Shonda Rhimes sending ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ cast and crew on a Caribbean cruise

08.19.13 5 years ago

Shonda Rhimes sending “Grey’s Anatomy” cast and crew on a Caribbean cruise
Ellen Pompeo says Rhimes made the announcement to mark the show’s 200th episode. PLUS: See the cast slicing the 200th episode cake.

Kym Johnson taking a break from “Dancing with the Stars” after 14 seasons

The two-time “Dancing” champ says she’s taking next season off to return to Australia.

Is “Breaking Bad” trying to pull a “Lost”?
“Lost” producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse couldn’t help but appreciate last night’s lottery numbers. PLUS: A Heisenberg mural goes up in England, Harvard man Dean Norris curses on Letterman, and why Skyler is one of least sympathetic characters on TV.

NBC buys a mermaid comedy

The project from “Sex and the City” writer Jenny Bicks follows a mermaid who washes ashore in Miami and gets a job at a bar.

“Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica” premiered 10 years ago today

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey’s MTV reality show famous for the chicken/tuna scene lasted for three seasons, ending in March 2005, one year before their divorce.

How to solve the deluge of quality TV: Pay showrunners to not make more shows
Presenting the “Television Adjustment Act.”

Lee Daniels’ next project: A Sammy David Jr. biopic for HBO?

The director of No. 1 movie “The Butler” is said to be interested in Sammy Davis Jr. film.

“Biggest Loser” dumps longtime trainer for one who isn’t certified
Sandy Krum is out, and the much younger Ryan Applegate is in.

Screech for “Celebrity Big Brother”?

“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond is rumored to be among the housemates on the UK reality show, which returns on Thursday.

“Community” cast returns to work

Even Donald Glover was on set today for the first day of work on Season 5.

CNN responds to Alec Baldwin’s rumored MSNBC show with “Rachel Nichols: Unguarded”
The former ESPN star will host a Friday night sports-themed show.

ABC buys another Shonda Rhimes TV project: “How to Get Away With Murder”
The legal thriller will follow a group of law school students and their brilliant professor.

Fox is betting on “Demi Lovato Thursdays”
Can putting Lovato on both “Glee” and “The X Factor” for six Thursdays deliver more viewers to both shows.

“NYPD Blue” alum James McDaniel joins “The Following”

He’ll play a task force-leading FBI agent on the Fox drama.

“HIMYM” co-creator talks Robin’s stepmom and a possible spinoff
Carter Bays isn’t ruling out a relationship-based spinoff.

“Ravenswood” adds Henry Simmons
“The NYPD Blue” alum will be joined by his wife, “Numbers” alum Sophina Brown.

What if NBC never gave the 10 o’clock timeslot to Jay Leno?
The Peacock’s 10 o’clock move had widespread ramifications, including freeing up Damian Lewis to do “Homeland” instead of sticking with “Life” on NBC.

Nick’s “Instant Mom” gets 7 more episodes
The Tia Mowry comedy debuts on Sept. 29.

Male nudity on TV: Here’s a brief survey
From “True Blood” to “Oz” to “Spartacus.”

What if Larry David’s golf outing with President Obama inspired a “Curb  Your Enthusiasm” episode?

How awkward would it get? PLUS: Egyptian propaganda rips off “Curb”

Maria Menounos tries some WWE Divas wrestling
The “Extra” host teamed with WWE star Natalya at WWE SummerSlam.

Does Aaron Sorkin have a “Newsroom” checklist?
Each week, Sorkin seems to check off a number of boxes.

Jason Stackhouse: “True Blood’s” greatest creation

Ryan Kwanten’s character came out the best after last night’s season finale. PLUS: In defense of Season 6.

Bill Clinton thanks Stephen Colbert for helping him with Twitter
The former president is now at 1 million followers.

“The Writer’s Room” tackles “New Girl’s” big kiss

Watch Jake Johnson and creator Liz Meriwether discuss the first kiss between Nick and Jess.

Watch the “Bones” cast promote Season 9

In a “Gravely Humerus” new video.

“Drop Dead Diva’s” Kate Levering becomes a mom

The actress gave birth earlier this month.

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