Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder’s creator Shonda Rhimes was on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and the Comedy Central host asked her, “Have you ever killed off a character because you didn’t like the actor?” Then for extra points, he asked her to name names. Once she stopped laughing, she said, “Yes! And I am not naming names.” Since she said names, I am assuming it is more that one. Once you kill off one character, I guess it gets easier. So I am assuming Katherine Heigl was the first and then it got easier to kill off the likes off Chris Lowell, Tim Daly, Eric Dane, Columbus Short and Patrick Dempsey. Not saying she didn’t like all of them, but maybe that explains why they were suddenly 86ed?
I personally can’t watch her shows anymore. I find her shows to be over the top depressing and sadistic. It’s like how can we destroy one character’s life one week, and then keep making it worse every week after that. Like having a character addicted to drugs, her boyfriend dies of an overdose, she finds out she’s pregnant, the baby has no brain and she carries the baby to term to donate the organs. That is just one example, but what about Meredith Gray, who in her family hasn’t died. Oh yeah, the kids. How long until one of them gets a terminal disease or gets hit by a car or drowns or something? And what more can she do to Mellie? That is why I am done with her shows.
And now it seems like the truest Diva is not the actors, but the person in charge. I think that says a lot because Chuck Lorre has worked with a lot worse than Rhimes and he only killed off one troubled actor and for good reason. Just saying.
What do you think of her admitting to killing off an actor she didn’t like?
Ellen Pompeo sat down with Entertainment Weekly, and they talked to her about the backlash of killing off McDreamy and people saying the show cannot go on without him. She told the magazine, “Let’s keep it really real for a second and say this is really difficult for my ego.” Then she added, “It’s okay! We all have one!” She explained her that sentiment with, “It’s like, Annalise Keating carries the show, Olivia Pope carries the show. But somehow, Meredith Grey needs someone. Why can’t I just be the lead of the show the way Annalise and Olivia can? Why can’t I be on that poster by myself?”
Here’s my feelings on why she can’t do that. Grey’s Anatomy is an ensemble show, it was built on the cast and not a particular cast member unlike the other two shows. Plus, Viola Davis and Kerry Washington were stars before they joined their shows, no one knew who she was before Grey’s. She has become a household name since the show, but I don’t think she has become a star. Patrick Dempsey and Katherine Heigl toplined movies while they were on hiatus from the show and what else has she done besides the medical drama? Check her IMDB and she might not like the answer.
She also might not like what I will say now, she is boring. There is nothing that really stands out about her and that is why she can’t have her own poster.
Can the show go on without McDreamy? If ER survived without Dr Ross, then yes. But that is not why Grey’s is on life support. It’s because it is crap. The heart is gone and that is what made this once great show great. I gave it up a long time ago because it became too much to watch. Every episode had an over the top case and it is also so depressing. Like I said, too much to watch.
If I were Pompeo, I would watch what I say from now on because Grey’s is going to flatline soon and she is going to want to be employable. But then again, Heigl keeps finding work, so you never know.
Kerry Washington was on The Tonight Show yesterday and Jimmy Fallon was questioning her about the “explosive” season finale of Scandal. The NBC late night wanted to know what explosive means. Of course, she did her best Olivia Pope and didn’t say anything.
But then she eventually blurted out, “I will tell you this, when we finished the table read for this finale, I was so shocked, that I looked at Shonda and said, ‘Where do we go from here? How do we even have fifth season after this'”
I wonder who pissed off Shonda Rhimes so much that they won’t be returning in the fall? Who will be joining McDreamy and Harrison in Shondaland hell?
Even though she doesn’t know how the show will go on, you know it will. Even though ABC hasn’t yet picked up any shows for next season, you know this one will be on the schedule. Even if Washington doesn’t know.
How do you think season 4 will end? I gave up the show during the third season, so I have no idea.
SPOILER ALERT – DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS
Earlier this week, there was a report that Patrick Dempsey was acting like a Divo on the set of Grey’s Anatomy and it made it seem as though his time on the show would be limited. Well, turns out it’s very very very very limited because he did an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly talking about his departure from the show. Wait, what? Paige, a subscriber, received a copy of the magazine a day early, and was surprised to see that they announced that he is leaving. You see the pivotal episode airs on ABC tonight at 8p, and the promo shows that Derek is in a car accident. So fans of the show were waiting to find out if he lived or died. Now they don’t have to wait to watch the episode because thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we know that he is dead.
EW confirmed the validity of the story to Variety in a statement, “We are surprised that an EW subscriber may have received their issue a day earlier than planned. We always try our best to bring readers exclusive news first. We would like to apologize to fans of the show that learned the news ahead of time.â€
The revelation also makes sense because ABC announced that today they are preempting Scandal next week to make room for a two hour episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Guess they want to milk the fact that people are actually talking about this show again. Something they haven’t done in a while because let’s be real, it has sucked for years.
With only a few people left from the original cast, it’s time for ABC to pull the plug on this medical drama. They won’t do it, but they should.
What do you think of it all? Are you said McDreamy is McDead? Do you think that Grey’s should die with him?
If you are still watching Grey’s Anatomy, then you are probably wondering why Patrick Dempsey isn’t on it as much this season? Page Six looked in to it, and several sources said that his attitude is infuriating the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes. One source is quoted as saying, “Patrick has been acting like a diva and has clashed with Shonda. She suspended him for a while, and the word on set is that he isnâ€™t coming back full time.â€ His rep denied the allegations to the paper.
McDreamy is still under contract for another season, so it will be interesting to see if he will still be there in September. Heck looking at the promo for this weekâ€™s episode, it will be interesting to see if he makes it to the season finale. But then again it is Grey’s Anatomy, and they have like a major disaster and “so called” memorable episode every week. So you can’t really blame if he wants off the show that has become a complete joke of what it once was. Remember when you used to look forward to the next episode? That was a long long time ago.
Viola Davis is very serious on How to Get Away with Murder, but don’t forget she has a fun side. One you can see when she teaches Elmo about the word “fiesta” on Sesame Street. Maybe this teach the teacher to have a party on her ABC drama every now and again. Because who doesn’t look better when they are having some fun.
Scott Foley Instagrammed a photo of his co-star, Tony Goldwyn, without a shirt and who knew the President was hiding that under his suit. So why is the Scandal star holding a dog topless? He was showing solidarity towards Foley who recently posed the same way for Charisma.
If Scandal’s ratings ever start to drop, they can get them back up by making their male actors do as many topless scenes as possible. Whoâ€™s with me?
The cast of Scandal was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today and she asked them if it’s true that they don’t find out until table read day what happens next. That includes if their character is about to be killed off. Joshua Malina has a solution for that, he reads the last page first to make sure it isn’t him. Well last year, the notorious prankster found himself pranked when he read what appeared to be that David was going to be killed off. As we all know, David survived and James didn’t.
Who’s next? We don’t know. But they have a good chance of surviving as long as they don’t call any of their castmates hateful names or get arrested in real life. See Isaiah Washington and Columbus Short.
Ellen Pompeo shared this behind the scenes photo from the set of Grey’s Anatomy today. I guess this season will be more about busting a gut than gut wrenching like seasons past.
Seriously though, how realistic do those fake body parts look? Actually, are we sure they are fake because they look really real?
Patrick Dempsey is as known for his gorgeous thick salt and pepper wavy hair as he is his acting. So you’d think his mop would always be perfect. Well today, it was unruly and he never looked better. I so want to play doctor with Grey’s Anatomy star and run my fingers through those locks. Who says you can’t buy me love?