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Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy intertitle
Genre Medical drama, Comedy-drama
Created by Shonda Rhimes
Starring Ellen Pompeo
Sandra Oh
Katherine Heigl
Justin Chambers
T. R. Knight
Chandra Wilson
James Pickens, Jr.
Kate Walsh
(2005-2007)
Sara Ramírez
Eric Dane
Chyler Leigh
Brooke Smith
Isaiah Washington
(2005-2007)
Patrick Dempsey
Narrated by Ellen Pompeo
(as Meredith), occasionally narrated by other main cast characters
Theme music composer Psapp
Opening theme "Cosy in the Rocket"
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 78 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive
producer(s)
Shonda Rhimes
Betsy Beers
Mark Gordon
Krista Vernoff
Rob Corn
Mark Wilding
Location(s) Los Angeles
Running time approx. 43 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run March 27, 2005 – present
Chronology
Related shows Private Practice
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Grey's Anatomy is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American primetime television medical drama. It debuted on ABC as a midseason replacement for Boston Legal on March 27, 2005, immediately following Desperate Housewives. An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body (or Grays Anatomy as it has more commonly become known) is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ... Grays Anatomy can refer to: Grays Anatomy, the anatomy textbook Grays Anatomy (1996 film), a film written by Spalding Gray Greys Anatomy, the television series Anatomy Category: ... A medical drama is a television drama in which events center upon a hospital, an ambulance staff, or any medical environment. ... Comedy-drama, also called dramedy and dramatic-comedy, is a style of television and movies in which there is an equal, or nearly equal balance of humor and serious content. ... Shonda Rhimes (born January 13, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois) is a screenwriter, director and producer. ... Ellen Pompeo (born November 10, 1969) is a Golden Globe nominated and Screen Actors Guild award winning American actress, best known for playing the title role of Meredith Grey on the ABC medical drama Greys Anatomy. ... Sandra Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and a three-time Emmy Award-nominated Canadian actress. ... Katherine Marie Heigl (born November 24, 1978) is an American Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress best known for her roles in Roswell, Greys Anatomy, Knocked Up and 27 Dresses. ... Justin Chambers (born July 11, 1970) is an American actor and former Calvin Klein male fashion model. ... Theodore Raymond “T.R.” Knight (born March 26, 1973) is an Emmy Award-nominated and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor. ... Chandra Wilson (born August 27, 1969) is an American actress. ... James Pickens, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Eric William Dane (born on November 9, 1972 in San Francisco, California) is an American actor. ... Chyler Leigh (born Chyler Leigh Potts on April 10, 1982) is an American actress. ... Brooke Smith (born May 22, 1967 in New York) is an American actress. ... Isaiah Washington IV (born August 3, 1963) is an American film and television actor. ... Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor who first became prominent in Hollywood during the late 1980s. ... Ellen Pompeo (born November 10, 1969) is a Golden Globe nominated and Screen Actors Guild award winning American actress, best known for playing the title role of Meredith Grey on the ABC medical drama Greys Anatomy. ... Psapp is an experimental electronica band. ... This article is about the television series. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The following is an episode list for the ABC drama Greys Anatomy. ... Shonda Rhimes (born January 13, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois) is a screenwriter, director and producer. ... Betsy Beers is an American television producer best known for her work on Greys Anatomy. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Krista Vernoff is a television script (or teleplay) writer. ... Robert L. Corn, usually credited as Rob Corn, is an American television producer and director. ... Mark Wilding is an American television producer and screenwriter, most notably for the series Greys Anatomy and Charmed Wilding has worked on medical drama series Greys Anatomy since its debut in 2005, serving most notably as executive producer and co-executive producer for five and over fifty episodes... 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The series revolves around Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), who began the show as a surgical intern at Seattle Grace Hospital in Seattle. Meredith Grey is a fictional character and the series protagonist on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Ellen Pompeo (born November 10, 1969) is a Golden Globe nominated and Screen Actors Guild award winning American actress, best known for playing the title role of Meredith Grey on the ABC medical drama Greys Anatomy. ...


The title of the show is a reference to the famous medical handbook Gray's Anatomy. An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body (or Grays Anatomy as it has more commonly become known) is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


On February 11, 2008, ABC picked up Grey's Anatomy for the 2008-09 television season.[1] is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ...


There is a possibility that the production of Season 5 of Grey's Anatomy will be affected by the upcoming Screen Actors Guild strike.[2]

Contents

Cast and characters

The characters of the series include a group of surgical interns and the various physicians who serve as mentors to the interns in their professional and personal lives. The show's producers used a "blind-casting" technique, resulting in a racially diverse cast. All roles for Grey's Anatomy are cast without the characters' race being pre-specified, in keeping with creator Shonda Rhimes' vision of diversity.[3] The following is a partial list of characters from the television series Greys Anatomy: // Dr. Meredith Grey Dr. Cristina Yang Dr. Isobel Izzie Stevens Dr. Alex Karev Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chief Resident) Dr. Callie Torres (Fired) Dr. Derek Shepherd Dr. Mark Sloan Dr. Richard Webber (Chief of Surgery) Dr... Shonda Rhimes (born January 13, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois) is a screenwriter, director and producer. ...


Towards the end of the third season, candidacy for the position of Chief Resident among the residents became a prominent subject, for Dr. Callie Torres and especially for Dr. Miranda Bailey. The race for Chief of Surgery between Dr. Addison Montgomery, Dr. Derek Shepherd, Dr. Mark Sloan and especially Dr. Preston Burke highlighted the final few episodes of the third season. Dr. Calliope Iphegenia Callie Torres is the name of a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Miranda Bailey is the name of a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Addison Forbes Montgomery (formerly Addison Montgomery-Shepherd) is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Derek Shepherd is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Mark Sloan is a British professional wrestler who is best known for his work in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance promotion. ... Preston Xavier Burke is the name of a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ...


As of the third season finale, Dr. Meredith Grey, Dr. Cristina Yang, Dr. Izzie Stevens and Dr. Alex Karev have become second-year residents, except Dr. George O'Malley who failed his intern exam by a single point. Meredith Grey is a fictional character and the series protagonist on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Cristina Yang is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Isobel Izzie Stevens is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Alex Karev is the name of a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... George OMalley is the name of a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ...


The fourth season introduced Dr. Lexie Grey, a first-year intern; as well as Dr. Erica Hahn, as the new Head of Cardiothoracic surgery. Lexie Grey is a fictional character from the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Erica Hahn is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ...

Level Character Actor Specialty (where selected) Starring
Intern George O'Malley T. R. Knight Season 1 -
Lexie Grey Chyler Leigh Season 4 - (Season 3; guest)
Resident Meredith Grey Ellen Pompeo Season 1 -
Christina Yang Sandra Oh Season 1 -
Izzie Stevens Katherine Heigl Season 1 -
Alex Karev Justin Chambers Season 1 -
Miranda Bailey Chandra Wilson Chief Resident, General Surgery Season 1 -
Callie Torres Sara Ramírez Orthopedics Season 3 - (season 2; recurring[4])
Attending Richard Webber James Pickens, Jr. Chief of Surgery, General Surgery Season 1 -
Derek Shepherd Patrick Dempsey Head of Neurosurgery Season 1 -
Mark Sloan Eric Dane Head of Plastic Surgery Season 3 - (season 2; guest)
Erica Hahn Brooke Smith Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery Season 4 - (Season 2, 3; guest)
Addison Montgomery Kate Walsh Head of Neo-Natal Surgery; OB-GYN Season 2 - 3 (Season 1, 4; guest)
Preston Burke Isaiah Washington Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery Season 1 - 3

A medical intern, in the context of medical education in the United States, is a historical term for a physician in training who has completed medical school, passed step two of the USMLE or COMLEX-USA, and is undergoing his or her first year of post-graduate training (PGY1). ... George OMalley is the name of a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Theodore Raymond “T.R.” Knight (born March 26, 1973) is an Emmy Award-nominated and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor. ... Lexie Grey is a fictional character from the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Chyler Leigh (born Chyler Leigh Potts on April 10, 1982) is an American actress. ... Residency is a stage of postgraduate medical training in North America and leads to eligibility for board certification in a primary care or referral specialty. ... Meredith Grey is a fictional character and the series protagonist on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Ellen Pompeo (born November 10, 1969) is a Golden Globe nominated and Screen Actors Guild award winning American actress, best known for playing the title role of Meredith Grey on the ABC medical drama Greys Anatomy. ... Cristina Yang is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Sandra Oh (born July 20, 1971) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and a three-time Emmy Award-nominated Canadian actress. ... Isobel Izzie Stevens is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Katherine Marie Heigl (born November 24, 1978) is an American Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress best known for her roles in Roswell, Greys Anatomy, Knocked Up and 27 Dresses. ... Alex Karev is the name of a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Justin Chambers (born July 11, 1970) is an American actor and former Calvin Klein male fashion model. ... Miranda Bailey is the name of a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Chandra Wilson (born August 27, 1969) is an American actress. ... A surgeon operating General surgery, despite its name, is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal organs, e. ... Dr. Calliope Iphegenia Callie Torres is the name of a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (BE: orthopaedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic and recurrent injuries and other disorders of the locomotor system, its musclular and bone parts. ... An attending physician has completed residency and practises medicine in a hospital, often focusing on the speciality learned during residency. ... Richard Webber is a fictional character from the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... James Pickens, Jr. ... Derek Shepherd is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor who first became prominent in Hollywood during the late 1980s. ... Insertion of an electrode during neurosurgery for Parkinsons disease. ... Mark Sloan is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Eric William Dane (born on November 9, 1972 in San Francisco, California) is an American actor. ... For the album by The Huntingtons, see Plastic Surgery (album). ... Erica Hahn is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Brooke Smith (born May 22, 1967 in New York) is an American actress. ... In medicine, the field of (cardio)thoracic surgery or cardiovascular surgery is involved in the surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the thorax, i. ... Addison Forbes Montgomery (formerly Addison Montgomery-Shepherd) is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... For other persons of the same name, see Kate Walsh. ... Obstetrics (from the Latin obstare, to stand by) is the surgical specialty dealing with the care of a woman and her offspring during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (the period shortly after birth). ... Obstetrics and gynaecology (often abbreviated Ob-Gyn in the US and O&G elsewhere) form a single medical specialty and have a combined postgraduate training program. ... Preston Xavier Burke is the name of a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Isaiah Washington IV (born August 3, 1963) is an American film and television actor. ...

Locations

Fisher Plaza, which houses Seattle's ABC affiliate KOMO-TV, is used for some exterior shots of Seattle Grace Hospital. This puts Seattle Grace conveniently close to the Space Needle, the Seattle Monorail, and other local landmarks. However, the hospital used for most other exterior and many interior shots is not in Seattle; these scenes are shot at the VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center in North Hills, California.[5] While the interior of Meredith's house is a built set, the actual home used for exterior shots is in Seattle. City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... KOMO Studio KOMO-TV (KOMO 4) is a television station in Seattle, Washington. ... This article is about the Landmark. ... The Seattle Center Monorail is an elevated monorail line in Seattle, Washington, that runs one mile along Fifth Avenue from Westlake Center in Downtown to Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne. ... North Hills is one of the oldest communities in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California, USA. Formerly known as Sepulveda, the community was renamed North Hills in 1992. ... This article is about the U.S state. ...


Seasons

See also: List of Grey's Anatomy episodes

The following is an episode list for the ABC drama Greys Anatomy. ...

Season One: 2005

See also: Grey's Anatomy episodes (Season 1)
Nielsen Ranking (2004-05 U.S. TV season; based on average total viewers per episode): #9 (18.5 million viewers)[6]
The season 1 cast of Grey's Anatomy
The season 1 cast of Grey's Anatomy

Season one began airing Sunday, March 27, 2005 and ended on May 22, 2005. The first season was shortened by the network to nine episodes instead of 14. (The original season finale was "Bring the Pain."). This article contains episode summaries as well as directing and writing credits from Season 1 of the American medical drama television series Greys Anatomy. ... Nielsen Media Research (NMR) is a U.S. firm, headquartered in New York City, and operating primarily from Oldsmar, Florida, which measures media audiences, including television, radio and newspapers. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Meredith Grey, the daughter of the once-renowned surgeon Ellis Grey, becomes an intern at the Seattle Grace Hospital. She meets fellow interns Cristina Yang, Isobel "Izzie" Stevens, and George O'Malley who would be her closest friends during the intern program. Other characters include Dr. Miranda Bailey, nicknamed "Nazi" due to her "tough love" capability; Alex Karev, an intern who is not very popular with the others (especially Izzie); and renowned surgeons Dr. Derek Shepherd and Dr. Preston Burke. The chief of surgery is Richard Webber, who was once more than close friends with Meredith's mother. Tough Love is also an Australian radio program hosted by comedian Mick Molloy, aired on the Triple M network. ...


The season chronicles the first few months of the internship program and the day-to-day life of a surgical intern. Recurring plots include Meredith's battle to keep her mother's Alzheimer's disease a secret and her relationship with Dr. Shepherd. Others include George's infatuation with Meredith and a power struggle between Dr. Burke and Dr. Shepherd in the hospital. The season's end introduces Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd, Derek's estranged wife. Although for other areas where the season was aired, the season end is Meredith waiting (Season 2, Episode 5).


Season Two: 2005-2006

See also: Grey's Anatomy episodes (Season 2)
Nielsen Ranking (2005-06 U.S. TV season; based on average total viewers per episode): #5 (21.3 million viewers)[7]
The season 2 cast of Grey's Anatomy
The season 2 cast of Grey's Anatomy

The second season aired Sunday, September 25, 2005, and ended on May 14 and May 15, 2006 with a three-hour finale spanning both nights. The first season had originally contained 14 episodes, representing ABC's original midseason order for the show. However, it was decided to end the season early because ABC executives wished for the show's first season to end with ABC's Desperate Housewives (which had the timeslot before Grey's Anatomy for the first two seasons). This article contains episode summaries as well as directing and writing credits from Season 2 of the American medical drama television series Greys Anatomy. ... Nielsen, a surname originally meaning son of Niels (cf. ... Image File history File links Fullcast-s2a. ... Image File history File links Fullcast-s2a. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. ...


Rather than condensing or throwing out plotlines, Grey's Anatomy producers chose to end the first season with the ninth episode and save the following episodes for the second season. Episodes 10-14 were then held and broadcast as the first five episodes of Season 2. ABC ordered 22 episodes in addition to the five being carried over, bringing the total number of episodes for the second season to 27. Bring the Pain, which aired as the series' 14th episode, has been cited in series creator Shonda Rhimes' blog as having been originally intended as the first season finale.[8]


The second season focuses on Meredith and Derek's relationship, which came to an abrupt halt when it was revealed that Derek is married to surgeon Addison Montgomery. Izzie and Alex embark on a relationship of their own (although cut short when Izzie falls for heart patient Denny Duquette), as do Cristina Yang and Preston Burke. Doctor Baily becomes pregnant, and more is revealed about her personal life. On some of the weeks airing after its highly-watched February 5, 2006 post-Super Bowl episode, the program attracted more viewers than its lead-in, Desperate Housewives. is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. ...


Once the second season ended on May 15, 2006, the show had two previously recurring actors, Sarah Ramirez (Callie Torres) and Eric Dane (Mark Sloan), join the regular cast. The series' opening credit sequence was also dropped by the last half of the second season, replaced by a title card displayed at the end of the first act and credits displayed over the opening of the second act of each episode.


Season Three: 2006-2007

See also: Grey's Anatomy episodes (Season 3)
Nielsen Ranking (2006-07 U.S. TV season; based on average total viewers per episode): #4 (22.3 million viewers)[9]
The season 3 cast of Grey's Anatomy
The season 3 cast of Grey's Anatomy

On May 16, 2006, the morning following the close of the second season, ABC announced plans for a third season of Grey's Anatomy to anchor the network's Thursday evening programming,[10] set to air at 9 p.m. ET. ABC first tested the series' potential for Thursday audiences on February 9, 2006, as it aired an encore of the Super Bowl XL-leadout episode titled "It's the End of the World." The following Thursday, February 16, 2006, the network repeated the second part of the story arc, "(As We Know It)." Both airings began at 9:30 p.m. ET, and thus positioned Grey's Anatomy against CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Without a Trace, Fox Network's The OC, and NBC's long-running medical drama ER. Solid performance on these nights, with the repeat airings maintaining a strong second-place finish, may have been influential in the fall scheduling decision. This article contains summaries for the third season of the American medical drama television series Greys Anatomy; the season began airing on September 21, 2006. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... For other uses, see Without a Trace (disambiguation). ... The O.C. ( stands for Orange County) is an American television drama/soap opera program broadcast on the Fox Network. ... ER is an Emmy-winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. ...


The move to Thursdays was viewed as a vote of confidence in the series from ABC, as well as a bid to attract more advertising dollars, since movie studios heavily advertise movies on Thursday evenings for that weekend's box office. The move was cited as one factor for competing network NBC's decision to move its own Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, originally intended to air Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET. ABC announced on July 18, 2006, that the third season would premiere on September 21, 2006. This article is about the television network. ... Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award nominated American television Comedy-drama series created and written by Aaron Sorkin. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The series assumed its new Thursday slot on July 6, 2006, as part of a two-hour event featuring a repeat of the pilot episode, "A Hard Day's Night." Throughout July and August, the series aired twice weekly — once in the new Thursday time period, and once in its previous Sunday time period. Grey's Anatomy performed strongly in the show's new timeslot in its season premiere. It was able to snatch away the #1 position from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation during the 9 p.m. hour, bringing in an impressive 25.14 million viewers throughout the hour and a strong 10.9 rating in the vital 18-49 demographic. In comparison, CSI's season premiere earned a competitive 22.04 million total viewership and a 7.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic.[11] is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ...


The third season ended on May 17, 2007. As the season came to a close, Burke called off his wedding to Cristina at the church, Chief Webber stayed on as the Chief of Surgery, Callie was appointed Chief Resident, and George learned he failed the final intern exam. The relationship between Derek and Meredith, as well as the triangle between Callie, George, and Izzie were left unresolved. Addison decides to start a new life in Los Angeles in the spin-off Private Practice. Private Practice is a spin-off of the popular television show, Greys Anatomy. ...


Season Four: 2007-2008

See also: Grey's Anatomy episodes (Season 4)
The season 4 cast of Grey's Anatomy
The season 4 cast of Grey's Anatomy

The show was renewed for a fourth season, with the first episode airing on September 27, 2007. This article contains summaries for the fourth season of the American medical drama television series Greys Anatomy; the season began on September 27, 2007, but was halted by the 2007-08 writers strike. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In the official blog, creator Shonda Rhimes gave a few clues as to plotlines for season four, indicating that Mark Sloan will be given a bigger role and in the aftermath of the finale, events for Derek Shepherd and Cristina Yang will be "interesting to watch."[12] Due to her producing responsibilities on both Grey's and the spin-off, Rhimes assigned the day-to-day showrunning duties to writer and executive producer Krista Vernoff.[13] Mark Sloan is a British professional wrestler who is best known for his work in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance promotion. ... Derek Shepherd is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Cristina Yang is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Private Practice is a spin-off of the popular television show, Greys Anatomy. ... Krista Vernoff is a television script (or teleplay) writer. ...


For the first time in the show's history, many of the series regulars were not returning. Kate Walsh's character was transferred to the Grey's Anatomy spin-off, Private Practice. On June 7, 2007, it was announced that Isaiah Washington's contract had not been renewed.[14] Former Reunion star, Chyler Leigh, guest starred in the final two episodes of season three as Lexie Grey, a new intern and Meredith Grey's younger half-sister. On June 11, 2007, it was announced that Leigh would become a series regular, instead of a 13 episode story arc as previously planned.[15] For other persons of the same name, see Kate Walsh. ... Private Practice is a spin-off of the popular television show, Greys Anatomy. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Isaiah Washington IV (born August 3, 1963) is an American film and television actor. ... Chyler Leigh (born Chyler Leigh Potts on April 10, 1982) is an American actress. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


The character Dr. Erica Hahn (The Silence of the Lambs fame actress Brooke Smith) joined the main cast, reprising her antagonizing role in the season's fifth episode. She replaces Preston Burke as head of Cardiothoracics. Upon her return, she makes Sandra Oh's character, Cristina Yang work harder for her success in Cardiothoracics and initially served as a new love interest for Eric Dane's Mark Sloan. [16] Erica Hahn is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ... Brooke Smith (born May 22, 1967 in New York) is an American actress. ... Cristina Yang is a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... Eric William Dane (born on November 9, 1972 in San Francisco, California) is an American actor. ... Mark Sloan is a British professional wrestler who is best known for his work in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance promotion. ...


It was reported that a new male character would be introduced. This character would somehow be in "competition" with Dr. Derek Shepherd.[17] Fourth season guest stars included former Gilmore Girls actor Edward Herrmann who appeared in three episodes. Seth Green of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame guest starred in a two-part episode.[18] Lauren Stamile plays a scrub nurse named Rose, who became a potential love interest for Derek.[19] Dawson's Creek alumnus Joshua Jackson was scheduled to make his return to television in a multi-episode arc as a doctor with his first appearance in the season's eleventh episode.[20] Jackson's appearance was cancelled due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike.[21] Kate Walsh returned as Dr. Addison Montgomery on May 1. Gilmore Girls is a long-running, Emmy Award winning, and Golden Globe nominated American television drama/comedy created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. ... Edward Herrmann (born July 21, 1943) is an American television and film actor. ... Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green (born February 8, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, voice actor, and television producer. ... For other uses, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer (disambiguation). ... For the city in British Columbia, see Dawson Creek, British Columbia. ... Joshua Carter Jackson (born June 11, 1978) is a Canadian actor. ...


On February 20, 2008, it was confirmed that Grey's Anatomy would return on April 24, 2008 for five new episodes.[22] Where the Wild Things Are was the first episode shown after the incubation resulted from WGA strike. The double episode finale (Freedom) aired May 22, 2008.It was centered around Meredith having a huge breakthrough with her personal life including Derek and her mother. Derek also realized he continually failed Meredith. Meredith and Derek preformed clinical trials on patients with brain tumors. They lost all of their patients except for one whose boyfriend died just before her life saving surgery. After finally succeeding, Meredith finally took a risk and reunited with Derek. Almost all the cast had a kiss, including Meredith and Derek, George and Lexie, Richard and Adelle, Alex and Izzie, and, Erica and Callie. To prepare for the lesbian story line, which will continue in season five, Grey's consulted with GLAAD.[23] We also learned about Alex's needy mother and part of his past. After Meredith and Derek's resumption of their relationship, Derek left to break up with Rose, his girlfriend who had come between the two previously. is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This article contains summaries for the fourth season of the American medical drama television series Greys Anatomy; the season began on September 27, 2007, but was halted by the 2007-08 writers strike. ... This article contains summaries for the fourth season of the American medical drama television series Greys Anatomy; the season began on September 27, 2007, but was halted by the 2007-08 writers strike. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Season Five: 2008-2009

It has been confirmed that Grey's Anatomy will have a fifth season starting sometime this Fall. There is also a possibility that the production of the fifth season could be delayed because of the possibility of a Screen Actors Guild strike.[24]


Production

Rise to prominence

In 2005, ABC gave the hit show a vote of confidence by announcing that Grey's Anatomy would receive the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot which aired on February 5, 2006.[25] The special episode pulled in a record 38.1 million viewers. The network's faith in the show was proven further when it removed it from its comfortable post-Desperate Housewives berth and scheduled it opposite the CBS ratings blockbuster CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in fall 2006. The gamble paid off, with the season premiere drawing 3 million more viewers than CSI. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ...


The series has twice been featured as a subject of special episodes of the ABC News program 20/20, including one 2006 episode on the realism of the sometimes outlandish medical stories of Grey's Anatomy, and real cases similar to them.[26][27] Additionally, a 2005 broadcast of ABC News Nightline more specifically covered Grey's Anatomy's multiracial cast and race relations depiction in entertainment. ABC News logo ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... This article is about the television show. ... Nightline is a late-night hard and soft news program broadcast by ABC in the United States, and has a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. ...


Isaiah Washington controversy

In October 2006 as season 3 began, the show's actors attracted media attention when Washington was alleged to have referred to T.R. Knight as a "faggot" during an on-set altercation with Patrick Dempsey. Afterwards, cast member T.R. Knight came out about his sexual orientation following media speculation. While Washington denied using the word, he issued a public statement apologizing for his "unfortunate use of words." Isaiah Washington IV (born August 3, 1963) is an American film and television actor. ... T. R. Knight is an American actor. ...


The controversy later reignited at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards. After the show won for Best Drama Series, the cast and crew appeared in the press room to answer reporters' questions. While creator Shonda Rhimes was being asked about the incident, Washington unexpectedly stepped in front of the microphone and stated: "No, I did not call T.R. a faggot." (The Hollywood Foreign Press Association placed the footage on their website) The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards were aired on 2007-01-15. ... Documentary series and mini-series are also eligible for this award, as shown by the consecutive awards to Rich Man, Poor Man, Roots, and 60 Minutes. ... Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is an organization comprised of journalists who work in the film industry. ...


Afterwards, in an interview with Access Hollywood, Katherine Heigl criticized Washington for revisiting the incident publicly and using the slur in the press room, and said "he needs to just not speak in public. Period." Later that week, Knight appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show and said he and others had heard Washington use the slur during the October incident. Access Hollywood logo used 2001-2005 Access Hollywood is a weekday television entertainment news program covering events and celebrities in the entertainment industry. ... Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, television host and actress. ... For the television sitcom, see Ellen (TV series) and The Ellen Show. ...


The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation then called on Washington to apologize.[28] Network executives went on to reprimand Washington, who then agreed to undergo counseling and issued a statement saying: "I can neither defend nor explain my behavior...I can also no longer deny to myself that there are issues I obviously need to examine within my own soul, and I've asked for help." In an effort to try to come clean with the viewers, Washington surprisingly checked into a residential treatment facility to undergo a psychological assessment for the slur. It has been suggested that GLAAD Media Awards be merged into this article or section. ...


However, on June 7, 2007 ABC announced they had decided not to renew Washington's contract, and that he would be dropped from the show. "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore," Washington said in a statement released by his publicist.[29] He has also spoken out about the controversy and said that "I have to clear my name. I'll start from the beginning. I'm telling everything. So here's the truth ... I used the word during a disagreement with Patrick Dempsey. I apologized for that. We shook hands and went back to work." He has also stated that it was Knight who spun the slur into a personal attack, alleging it may have been to increase his salary or storylines and is considering legal action. He has stated that Patrick Dempsey will support him in saying the previous statement.[30] is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor who first became prominent in Hollywood during the late 1980s. ...


Since then Isaiah Washington has spoken about the firing and has said that he was not mad but "saddened" by his firing. He also said that if he was asked to make a cameo appearance on the show, he would not hesitate to say "yes".[31] A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ...


Private Practice

Main article: Private Practice

On February 21, 2007, The Wall Street Journal reported that ABC was pursuing a spin-off of Grey's Anatomy featuring the character Addison Montgomery.[32] On May 3, 2007, a two-hour episode of Grey's Anatomy doubled as a backdoor pilot for the proposed spinoff. ABC officially picked up Private Practice for its fall 2007 lineup on May 11. The series aired its first nine episodes during fall 2007 on Wednesday nights on 9:00PM Eastern/8:00PM Central, premiering on September 26, 2007 on ABC. The premiere episode followed the second part of the season debut of Dancing with the Stars and provided a lead-in to fellow freshman series Dirty Sexy Money. Pushing Daisies, a third new series for the evening, rounded out the evening's lineup as a lead-in to Private Practice on October 3, 2007.[33] Private Practice is a spin-off of the popular television show, Greys Anatomy. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ... Media spin-off is the process of deriving new radio or television programs from existing ones (see list of television spin-offs). ... A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ... Private Practice is a spin-off of the popular television show, Greys Anatomy. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Dirty Sexy Money is an American television series created by Craig Wright, who also serves as executive producer alongside Greg Berlanti, Bryan Singer, Matthew Gross, Peter Horton and Josh Reims, with Melissa Berman producing. ... Pushing Daisies is an American television dramedy created by Bryan Fuller (creator of Dead Like Me and co-creator of Wonderfalls) who also serves as executive producer alongside Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, Brooke Kennedy (episodes 2-7), Peter Ocko (episodes 8-present) and Barry Sonnenfeld. ...


While the series garnered generally favorable ratings and a full-season episode order from ABC, production was halted on Private Practice after the ninth episode, due to the WGA strike which similarly halted the fourth season of Grey's Anatomy. Upon resolution of the strike, ABC announced Private Practice would resume broadcasts of new episodes at the start of the 2008-2009 season, retaining its timeslot alongside the other two series it had accompanied on Wednesday evenings in fall 2007, if the Screen Actors' strike doesn't begin first.


Reception

U.S. television ratings

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Grey's Anatomy.


Note: Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps. When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ...

Season Timeslot Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Ranking Viewers
(in millions)
1 Sunday 10:00PM March 27, 2005 May 22, 2005 2005 #9 18.5
2 Sunday 10:00PM September 25, 2005 May 15, 2006 2005–2006 #5 19.9
3 Thursday 9:00PM September 20, 2006 May 17, 2007 2006–2007 #4 19.5[9]
4 Thursday 9:00PM September 27, 2007 May 22, 2008 2007–2008 #10 15.9[34]

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Awards

Main article: List of Grey's Anatomy awards and nominations

This is a list of awards and nominations for the television drama series Greys Anatomy Characters Interns: Lexie Grey • George OMalley Residents: Meredith Grey • Cristina Yang • Izzie Stevens • Alex Karev • Miranda Bailey Chief Resident: Callie Torres Attendings: Mark Sloan • Derek Shepherd Chief of Surgery: Richard Webber Former Characters...

DVD releases

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (formerly Buena Vista Home Entertainment) has released seasons 1, 2 and 3 of Grey's Anatomy on DVD in Region 1 & Region 2. Season 4 (Region 1) will be available for DVD and Blu-Ray on September 9, 2008. [35] is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Season releases

DVD Name Release Date Ep # Discs Additional Information
Season 1 [Region 1] February 14, 2006 9 2 Alternate title sequence, audio commentaries, an extended pilot episode and a making-of featurette, Easter Egg (disc 2).
Season 1 [Region 2] July 10, 2006 14 3 Alternate title sequence, audio commentaries, an extended pilot episode and a making-of featurette.
Season 2 [Region 1] September 12, 2006 27 6 The Doctors Are In and The Softer Side of Dr. Bailey featurette, Exclusive set tour, deleted scenes, audio commentaries, Extended episodes for Thanks for the Memories, It's The End of the World, What Have I Done To Deserve This? and Losing My Religion.
Season 2 [Region 2] May 28, 2007 22 7 The Doctors Are In and The Softer Side of Dr. Bailey featurette, Exclusive set tour, deleted scenes, audio commentaries for Into You Like a Train, It's the End of the World (As We Know It), and Losing My Religion, Extended episodes for Thanks for the Memories, It's The End of the World and As We Know It, What Have I Done To Deserve This? and Losing My Religion.
Season 2 [Region 4] January 8, 2007 27 8 The Doctors Are In and The Softer Side of Dr. Bailey featurette, Exclusive set tour, deleted scenes, audio commentaries for Into You Like a Train, It's the End of the World (As We Know It), and Losing My Religion, Extended episodes for Thanks for the Memories, It's The End of the World and As We Know It, What Have I Done To Deserve This? and Losing My Religion.
Season 3 [Region 1] September 11, 2007 25 7 Seriously Extended edition: 4 extended episodes, a "one-on-one with Ellen Pompeo", a visit to the race track with star Patrick Dempsey, Cast and Crew favorite scenes featurette, and a cast commentary on selected episodes.
Season 3 [Region 2] September 15, 2008 25 7 Seriously Extended edition: 4 extended episodes, a "one-on-one with Ellen Pompeo", a visit to the race track with star Patrick Dempsey, Cast and Crew favorite scenes featurette, and a cast commentary on selected episodes, Introducing Jane Doe featurette, Deleted Scences, Outtakes [36]
Season 4 [Region 1] September 9, 2008 16 5 Expanded Edition: Extended episode of "Forever Young", the cast of Grey’s tell of their favorite scenes from Season 4, audio commentaries, deleted scenes and bloopers. [37]

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Other releases

The producers of Grey's Anatomy recently released a novel depicting the lives and minglings of two bit-part characters; Joe the Bartender and Nurse Debbie. The book is double sided written in blog and IM form, while gossiping on the actions of the Grey's characters. The events discussed give background information for Joe and Debbie themselves and give insight on the events and cases the doctors deal with in the show.


A bi-monthly magazine has also been produced and is currently being sold in stores across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The title of the magazine is GREY'S ANATOMY and it is a published work through Titan Magazines, and ExpressMag (for subscriptions). The first issue was released in March 2007.


Music

See also: Grey's Anatomy (soundtrack)

The show's main title theme during its first two seasons is an excerpt of "Cosy in the Rocket", by British artist Psapp. It is featured on the soundtrack album released via ABC corporate cousin Hollywood Records on September 27, 2005. A list of all the songs featured in each episode, which are all selected, mixed and supervised by Alexandra Patsavas, can be found on the program's official website.[2] Patsavas similarly gained acclaim for selecting the music used for the FOX series The O.C. prior to her work with the ABC series.[citation needed] A second soundtrack, featuring songs from the series' second season, was released September 12, 2006. For a list of songs from each episode, see Music of Greys Anatomy Greys Anatomy Original Soundtrack is the soundtrack album series for the television series Greys Anatomy, with three volumes released in the series. ... Psapp is an experimental electronica band. ... Hollywood Records is a record label owned by Disney Music Group. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alexandra Patsavas (born 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American music supervisor who has worked on over sixty films and television series, most notably The O.C., Greys Anatomy and Gossip Girl. ... FOX redirects here. ... The O.C. was an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States , and in Canada On CTV Television Network from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In addition to use within the series, certain songs have been become key to promotion of Grey's Anatomy. Prior to the series debut, The Postal Service's song "Such Great Heights" was used as part of series previews aired on ABC. As the series has continued, it has been instrumental to the success of songs such as Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" and The Fray's "How to Save a Life", both of which became top 5 hits after appearing in the show. "Chasing Cars" gained in popularity after its use late in the second season, and was used in a video of second season clips. "How to Save a Life" was the song used for the series' third season promotional music video, and all Grey's Anatomy previews for the season. Brandi Carlile's "The Story" and Mat Kearney's "Breathe In, Breathe Out" have also been featured prominently. This article is about the band. ... Such Great Heights was released January 21, 2003 by The Postal Service under the Sub Pop Records label. ... Snow Patrol are a Grammy Award-nominated alternative rock band which formed in Scotland, with the majority of their members being from Bangor and Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Chasing Cars is the third single from Snow Patrols fourth album, Eyes Open. ... The Fray is a four-piece piano rock band from Denver, Colorado. ... How to Save a Life is an alternative rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray. ... This article is about the album. ... Brandi Carlile (b. ... Mat Kearney () (born December 1, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter born in Eugene, Oregon, now based in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


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