Is McDreamy Leaving Grey's Anatomy?

... Actor Patrick Dempsey, who will always be that guy from Can't Buy Me Love who turned the mating ritual of an anteater into a high school dance craze, told the Italian edition of Vanity Fair that the next season of Grey's Anatomy will be his last. Dempsey, who plays Dr. McDreamy or Dr. McSteamy or Dr. McScreamy (who can keep track?), later clarified that his words were taken out of context and that he was simply talking about next season being the last one on his contract. But is that the truth or is that damage control? This is why I never talk to Italian magazines, no matter how many interviews they requests. I don't want a repeat of what happened with Italian Cat Fancy; my cat is still mad about that one. [EW]

... NBC has the airing rights to Super Bowl this season (if there IS a season, that is), and thus gets to choose which of its shows will air in the valuable post-game slot. Will it be the show about the man with the magical cape? Nope, that got canceled. How about the one about that old lawyer who works out of an inner-city shoe shop? No? Okay, then how about The Voice, since it's this season's biggest new show? Okay, I guess that will work, too. [THR]

... Law & Order veteran and TD Waterhouse pitchman Sam Waterson is moving on to HBO's More As the Story Develops, the cable-news drama from Aaron Sorkin. He'll play the boss of star Jeff Daniels, a cable news show host. This is good casting. [TV Line]

... V star Morena Baccarin, the head turner who is responsible for several comical bicycling accidents involving males, has lined up her next job. She'll be a regular on Showtime's Homeland, where she'll play the wife of a Prisoner of War who returns home and is suspected of being a converted terrorist. [Deadline Hollywood]

... CBS has resolved two of its Criminal Minds casting conundrums, retaining Paget Brewster (Emily Prentiss) and letting newcomer Rachel Nichols (Ashley Seaver) go. Brewster was involved in a pilot (NBC's My Life as an Experiment) that wasn't picked up, allowing her to return to Criminal Minds. With Brewster and fan favorite A.J. Cook returning next season, there wasn't any space left for Nichols. [Deadline Hollywood]

... A man threatened to blow up New York TV station WPIX-11 because it was showing reruns of Two and a Half Men. And for some reason, the cops arrested him! [NY Post]

... Syfy has renewed Ghost Hunters for an eighth season, which doesn't make sense because these guys have spent eight years hunting ghosts and haven't even found one yet. [EW]


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I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, MadCent.com
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Yesss!!! Criminal Minds back to normal
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So glad Paget Brewster and JJ Cook will be back on Criminal Minds. Never caught on to the JJ lookalike. It'll be interesting to see how they bring back Brewsters character. Cant wait!
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I love Aaron Sorkin's shows, and the casting sounds amazing so far for More As The Story develops.
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I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, MadCent.com
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No-one from ABC or Shonda Rhime's spokespeople have commented. The last we heard of it was Patrick Dempsey's rep saying that he was misquoted. So I won't believe it until it's made official. ABC could have also told cast members to "shut up" about their possible plan to leave.



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From what I hear it is true
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noooooooo!!!!!!! McDreamy cannot leave
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Can't say that I'm happy to hear that Paget Brewster will return to Criminal Minds. I'm definitely glad that A.J. Cook is back. I just don't see a good way for Paget Brewster to return to the show and frankly I felt her absence could be a good catalyst to develop things more with Rachel Nichols or any other replacement character with regard to episode plots or story arcs. With Brewster returning the team goes back to what it previously was although I'm sure they will have to do something about the whole "situation" and why she disappeared, etc, etc. Regardless, I'm not thrilled at all by the news. The more I see about More as The Story Develops the more I want to see it. It looks to be a solid show. Seeing Morena Baccarin on the air will be nice but I don't know how much screentime she'll get in Homeland. I was already thrilled to see Damian Lewis, Claire Danes & Mandy Patinkin were involved. Homeland is near the top of the shows I can't wait to see.
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Haha I'd find it pretty hilarious if the one season where NBC has the rights to the Super Bowl, there won't be any football.
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I am sad that Rachel Nichols is leaving Criminal Minds. I didn't get to see a lot of the episode she was in, the ones I did see were good. I think she was just beginning to get more into her character. I liked her on ALIAS as Rachel Gibson, which was also a short-lived role. I do like AJ Cook, but I like Rachel Nichols better.
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Why am I the only person who doesn't like AJ Cook? I actually prefer Rachel Nichols to JJ, but I love love love Paget Brewster so her returning is awesome (although My Life As An Experiment sounded good).
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I'll watch anything with Sam Waterston on it... too bad they can't work Alana De La Garza into it too... and then just call it Law & Order... sigh
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The Voice on after the Super Bowl? Lets hope that there isn't a season.
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Love that Paget Brewster and AJ Cook are retusning to Criminal Minds! As for Rachel Nichols, I didn't really care for her anyway so I'm not sad to see her go.. When it comes to Grey's Anatomy, I hope Patrick Dempsey sticks around :)
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PAGET BREWSTER RETURNING TO CRIMINAL MINDS ALONG WITH A.J. COOK: BEST. NEWS. EVER!!! YAY!!!
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Paget's back! I love her character Emily, so yay!!! Can't wait to see how the writers and producers of Criminal Minds plan on returning Emily back to the team. And Dempsey's the Dreamy one...
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Looking forward to More as the Story Develops, sounds kinda like Sports Night which was cancelled too early.
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YAY Emily will be back on Criminal Minds!!!!!!!!! This is awesome news!!!!!
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Paget is back! Yay!! :D Now fingers crossed Thomas Gibson gets signed back on.....
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Ya McSteamy is Dr. Sloan. Geez Tim. Keep up!
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I'm so Happy about Criminal Minds.
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Isn't Mark Slone called McSteamy?
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no news here whatsoever
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BUGGER! Pick one of the excellent NBC Thursday shows! I don't watch The Voice and it doesn't need the ratings help!
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No real surprise about dropping Nichols she just never had the chemistry with the team that JJ an Emily did and in fact was little more than a pathetic attempt to replace JJ with a lookalike, It's good to see her go and it'll be interesting how they bring the other two back, Obviously JJ just transfers back but how do they explain Prentiss and more importantly will the rest of the team be p*ssed no-one told them about the bogus death act.
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Hooray! for reuniting the Criminal Minds family!
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Yeah...if he leaves they should cancel it. It should end next season anyway. It's dragging...
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"Yays" for Criminal Minds bringing back JJ and Emily and for Ghost Huners being renewed! Homeland and More As the Story Develops sound pretty interesting. I'll have to check them out online this fall, since I don't get HBO or the other premium channels.
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very, very excited about criminal minds. now the show can be back to the way it was before with A.j. and paget back on the show =D
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If he's leaving they might as well cancel the show next season.
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