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Grey's Anatomy (2005)

Country: USA

Genres: Drama, Romance

Taglines: Medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only comes in shades of grey.

Director: Rob Corn, Tony Phelan, Chandra Wilson, Tom Verica, ...

Writers: Shonda Rhimes, Stacy McKee, William Harper, Joan Rater, ...

Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, ...

Grey's Anatomy is a medical drama set at the fictional Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle. The series covers the stories of the interns and residents at the hospital as they try to balance their personal lives with the demands of their medical training. The main character is Meredith Grey, who is married to a neurosurgeon at the hospital .The show follows her life as a third year resident at the hospital in the surgical department run by Dr Richard Webber. It covers not only her relationship with her husband, but also with her best friend Cristina Yang and her interactions with the other doctors and staff.

Seasons:   11 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - Unknown - 2 - 1

Every episode shares the name with a song title by a popular artists. Several are named after The Beatles and R.E.M. songs.
Kate Walsh's character, Addison Shepherd, was only supposed to appear in 5 episodes, but quickly developed a fan base so they kept her on.
The first person to refer to Dr. Shepherd as "McDreamy" was Cristina.
Patrick Dempsey auditioned for the role of Dr. Chase on FOX's prime time medical mystery show, House M.D. (2004), before taking the role of Dr. Shepherd.
The show's title is a reference to the famous anatomy book "Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body" by Henry Gray.
In order to keep the plot and storylines secret, the main characters' names are changed in auditions.
In an early episode Meredith is seen posting a poster asking for a roommate. The poster is only visible for a second, but it mentions that "Bush supporters need not apply" along with other details about the house.
Isaiah Washington was fired from the show after Season 3.
Rob Lowe was originally considered for the role of Derek Shepherd, but passed on it.
The first person to refer Dr. Sloane as "McSteamy" was Meredith.
Katherine Heigl dropped herself out of Emmy consideration in 2008, because she felt that she wasn't given the material that would warrant a nomination.
Alex was the first person to refer to George as "007".
The show was originally supposed to be called "Complications".
The character name Dr. Mark Sloan is a reference to a Dick Van Dyke's character by the same name in the TV show Diagnosis Murder (1993).
Karev's full name is Alexander Michael Karev.
Cristina attended Stanford University and graduated first in her class.
Cristina's stepfather is Jewish.
Izzie's full name is Isobel Catherine Stevens Karev.
The Inuit doll that frequently appears in episodes is named Ipecac. Ipecac is featured in an Easter Egg in the Season One DVD Bonus Features, where the cast and crew discuss the doll, its name, origins and a plot to kidnap it.
Dr. Meredith Grey lives on 613 Harper Lane.
Dr. Cristina Yang is an MD-PhD.
Meredith went to Dartmouth College.
The character Alex Karev was not in the original pilot script; his role was inserted into the pilot as an afterthought in order to provide a foil, as well as male companionship for Dr. George O'Malley. Since he wasn't added until after the pilot was shot,
Original cast-member Katherine Heigl was released from her contract during season 6. She appeared in some episodes of the season and then took some time off to spend time with her family. She was supposed to come back for the season's finale, though. This
As is common for major TV and film productions, stars of the show have become famous in roles other than those they originally sought. Sandra Oh was initially looking to audition for the part of Dr. Bailey. On The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), Isaiah Washing
Similarities between Katherine Heigl's characters in Roswell (1999) and Grey's Anatomy (2005): in each her character, Isabel/Isobel, has a pivotal scene in a pink, strapless gown, has a love interest named Alex, sees, talks to and dances with a dead lover
T.R. Knight left the show at the end of season 5, because he felt that his character George O'Malley wasn't given enough storyline or on-screen time throughout the season. He said that there was a "breakdown in communication" between him and creator Shond
All of the original interns (Meredith Grey, Cristina Yang, Alex Karev, George O'Malley, and Isobel Stevens) have all had surgery at some point in the series. Meredith for liver donation to her father and appendicitis, Christina for an ectopic pregnancy, A
An article in a 2014 issue of the scholarly journal Communication Research reported on the results of several studies that all found that being a regular viewer of Grey's Anatomy correlated with having much more strongly negative attitudes toward organ do
All the original interns (Meredith Grey, Cristina Yang, George O'Malley, Izzie Stevens, Alex Karev) are or have been married: Meredith to head of neurosurgery Derek Shepherd, Cristina to head of trauma Owen Hunt, George to orthopedic surgeon Calliope Torr
The producers of Grey's Anatomy (2005) released a novel in 2006 depicting the lives and happenings 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
Fisher Plaza, which houses Seattle's ABC affiliate KOMO-TV, is used for some exterior shots of Seattle Grace Hospital. In the pilot episode when the patient is flown in via helicopter, you can see the KOMO 4 logo on the side of the building and their 10+
My So-Called Life (1994), whose protagonist was named Angela Chase, was an ABC show, just as Grey's Anatomy is. Three of the stars of My So-Called Life have made memorable appearances on Grey's Anatomy: Wilson Cruz, who played a gay teen who was one of An