"Extra" talked with the cast of "Grey's Anatomy" and got the secrets for the upcoming season!
Expect to see more of Dr. Izzie Stevens, as Katherine Heigl is set to return for another season of "Grey's." Although Ellen Pompeo aka Dr. Meredith Grey is pregnant in real life, her pregnancy will not be written into the show.
Also, all you "Grey's" fans who are expecting a flashback showing the last few minutes of George's (T.R. Knight) life before he became a disfigured John Doe... think again! Knight reportedly declined to return for even a brief cameo, so instead the show is using an alternate idea; a funeral scene.
What other storylines will you see? Get ready for more drama, including foreign women backpacking across the U.S. who end up in the hospital, a "patient's mom" arc that should continue for multiple episodes, and at least three new interns.
"Grey's" returns to ABC on Sept. 24.
"Extra" was first on set of the new season of "Grey's Anatomy" -- and we have the inside scoop straight from Patrick Dempsey!
When we last saw the docs at Seattle Grace, Derek and Meredith tied the knot with a Post-It note and gave up their extravagant wedding so Izzie could walk down the aisle instead. Dempsey tells "Extra" he was shocked when he read the script. He says, "I think the fans are expecting a wedding. I was surprised too, like this is it? This is what it's gonna be?"
Patrick tells us he would have like to Ellen Pompeo's real-life pregnancy written into the script for a "Grey's" McDreamy baby! He adds, "I think it would've been interesting to see her juggling a career and baby." Ellen and husband Chris Ivery are expecting their first child this winter.
Season 6 of "Grey's Anatomy" premieres September 24 on ABC.
It sure looks like Katherine Heigl will be revived -- and will continue in her role as the lovable Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens. Unnamed sources say ABC has invited Heigl back for the 6th season of "Grey's Anatomy." But will she accept?
Last March, Heigl dropped out of contract negotiations with ABC over a salary dispute, saying, "I had hoped I would be able to deal with this issue confidentially with my bosses. I dropped out of the renegotiation simply because I wanted to treat myself with the respect I was not getting from them."
Heigl's character was treated for stage four metastatic cancer in both the brain and liver -- and in the last few minutes of the season finale she flatlined, which left fans wondering if Izzie would survive her ordeal. A bus accident for co-star T.R. Knight added to the speculation, but it was announced today that Knight's character of George definitely won't be returning to the medical drama next season.
Apparently, there's still more drama coming on "Grey's" -- stay tuned!
All across America, millions of jaws hit the floor as two of "Grey's Anatomy's" most popular stars appeared to be headed for the morgue in the season 5 finale.
Co-star Chandra Wilson tells "Extra" she doesn't even know if Izzie and George are dead or alive! Wilson adds, "In my world, I would love to see us all still there together."
Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello is shocked too. He says, "I can't imagine this show wanted to lose Katherine Heigl." Michael spoke with series creator Shonda Rhimes who would only spill one secret. Rimes told Ausiello that since the start of the season, she knew what the final minutes of the finale would be.
"Extra" wants to know: Do you think Izzie and George are really dead?
"Grey's Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson joins Downy and Quilts for Kids, Inc. to help deliver quilts to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "Extra" had a videochat with Chandra to find out more -- check it out!
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The "Grey's Anatomy" season of ghosts, girl-on-girl hookups, wedding bells and cancer came to a sad and shocking end on Thursday night.
The two-hour season five finale ended in a cliffhanger. Seattle Grace Surgical Resident turned patient Isobel "Izzie" Stevens (Katherine Heigl) had been suffering from metastatic melanoma, and wed Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) last week in the show's 100th episode. In the finale, Izzie is close to death after a risky surgery to remove her brain tumor. The procedure could rob the bedridden beauty of her memory.
Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) advises Izzie against the surgery and says,""The tumor is sitting right in the middle of everything that makes you you." Izzie goes through with it anyway and it seems to be a success, but then she is unable to remember anything. She briefly gets her memory back, then embraces Karev and then promptly flatlines.
Don't put away your box of Kleenex just yet! Dr. George O'Malley (T. R. Knight) announced he was planning to enlist in the army as a Trauma Surgeon. The other surgeons wanted to stage an intervention to prevent it, but were sidetracked trying to save a unrecognizable and bloody John Doe patient, who'd been caught under a bus after pushing a woman out of its way. In a surprising twist, Meredith realizes the John Doe patient is actually George when he spells out "007" on her hand. "007" was the nickname given to O'Malley in the first season of hit ABC show. He then died during surgery... or did he?
The episode was a definite tearjerker, but on a lighter note, Grey and Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) finally tied the knot. During last week's episode, the on-and-off again couple gave their elegant ceremony to Izzie and Karev. In the finale, Meredith and McDreamy signed a marriage contract on a Post-It pad a and pronounced themselves husband and wife.
In February, it was rumored Heigl and Knight were going to be written off "Grey's." Castmember James Pickens, Jr. said the actors would be leaving the medical drama. Creator Shonda Rhimes fired back saying talk of the two leaving was "a rumor." Scripts change! Still, it's possible they may be revived in next year's season opener, which likely depends on contract negotiations during the summer.
"Extra" wants to know -- Did you like the season finale?