News Briefs: Eric Dane Is Checking Out of Grey's Anatomy

CASTING MEGA-NEWS

... The doctor is OUT! Oh, someone used that already? In that case, how about "Eric Dane is leaving Grey's Anatomy!"? Yes, that lump of hunk who plays Dr. Mark Sloan (McSteamy) is leaving the show to pursue other opportunities. He'll be given a proper sendoff, so expect him to appear in a few episodes of the upcoming season. I once interviewed him in person and immediately became pregnant. [TV Line]

... Hey everyone, calm down! Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) will be back on Mad Men next season. But creator Matthew Wiener won't say in what capacity. [TV Line]

... ABC's Once Upon a Time has cast a couple young studs to play Sleeping Beauty's prince and Sir Lancelot. Pretty Little Liars' Julian Morris will be the one to waken the slumbering princess, and Teen Wolf's Sinqua Walls will play the Knight of the Round Table. So Sir Lancelot is a fairy tale now? Or is Once Upon a Time just plucking characters from books or Disney's catalog of animated movies? How long before Buzz Lightyear shows up to fight the Fox from The Fox and the Hound? [EW/TV Line]

... True Blood's Carrie Preston will guest-star on USA Network's Royal Pains. She'll play a romance novelist who sees Doctor Hank for some mysterious symptoms. But there's a catch! And it will be revealed in the episode so don't ask me what it is. [TV Line]

... American Horror Story has added Step Up star Jenna Dewan to its already crowded Season 2 cast. She'll play half of "The Lovers," a couple that will play a major role in the season. The other half of that couple? God's gift to acting, rock and roll, and reality shows, Mr. Adam Levine. [EW]

... Josh Gad, who became famous for his turn on Broadway's The Book of Mormon, will guest-star on New Girl as a beer delivery man who wants to get into Jess's vintage corduroy bell-bottomed pants. Gad will also appear in NBC's 1600 Penn, a new comedy debuting in early 2013. [E! Online]

... Virginia Madsen is joining the second season of Hell On Wheels for a trio of episodes. She'll play the wife of Doc Durant. [Deadline Hollywood]


BUSINESS TIME

... Bravo has renewed Kathy, Kathy Griffin's new talk show. If anyone has anything to say about this, put it in the comments and I'll add it to this blurb later because I have zero idea what to write. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Comedy Central has OK'd a pilot from producer Chris Rock. D-Raw is a sketch show starring YouTube "star" DeShawn Raw. [Deadline Hollywood]


IT'S TOTALLY HAPPENING YOU GUYS NEWS

... Hey did you see this picture of the Arrested Development script that Ron Howard posted? It's a title page! [Mashable]


GET WELL SOON NEWS

... Fringe's John Noble has had a heck of a few weeks traveling all over the world, and he's battling a sleep disorder as a result. Because of his ailment, Fringe has delayed production for two weeks and will resume filming on August 7. Get well soon, Johnny! [TMZ]


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Good for Dane. He must have gotten sick and tired of his transition from top flight plastic surgeon and Lothario to emasculated baby daddy who was more likely to be handling dirty diapers than surgical instruments.
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Wouldn't the better word play have been "discharged" instead of "checking out"?
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Ahh. Grey's will get less prettier with the departure of Eric Dane. It kind of sucks but I sort of seen that coming...even before that ghastly season finale. He was poorly used and they never chose to deveop his character in the ways that they could have. It always frustrated me to no end.



Sinqua Walls...I've been enjoying him on Teen Wolf..I'd like to see him on OUaT.
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You get sick of the role. As they want to other things. It is a risk true. But still, you have to flex your acting muscles. Kathy Griffith is such a joke!
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I do not understand why actors wants to quit these amazing jobs. First, Lisa Edelstein resigned from "House". That made me stop watching the show. And now, McSteamy is leaving Grey's Anatomy. Not only did Lexie die and Teddy leave (my favorite characters on the show), but now, one more awesome character is leaving.

I have absolutely no point in what I'm saying, I'm just pissed.
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More Arrested Development news means time for another rewatch. Even if I rewatched it last when Ron Howard and Jason Bateman posted pictures.. Which was like a week ago. Sure glad I bought the DVDs now.
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Traveling shmaveling. The sleep disorder's probably caused by all the LSD he's been using... :)
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eric dane, please don't leave us.errr.. i mean GREY's Anatomy.less hunk on the cast.the other hunks were mcreadmy and avery
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Lol I'm so glad Eric Dane is leaving Grey's. I was done with the show after they killed off Lexie. Plus, the ridiculous season finale. I've never seen such terrible writing. Now that Sloan is gone too, I won't even feel tempted to watch. This news made me day. I hope the ratings sink.
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Get well soon, John Noble.-- The man worked his butt off last season. No wonder he's so dang tired!
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DeShawn who????
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considering they killed off Lexie, I'm going to assume that will have something to do with Mark leaving.



I guess if King Arthur is a Disney thing now (Sword in the Stone), Lancelot could be too by association with the legend.



...I'm not impress by the Josh Gad guest casting



come on John, keep filming! you can sleep when it's done! in all seriousness though, hoping he has a speedy recovery.
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Yeah, that jetlag is no joke. People shouldn't even be allowed to drive home if their flight's longer than 15 hours.
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phew ...confused adam levine for adam lambert, that's the dude who got gay pseudo fellated on american idol right?
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So Mark Sloan is the one who will die in the premiere? I agree with rye06p, it would be sweet for him to die in the premiere so that he could be with Lexie... they belong each others.
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Dr. Mark Sloan - Really? the producers couldn't come up with a name so they just stole a classic from Dick Van Dyke??
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Why not? Fox had two Eric Formans on their network *at the same time*! (That '70s Show and House, in case you missed it.)
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Dr. Eric Foreman was the character on House.

Eric Forman was the son of Red and Kitty (That '70s Show).

Not the same last name.
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Even with a sleep disorder I bet John Noble could out-act 99% of his peers.
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Sucks to hear about Sloane, but I am glad to hear about Peggy.
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I'm gonna let you in on a secret, there was no King Arthur, his knights of the round table or Camelot. It's just british folklore. Fairy Tales are also folklore, long before disney got their hands on them. So you see, adding Lancelot to the series is not that far off.
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why didn't eric dane decide to leave before the finale and he could of died with lexie and it would of been beautiful! maybe he'll die in the premiere and be with lexie... maybe i'm just wishful thinking.
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my guess is mark is still gonna die, because a, at the end of flight he still wasn;t doing that great and b, there;s no way he would leave seattle grace and callie/sofia/arizona behind. which is sad but he gets to be with lexie and we don't have to see him with anybody else!
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I read somewhere that Wizard of Oz will show on OUaT
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I never believed Peggy would be gone from the show for forever. I think she'll be Don's rival next year as they battle it out for accounts. It's going to be awesome to see.
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Please God, let ^this^ happen. That would be great television.
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i personally don't care about what childhood characters get used in Once Upon A Time..i like it..i don't care if it's from a fairy tale or early Disney movies..
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Great. "This week on OUaT: Escape From Witch Mountain".
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Good lord no! They're already got one crappy child actor. Why would you want to add two more?
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