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Shonda Rhimes: Grey's Anatomy Finale Sets Up What May Be Original Cast's Final Run

GREY'S ANATOMY - "Unaccompanied Minor" - News of Meredith's dishonesty in the clinical trial comes to light, leading to unanticipated consequences for both her and others. Cristina finds herself in a compromising situation, which forces her to decide between her career and her relationship. Meanwhile, Owen posts his decision for chief resident and Teddy makes a surprising choice regarding her love life -- and her future -- on the Season Finale of Grey's Anatomy, THURSDAY, MAY 19 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RANDY HOLMES)
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Fans of Grey’s Anatomy‘s grand Meredith-Derek romance need to know — in the wake of the unsettling events of Thursday night’s season finale — that series creator Shonda Rhimes aims to have the end justify the means, as the ABC drama enters what may be the final season for Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey, whose deals expire in a year.

TVLine spoke with Rhimes the morning after the assorted emotional bombshells were dropped, solidly rattling Meredith’s newly official marriage, Cristina’s future with Owen, and Alex’s latest (and failed) bid to move past Izzy. READ MORE


Grey's Anatomy Shocker: The Real Story Behind The Big Der/Mer Twist

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[Warning: If you have yet to watch this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy, run — don’t walk — to the nearest emergency exit. Everyone else, onward and downward….]

In what will likely be viewed as a setback for … READ MORE


Grey's Anatomy Exclusive: Season Ends With Another Shootout… But There's a Catch

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Grey’s Anatomy is closing out its seventh season on May 19 much the way it did its sixth: with a lot of victims. The big difference this time is that they’ll be …READ MORE


Exclusive: Grey's Anatomy Boss Hints at 2nd Musical Event, Teases Mer's 'Weakest Moment'

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Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past six months, you know that Grey’s Anatomy is about to go where few shows have gone before — headfirst into the risky television institution known as the musical episode. To mark the occasion, Shonda Rhimes — aka the the fearless architect behind the much-hyped hour (Thursday 9/8c) — shared with TVLine her most pleasant surprise while shooting the episode, floats the possibility of a sequel and previews the Mer moment that’s been a long time coming. READ MORE


Private Practice: Addison's Homecoming Is 'Powerful, Painful,' Says Shonda Rhimes

PRIVATE PRACTICE - "If You Don't Know Me By Now" - Addison's mother, Bizzy, aggressively demands her daughter do whatever it takes to save her partner from dying - including working with Dr. Rodriguez once again. Meanwhile Amelia and Pete's medical consultation is complicated when a patient's wife and his mistress disagree on the course of treatment, Charlotte and Cooper try to be intimate with each other again, and Violet considers publishing a personally-revealing book she's written, on "Private Practice," THURSDAY, JANUARY 6 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/JORDIN ALTHAUS)
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This Thursday on Private Practice (ABC, 10/9c), viewers will lay witness to the aftermath of the devastating blow dealt Addison (played by Kate Walsh) at the close of last week’s episode: that her mother, Bizzy, took her life in the wake of losing her wife Susan to cancer.

As one can imagine, “It’s a really powerful episode for Addison,” series creator Shonda Rhimes tells TVLine. READ MORE


Pilots: Lost's Cusick Lands On Shonda Rhimes Drama, My Boys' Howard Gets Smothered

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Lost veteran Henry Ian Cusick is returning to ABC with a lead role on the network’s untitled Shonda Rhimes pilot about professional fixer Olivia Price (Kerry Washington) and her dysfunctional staff.

Cusick will play … READ MORE


TVLine Items: Much Glee for Charice, The CW Gets Witchy, and Other TV News to Know

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Wondering if you’ll ever see Rachel’s pint-size rival Sunshine again? Well, the answer is yes — and lots of her. …READ MORE


Off The Map Bosses Reveal More Off-The-Wall Medicine, Lost Secrets Learned

OFF THE MAP - "A Doctor Time Out" - The city is buzzing with the annual festival, but when a live wire electrocutes a young man and causes a citywide blackout, Mina and Otis fight for his life. Meanwhile a dangerous mudslide leaves a young pregnant couple in peril and the doctors scrambling to save them both, on "Off the Map," WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/
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By now, you’ve heard it 100 times if you’ve heard it once: Off The Map is not simply “Grey’s Anatomy in a jungle.” Namely, ABC’s new medical drama (airing Wednesdays at 10/9c) must play by a whole new rulebook, given its extreme environs. And frankly, some of the doctors’ derring-do makes Yang’s “hardcore” diaper look like child’s play.

Off The Map creator Jenna Bans, along with EPs Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, sat with TVLine to share an inside look at the cray-cray medical magic to come, as well as share the No. 1 tip their Hawaii-based production got from Lost boss Damon Lindelof. READ MORE


Private Practice Baby Talk From Shonda Rhimes

PRIVATE PRACTICE - "Heaven Can Wait" - Addison plans Bizzy and Susan's wedding while trying to keep her distance from the overly flirtatious Dr. Rodriquez. Sam is concerned about the care his longtime patient is receiving, and Sheldon refers Charlotte to his mentor and friend for psychiatric help, on "Private Practice," THURSDAY, JANUARY 13 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RON TOM)
TAYE DIGGS, KATE WALSH

Months prior to TVLine’s recent launch, I apparently made some sort of vague-ish promise, via Twitter, to find out for Private Practice‘s AddiSam fans if their favorite couple would be on the baby track anytime soon.

Did I write that? Who knows? Sometimes I get really hopped up on peanut butter M&Ms and Coke Zero, and Tweet away in a semi-conscious haze.

Whatever the case… while speaking on Monday with Jenna Bans, Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes about their newest ABC medical drama, Off The Map (premiering Wednesday at 10/9c), I made certain to ask Rhimes if Addison (Kate Walsh) and Sam (Taye Diggs) might be starting a family anytime soon. Her response? READ MORE


ABC Boss Surveys Skating With The Stars Slip-Up, Castle's Success and More

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ABC entertainment president Paul Lee, who only claimed the reins last summer, on Monday held court at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. In addition to discussing the renewals (and conspicuous omissions) announced this morning, here are other topics he touched on. READ MORE