from the award-winning thriller’s hotly anticipated sophomore run — set to debut Sunday, April 7 at 8/7c — and in it, we see where Sandra Oh’s intelligence analyst Eve and Jodie Comer’s hired killer Villanelle end up in the aftermath of their bloody season finale confrontation. (Spoiler alert: Eve finally hunted Villanelle down and stabbed her, and Season 1 ended with a badly wounded Villanelle fleeing into the Paris streets.)

    While Eve confesses to someone on the phone, “I think I might’ve killed her” (a happy couple in the middle of a proposal overhears her, too), Villanelle recovers in a hospital, and later skulks around a quiet suburb in colorful pajamas. “Sometimes when you love someone, you do crazy things,” she says, and when a man asks her what she needs a kitchen knife for, she smiles: “To stab you with.” These two are still completely obsessed with each other, too: Eve receives a shipment of beautiful white flowers spelling out her name — from guess who? — and she and Villanelle end up on opposite sides of a door, sensing each other’s presence.

    Amy Acker Cast as Derek's MIA Fourth Sister, Kathleen

    (2/14/19) Grey’s Anatomy‘s Shepherd sibling puzzle is at long last complete. Amy Acker has been tapped to play the pivotal role of late Derek Shepherd’s oft-mentioned-but-never-seen fourth sister, Kathleen, TVLine has learned. As we first reported last week, the character will make her long anticipated entrance in the forthcoming Amelia-centric episode.

    Little is known about the mysterious Kathleen (aka “Kate”), but it was previously established that she — like her other siblings — is a doctor (her speciality being psychiatry). Of Derek’s other three sisters, only Caterina Scorsone’s Amelia remains on the show. The roles of Liz Shepherd and Nancy Shepherd were previously played by Neve Campbell and Embeth Davitz, respectively.

    “I’ve been doing the show for a long time and just hearing what [the episode is] about fills me with nervous excitement,” Scorsone previously enthused to TVLine of the Amelia-focused hour, which will be written by Julie Wong and directed by Bill D’Elia. “It’s not just, ‘Let’s follow Amelia to the neuro lab.’ It’s definitely a little standalone. It’s almost like a little movie on its own.”

    Acker — who is thus far committed to doing just one episode of Grey’s — currently stars on Fox’s The Gifted as moms-to-mutants Caitlin Strucker. Just weeks away from its Season 2 finale, Fox’s lowest-rated, least watched drama has yet to be picked up for the 2019-20 TV season. Acker’s extensive TV resume also includes stints in Person of Interest, Dollhouse, Alias and Angel.

    NAACP Image Awards Nominees

    (2/13/19) 50th NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of TV, music, literature and film will be unveiled March 30 at the Dolby Theatre in a ceremony that will air live on TV One.

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
    Jesse Williams, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
    Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)
    Jussie Smollett, Empire (FOX)
    Romany Malco, A Million Little Things (ABC)
    Wendell Pierce, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Prime Video)

    Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series
    Erika Alexander – Black Lightning – Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowery (CW)
    Kendrick Lamar – Power – Happy Birthday (Starz)
    Kerry Washington – How to Get Away with Murder – Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (ABC)
    Loretta Devine – Love Is_ – Rose (Going Home) (OWN)
    Tisha Campbell-Martin – Empire – Without Apology (Fox)

    Ratings: Supernatural Hits Highs With #300, Biggest Bang Audience in a Year

    (2/8/19) The CW’s Supernatural with its landmark 300th episode drew 1.64 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating, up 17 and 25 percent week-to-week to mark its best numbers since last May’s season finale.

    Leading out of that, Legacies (1.15 mil/0.4) ticked up to match its best numbers thus far.


    CBS | The Big Bang Theory (14 mil/2.6) hit season highs, delivering its biggest audience in a year and its best rating since March 8. Young Sheldon (12.1 mil/2.0) similarly hit season highs. Leading out of Celeb Big Brother (4.8 mil/1.1), SWAT (5 mil/0.8) ticked down.

    ABC | Grey’s Anatomy (6.8 mil/1.5) slipped two tenths to match its all-time demo low. Million Little Things (5.3 mil/1.0) dipped a tenth to its lowest Thursday rating so far. HTGAWM (2.7 mil/0.6, read recap) was flat.

    NBC | Titan Games (4.7 mil/1.0) dipped for a fifth straight week, while Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3 mil/0.9) ticked up and Will & Grace (3.1 mil/0.8) was steady. SVU (4.2 mil/0.8) dipped.

    Grey's Recap: Happy Holidays — Plus, Did Bailey and Ben Break Up for Good?

    (2/7/18) ( Time flew when Meredith was having fun in Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy. In fact, it flew so quickly that the show blew through three major holidays in under an hour. Which leads us straight to one of our two $64,000 questions: When the ABC drama was finished with its mini time jumps, which of Grey’s suitors had gotten Mer’s Valentine’s Day kiss — DeLuca or Link? And No. 2, was it officially splitsville for Bailey and Ben? Read on, and we’ll answer those questions and one we had no idea we should have been asking for ages: What’s Betty’s real name?

    ‘I DON’T THINK WE’VE EVER HAD A CHIEF GIVE US CURED MEAT BEFORE’ | As “Girlfriend in a Coma” began, Garrett was sitting (and standing and pacing) vigil by fiancée Natasha’s bedside as we flashed all the way forward to Christmas. Meredith invited Amelia and Owen over to open presents on the 25th, but they were looking to create their own traditions with Leo, especially with Betty in rehab. Teddy and Koracick were still circling one another, but it was Owen who took his babymama outside to show her that it was snowing. Amelia wanted him to invite Teddy to Christmas dinner, but she was covering for Hunt in the pit. Duh! Jo and Alex informed Mer that they were throwing a New Year’s Eve party — and the former encouraged Grey to ask Link as her date. Instead, she suggested to DeLuca that he come. “You are in a love triangle,” Jo delighted in telling Mer after they ran into a Santa-suited Link. Ben stopped by his former home to drop off presents for Tuck, leading to Bailey admitting that she’d signed both of their names to their son’s gifts as if they weren’t on a time-out. #awkward At Richard and Catherine’s, the cancer patient, exhausted, cut out of dinner with Jackson and Maggie early. Back at the hospital, Nico admitted that he wished Levi was going to be with him and his family the following day. (Obviously, they’d gone from being seriously cute to kinda serious.) Just then, Garrett called for help — Natasha had come out of her coma!

    Shortly, we learned that Natasha just had to get stronger, and then she’d likely regain the ability to speak. After spotting Grey in a playful moment with Link, DeLuca asked, “When are you gonna stop stringing him along” and giving him false hope? “Who says it’s false?” she replied playfully. Oh, it was false, alright, the newly-emboldened DeLuca said before dropping some sexy Italian into the conversation and asking whether New Year’s Eve was an actual date or just an occasion where “we’ll make eyes at each other over the punch,” because Mer wasn’t brave enough to just be with him in public. Gauntlet thrown, Grey accepted the challenge — NYE was, in fact, a date! (And I’m not sure who was happier about that — DeLuca or me.) At rehab on December 31, Betty admitted to Amelia that she missed Leo — though not as much as she missed drugs. They’d made her feel better than being a mom. “I should just give you guys Leo and pretend none of this ever happened,” the teen said, pulling away from Amelia. That night, DeLuca was chagrined to learn from Levi that Mer wasn’t coming to the Karevs’ swanky party — she wanted to be there when Natasha used the speaking valve for the first time. As the gang counted down till midnight — yay! — Teddy and Koracick shared a sweet first (as far as we know) kiss. (Should they be Teracick? KoraTed?)

    ‘WE’RE HAVING A BABY GIRL’ | At Grey Sloan, Natasha asked Mer whether she shouldn’t be kissing one of the doctors who liked her — or Abercrombie and Stitch, as Garrett called them. “Kiss the one who turns back time for you,” the patient suggested. At Alex and Jo’s, DeLuca and Link copped to the fact that Mer had stood them both up. Mind you, the way she’d torn out of Natasha’s hospital room, it didn’t seem to me that they’d have been stood up for long. Or at least one of them wouldn’t have been. Alas, she never did show up at the party. DeLuca, when he next crossed her path at work, told her that he wasn’t her doormat and what she’d done had just been rude. At Richard and Catherine’s, the patient loathed her rehab exercises, was pissed that her therapist wasn’t helping her get back to her sensual self and refused to let her husband help her do anything. Back at Grey Sloan, Owen and Teddy learned that they were expecting a daughter. When Ben came by on duty, Bailey asked him to come home. But he wasn’t having it. “You broke my heart,” he reminded his estranged wife. “I’m not coming home just because you’re lonely and the fence needs patching.” She pleaded that her meds were to blame. Her pushing him away hadn’t been his fault. “But I’m better now,” she insisted. Called back into action, he told her they could talk about it later. (Though he seemed awfully relieved to have been given a way out from that conversation… )

    ‘YOU CAN’T LEAVE ME LIKE THAT AGAIN — EVER’ | Flashing forward a bit again, Garrett was upset to learn that Natasha would have to go under the knife once more to drain fluid from her lungs; her recovery had hit a big hitch. Koracick delighted Teddy by recommending to her and her sore feet that they get a mani/pedi sometime — he knew just the place. In the O.R., Mer and Jo marveled at the change in Levi — he was so much more confident than he used to be. In response, he adorably came out to all of them. DeLuca was especially happy for the intern formerly known as Glasses. “If you meet somebody who lights you up,” he said — pointedly to Mer — “you should fight for them.” At rehab, Betty admitted to Owen and Amelia that she’d been lying to them since she met them. Betty wasn’t even her real name; it was Brittany. And they hadn’t been calling her parents all this time, they’d been calling her friend, Jerry. She’d run away when she got pregnant and feared that, if her folks knew about Leo, they’d try to take him. (Yikes — and given her parents’ imminent arrival… ) At Grey Sloan, the dead bowel that Mer had discovered while operating on Natasha suddenly seemed like it might render more than just the patient’s bowel dead. After that crisis, we flashed forward 11 days — Natasha had had a pulmonary embolism. “Why is this happening to us?” Garrett cried. “She was getting better.” He became so overwrought that he almost collapsed and announced that if his fiancée died, he would, too. Mer tough-loved him back onto his feet, though. His job, she said, was to go home, take a shower and fight for Natasha.

    At Richard and Catherine’s, she fell off her treadmill while doing her therapy — a crushing sight if ever there was one. “I can’t do this,” she wept. At Owen and Amelia’s, he was anxious to contact Brittany’s parents or at least tell the social worker the truth. In no time, the two of them were in a fight over his remark that addiction was just an excuse for “Betty’s” piss-poor decisions. But really, he was just scared s—less. If Brittany’s parents were gonna take Leo — his son — he wanted to know sooner than later. On Valentine’s Day, Maggie tried to perk up Jackson by suggesting a date. But he was pretty bummed about his mom’s progress and spirits. Maggie admitted to him, that during the worst of her mom’s illness, she’d actually wanted out for a moment — out of this life. Back at the hospital, DeLuca asked Mer how she could tell Garrett to fight for love when she wouldn’t do so herself. “I used to think you were so beyond me,” he said. “But you’re not.” Retaliating, she turned around and asked out Link, who, having been blown off so much himself, was stunned. When Bailey found Ben at home fixing the fence, he blamed himself for not having recognized the signs that she was in trouble. He hadn’t even built her the treehouse that he’d promised to. Except… oh! He wasn’t fixing the fence. He was building her that treehouse! So long as she never left him again, they were gonna be OK. (Whew.)

    ‘TAKE ME OFF THE VENT’ | After Garrett and Natasha called Grey Sloan’s doctors into her room and pointed out that, since she’d been there, she’d just kept getting worse, the patient asked them to let her die. “You may not have gotten that wedding under the stars,” she told Garett. But, turning to the docs, she added, “You gave us the rest of our lives together.” However brief the rest of her life had turned out to be. As the hour neared its conclusion, Mer told the couple that when she turned off Natasha’s vent, she couldn’t be sure how much time she’d have. As the almost-marrieds wept — me along with them, I can’t deny — Owen surprised Amelia with a bouquet of flowers. Just then, in strolled Koracick’s Valentine’s Day date — Teddy. And this was the first that Omelia seemed to know about their interest in one another. Alex called soon called them into Natasha’s room, where the docs all held up cell phones with stars on them so she and Garrett could kinda have the wedding they’d dreamed of. After Mer read the bride’s vows, we cut to Richard and Catherine’s place for a tender moment that quickly turned passionate. “She’s back, baby!” Webber smiled. Once more returning to Grey Sloan, Natasha and Garrett were pronounced husband and wife, and not a moment too soon — she expired immediately after. Upon leaving the room, DeLuca stole away Meredith to the rooftop. “I’m supposed to be on a date,” she protested. “You already are” he said, revealing that he had a bottle of wine for them. Finally, we saw Koracick and Teddy on their mani/pedi VD date, complete with dinner, got a glimpse of Bailey and Ben, ahem, reuniting, and at last got DeLuca and Mer’s sexy first real kiss. (I’m not counting the drunken liplock he laid on her at Jolex’s nuptials — not after this.)

    Grey's Anatomy Poised to (Finally) Introduce Derek's Elusive Fourth Sister

    (2/7/18) ( Grey’s Anatomy‘s forthcoming Amelia-centric episode has officially morphed into a full-fledged event. TVLine has learned exclusively that the Caterina Scorsone-driven hour will at long last introduce late Derek Shepherd’s oft-mentioned-but-never-seen fourth sister, Kathleen.

    An ABC spokesperson confirmed that casting for the pivotal role is underway, but the rep declined to provide further details. Little is known about the mysterious Kathleen (aka “Kate,” but it was previously established that she — like her other siblings — is a doctor (her speciality being psychiatry).

    Of Derek’s other three sisters, only Scorsone’s Amelia remains on the show. The roles of Liz Shepherd and Nancy Shepherd were previously played by Neve Campbell and Embeth Davitz, respectively.

    “I’ve been doing the show for a long time and just hearing what [the episode is] about fills me with nervous excitement,” Scorsone previously enthused to TVLine of the Amelia-focused hour, which will be written by Julie Wong and directed by Bill D’Elia. “It’s not just, ‘Let’s follow Amelia to the neuro lab.’ It’s definitely a little standalone. It’s almost like a little movie on its own.”

    Grey's Anatomy: Jennifer Grey Is Playing [Spoiler]'s Mother

    (2/7/18) After weeks of speculation about whether Jennifer Grey would be playing Jo’s mother on Grey’s Anatomy, TVLine can now exclusively confirm that the actress is actually playing the mother of Betty, the young recovering addict that Amelia has taken under her wing.

    In the Thursday, February 14, episode of the ABC drama, Grey’s Carol Dickinson and husband John (played by Homicide: Life on the Street vet Kyle Secor) show up at Grey Sloan looking to find their daughter. When last seen in the midseason premiere, “Blowin’ in the Wind,” the teen mom was being sent to rehab by Amelia after relapsing and then getting busted by Richard while scouring the hospital in hopes of scoring more drugs.

    Fans of Greys as well as Grey’s will recall that the Dancing With the Stars champ’s father, Joel Grey, previously appeared on the show back in Season 6 as an Alzheimer’s-afflicted former teacher of Izzie’s. Prior to the start of the younger Grey’s multi-episode arc next week, tonight’s “Girlfriend in a Coma” (9/8c) features not only Meredith gaining some clarity on the love triangle in which she’s entangled, and Bailey and Ben dealing with her “break” from their marriage, but Betty — ruh-roh — dropping a bombshell on her stand-in parents, Amelia and Owen.

    ‘This Is Us’ Casts Young & Teen Beth; Carl Lumbly To Play Her Father

    (2/7/18) NBC’s decades-spanning This Is Us features multiple younger versions of a number of central characters, including The Big 3 and Jack. Add Randall’s wife Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) the list.

    Rachel Naomi Hilson (Madam Secretary) and Akira Akbar (Grey’s Anatomy) are set to recur as teen Beth and young Beth, respectively. They will make their first appearance in the Feb. 19 episode titled “Our Little Island Girl,” which will focus on Beth’s backstory. Set to guest star in the episode as Beth’s father Abe Clarke is Carl Lumbly (Supergirl,).

    They join previously announced Phylicia Rashad as Carol, Beth’s mother and Goran Višnjic as Vincent, a teacher of Beth’s, in the episode, in which Beth’s trip home to care for her mother sparks an unexpected realization.

    The Dan Fogelman-created seres has been Emmy nominated for Outstanding Drama Series for both of its first two seasons.

    In addition to Watson, Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan and Susan Kelechi Watson star.

    Produced by 20th Century Fox TV, This is Us is executive produced by creator Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charlie Gogolak and Jess Rosenthal.

    Lumbly’s credits also include NCIS: Los Angeles, The Chi, Alias, and the upcoming Warner Bros’ feature Doctor Sleep. He’s repped by Kass Management.

    Hilson also has appeared on Law and Order SVU, The Americans, The Affair, Elementary, The Slap and the NBC series, Rise. She made her motion picture debut in Kings. She’s repped by Carson-Adler Agency and Link Management.

    Akbar has been seen on shows such as Criminal Minds, and will soon be seen in the recurring role of Brooke on Netflix’s Family Reunion. She’s repped by Green Room Management and Eris Talent Agency.

    This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 PM on NBC.

    Jerrika Hinton & Lena Olin Poised To Join Amazon Drama Series ‘The Hunt’

    (2/7/18) Grey’s Anatomy alum Jerrika Hinton and Lena Olin (Alias) are nearing deals to join the cast of Amazon’s The Hunt, a vengeance-driven Nazi hunting series executive produced by Oscar-winning Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele, Deadline has confirmed.

    Starring Logan Lerman, and Al Pacino also nearing a deal, The Hunt follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.

    Hinton is poised play Millie Malone, a gutsy FBI agent who’s marginalized in the Bureau because of her race and gender. Olin is in final talks to play a Nazi.

    The project, produced by Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment, was created by David Weil (Moonfall), who will write and executive produce. Nikki Toscano executive produces and co-showruns with Weil.

    Hinton played Dr. Stephanie Edwards on Grey’s Anatomy and most recently appeared in HBO’s Here and Now. She’s repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency, Trademark Talent and attorney Derek Kroeger.

    Olin is best known for her role as Irina Derevko on Alias.

    DeLuca and Meredith Are 'Definitely Going to Heat Up' on Grey's Anatomy

    (2/6/18) It's been a couple of weeks, but some of us are still trying to recover from the DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) elevator scene from the Grey's Anatomy winter premiere. Their intimate exchange while waiting for the generators to come back on during a windstorm kicked Meredith's romantic life into high gear and sent the audience's thirst to a new level.

    "The fan response has been really great so far. They are in a place where they can accept that Meredith is in a place where she can find love and not just a fling or hook-up, but something real again," Gianniotti told TV Guide at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Tuesday. "We are having a good time telling this story."

    DeLuca is only one side of Meredith's current love triangle though, with Link (Chris Carmack) also taking some of her attention. Gianniotti isn't too concerned about other men, and he confirms that DeLuca isn't sweating the competition either.

    It' been a couple of weeks, but some of us are still trying to recover from the DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) elevator scene from the Grey's Anatomy winter premiere. Their intimate exchange while waiting for the generators to come back on during a windstorm kicked Meredith's romantic life into high gear and sent the audience's thirst to a new level.

    "The fan response has been really great so far. They are in a place where they can accept that Meredith is in a place where she can find love and not just a fling or hook-up, but something real again," Gianniotti told TV Guide at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Tuesday. "We are having a good time telling this story."

    DeLuca is only one side of Meredith's current love triangle though, with Link (Chris Carmack) also taking some of her attention. Gianniotti isn't too concerned about other men, and he confirms that DeLuca isn't sweating the competition either.

    Grey's Anatomy's Camilla Luddington Teases 'Hardest Episode I Ever Shot'

    (2/6/18) Amelia will not be the only Grey’s Anatomy vet getting the standalone episode treatment this season. Camilla Luddington tells TVLine exclusively that her newly-wedded alter ego, Jo, will take center stage in a spring outing penned by co-exec producer Elisabeth R. Finch and directed by co-star/EP Debbie Allen.

    “It was the hardest episode I ever shot,” Luddington declares. “It’s unbelievable. It’s so powerful.”

    The actress previously told TVLine that the ABC drama’s current (and recently expanded) 15th season would delve deeper into her character’s mysterious backstory via her never-before-seen biological parents, whose introduction fans have long been anticipating. Luddington declined to say whether the Jo-centric episode in question will mark mom and/or dad’s arrival, revealing only that the installment features “a lot” of Kim Raver’s Teddy and is rooted in themes both “medical and personal.” Meanwhile, as we reported last month, the aforementioned Amelia-centered episode — which is also slated to air sometime in the spring — will be set entirely outside of Grey Sloan. “I’ve been doing the show for a long time and just hearing what it’s about fills me with nervous excitement,” Amelia’s portrayer, Caterina Scorsone, previously enthused to TVLine. “It’s almost like a little movie on its own.”

    ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Likely To Return For Season 16 After New ABC Chief Karey Burke Hints At Renewal – TCA

    (2/6/18) Grey’s Anatomy will likely be back for a sixteenth season.

    Karey Burke, President of ABC Entertainment, during her first TCA session after taking on her new role in November, discussed the status of the medical drama.

    While it was widely presumed that the show, which is ABC’s highest rated series, would continue for season 16 after star Ellen Pompeo signed a two year-deal with ABC Studios, it had not been previously announced.

    Burke told Deadline that she was “planning for more”.

    “We’re thrilled with Grey’s performance; I was visiting the set earlier this week. I believe the status is that we’re in conversations about continuing the show,” she said.

    Earlier this month, ABC ordered three additional episodes of Shonda Rhimes’ drama for the current 15th season, bringing the total season order to 25 episodes.

    Created and executive produced by Rhimes, ABC Studios-produced Grey’s Anatomy stars Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens Jr as Richard Webber, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce, Kim Raver as Teddy Altman and Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca.

    Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, showrunner Krista Vernoff, Debbie Allen, Zoanne Clack, Fred Einesman, Andy Reaser and Meg Marinis are executive producers.

    James Tupper on A Million Little Things 2/21/19

    (2/5/18) “the rosary” – As her friends anxiously await the outcome of Maggie’s surgery, an unexpected arrival from her mother leads to a tense first meeting with Gary, on an all-new episode of “A Million Little Things,” airing THURSDAY, FEB. 21 (9:01-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    “A Million Little Things” stars David Giuntoli as Eddie Saville, Ron Livingston as Jon Dixon, Romany Malco as Rome Howard, Allison Miller as Maggie Bloom, Christina Moses as Regina Howard, Christina Ochoa as Ashley Morales, Grace Park as Katherine Kim, James Roday as Gary Mendez, Stephanie Szostak as Delilah Dixon, Lizzy Greene as Sophie Dixon and Tristan Byon as Theo Saville.

    Guest stars include Melora Hardin as Patricia, Chandler Riggs as PJ, James Tupper as Andrew, and Marissa Jaret Winokur as Linda.

    DJ Nash is creator and executive producer; Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and James Griffiths are executive producers. “A Million Little Things” is produced by ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment.

    The episode “the rosary” was written by Tawnya Bhattacharya and Ali Laventhol, and directed by Richard J. Lewis.

    Grey's Anatomy Boss Explains Why [Spoiler] Had to Die in Latest Episode

    (2/2/19) The following contains spoilers from the Jan. 31 episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Proceed at your own risk.

    In a roundabout way, April Kepner killed Thatcher Grey.

    You see, after Grey’s Anatomy writer Elisabeth R. Finch pitched showrunner Krista Vernoff Thursday’s emotional episode, “The Winner Takes It All” — in which Catherine underwent grueling surgery in hopes of removing a cancerous tumor — the boss was 100-percent on board. “She wanted to tell the story of her own diagnosis, surgery and survival, and I wanted to support her telling that story,” Vernoff says. “So often on television, cancer is death, or life cancer-free, and so many millions of Americans are living with cancer.

    “Finchy lives with cancer,” she adds, referring to the episode’s writer. “And she wanted to help other people living with cancer see themselves represented on television, because representation matters. I was for it.”

    But — and it’s a big “but” — Vernoff was hesitant to spare Catherine after Season 14 nearly froze April to death, took out Amelia’s brain tumor and gave Bailey a heart attack.

    “We did some brutal things to our characters and expected them to die… then they lived,” she points out. “So I said to [Finch], ‘If you really want Catherine to survive this surgery that so few people survive and have it feel like a miracle, someone we deeply care about has to die. And she came to me with the idea of Meredith’s father.”

    Ratings: Will & Grace Returns Up From Fall Finale, All CBS Sitcoms Rise

    (2/1/19) Will & Grace resumed Season 10 on Thursday night with 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, ticking up on both counts from its Dec. 8 midseason finale.

    Opening NBC’s night, Titan Games (4.6 mil/1.1) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2.8 mil/0.8) each dipped a tenth, though the latter is still up versus its final Fox season. At 10 pm, SVU (4.6 mil/0.9) was steady.


    ABC | Grey’s Anatomy (7.2 mil/1.7) ticked up, while A Million Little Things (5.3 mil/1.1) and HTGAWM (2.6 mil/0.6) were steady — though the latter dipped to another all-time audience low.

    CBS | Big Bang Theory (13.5 mil/2.4) ticked up to equal this season’s second-best rating, while Young Sheldon (11.6 mil/1.9) rose two tenths to match its season high in the demo. Mom (8.7 mil/1.3) was up a tenth, Fam (6.1 mil/1.0) rose two tenths and SWAT (5.7 mil/0.9) was steady.

    THE CW | Coming off renewal news, Supernatural (1.36 mil/0.4) and Legacies (1.01 mil/0.3) were steady.

    FOX | Gotham (2.4 mil/0.7) ticked up, The Orville (3.1 mil/0.7) was steady.

    Grey's Recap: Father's Day for Mer — Plus, Did Catherine Pull Through?

    (1/31/19) ( We’re gonna need some tissues, stat! Thursday’s feels-filled Grey’s Anatomy not only included the risky surgery that was going to decide whether Catherine lived or died, it also reunited Meredith with her terminally-ill father (Shondaland fave Jeff Perry). Have you dried your eyes enough yet to read through a recap? I’ll give you a minute while I look over it again to see how many typos I made while I was choking on that lump in my throat.

    ‘I NEED YOU TO BE MY HUSBAND AND MY SON TODAY’ | As “The Winner Takes It All” began, Catherine quietly sang “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” as she underwent a pre-op MRI, Richard attended an AA meeting, and Teddy found Koracick practicing for surgery with a game of Operation. “Funny bone,” he cracked. “Not as easy as it looks.” (And I am 100 percent on board with Teddy and Tom — already. Am I too easy?) Richard turned down Mer’s offer of coffee and assured her that he didn’t need her support. You know who did, though? Her father, he said, all but pushing her out the door to visit Thatcher. Shortly, Jackson rubbed Koracick the wrong way by questioning the plan that he and Amelia had laid out for Catherine’s surgery. It was gonna be a long day for the lot of ’em.

    Next thing we knew, Meredith was at Thatcher’s door. After steeling herself to ring the bell, she was greeted by her father’s aide, who recognized her at once. “Do you want to come in?” he asked. “That’s a loaded question,” she replied. Once she’d been ushered into the study, she came face to face with her father for the first time in years. Before leaving them alone, Thatcher’s caretaker reported that the patient was totally clean and sober. Still, “I didn’t come here to say anything or to hear you say anything to me,” Mer told her dad. But he was in a talkative mood — time was short, after all — and eager to discuss his wondrous journey to Zimbabwe following Lexie’s passing. “You went and got a whole new life — halfway around the world this time,” she said. And he’d forgotten all about her. OK, so maybe, just maybe she had a few things that she wanted to say to him, too.

    ‘I WILL SEE YOU WHEN I WAKE UP’ | During a moment alone with Jackson in the O.R., Catherine recalled her nervousness the first time that she’d had a scalpel put in her hand — and the way “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” had calmed her down and restored her joy. They shared a laugh about how he’d called Diana Ross “old-people music,” and she revealed that of course she’d snuck into the gallery to watch his first surgery years ago. Then the conversation got deadly serious: Catherine revealed to her son the arrangements that she’d made, should the worst happen — and the party that she’d planned for if she made it off the table alive! Meanwhile, Koracick and Amelia couldn’t shake their uncharacteristic nerves. Tom was so off his game, he was even willing to indulge in the “word vomit” that Amelia favored. In the end, he admitted that he couldn’t lose Catherine — he’d lost enough. “So let’s not lose her!” Time for the superhero pose.

    “‘For better or worse’ doesn’t include seeing [your wife’s] insides,” Catherine told Richard, encouraging him not to spend the day watching and worrying in the gallery. Besides, “I will see you when I wake up.” Just then, Jackson cued up “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and my eyes welled up for the first time as the entire O.R. happily danced around. (How freaking radiant was Debbie Allen?!?) As Koracick and Amelia dug in, they kept the music going in the background to keep their spirits up. Meanwhile, Maggie joined Richard and Jackson in the gallery. At this point, things were “so far, so good,” Jackson reported. Except that he hated Koracick. “He’s bopping over my mother’s spine!” he marveled. As for Richard, he wasn’t leaving — he and Catherine had an agreement to always be where the other needed them, and he was right where he should be. As Maggie went into the hall to check on Jackson, things went downhill suddenly in the O.R. — Amelia and Koracick were going to have to turn Catherine over sorta and attack the tumor from another angle, putting the patient at risk for the loss of the use of a hand, for starters.

    ‘ALL I REALLY WANT TO SAY IS THANK YOU’ | Back at Thatcher’s, Mer reminded her father that when she gave him a piece of her liver, he’d said they would try to keep in touch, to be closer. But he hadn’t, she spat. On the contrary, he had — he’d even come to Derek’s funeral, he revealed. He just hadn’t spoken to her. She’d appeared as ghostly to him then as he now did to her. And if he’d made sure she knew he was there, it would have been for him, not her, he added, growing short of breath. However, he came home for her. “I tried calling you,” he went on. But she hadn’t called back. So he and Richard began talking, about a lot of things. In the end, he’d realized that all he really wanted to tell his daughter was thank you. “When you gave me your liver, you gave me time,” he said, to get his act together and finally have a real life. “I just wish you and I could have shared it.” Well, “I guess you did try this time,” Mer had to concede. “I just didn’t know.” As talk turned back to Lexie, Mer revealed that she had another sister. And Maggie, she said, was “the best of Ellis and Richard.” In that moment, I thought Thatcher had actually passed away from shock. But eventually he spoke. “At least something good came from all that,” he said.

    Later, Mer and Thatcher actually shared a smile as he recalled that Ellis hadn’t even wanted to admit that she was pregnant with her till she was ready to deliver. “I never heard her laugh like that” before, he said, remembering that he’d thought, “What a way for you to come into the world.” In that moment, Mer’s mom had been so delightful, he would have married her all over again. As Thatcher began to deteriorate before Mer’s eyes, she told him about his grandkids. “They are exhausting and amazing,” she said. “I wish you knew them, too, because they are so, so beautiful.” And just like that, Mer’s father died. (Cue that lump in my throat.) As the hour drew to a close, Grey was back at home and giving her kids the presents that Thatcher had told her he had for them.

    ‘I CAN’T IMAGINE WHAT A ROOM WOULD EVEN FEEL LIKE WITHOUT HER IN IT’ | Finding Jackson misty-eyed, Maggie sweetly listened as he described his larger-than-life mom to her… and reflected on losing Samuel. It makes you feel unsafe, Maggie suggested, like nothing makes sense anymore. “I don’t like it,” he sobbed. “I don’t like it.” (I’m not crying, you‘re… OK, fine, I’m crying.) Meanwhile, Catherine was turned on her side in surgery, and secured so that the operation could continue. “They did it,” Bailey told Richard, who hadn’t been able to bear to watch. (Jeez, the look on Richard’s face as Koracick and Amelia went back in — heart-shredding.) For a second, Koracick froze… till Amelia gave him a task that snapped him out of it. Then, yikes! They discovered that their best course of action was to take out the tumor piece by piece. Leaping into action, Richard got on the intercom and told the docs to use his MasSpec Pen to make sure that they’d gotten it all. His invention wasn’t approved yet, but it worked, he swore.

    When Catherine came out from under anesthesia, she was thrilled to learn that her hands and feet moved. “I thought for sure you were gonna kill me,” she told Tom. He and Amelia hadn’t, but they still had some difficult news to break: They’d had to leave a cancerous nodule behind. Still, “I can live with this for many years,” Catherine said. This wasn’t a death sentence. “You two have given me my life back!” And in a couple of months, the lot of ’em were gonna have that party she had planned. At day’s end, Koracick ran into Teddy, who joked that she’d been on the fence about him being able to pull off the surgery. “Why don’t you get cleaned up… I’ll buy you a drink,” she offered. Instead, he wanted to wait for her to spend money on him when he smelled better — and paid a visit to the chapel to tell his son that he’d saved his friend. (Lump No. 2.) Meanwhile, at a meeting — which Richard also attended — Amelia described her “terrifying” day operating on a legend who meant the world to a lotta people that she loves. And she was so grateful to have been sober to feel every incredible moment.

    Catherine's Cancer Storyline Was Extremely Personal For One Grey's Anatomy Writer

    (1/31/19) ( When Grey's Anatomy goes there, it really goes there. Thursday's episode took a break from the soapy dramatics and instead focused on telling an intimate story about what it really means to deal with cancer.

    In "The Winner Takes It All," Koracick (Greg Germann) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) faced a daunting surgery to remove a tumor lodged on Catherine's (Debbie Allen) spine in the hopes of saving both her life and her surgeon's hands. They were successful in preserving her life and career but were unable to fully cure her. With 95 percent of the tumor removed, Catherine will now live with the disease for the rest of her life. It was a moving story with a hopeful ending as Catherine looked forward to all of the things she'll still be able to do, including spending time with her family.

    Elsewhere, the harrowing hour offered a different perspective through Thatcher Grey (Jeff Perry), who chose to stop treatments and die on his own terms. In an emotional final visit, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and her father hashed out their issues and found closure before he ultimately passed away.

    The standalone episode was deeply personal for Grey's writer Elisabeth Finch. She based Catherine's story arc on her own experiences with cancer. In an interview with TV Guide, she opened up about what it meant to tell that very raw story, what Catherine's future might look like and the things she'd like to see changed with regard to how we handle the disease.

    This was a deeply personal story for you, so what was it like putting yourself out there like that? Elisabeth Finch: This is my fifth season working on Grey's. Everyone, including the writers and the actors, has seen the various stages of me being sick, so it wasn't about me exposing myself to the people around me. What was challenging to me was figuring out how I could communicate the things that mattered most to me about my cancer experience, which is atypical, out into the world. And figure out how to give Catherine a character arc that was engaging and unique.

    Which was the most difficult scene for you to write?

    Finch: Honestly, I go somewhere in my head where I'm not thinking about it. But when we started filming, it started to filter into my brain how much of my story I put down on paper, how much of my story was being told through Catherine. Watching Catherine wake up and everyone else in the room is heartbroken and she finds out that they got 95 percent of the tumor and her hands still function and she can still be a surgeon, she starts to list all the things that she's still going to get to do with her life because they saved her life. They didn't cure her but they saved her. I started to hear those words over and over and over again. And that was when I think it finally hit me what story I had told. And also, just starting to see myself being reflected back at me. It's something I had never seen before. Never on television or in a movie where someone else's cancer looks like mine, or their disability looks like mine. That's something I think everybody should have the opportunity to see, to see a version of themselves reflected back.

    In the end, Catherine will have to live with cancer but she looks forward to all of the things she's going to accomplish instead of dwelling on the what-ifs. What went into the decision to give that hopeful ending?

    Finch: It's the most honest ending, with regards to my own story. I'm a person who lives with cancer. I'm not dying of it. I am not cured of it. I have it and it's a part of my life and it's not my entire life. That was what I was interested in telling in the first place. That's what [Grey's showrunner] Krista Vernoff asked me to consider relating. We've seen patients that live in the cured space or that live in the dead space. We don't see cancer patients who live in a space where they have it and they have their full lives too. So it wasn't just about we'd like to stick a hopeful ending on the end of this episode. It was more about telling a version of cancer that doesn't get told anywhere.

    This episode could have been very dark but it wasn't. There were moments of laughter, like when Jackson danced with Catherine. How important was it for you to include humor during this hour?

    Finch: It's so true to mix in those heartbreaking moments with those moments of crazy laughter and crazy joy because that was my experience and continues to be my experience. There are days where things are not good and I feel miserable and I'm doing miserably. And then there are days where thing are absurd and I'm absurd. And there are days where it's half and half and then any moment, I think those moments of grief and joy come in intermittently and that's true to life. I had in my head for a long time that I wanted to see Catherine singing a song to herself while she was going through the scanner because that's how I measure time in my head when I'm going through MRI machines. I just sing the same songs over and over again and I know an MRI machine is three versions of this song. And so, having those little moments that are odd but true felt really tightly put together. And how could you ever resist having Debbie Allen dance it out on the OR floor? Like who wouldn't want that dream?!

    Oh, that was fantastic!

    Finch: It was my all-time favorite thing I've gotten to do on Grey's.

    This episode also touched on the language we use with regard to cancer, those militant terms like "battle" and "fight." How did that language play into the way you dealt with cancer and what do you hope to change about it?

    Finch: I really hope the thing people take away from this episode is that militarized language around cancer is often hurtful and destructive to the people dealing with it firsthand. I am not the mayor of Cancer Town so I cannot speak for everyone. If someone wants to adopt those words and that's what makes them feel better, that's up to them. But all the conversations that I've had with people that I know that are living with cancer or have cancer, they don't connect to it. And it assigns value to life and death.

    I don't understand what winning and losing really means when you're talking about cancer. Because I have seen people who have read every medical text they possibly can, gone to every doctor they possibly can and have lived. I've see people do the same thing and die. I've seen people do nothing and be fine. I think it puts hurtful expectations on patients to somehow gear up or appear stronger than they are. And nothing drives me crazier than to read an obituary of someone who's passed away from cancer and say that they lost their fight. I don't know what that means because there ain't much in their control. They took their medicine or they didn't take their medicine and they died. And I take my medicine and I'm alive. It has nothing to do with my winning spirit or their losing spirit. It has nothing to do with what's good or bad or if I fight harder than those other people. It's luck. It's genetics. It's my doctor. It's my privilege. It's not in my control and so assigning those words as if it is in your control, I think, is harmful to people who are in that position.

    Meredith touched on that in her voiceover. Did you at some point consider her to be a conduit for your own voice?

    Finch: Yeah, I think her voiceover is my thesis statement for the episode. You see it in Thatcher who talks about how he got treatment and it didn't work and he died. You see Catherine who took her medicine, got her surgery and she lived. Neither of them is a winner or a loser, and Meredith gets to give words to that. Hopefully, that will register with people and they'll get to absorb a different point of view because of it.

    How will we see Catherine deal with living with this disease and how will that affect the others around her?

    Finch: What I'm interested in is watching someone living with cancer being normalized. Because I walk around in the world and other people that I know living with cancer walk around in the world and have good jobs and big families and a lot of love and a lot of things to do. And every once in a while, they have to go in and take care of themselves by going to a scan or seeing a doctor. Sometimes they have a bad couple of months and then a good couple of months and it becomes normal. It's not always in crisis mode. I don't live in crisis mode. I live from scan to scan. I appreciate all the time I have in between those scans. But my reality is, honestly, not that much different from anyone else because no day is promised. There's no guarantee that anyone is going to live 'til tomorrow. So I'm interested in watching Catherine live her life and go back to surgery and be with her family and talk about all the other things that are going on in her life and have all the other emotions about what's going on in her life that don't revolve around cancer. Because that's the reality for most people.

    Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.

    Grey's Anatomy: Michelle Forbes to Guest Star — Is She Jo's Mother?!

    (1/31/19) Michelle Forbes is fleeing Berlin Station for Emerald City. The TV vet has booked a guest appearance on Grey’s Anatomy, TVLine has learned exclusively.

    An ABC rep confirmed Forbes’ casting but declined to provide details on her character, so naturally we are going to speculate that perhaps she could maybe-possibly be playing Jo’s estranged mother, whose imminent arrival was previously confirmed by Camilla Luddington herself. (If it’s not Forbes playing Jo’s mum then it’s gotta be Jennifer Grey, right?)

    ABC recently announced that it ordered three additional Grey’s episodes, bringing the Seattle-set series’ current Season 15 tally to 25. As a result, Season 15 will mark the second-longest season in Grey’s Anatomy history, tying Season 3’s 25-episode haul but falling shy of Season 2’s record-setting run of 27 (which was boosted by a four-episode spillover from Season 1). As TVLine reported earlier this month, one of the three bonus episodes will be Amelia-centric.

    Forbes’ lengthy TV resume includes stints on Guiding Light, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Homicide, The District, 24, Battlestar Galactica, Prison Break, In Treatment, True Blood, The Killing, Chicago Fire, Orphan Black, The Returned, Powers and the aforementioned Berlin Station (which just concluded its third season on Epix).

    AMC To Simulcast BBC America’s ‘Killing Eve’ Season Two

    (1/31/19) AMC will simulcast season two of BBC America’s Killing Eve when the series returns in April, AMC Networks announced today. The series stars recent SAG Award winner Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer.

    “When we launched Killing Eve on BBC America last year we had high hopes, but no idea it would become this obsession,” said Sarah Barnett, President, Entertainment Networks for AMC Networks. “We believe we’ve just hit the tip of the iceberg in terms of potential viewers and we want to expose this brilliant series to the largest audience we can.”

    Produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd for BBC America, the series revolves around Eve (Oh), an MI6 operative, and psychopath assassin Villanelle (Comer). In the second season, the action picks up just 36 seconds after the end of last season’s finale, as Villanelle has disappeared and Eve having no idea if the woman she stabbed is alive or dead. With both of them in deep trouble, Eve has to find Villanelle before someone else does.

    The series is based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings and is executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci and lead writer Emerald Fennell. Oh and Francesca Gardiner are co-executive producers, with Elinor Day as series producer. Damon Thomas returns to direct and is also executive producer, with Lisa Brühlmann and Francesca Gregorini also directing. The series is distributed by Endeavor Content.

    Last season’s finale, AMC says, delivered series highs with 1.25 million viewers in live+3, up 86 percent from premiere, with 545,000 adults 25-54 and 378,000 adults 18-49, up 127 percent and 100 percent from premiere, respectively.

    AMC’s simulcast of BBC America’s Killing Eve Season 2 premieres Sunday, April 7 at 9 pm ET/PT.

    Kate Walsh To Host Costume Designers Guild Awards

    (1/29/19) Kate Walsh will host the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, which this year is set for February 19 at the Beverly Hilton. The Grey’s’ Anatomy and Private Practice alum will preside over the unveiling of winners in eight film, television, and short form categories.

    The top film and TV noms each are split into three categories — contemporary, period and sci-fi/fantasy.

    The guild that night will also bestow its Career Achievement Award on Ruth Carter, who is up for a CDG Award and an Oscar this year for Black Panther. Other honorees include Glenn Close (Spotlight Award), Betty Pecha Madden (Distinguished Service Award), and Ryan Murphy (Distinguished Collaborator Award).

    SAG Awards 2019 Winners

    (1/28/19) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

    GLAAD Media Award Nominations

    (1/27/19) Acknowledging the fairness, accuracy, inclusiveness, boldness, originality, impact and overall quality of LGBTQ representations in the media, this year’s GLAAD Media Awards will be held Thursday, March 28 (in Los Angeles) and Saturday, May 4 (in New York).

    Outstanding Drama Series
    Billions (Showtime)
    Black Lightning (The CW)
    Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
    The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
    Instinct (CBS)
    Pose (FX)
    Shadowhunters (Freeform)
    Star (Fox)
    Supergirl (The CW)
    Wynonna Earp (Syfy).

    Grey's Vet to Whiskey

    (1/26/19) Scott Foley’s real-life wife Marika Dominczyk (Grey’s Anatomy) has landed a multi-episode arc on his upcoming ABC spy dramedy Whiskey Cavalier, playing a tough-as-nails mercenary, per Deadline. Additionally, Christa Miller (Cougar Town) — the spouse of Whiskey Cavalier EP Bill Lawrence — will guest-star as a federal judge/close friend of Lauren Cohan’s character.

    Ratings: HTGAWM Eyes Lows, While Million Little Things Hits Audience High

    (1/25/19) How to Get Away With Murder this Thursday drew 2.74 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating opposite S.W.A.T. and SVU reruns, ticking down on both counts to match and hit series lows.

    Opening ABC’s night, Grey’s Anatomy (6.9 mil/1.6) slipped 16 percent in the demo. A Million Little Things (5.4 mil/1.1) held steady in the demo while inching up to a new audience high.


    THE CW | Supernatural (1.41 mil/0.4) was steady, while Legacies (1/05 mil/0.3) matched its midseason finale.

    FOX | Gotham (2.43 mil/0.6) dipped to match its series low in the demo; The Orville (3.14 mil/09.7) was steady.

    NBC | Titan Games (4.9 mil/1.2) dipped a tenth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3 mil/1.0) ticked up to mark its second-best rating in two years, and The Good Place (2.7 mil/0.8) was steady with its season finale.

    CBS | Floating in a seas of reruns, a double helping of Fam did 6.4 mil/1.0 and then 5.1 mil/0.8.

    James Frawley, Emmy-Winning Director Of Monkees and Muppets, Dead At 82

    (1/25/19) James Frawley, the Emmy-winning director who brought both the Monkees and the Muppets to screen success during a prolific television and film career spanning five decades, has died. He was 82. Frawley died on Jan. 22 at his home in Indian Well, as first reported in the Palm Springs Desert Sun.

    Frawley was born in Houston in September 1936 and gravitated toward acting, first on stage and then in classic 1960s television fare such as Gunsmoke, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Perry Mason, My Favorite Martian, Dr. Kildare, The Outer Limits and I, Spy.

    Frawley’s career took a major turn in 1966 when he set aside acting to step behind the camera as the director of an experimental new NBC series, The Monkees. Inspired by Beatlemania, the primetime music and comedy series introduced a “pre-feb” version of the Fab Four with Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Took and Mickey Dolenz as a daft pop troupe channeling their own riff on the frenetic charms of the Beatles films Help! and A Hard Day’s Night. The Monkees lasted 58 episodes spread over two seasons but its pop-culture legacy and popularity went far beyond that, especially when the show’s band scored authentic chart hits that became pop classics, among them Last Train to Clarksville, Daydream Believer, Steppin’ Stone and I’m a Believer.

    In 1967 Frawley won an Emmy for directing an episode of the Monkees titled Royal Flush and he was nominated again a year later for another episode, The Devil and Peter Tork. He would add two more Emmy nominations in later decades for his work on the 1997 pilot of Fox’s Ally McBeal and the 2000 pilot of NBC’s Ed.

    His credits in television also include Columbo, Magnum, P.I., Grey’s Anatomy, The Practice, Wonderful World of Disney, Cagney & Lacy, That Girl, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Melrose Place, and Smallville.

    The sharp but loopy improvisational energy of The Monkees made a big impression on Jim Henson who more than a decade later flew Frawley to the London set of The Muppet Show to discuss a big-screen adventure based on the syndicated television series.

    The two bonded and Frawley signed on to direct The Muppet Movie, the 1979 puppet epic that tracks an intrepid amphibian named Kermit the Frog on his quest for Hollywood fame and introduces him to new friends like Fozzy Bear, Miss Piggy and Gonzo. The film’s all-star cameos gave Frawley a chance to direct Orson Welles, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin and Mel Brooks.

    Kate Walsh on Fam 1/31/19

    (1/25/19) “Jolene, Jolene” – After Clem and Nick tell Shannon she can’t go to a music festival on a school night, Shannon’s long-absent mother, Jolene (Kate Walsh), comes back into her life and tries to undermine them. Also, Freddy attempts to help matters in an effort to get back in Clem’s good graces before the wedding, on FAM, Thursday, Jan. 31 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    Grey's Anatomy Recap: Freeze Frame

    (1/25/19) ( “Freeze!” yelled no one in Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy. Yet, due to circumstances beyond Owen’s control, he wound up frozen — as in paralyzed, and just when he was about to operate, too! Who leapt into action to ensure that the patient didn’t go from the O.R. to the morgue? What new intel did Meredith learn about would-be beau Link? And who, out of nowhere, seemed to have a possible course of treatment in mind for Catherine? Read on; this recap includes more details than a medical chart!

    ‘WHAT, DO YOU LIVE HERE?’ | As “Help, I’m Alive” began, Mer and DeLuca were making eyes at one another in the O.R.; Koracick was asking for Amelia’s help with Catherine’s case; Bailey was checking in with her therapist and seemed to be making progress; and Richard was revealing his wife’s diagnosis to a guy we hadn’t seen before and asking the fellow to be his sponsor. At Grey Sloan, Teddy admitted to Bailey that she was having Owen’s baby, had an iffy relationship with Mer’s sisters and badly needed a job. “You’re gonna have to say all that again to Alex Karev,” Miranda told her. Nearby, Mer was mad that Alex had surgery when she needed his help with son Bailey’s superhero-themed birthday party. But her anger was nothing compared to Catherine’s. She was livid that Grey had blabbed to Maggie about her cancer. As such, “you’re fired from my team,” she told Mer, adding that Grey should stay out of her sight “until my fury passes.”

    Outside, Mer found Link chilling while he waited for a trauma case to arrive. “No point stressing out until you have to,” he said, straightening up as the ambulance pulled in. The patient turned out to be a woman named Natasha who’d fallen from a hotel balcony, and arriving right behind her was Garrett, the guy she was supposed to marry the following day. “And I thought my wedding day was a mess,” said Jo. Shortly, Mer was taken aback when Link’s “whatever” attitude continued as they took care of the patient. He wasn’t even going to treat her pelvis before they took her to the ER. Afterwards, Mer marveled at how Jo ever could have thought that her old pal would be a good match for her. He didn’t help his case by jogging up to the O.R. to get the blood flowing and saying that they had to save the woman because she was getting hitched. Uh, “we have to save ’em all,” Grey snapped, “even the sad and lonely ones.” In surgery, Mer asked Link how the hell he ever became a doctor, relaxed as he is, prompting Jo to blurt out that he’d had cancer, that was what had spurred him to practice medicine. He then admitted that he hadn’t explained his reason for not treating the patient’s pelvis earlier because he hadn’t realized he had to prove that he belonged there. Later, when Mer admitted that Hulk — the Hulk, Link corrected her — had just cancelled on her party, the newbie volunteered to pitch in. As they decorated, he mentioned that he was enjoying the chase with her. Ha — why, because women usually threw themselves at him? she shot back. When the kids arrived, little Bailey asked Link, “Are you Thor?”

    ‘ARE YOU SAYING IT’S MY FAULT THAT YOU AND AMELIA ARE BACK TOGETHER?’ | When Owen bumped into Teddy, she complained about having to “audition” for Maggie, “which is only slightly enraging,” and marveled at how weird it was that Alex was interim chief… aaand that was the first that her babydaddy had heard a word about her plan to work at Grey Sloan. So again (!), he was finding out big Teddy news after the fact. Sensing his anger — it was hard to miss! — she testily reminded him that she’d upended her whole life so that he could be a real father to their child. In response, he yelled at her for waiting five weeks after she returned to Seattle to tell him that she was expecting. If she’d informed him right away, he wouldn’t have been back together with Amelia yet. As he went on about the crap situation that Teddy’s delay had put him in, Amelia happened by. “I’ve had some excellent nicknames,” she said, clearly hurt, “but ‘crap situation’ might be my new favorite.” Nice going, Owen. Real nice.

    Later, after Koracick and Amelia kicked an ailing Owen out of their lab so that they could focus on Catherine’s case, Teddy went through the awkwardest job interview ever with Maggie, who snarked at her about the fact that she’d waited so long to inform Owen that he was going to be a dad. Still, Pierce promised that any minute, she’d “shove aside [her] personal contempt in favor of professional courtesy.” Meanwhile, Owen treated a woman who’d taken in her late sister’s kids and was exhibiting the same flu-like symptoms that he was. But it turned out that she had not merely the sniffles but a ruptured bowel. Just as Owen was about to begin life-saving surgery on her, a nurse accidentally injected him with something that was going to leave him paralyzed in a matter of… Thump. Just like that, he was on the floor, stiff as a corpse. He wouldn’t even be able to breathe on his own. While Levi ensured that Hunt didn’t die, DeLuca took over the surgery. When Alex quizzed DeLuca post-procedure, he stumped the resident by asking what he had to do next. Turned out, DeLuca had to do nothing next — he’d already done it all! Upstairs, when the medication wore off on Owen, Teddy asked him to kindly stop making everything her fault. “I’m having a hard time wanting to stay here,” she admitted. He could move to Germany, after all. His response? Come run trauma — he’ll work for her, she won’t have to work for Maggie. “Are you giving me your job?” she asked. “You’re giving me a lot more,” he replied. Meanwhile, Levi — high off saving Owen — pulled Nico into an on-call room and suggested that the change in him was his new beau, ahem, rubbing off on him. On the contrary, Levi had always been that good, Nico suggested. He just hadn’t realized it. (Nonetheless, the nookie was on.)

    ‘IF YOU THOUGHT YOU MIGHT BE PERFORMING YOUR LAST SURGERY, WOULDN’T YOU WANNA GO OUT WITH A BANG?’ | Despite her dire diagnosis, Catherine prepped for an innovative surgery — her innovation, by the way — that would allow a patient to keep her uterus. The young woman was so grateful to the “pioneer” who’d be treating her that she didn’t even mind if other doctors watched from the gallery. “Full house,” Taryn noted as Dr. Fox began. At least one person in the gallery — Maggie — worried that Catherine wasn’t up to the task in her condition. But it turned out that she had no reason to be concerned. Catherine did great, despite her pain. So Maggie moved on to fretting over whether Jackson and Richard had made peace with their loved one’s prognosis. At the same time, Catherine discovered that the patient’s uterus had already been fried by radiation. Damn. Afterwards, as Maggie eavesdropped, Jackson, Richard and Catherine had an epic blowout about her decision to keep them in the dark about her cancer. Why wouldn’t she keep it from them? Good Lord, she yelled, “I’m gone for two days, and my husband has an arrest record!” As the guys tag-teamed her, she broke down as she cried that yes, hell yes, if she had to, she’d play the cancer card. Because being forced to discuss it with them was making it real.

    ‘SHE JUST WALKED IN WITH A MIRACLE, AND SHE LOOKS LIKE A MERMAID’ | Overhearing Koracick and Amelia arguing over Catherine’s (im)possible treatment, Jo jumped into the fray, and it appeared that she had an idea that just might save the day — and Richard’s wife along with it. “Who is she?” Tom asked Amelia. As the hour drew to a close, aunt-mom thanked DeLuca for saving her life and Owen for not letting her write off her symptoms, Catherine broke the bad news to her patient, and Hunt told Amelia that he had given Teddy his job. “I have to be able to make mistakes” — and be truthful, he said, adding that he missed them. “What took you so long?” she replied. Wait for it — he joked that he’d been, uh, paralyzed. Koracick introduced himself to Teddy and guessed that she was 16 weeks along. “Do you work at a carnival?” she asked. I never saw it coming, but in a matter of seconds, she was letting him feed her fries while she rubbed her feet. Elswhere, Levi tried — hard — to trade his glasses for contacts. “I wanna look as different as I feel,” he said before finally letting Taryn touch his eyeball since he couldn’t. Post-bday party, Link suggested to Mer that she liked him. At least “I don’t dislike you,” she answered. Which was an improvement over that morning. So much of one, in fact, that she didn’t check the text that she received — from DeLuca, saying that he’d flown solo on a surgery and inviting her to celebrate with him.

    Grey's Anatomy Poised to Introduce New 'Element' to Amelia/Owen/Teddy Triangle — What (or Who) Is It?

    (1/23/19) Grey’s Anatomy‘s messy Amelia/Owen/Teddy triangle is about to get even messier. Kim Raver reveals to TVLine that a new wrinkle will soon be folded into the mix, further complicating the already knotty romantic imbroglio.

    “There’s another fantastic element that gets thrown in,” the actress behind Owen’s babymama Teddy teases. “There’s an ‘other person’ element, and it’s fun and funny and complicated. It’s great because it’s quintessential Grey’s Anatomy where it’s not just one layer. We were just shooting a scene that was so uncomfortable and funny and great and wild.”

    Even before she became privy to this mysterious new hitch, Raver was relishing being part of a such a non-traditional TV love triangle. “On the one hand, I think Teddy wants this child and a romantic relationship with Owen,” she muses. “And on the other hand, she absolutely doesn’t want to break up Amelia and Owen, out of her respect for Amelia. And that’s what’s so cool about this love triangle: It doesn’t pit woman against woman.”

    Echoing her co-star’s sentiment, Caterina Scorsone (aka Amelia) marvels, “It’s not just, ‘I don’t know which girl to choose!’ There are other people’s lives that are affected. It’s not just about ‘Who do I desire the most?’ Real children and teenagers are involved. We have lives to choose between, and we have to be very delicate about how we tread.”

    Suits to End With Season 9

    (1/23/19) USA Network is packing up Suits: The network announced Wednesday that it has renewed the venerable legal drama for a ninth and final season. Production on the 10-episode farewell season will begin later this year.

    The current eighth season — which resumes tonight on USA; get scoop here — has gone through something of a revamp following the departures of original series stars Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle in Season 7. Grey’s Anatomy vet Katherine Heigl joined the ensemble as lawyer Samantha Wheeler, while Amanda Schull (aka newly promoted senior partner Katrina Bennett) was upped to series regular.

    A USA rep confirms to TVLine that Suits’ current crop of regulars are all set to return for Season 9.

    Suits creator Aaron Korsh released the following statement about the series’ imminent conclusion:

    “Though I know it isn’t true, it seems like only yesterday USA Network took a chance on an unestablished writer’s very first hour long script. These days that’s a common thing, but 47 years ago when I first wrote the Untitled Korsh Project, nobody did it. Nobody except the people at USA and [Universal Cable Productions]. First and foremost I would like to thank Alex Sepiol and Dennis Kim, without whom Suits would never have gotten made. I also cannot thank Bill McGoldrick, Jeff Wachtel, Bonnie Hammer, Chris McCumber, Ted Chervin, Dave Bartis, Gene Klein, Doug Liman, Dawn Olmstead and everyone at the network and studio enough for their dedication and support throughout the years. And to the exceptional writers, cast and crew — thank you for your passion and devotion, without which, Suits would be nothing. And last but never least, to the fans who have stuck with the Suits family through thick and thin, through can-openers and flashbacks — thank you for always speaking your mind. Without you, I might start to think I’m getting the hang of this writing thing. And once that happens, nobody wins. I look forward to enraging and hopefully sometimes delighting you with the final episodes. Finally, to my wife Kate and my children Cooper and Lucy. Thank you for enduring countless late nights and times away, for me to get to live my dream. I love you. Love, Aaron”

    Although Suits is coming to an end, the franchise will live on: Spinoff series Pearson, headlined by Gina Torres, is slated to debut later this year. The offshoot follows Torres’ former lawyer Jessica Pearson, who has relocated from New York City to Chicago to enter the dirty world of politics.

    James Tupper on A Million Little Things 2/7/19

    (1/21/18) “someday” – On the eve of the new restaurant opening, Delilah tracks down a handsome expert to help with the last-minute details. Meanwhile, Regina struggles with her overbearing mother who causes friction by bringing up disturbing details of her past, on a new episode of “A Million Little Things,” airing THURSDAY, FEB. 7 (9:01-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

    “A Million Little Things” stars David Giuntoli as Eddie Saville, Ron Livingston as Jon Dixon, Romany Malco as Rome Howard, Allison Miller as Maggie Bloom, Christina Moses as Regina Howard, Christina Ochoa as Ashley Morales, Grace Park as Katherine Kim, James Roday as Gary Mendez, Stephanie Szostak as Delilah Dixon, Lizzy Greene as Sophie Dixon and Tristan Byon as Theo Saville.

    Guest stars include Romy Rosemont as Shelly and James Tupper as Andrew.

    Ellen Pompeo: 'I Would Love to See Sandra Oh Come Back to Grey's, But... '

    (1/20/18) Kevin McKidd is not the only Grey’s Anatomy vet relishing Sandra Oh’s career ascension. Oh’s former onscreen BFF, Ellen Pompeo, tells TVLine that she’s so enjoying the actress’ Killing Eve-fueled rise that she would be A-OK if it precluded her from ever returning to Grey’s.

    “Selfishly I would love to see Sandra Oh come back to Grey’s,” Pompeo admits. “But I also love Killing Eve so much, and I love seeing her have so many of these incredible moments. So, as much as I love Sandra, I’d rather see her shine out on her own. I enjoy that more. That‘s more gratifying to me.”

    On the eve of her Grey’s exit in 2013, Oh told us, “Eventually [Grey’s] will have to come to a close, and I would love to come back [for the series finale].” But while speaking with TVLine last June — shortly after Killing Eve exploded on the scene — Oh admitted having second thoughts about resurrecting Cristina.

    “I get [the Grey’s] question regularly, and I answer it really based on what I’m feeling that day — and today [my answer] is no,” she said, before explaining that her desire to keep Grey’s in her rearview mirror is due, in large part, to enormous affection she has for her current gig. “I love Eve. I really love her.

    “I also love Cristina Yang,” Oh was quick to add. “I’m constantly stunned at the response I still get from [Grey’s fans], you know? It’s so fantastic, and it pleases me. It gives me a tremendous amount of satisfaction that, you know, you did work that actually continues going on past the time that you’ve left it… It’s really phenomenal. And the only way that I think I can continue doing good work is just staying true to my own compass. And that compass is pointing north.”

    Grey's Anatomy Winter Premiere Recap: Did 'MerLuca' Find Love in an Elevator?

    (1/18/19) ( If you’ll recall, the windswept fall finale of Grey’s Anatomy ended with Amelia about to learn what Owen had just found out — that Teddy is pregnant with his baby; Maggie on the verge of revealing to Jackson that his mother has cancer; Levi and Nico making one another’s pulses spike while stuck in an ambulance; Alex and Jo having discovered that they aren’t yet legally hitched; and Meredith and DeLuca trapped in an elevator with their burgeoning feelings. Yeah, it was a lot! Where did things stand when the storm finally exhaled its last gasp? Read on…

    ‘IF THIS IS HOW I DIE, IT’S OK’ | Picking up right where “Blowin’ in the Wind” left off, “Shelter From the Storm” began with Levi and Nico scarcely taking a break from their canoodling after an electric pole fell near their ambulance, Richard bellowing about getting the lights back on (which didn’t take long but didn’t set the elevators back in motion) and Amelia finding out from Owen about Teddy’s pregnancy. Wait, “it’s yours?!?” she asked incredulously. Meredith freaked about getting out of the elevator with DeLuca to harvest that heart for Cece, sending him into action-hero mode to find the escape hatch; and Jackson admitted to Maggie that he’d “never felt less like a doctor” than he did now that he’d been informed of Catherine’s diagnosis. Meanwhile, Cece’s ticker began failing faster and faster. “My old heart is jealous of my new one,” she told Maggie. But she might never get that new one, because at that very moment, it was stuck in another elevator with Bailey and Taryn. When the intern expressed her fear that she was having a panic attack, Miranda insisted that she wasn’t — because she herself was on the verge of having one!

    “I just think we’re gonna plummet, and Cece’s gonna die,” said Taryn, bringing to the fore Bailey’s fears about Ben’s death-defying job. As the temporarily-former chief started to lose it, the intern caught on and attempted to calm her down. Meanwhile, frantic to get Cece her organs — to save someone even if he couldn’t save his mom — Jackson threatened the hospital’s building manager and ultimately battered at the elevator door to get to Bailey, Taryn and the deceased patient full of donor organs. Though the tag team of Jackson, Link and the building manager were ultimately successful, the building manager — a big Cece fan (but who isn’t?) — wound up getting his legs crushed as he tried to get back out of the elevator. “Are they gone?!?” the poor guy asked. When Link subsequently operated, the cardio god and Jackson clashed, with Avery getting his way so that the building manager wouldn’t have to get prosthetics. (Maybe Link is merely an ortho demigod?)

    ‘YOU SEEM TO KNOW WHAT EVERYBODY WANTS!’ | Before Owen, Teddy and Amelia could get into their situation, their patient took a nosedive, and the trio realized that they had to operate right then and there. “What else do we have to do?” Teddy cracked. They weren’t going anywhere. And speaking of cracking, they’d have to do some of that to the unfortunate patient’s sternum in order to save him. While Owen prepped for that indelicate procedure using the license plate that had been sticking out of the patient, Teddy, it seemed to Amelia, gave her permission to stay with him — as if she needed permission! But Teddy was going to stay in Seattle so that the baby could have two parents, and she herself could have her friend. Once the trio were freed from the elevator, Teddy told Owen that yes, she wanted him to be involved in their child’s life. He wanted that, too. Of course, he did. And for the first time, he actually looked happy that he was becoming the father he’d always wanted to be. But as an Amelia fan, I was not happy with how close he and his babymama came to kissing at that moment! Bad, Owen! Bad, bad, bad!

    ‘TELL ME AGAIN WHY THIS IS SUCH A BAD IDEA’ | Before Mer and DeLuca’s elevator got moving, he reassured her that Cece would be fine without her — the matchmaker’s surgery didn’t require a surgeon as brilliant as Grey. He also tried to convince her that the elevator was like a Tardis, in which the ordinary rules didn’t apply. She was amused but still didn’t take the bait. Later, he revealed — in Italian — that his father was a famous surgeon in Italy… who once, during a manic phase, had operated on seven patients, losing four. But because of his money and connections, he’d been acquitted. And he’d never told anyone that before. (There’s that deepening connection we’d heard about… !) As the duo resumed looking for an escape hatch, they wound up close enough to nearly kiss. Go back to talking to me in Italian, she said when he pressed her to do just that. So he did, saying, “When you finally let me kiss you, and you will let me kiss you, I won’t ever stop.” To his surprise, she spoke Italian and knew exactly what he’d said. But before they could actually surrender to the moment, the elevator doors opened, dammit!

    ‘DOCTORS ARE SO COOL’ | When Alex at last arrived at Grey Sloan, leaving Jo behind (she was drunk from their second honeymoon), he momentarily jumped into Levi and Nico’s ambulance to get out of the wind. Awkward. Afterwards, the new couple were sure they were gonna get axed. Running into an antsy Betty, Richard put her to work helping other people. Addictive personalities like them had to be kept busy. But when he got called into surgery, she was left to wander the halls… and started looking for drugs. Soon enough, Webber caught her, prompting her to beg him not to tell Amelia. No chance of that. As the clock kept ticking, with no sign of Cece’s organs arriving, the matchmaker sensed that something was wrong and pleaded with Maggie to distract her by talking about her romance with Jackson. In no time, Cece that gleaned that Maggie didn’t feel “safe” in the relationship, which meant that either Jackson was terrible for her or so wonderful for her that she was scared of losing him. Had he ever made her feel safe? Yes, Maggie said — when her mom had died. Just then, Cece began coding. Thankfully, it wasn’t much longer before her transplants could be performed. “We got a heartbeat,” Mer declared. “Thank God — she told me she would haunt me” if she died. Next, they were gonna give Cece a new kidney. Meanwhile, Bailey retreated to her old office and desperately texted Ben: “YOU OK?” Finding her there, Alex, miffed at how she’d bossed him around as if she was still the chief, told her that she could have her old job back. As she was admitting that she didn’t want it, that she had had to step down, that she’d been in crisis, Ben texted her back that he was fine. At that, Bailey broke down. “Please don’t quit,” she sobbed to Karev. “I need your help.”

    ‘I NEARLY KISSED THE ITALIAN ONE… I MAY KISS THE OTHER ONE, TOO’ | As the hour drew to a close, Mer did what Cece loved best — talked to her about her romantic prospects. Even though Cece had passed away on the table. (Nooo… !) Owen apologized to Amelia, who reminded him that she’d been the one who’d told him to go to Germany in the first place. “I wanted you to be happy with” Teddy, she said. In response, he tried to reassure her that it didn’t change anything between the two of them. No, Amelia insisted sweetly. “She’s here. She’s an option. So I’m going to give you time to consider your options.” (Go, Amelia 2.0 — super mature.) When the building manager awakened after surgery, Jackson and Link reported that the prognosis for his legs was great. Hilariously, Alex told Levi and Nico that “that” could not happen — not in an ambulance, anyway. They could, however, get it on anywhere else in the hospital. Tipped off to Betty’s drug search, Amelia told the teen that she’d called a rehab center. Would Betty go? Yes. Jackson and Maggie pulled Richard aside to tell him about Catherine (which really seemed like something they could have let his wife break to him). And finally, Mer got stuck between her two suitors and realized that it was Cece’s way of haunting her. So she was going home to see her children. See ya later! “You’ll see who later?” asked Link. Good question.

    Grey's Anatomy's Giacomo Gianniotti: Meredith/DeLuca Connection Will 'Deepen' in Wake of Elevator 'Ride'

    (1/17/19) ( During the first half of Grey’s Anatomy Season 15, the race to see which guy — DeLuca or Link — will win Meredith’s heart has remained “pretty neck-and-neck,” concedes Giacomo Gianniotti, the former’s portrayer. But that all changes when Mer and DeLuca emerge from a certain elevator in tonight’s midseason opener (8/7c, ABC).

    “This is a point where, in the race, I think DeLuca is going to get a little bit of the lead because he’s going to have this very [significant] quality time in close quarters to really deepen the connection and the bond between him and Meredith,” Gianniotti previews. “She can’t really run and hide, so they’re forced to hash it out and talk about their feelings and move forward. I think DeLuca will definitely be gaining some ground in the elevator.”

    While discussing DeLuca’s arc earlier this season with Grey’s showrunner Krista Vernoff, Gianniotti stressed the importance of reminding viewers that his alter ego is more than just a pretty face. “I said to Krista, ‘There have to be moments where Meredith witnesses DeLuca being brave or generous or kind or chivalrous so there is something to back up just the immediate physical, superficial attraction,'” he recalls. “I think we’ve done a good job so far of doing that.

    “Physical attraction gets you to walk across the room to that person,” he concludes, “but if the person opens their mouth and they’re vapid and unintelligent, then immediately, all of that goes away.”

    Grey's Preview: Jackson and Maggie Are 'Still Dancing Toward Each Other'

    (1/17/19) ( Despite their epic blowout, despite his secret interactions with other women, despite her reluctance to open up, Grey’s Anatomy’s Jackson and Maggie are anything but finished. In fact, as Season 15 of the ABC drama resumes tonight (8/7c), the lovers might just be starting to be really good for another, say portrayers Jesse Williams and Kelly McCreary.

    Certainly, Jackson would benefit from having his significant other in his corner. Having lost son Samuel as well as his marriage, plus having been reunited with his deadbeat dad and learning that his grandfather was “a really s—ty person, he’s struggling,” suggests Williams. “There was a lot of negativity dredged up around him that has for so long represented him. So a lot of cracks were exposed in the façade.

    “And while Maggie’s been terrific for him, people have to fix themselves,” he continues. “Jackson realized that, and that’s what contributed to him taking off on that [spiritual] quest… and developing relationships outside of his romantic relationship. That’s hard for Maggie to deal with, but she’s got all these crappy [communication] habits, so it’s a lot like real life. We come with our baggage.”

    And, in the best-case scenario, we unpack that baggage — which the actors hint will be the next step for Jaggie. “Jackson learned something important after his relationship [with April], and one thing Maggie can learn,” McCreary says, “is to not let the opportunity pass by and learn in the moment. So they’re still dancing toward each other and exploring.”

    Concludes Williams: “As long as they truly love each other and can be mature and call time-out when they need to, I think they’re figuring it out.”

    Kevin McKidd Recounts 'Tearful' Post-Golden Globes Reunion With Former Grey's Anatomy Co-Star Sandra Oh: 'We Hugged for a Long, Long Time'

    (1/17/19) In the immediate aftermath of Sandra Oh’s Golden Globe co-hosting stint/Lead Actress victory last week, Grey’s Anatomy star Kevin McKidd didn’t just shower his former leading lady with congratulations on social media. He brought the message to the Killing Eve star in person.

    “I hung out with her that night after she won,” McKidd tells TVLine. “She invited me to her after-party. It was pretty amazing to see her get such props and be honored in that way. I was a bit tearful. She saw me across the room and she ran over and we hugged for a long, long time.”

    McKidd, meanwhile, says Oh aced her job as Globes’ co-emcee. “She was terrified about the hosting thing,” he notes. “It’s not what we [as actors] are trained to do. But she nailed it. I was really proud of her.”

    McKidd has maintained a tight relationship with Oh since the actress departed Grey’s four years ago. What’s the secret behind their enduring bond? “We really trust each other and know each other,” he says. “During all of those hours working together [on Grey’s] we watched each others’ lives unfold… When she was going through a hard time, or I was, [we] leaned on each other.

    “Some co-stars hate each other,” McKidd adds with a chuckle. “But I feel very fortunate in these last years of my career to have been blessed with Sandra Oh and now [current Grey’s squeeze] Caterina Scorsone.”

    Grey’s Anatomy kicks off the second half of Season 15 this Thursday (8/7c, ABC).

    Grey's Anatomy Is Devoting an Entire Season 15 Episode to [Spoiler]

    (1/16/19) Another longtime Grey’s Anatomy character is about to get the standalone episode treatment. Showrunner Krista Vernoff tells TVLine that one of the three bonus episodes recently commissioned by ABC will be “Amelia-centric.”

    Earlier this month, the network announced that it was expanding Grey’s Anatomy‘s current 15th season from 22 to 25 episodes. But as Vernoff reveals, the order was — in her mind — just for one additional episode. “I knew for a long time that we were making 24,” she explains. “We’ve been making 24 episodes a year for many years now. ABC asked about [doing one more] and I spent a week thinking about whether or not we could accomplish it. I [ultimately] said yes because I like to be a team player.”

    Once Vernoff signed off on the extra hour, it didn’t take long for her to settle on the Amelia of it all. “I had an extra standalone episode idea that I wanted to do this season,” she notes. “So it doesn’t really lengthen our season too much. It allows us to tell [this Amelia-centric] story that we might not otherwise have gotten to tell this season.”

    For her part, portrayer Caterina Scorsone is cautiously optimistic that she’s up for the task at hand. “I’ve been doing the show for a long time and just hearing what it’s about fills me with nervous excitement,” the actress enthuses, before assuring TVLine that the episode will not merely shadow her alter ego around Grey Sloan. In fact, the Bill D’Elia-helmed installment doesn’t even take place in the hospital.

    “It’s not just, ‘Let’s follow Amelia to the neuro lab,” Scorsone says with a laugh. “It’s definitely a little standalone. It’s almost like a little movie on its own.”

    Grey’s Anatomy‘s midseason premiere airs this Thursday at 8/7c.

    Ellen Pompeo May Not Bid Farewell to Grey's Next Year After All: 'I Keep Saying I'm Ready to Move on But... '

    (1/16/19) Last fall, Ellen Pompeo sent Grey’s Anatomy fans into cardiac arrest when she intimated that she’s itching to bid Meredith adieu next season when her current contract expires. But during an interview on the ABC drama’s set earlier this month, the actress was singing a slightly different tune.

    “I keep saying, ‘I’m ready to move on and I want to stop the show before the ratings go down,’ but the ratings never go down!” she exclaims with a laugh. “They go down a little bit, but the fact that we are able to hold our [title as ABC’s No. 1 series] is kind of [incredible]. It’s very cool to have these kind of ratings and be on a hit network show in this [Peak TV] landscape.”

    Pompeo — who is approaching the midway point of her blockbuster two-year, $20 million deal — says she knows she has a good thing going at Grey’s. “It’s pretty nice place to work,” she admits. “I like my situation here. As much as the idea of something new appeals to me… the truth is I have three kids. I don’t really want to travel and leave [them]. I don’t want to be a circus traveller and live in hotels. And the network and studio continue to incentivize me and just make me offers that I can’t refuse.”

    It’s also not lost on the actress that should she decide not to re-up with the show in 2020, it would likely bring about the end of Grey’s altogether. (Her character’s name is in the title of the show, after all.) “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about how many people have stable jobs [at Grey’s],” Pompeo notes. “In this town you don’t get a lot of 24-episodes-a-season shows. So the fact that this crew gets to film 24 episodes – that’s 10 months of work – and they get to stay in LA [is remarkable].”

    Translation: Pompeo remains undecided about her Grey’s future. “I’m contracted through Season 16,” she states. “And beyond that… I don’t really know. I take it day-by-day.”

    Grey’s Anatomy resumes its current 15th season this Thursday at 8/7c.

    Critics’ Choice Award Winners


    Sandra Oh – “Killing Eve” (BBC America)

    Grey's Anatomy Super-Sized: ABC Increases Season 15 Episode Order

    (1/7/19) Further proof that Grey’s Anatomy‘s vitals remain strong despite its age: ABC is expanding the medical drama’s Season 15 order, and not by a measly one or two episodes.

    The network on Monday announced that it has ordered an additional three episodes, bringing the series’ current-season tally to 25. As a result, Season 15 will mark the second-longest season in Grey’s Anatomy history, tying Season 3’s 25-episode haul but falling shy of Season 2’s record-setting run of 27 (which was boosted by a four-episode spillover from Season 1).

    For the second year running, Grey’s stands as ABC’s No. 1 series. So far this season the show is averaging a 1.7 demo rating, down a scant 11 percent vs. Season 14.

    The move comes as Grey’s is set to fly past the 331 episode mark and, in doing so, surpass ER as TV’s longest-running medical drama. As previously reported, the show is planning to acknowledge the record-shattering outing — slated to air in the spring — with an episode featuring nary a single medical story line.

    Grey’s Anatomy resumes Season 15 on Thursday, Jan. 17.

    2019 Golden Globes Winners

    (1/6/19) Best performance by Actress in a TV series - Drama
    Caitriona Balfe ("Outlander")
    Elisabeth Moss ("The Handmaid's Tale")
    Sandra Oh ("Killing Eve") *WINNER
    Julia Roberts ("Homecoming")
    Keri Russell ("The Americans")

    Grey's: Here's Why a Meredith/Koracick Romance Isn't Happening

    (12/26/18) If you were among the Grey’s Anatomy viewers who were bummed to learn from TVLine’s interview with showrunner Krista Vernoff that Koracick was out of the running to become Meredith’s new love interest, this is gonna be hard for you to read. “In my mind,” the EP says, “Koracick was never in the running for Meredith.”

    But… but… what about the sparks that have flown between the doctors? What about the banter? The chemistry between Ellen Pompeo and Greg Germann? “They really love working together; maybe you’re [picking up] on that,” Vernoff suggests. “Greg is such a delightful actor, and they have such a blast working together.

    “But,” she hastens to add, “[the chemistry] wasn’t scripted or intentional.”

    Grey's Anatomy Boss Talks Mer/DeLuca Elevator Fallout, Drops Big Clue About 'The One'

    (12/20/18) After going through high-profile break-ups on This Is Us and Grey’s Anatomy respectively, Alexandra Breckenridge and Martin Henderson are on the rebound. The duo have signed on to star in Netflix’s 10-episode Virgin River, a contemporary romance based on Robyn Carr’s Harlequin book series.

    The story centers on Breckenridge’s Melinda Monroe, who answers an ad to work as a nurse practitioner in the remote California town of Virgin River thinking it will be the perfect place to start fresh and leave her painful memories behind. But she soon discovers that small-town living isn’t quite as simple as she expected and that she must learn to heal herself before she can truly make Virgin River her home. Henderson plays Jack Sheridan, a sharp-witted ex-Marine commander who moved to Virgin River after his service was over in search of a peaceful life, far away from the horrors of war.

    The cast also includes Daniel Gillies (The Originals), Tim Matheson (The West Wing), Annette O’Toole (Smallville), Lexa Doig (Arrow, Lauren Hammersley (Orphan Black), Benjamin Hollingsworth (Code Black), Jenny Cooper (24), Colin Lawrence (Riverdale) and Ian Tracey (Bates Motel).

    7th Heaven vet Sue Tenney will serve as the series’ showrunner and executive producer. Virgin River is slated to premiere in 2019.

    Grey's Anatomy Boss Talks Mer/DeLuca Elevator Fallout, Drops Big Clue About 'The One'

    (12/18/18) And then there were two. Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff confirms that Meredith’s crowded Season 15 dance card now contains just two names: DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) and Link (Chris Carmack).

    “Her dating adventure has boiled down to [that] triangle,” the EP tells TVLine. “I can’t reveal more than that.”

    As you will recall, Vernoff over the summer teased, “The question this season is not ‘Will Meredith Grey find love again,’ but ‘With whom will she find love?’”

    Considering that the fall finale ended with Mer being trapped in an elevator with DeLuca, conventional wisdom suggests the surgical resident has the upper hand heading into the Jan. 17 midseason premiere. And while Vernoff promises that the maybe-couple will emerge from captivity “with a deeper understanding of each other” (and, in Mer’s case, some kickass Princess Leia braids; see below), she notes that Link will soon get some one-on-one time with Grey as well. “In Episode 10, Meredith will get to know Link better,” Vernoff previews. “She gets to know DeLuca better in [Episode 9, aka the midseason premiere], and she gets to know Link better in 10.”

    And to those fans who grumble that neither gentleman caller has the life experience to truly go toe-to-toe with Mer, Vernoff argues, “Viewers don’t yet know all of DeLuca’s life experience. And they don’t yet know all of Link’s life experience.

    “And if life experience is code for age, then I would ask those viewers to look at the double standard,” she adds. “Because they never questioned Meredith for Derek even though there was an age difference.”

    Kate Walsh ignores flasher at holiday party

    (12/16/18) A flasher crashed a “krampus” holiday party at Diego at Public hotel Wednesday night.

    Mick Rock’s manager Liz Vap threw the holiday shindig for old-school downtown New Yorkers such as Rock, Norman Reedus and Debbie Harry — and guests got more than an eyeful from a young exhibitionist.

    “She approached guests, including Kate Walsh, and asked, ‘Do you want to see my t?-?ts?’ and then flashed them. No one knew who she was,” said a guest. “Kate smiled and continued talking to Mike Doyle.”

    The racy lady also asked Page Six to “look at my t?-?ts” before changing into a trenchcoat, and having photographer Amalia Papadimos take her picture in front of the fireplace.

    Meanwhile, Reedus was overheard talking to a guest about his move to the West Village and his changed life since welcoming a baby daughter with Diane Kruger in November.

    Jennifer Grey Joins Grey's Anatomy for Mysterious Multi-Episode Arc

    (12/13/18) It’s the job she was born to do: Jennifer Grey is checking into Grey’s Anatomy.

    TVLine has learned exclusively that the Dirty Dancing icon is joining ABC’s still-thriving medical drama for a multi episode midseason arc. An ABC rep confirmed Grey’s Grey’s (ha!) stint, but declined to provide details on her character and/or exactly how many episodes she will appear in. One possibility has the actress playing Jo’s estranged mother. (Camilla Luddington previously confirmed to TVLine that viewers would meet her character’s MIA parents this season.)

    The gig brings Grey back into the ABC fold eight years after her Mirror Ball-winning Season 11 stint on hiatus-bound Dancing With the Stars. It also comes nine years after her father, Joel Grey, graced Grey’s with his presence. The acting legend played an Alzheimer’s-afflicted, former science teacher of Izzie’s (Katherine Heigl) whom she sought medical treatment for (after helping him flee a nursing home) in the Season 6 episode, “New History.”

    As TVLine reported earlier this week, Grey’s returns on Jan. 17 to a slightly rejiggered Thursday lineup. ABC’s promising rookie drama A Million Little Things will shift into the cushy post-Grey’s 9/8c perch, temporarily replacing spinoff Station 19 (which resumes its second season in the spring).

    Ellen Pompeo calls out Kathie Lee Gifford’s drinking before ‘Today’ exit announcement

    (12/13/18) No wine for Dr. Meredith Grey.

    Ellen Pompeo called out Kathie Lee Gifford for her and Hoda Kotb‘s penchant for drinking wine during their “Today” show hour after seeing a tweet from their official Twitter account that shared Pompeo’s appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk.”

    The tweet from the “Today” show co-anchors’ account read, “.@EllenPompeo and @PatrickDempsey haven’t spoken since he left ‘Grey’s Anatomy’,” and included a link to the story. Pompeo wasn’t thrilled with the angle Kotb and Gifford — or really, the social media manager — took to promote the story.

    “Hey here’s a suggestion!! Maybe all of you over there lay off the booze and pay attention to the real conversation that took place ? ????????????” the “Grey’s Anatomy” star fired back.

    The Twitter altercation took place only hours before Gifford announced she’s leaving the morning show after 11 years. Page Six learned soon after that Jenna Bush Hager is likely to fill her seat.

    While Pompeo’s “Red Table Talk” discussion did include bits about former co-star Dempsey, the majority of the conversation centered around raising her three biracial children with husband Chris Ivery. The “Today” show’s story didn’t include any of that information.

    In a follow-up tweet, Pompeo added: “@klgandhoda and whoever is in charge of this account.. the two women you work for deserve to be represented a bit more dignified.”

    SAG Awards Nominations

    (12/13/18) The SAG Awards are January 27 at the Shrine Auditorium, simulcast live by Turner’s TNT and TBS. As previously announced, Alan Alda will receive the guild’s Life Achievement Award during the ceremony.


    Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

    JULIA GARNER / Ruth Langmore – “OZARK” (Netflix)
    LAURA LINNEY / Wendy Byrde – “OZARK” (Netflix)
    SANDRA OH / Eve Polastri – “KILLING EVE” (BBC America)
    ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)

    Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations

    (12/12/18) The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, broadcast live January 13 on the CW at 7 PM ET/PT.

    Jodie Comer – Killing Eve (BBC America)
    Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Deuce (HBO)
    Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
    Sandra Oh – Killing Eve (BBC America)
    Elizabeth Olsen – Sorry For Your Loss (Facebook Watch)
    Julia Roberts – Homecoming (Amazon)
    Keri Russell – The Americans (FX)

    Ellen Pompeo Says She Hasn't Spoken to Patrick Dempsey Since He Left Grey's Anatomy

    (12/12/18) It's always difficult watching beloved actors leave long-running TV series, but nothing was harder than watching Patrick Dempsey's exit from Grey's Anatomy. It's hard to believe it's been almost four years since Dempsey left the ABC medical drama, but it's even harder to believe that Ellen Pompeo apparently hasn't spoken to him since then.

    While appearing on Jada Pinkett Smith's Facebook Watch talk show, Red Table Talk, about interracial marriage and the challenges of raising bi-racial children, Pompeo mentioned that she hasn't had much contact with Dempsey since he departed the show.

    "We haven't spoken since he's left the show," said Pompeo. "I have no hard feelings toward him. He's a wonderful actor, and we made the best TV you can make together. That's a talented man right there. He did 11 amazing years. Typically, when people leave the show, they need to sort of re-find themselves, who they are without the show, because the show takes up so much of your life. You need that time to like figure out who you are without the show. So, we have not spoken, but I will always have a place in my heart for Patrick."

    Though it's disappointing to hear that two people we loved so much together on-screen maybe aren't so close in real life, it's nice to hear that Pompeo has so much respect for Dempsey and the work they did on Grey's Anatomy. Not to mention, we give her major points for being so classy about her answer. There's not a lot of delicate ways to say, "Um, no. We're not friends."

    Golden Globes Nominations

    (12/7/18) The ceremony is January 6 on NBC.Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
    Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
    Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
    Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
    Julia Roberts, Homecoming
    Keri Russell, The Americans

    Andy Samberg, Sandra Oh Tapped to Host 2019 Golden Globes Ceremony

    (12/6/18) After giving one heck of an audition at this year’s Emmy Awards, Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh got the gig: The Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Killing Eve stars will co-host the 76th Annual Golden Globes.

    “Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event,” said Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment. “They bring wit, charm and style to a room filled with the very best of film and television. It’s sure to be another unforgettable fun-filled night.”

    Added Meher Tatna, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: “We’re excited to welcome Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as co-hosts of Hollywood’s Party of the Year. Both Golden Globe Award recipients have continually showcased their talents in film and television, and we can’t wait to see what their undeniable chemistry will bring to the Golden Globes stage.”

    Of course, Samberg and Oh already proved their chops back in September, when they co-presented an award at the Emmys and nailed their scripted banter — a moment that landed on our list of the broadcast’s highlights. And Samberg is no stranger to hosting award ceremonies: He also emceed the Emmys back in 2015.

    The 2019 Golden Globes will air Sunday, Jan. 6, at 8/7c on NBC. Nominations will be announced on Thursday morning.

    Debbie Allen honored at gala for World AIDS Day

    (12/4/18) Debbie Allen was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Keeping the Promise gala for World AIDS Day.

    “It means a lot to me that we’re all here .?.?. This is a war — a war that we still have not won, but we’re standing tall and fighting it — fighting back really strong,” the star said.

    The evening included presentations by Allen’s sister, Phylicia Rashad, as well as George Faison, Misty Copeland and Jennifer Holliday, who received a standing ovation after performing her signature song “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from “Dreamgirls.”

    SeriesFest Teams With Shondaland To Launch First-Ever Women Directing Mentorship

    (12/1/18) SeriesFest, a non-profit supporting the art of episodic storytelling and inspiring work of female creators, is partnering with Shonda Rhimes’ TV empire Shondaland to launch the inaugural Women Directing Mentorship.

    SeriesFest organizers said the initiative is an expansion of their “Featuring Women” platform. The partnership with Shondaland will include the opportunity to shadow a director for an episode of a Shondaland production. Submissions opened today on and will close on March 4, 2019. The winner will be announced in June 2019 at SeriesFest: Season 5.

    “At SeriesFest, our mission is to support all artists working on serial content,” said founders Randi Kleiner and Kaily Smith Westbrook. “Knowing that there are far too few working women behind the camera today, we felt empowered to focus our efforts on an initiative that could help support emerging female directors. We are thrilled to launch our Women Directing Mentorship as the next step in the evolution of our Featuring Women platform and can’t think of a better partner for this inaugural year than Shondaland. Shonda Rhimes changed television landscape and continues to be a leading force as she and her company redefine representation on both sides of the camera and we are honored to be creating this incredible opportunity with them.”

    “Shondaland has long been known to defy industry standards through dynamic female characters, but we have also always felt it was important to have equal representation behind the camera,” adds Rhimes. “To have talent and sets that reflect the world we live in has always seemed natural,” said Shonda Rhimes. “We’re happy to partner with SeriesFest on this mentorship initiative to continue providing opportunities for women directors.”

    SeriesFest also launched the Jan Marino Scholarship in 2018. The initiative supports women over age 55 enrolled in the Stephens College M.F.A. in Television and Screenwriting program. In addition, the non-profit started the Forward Impact Project, designed in partnership with the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) to help finance, produce, release, scale and build an audience for 12 select independent series deemed ready for development and production.

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