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Exclusive: Grey's Anatomy Boss Cracks Finale Puzzle, But Contractual Question Marks Loom

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Grey’s Anatomy boss Shonda Rhimes is done playing the waiting game.

The show’s creator has mapped out plans for the show’s upcoming eighth season finale despite not knowing which members of the original cast will and won’t be back next fall.

“I have figured out how the season is going to end …READ MORE


Grey's Boss Previews Alt-Reality Ep, Second Half of Season: 'Everything Blows Up to Holy Hell'

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Grey’s Anatomy returns tonight after a nearly two-month hibernation with the conclusion of a wrenching (and literally killer) two-part episode. And while the extended absence rankled many a fan, it did not irk series creator Shonda Rhimes. READ MORE


TVLine Items: The Walking Dead Smashes Ratings Records, GH Murder Mystery Scoop and More!

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The Walking Dead Season 2 premiere drew huge mobs of living, breathing Nielsen viewers on Sunday night, shattering a few records along the way. READ MORE


TVLine Items: Gellar's 'Delusional' AMC Return, Charlie's Angels Vet Visits NCIS, and More

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Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to ABC’s almost-over All My Children on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and her mysterious role has finally been revealed. The Buffy vet will play …READ MORE


Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, Grey's Anatomy, Community, Gossip Girl, HIMYM and More!

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Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Can you give me some really good stuff about what is going to happen on Gossip Girl? —Saloni
Ausiello:
Good stuff coming your way in 3, 2, 1… The show is pulling out “all the stops” for its milestone 100th episode in January, according to executive producer Josh Safran. “We want to honor the [fact] that it’s the 100th episode,” he says. “We know that we are very lucky to be coming by it, and we’re going to respect that. So we definitely want to make it feel like it is a special event. Let’s put it this way — it’s not going to be a clip show.” Hmm… Safran already confirmed that Blair will spend the first chunk of the season planning her royal nups to Louis, so it stands to reason that the wedding itself would take place around midseason. See where I’m going with this, people?

Question: I’m still confused about Taylor Momsen’s status on Gossip Girl. Is she gone for good? Gossip Girl isn’t the same without Lil J. —Jen
Ausiello:
Sources confirm to TVLine that Jenny will return to the UES when …READ MORE


Grey's Anatomy Creator Shonda Rhimes Sells Retro Hotel Drama to ABC

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Never one to let grass grow under her feet, Shonda Rhimes — who already has two shows on ABC (Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice) and a third (the legal drama Scandal) en route for midseason — has now sold to the network … READ MORE


Grey's Anatomy Boss' Season 8 Finale Conundrum: 'I Don't Know What I'm Going to Do'

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As anyone well versed in the teachings of Shonda Rhimes knows, the Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice boss maps out each season of her shows in reverse: First she establishes the finale’s endgame and then works backwards to the premiere.

Unfortunately, with the contracts of several core Grey’s castmembers (Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, included) set to expire in May, the Empress of Shondaland is …READ MORE


Is Grey's Anatomy Entering Its Final Season? Shonda Rhimes Has Her Say

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Even if Ellen Pompeo and/or Patrick Dempsey opt not to stay with Grey’s Anatomy beyond the upcoming eighth season, Seattle Grace will continue to admit patients come fall 2012 — according to series creator Shonda Rhimes. READ MORE


Shonda Rhimes Talks Private Practice Twist: What Addison Did Will Bite Her In the Butt

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For a stretch there, Private Practice fans were hearing plenty about the imminent arrival of new cast member Benjamin Bratt (if not a lick about the character he’d be playing). So it’d stand to reason if Addison (Kate Walsh) decided to take a cue from her fellow Oceansiders and cut bait, skip town and flit off to Fiji with the mystery man she met at the market and was quick to mack on.

And yet she didn’t. Instead … READ MORE