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Scandal Exclusive: Scott Foley Lands Major Arc

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Scott Foley has booked a return trip to Shondaland.

The former Grey’s Anatomy actor is joining the cast of Shonda Rhimes’ latest ABC hit Scandal, TVLine has learned exclusively. READ MORE


Grey's Anatomy Boss Shonda Rhimes Breaks Silence on Katherine Heigl Kerfuffle: 'It Stung'

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Those rumors about Katherine Heigl possibly returning to Grey’s Anatomy for a brief arc? Don’t hold your breath.

In Sunday’s installment of Oprah’s Next Chapter (9/8c, OWN), Oprah Winfrey asks Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes about Heigl’s controversial decision in 2008 to remove her name from Emmy consideration because she did not feel she was “given the material to warrant a nomination.” READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


Grey's Anatomy Boss Justifies Killer Season Premiere: 'Mark and Lexie Get to Be Together'

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Grey’s Anatomy boss Shonda Rhimes exhausted all other possibilities before deciding to pull the plug on her beloved Mark Sloane in Thursday’s premiere.

“I had many options for ways Mark could leave the show,” the show’s creator wrote in an extended missive on her WhoSay page. “But any option that didn’t include him dying required him to a) grieve for Lexie indefinitely and b) willingly walk away from …READ MORE


ABC Boss Weighs In on the Big Grey's Changes and a Private Practice Without Kate Walsh

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Speaking with reporters after his formal appearance at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills, ABC president Paul Lee shared his forecast for two Shonda Rhimes shows — Grey’s Anatomy and its spin-off Private Practice — as well as one that didn’t quite make it to the schedule. READ MORE


Shonda Rhimes Weighs In on Scandal Season 1, the Finale's Killer Reveal and Fitz's Future

SCANDAL - "Grant: For the People" When Quinn finds herself in a tragic and compromising position, Olivia and the team rush to her side; all the while, a reluctant Cyrus must turn to Olivia when Billy Chambers makes an announcement that shakes Fitz's presidency to its' core, on the stunning Season Finale of "Scandal," THURSDAY, MAY 17 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.  (ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT)
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Warning: The following contains spoilers from the Season 1 finale of ABC’s Scandal.

ABC’s Scandal wrapped up its frothy freshman run on Thursday night by having Vice President Langston’s chief of staff, Billy Chambers, aggressively accelerate his twisted plan to torpedo President Grant’s first term by … READ MORE


Shonda Rhimes: Scandal's Fierce Fixer Has an Achilles Heel – The President of the United States

SCANDAL - "Hell Hath No Fury" - The team reluctantly decides to help a millionaire's son accused of rape, but regardless of the facts, public perception is a hard thing to change, and this is one case that the team might not be able to win. Meanwhile, Olivia still insists on taking Amanda Tanner as a client, but is unable to put her own past with the President behind her when Amanda's first request is a meeting with the President, on "Scandal," THURSDAY, APRIL 19 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RANDY HOLMES)
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Derek, Sam, Jake and the like are dashing and all, but for Olivia Pope, the masterful spin doctor at the heart of Grey’s Anatomy/
Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes‘ latest creation, ABC’s Scandal, “the one that got away” is no less than the leader of the free world. READ MORE


Review: Who Doesn't Like a Juicy Scandal?

SCANDAL - ABC's "Scandal" stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope. (ABC/CRAIG SJODIN)

Spring has sprung, and with it comes more than a dozen TV series premieres. Perhaps the buzziest of the bunch arrives this week, from the pen of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes and revolving around a doctor — of spin. READ REVIEW


Shonda Rhimes on the Music of Grey's Anatomy – and the Show's Dramatic Notes to Come

GREY'S ANATOMY - "Dark Was the Night" - Teddy puts her husband's life in the hands of her peers when Henry is sent to the OR for surgery and she's called away on another case; Meredith and Derek receive the long-awaited news about Zola; Callie and Jackson come under fire when their patient experiences post-surgery complications; and Meredith and Alex are involved in a life-threatening situation when they travel to a neighboring hospital to tend to a sick newborn, on Grey's Anatomy, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/JORDIN ALTHAUS)
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This Sunday evening at UCLA’s Royce Hall, the cast of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy will gather to perform “The Songs Beneath the Show,” a live musical celebration to benefit The Actors Fund. (Get ticket info.) On the occasion of this special event, TVLine invited Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes to discuss how she and her team make beautiful music together — as well as preview the dramatic notes to come for Meredith, Cristina, Alex et al. READ MORE


TVLine Items: Grey's Boss on Katherine Heigl Return, New Game of Thrones Trailer and More!

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Grey’s Anatomy boss Shonda Rhimes has confirmed what we pretty much already knew after watching Ellen Pompeo on Chelsea Lately last week: Katherine Heigl will not be returning to Grey’s Anatomy anytime soon. READ MORE


Pilot Scoop: Shonda Rhimes' Gilded Lilys Period Drama for ABC Casts Blythe Danner, Others

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Two-time Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner has joined the cast of Gilded Lilys, a period drama pilot being executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy) for ABC.

Madeline Zima (Californication) and Sarah Bolger (The Tudors) have also … READ MORE