So many shows are in repeats (remember that digital conversion was set to be happening right about now) that I didn’t have much to scoop on. Let’s see what’s out there in the land of Primetime.
Grey’s Anatomy… McSteamy and McDreamy in a McScuffle? Apparently these two beat the hell outta one another. Is it over Little Grey? What’s up with Izzie and her clean bill of health? Well it’s not so clean after all. I mentioned a few weeks back that it looks like those interns messed up the blood sample and Izzie is indeed sick. Will the third time be a charm for Callie?
The cross-over event concludes tonight but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some separate Private Practice scoop. Sheldon and Violet lead a couples counseling group together. Looks like the therapists become the patients. Who’s the daddy? I’m not sure but Lord help me if it’s Sheldon. His character bores me to tears.
I’m a huge fan of BONES but I’m not so sure I’m ready for a Brennan – Booth hook-up. RUMOR has it the pair will hit the sheets before the season ends. First though, something’s up in the lab and the main characters are all suspects. READ MORE
During last night's Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice crossover spectacular ABC ran a PSA featuring General Hospital's Laura Wright encouraging people to volunteer. It isn't a General Hospital promo in primetime, but it was nice to see Wright in a PSA for the network.
Grey's Anatomy is really starting to get on my last nerve with this are they leaving or are they not business. On the heels of practically every mainstream site and blog announcing Katherine Heigl and T. R. Knight are leaving, comes this report from People saying they aren't going anywhere. Shonda Rhimes needs to get control of Grey's Catastrophe, both on camera and off PRONTO! Thanks Revafan001 for the tip!
Desperate Housewives is getting rid of Nicollette Sheridan. T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl want out at Grey's Anatomy. Now E! Online is reporting that Brothers & Sisters has written Balthazar Getty's exit storyline and "it's perfectly scandalous...and perfectly fitting." Check out E! Online for more details.
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Nielsen just released their first ever individual online program ranking and it appears ABC and NBC are currently dominating the list. While ABC's Lost edged out Saturday Night Live by 314,000 unique views for the number one spot while two of its other shows, Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives, appeared in the top five. ABC dominated the list with seven of the top ten shows. Survivor is the only CBS to make the ranking.
Top 10 TV shows streamed in December.
No. 1: Lost ABC.com - 1,425,000
No. 2: Saturday Night Live NBC.com - 1,111,000
No. 3: Grey’s Anatomy ABC.com - 879,000
No. 4: Desperate Housewives ABC.com - 723,000
No. 5: Heroes NBC.com - 685,000
No. 6: Ugly Betty ABC.com - 631,000
No. 7: Samantha Who? ABC.com - 560,000
No. 8: Scrubs ABC.com - 519,000
No. 9: Survivor CBS Television - 496,000
No. 10: True Beauty ABC.com - 462,000
It had been widely reported that Grey's Anatomy's T.R. Knight had asked to be released from his contract with the show. When Dr. Izzie Stevens started seeing her dead fiance due to an illness, many speculated that Katehrine Heigl would be following Knight out the door. Heigl and Knight's co-star, James Pickens Jr. has confirmed to Us Weekly that both actors are indeed leaving Seattle Grace behind.
"Yes, she is," Pickens told Us Weekly when asked if Heigl is leaving the ABC hospital drama. "Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best."
Her outspoken BFF, Knight, 35. "He's going too," Pickens told Us at the NAACP Awards luncheon in Beverly Hills. "He just wanted to pursue other career paths."