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November 23rd, 2010 under Shonda Rhimes

Grey’s Anatomy is copying another medical show Scrubs and doing a musical episode. Show creator Shonda Rhimes sang like a bird to TV Guide and here is what she told them. What else can you say about the storyline?
Rhimes: The storyline is in very early stages. We’re not going to have an episode where you turn on the television and people are singing for no reason. It has a reason, there’s a story underneath it and there’s a point to the whole thing. I’m still nervous about it, because you can do something like this and it can come out not the way you intended. I have been working on this very carefully because I want it to still be our show, but also heighten it. Are you afraid it might be too risky for the show?
Rhimes: No, we’re not doing what anybody would call a typical musical episode. The comparisons to other musical episodes are too great, and we wanted it to be different. Nobody is going to be dancing and singing down the halls; that’s not our show. Our show is known for its music. I very much wanted to do something that was musical without being a musical. So, what sort of music will we hear in the episode?
Rhimes: Part of the way I figured out that we could do this was to take the songs that our show has made iconic and have them be sung by our cast members, as opposed to singing Broadway songs or singing some songs by a known artist. We’re simply singing songs that Grey’s Anatomy has made famous. I don’t want to talk about any particular songs yet because we’re still in the process of clearing everything. But when [executive producer] Betsy Beers and I sat down to make the list, we joked that we have too many songs that we could use. It became about picking the most iconic ones, the ones that best suited our singers, and the ones that made the most sense.

Sounds like she is desperate to me and that is why she is doing the episode. Glee is the hot show and Grey’s is just warm. The show that used to be one of the top rated shows every week didn’t even finish in the Top 20 last week. It was #21 and Glee was #20, so she seriously needs to create buzz for her show otherwise it will become a ghost like Denny.


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