Jason George Is Fired Up For ‘Grey’s’ Spin-Off ‘Station 19’

148545_3618Jason George may have come to the Grey’s Anatomy party late — he joined the cast in the show’s sixth season — but if all goes well, his character will live on well after Grey’s has gone away. George stars in the new spinoff Station 19, which has Dr. Ben Warren transitioning into a new job and a new life as a Seattle firefighter. George is the only Grey’s star making the move to Station 19, so it’s really an all-new show, but George says that playing the same character in a new setting makes the new job a very comfortable one for him. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jason George)

Station 19 premieres Thursday, March 22 on ABC.

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The Show That Changed The Face Of Medicine (Literally): ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Some TV shows simply entertain people. Some are meant to inform people. And then, there are some that find a way to change people’s lives.

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the number of women newly enrolled in medical schools last year reached a record high last year. And, for the first time ever, the number of women starting their medical studies was surpassed their male counterparts.

Interestingly enough, the number of female applicants experienced its greatest jump in 2006 — the year after Grey’s Anatomy premiered. At the time, a female-fronted medical drama on TV was groundbreaking; apparently, a lot of young women also found it inspiring.

All of this came as somewhat of a surprise to the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes. Her goal for Grey’s was to do something different and show characters she hadn’t seen on television before, and she’s amazed — not to mention extremely proud — to see how big of a difference it’s made in the real world.  (Click on the media bar below to hear Shonda Rhimes)

Grey’s Anatomy, now in its 14th season, airs Thursday night at 8/7c on ABC.

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Jessica Capshaw Filled With Pride Over ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Role

148090_8874When Jessica Capshaw joined Grey’s Anatomy during the ABC medical drama’s fifth season, she had no idea that she’d be playing a gay character. And she certainly didn’t know she’d be playing a character who would have such a profound effect on the show’s viewers, but she told us the feedback she’s received from fans has made her incredibly proud. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jessica Capshaw)

First of all, we’re wondering if those interviewers had ever heard of Will & Grace. Secondly, Grey’s Anatomy returns to ABC on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 8/7c.

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After 300 Episodes, Shonda Rhimes Sees The Impact Of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

148090_8916When Grey’s Anatomy started life as a midseason replacement for ABC in the Spring of 2005, it debuted without much fanfare and with little hope of long-term survival. Not only did it survive, it thrived — now in its 14th season, Grey’s is about to hit a major milestone: Its 300th episode. Creator Shonda Rhimes admits she had no idea how big or how socially powerful her show would become. All she wanted to do, she says, was tell interesting stories. (Click on the media bar below to hear Shonda Rhimes)

Grey’s Anatomy celebrates its 300th episode this Thursday night at 8/7c on ABC.

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Ellen Pompeo Tries A New Role

147783_0572It’s taken 14 seasons, but Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo has finally stepped behind the camera, directing her first episode of ABC’s age-defying medical drama. Pompeo is happy she’s been able to be part of such a groundbreaking show, and co-star Justin Chambers says Pompeo did a great job in her directorial debut. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ellen Pompeo and Justin Chambers)

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursday nights 8/7c on ABC.

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