Grey’s Anatomy is beginning its 8th season this fall and the original cast members’ contracts are up at the end of it. The first of the original doctors has spoken out about it and Patrick Dempsey says he will not be back for a ninth one. The doctor with the hair told Italian Vanity Fair (via TVLine), “It will be my last. I do not know about the other characters, it may or may not continue. But for me it’s over.” And to me without McDreamy, the show will be a McNightmare.
I know it has been said that ER was able to survive without its original cast members, but that show did it more gradually and they had replacements we liked. I don’t like any of the new doctors on Grey’s. That and ER was more realistic with their medical stories and every episode didn’t feel like a stunt.
To me Grey’s started going downhill after the Super Bowl episode. Yes, I still watch, but almost every week I ask myself why.
So who else will you be upset to see leave? Who do you think will leave? Who do you want to leave? Will you still watch if the originals left the show?
America’s Got Talent is back for its sixth season tonight on NBC at 8p and Piers Morgan and Howie Mandel said this is the best season thus far. A few weeks the judges including Sharon Osbourne and host Nick Cannon met with reporters to preview the upcoming season and the CNN anchor said there was one city that had more good acts than some of the previous entire seasons. Morgan said, “We had better talent in Atlanta over three days than we’ve had in some entire seasons this year, and I have been on every season. And there was one act in particular that I said at the time and I meant it was the most exciting audition I’ve ever seen in Britain or America. The talent level has been incredible this season. People won’t believe what they are seeing.” He didn’t say what that act was, but I wonder if it is the one that Howie described later on. The bald headed comedian described one audition that stood out, “We have a burlesque act who pulls doves out of her privates.” The poor doves is all I can say about that.
But that isn’t the only risky or risque act that we will see during the auditions because here is what Howie told us, “That being said, it’s been the most dangerous year. We have had some thrills and spills that I have never seen before. I mean, I came this close to seeing almost near death experiences right in front of my eyes, and they were not planned. And I don’t know if NBC is going to air them, but I’m telling you that it’s probably the most dangerous show on television, the most exciting show on television, and I’m thrilled to be part of it because to be witness to this besides watching somebody take the journey and come from obscurity to hopefully the next big star, I’m seeing things that I have never seen before. There isn’t a place to see this on television. There aren’t places that have these kind of performances live.”
There really isn’t, so don’t miss a single minute of the show that launched the career of a man who has now made over $100 million for playing his dolls!