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    Pet_Petra

    [1]Jun 30, 2007
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    So it seems they're gonna recast Naomi. Any thoughts?

    http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Ausiello-Report/Exclusive-Greys-Spinoff/800017835

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    aplourey

    [2]Jun 30, 2007
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    Unbelievable! She is a fantastic actress! Although, the chemistry between her and Walsh, like Ausiello said, wasn't that believable but still, that could be worked on.
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    hal9000_basic

    [3]Jun 30, 2007
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    Apparently the audience reaction wasn't encouraging.
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    night_hawk7

    [4]Jun 30, 2007
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    I didn't mind the character. I liked her I guess, but I think it is the tackiest thing a show could ever do when they replace an actor. It really keeps the show from feeling real with that glaring target of interference. It's gonna be hard to take the show seriously when I watch it in the fall.
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    FaithTheSlayer

    [5]Jun 30, 2007
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    I wasnt/am not a fan of Naomi. She was to stiff and showed like no facial emotion. I do like Merrin however. I did see chemistry between her and the rest of the cast. Hopefully the chemistry stays put.
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    ronaldhornsby

    [6]Jun 30, 2007
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    Yeah It's been announced through Playbill.com that it will be 4--time Tony award winning Audra McDonald to be the replacement. Thought??
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    dang911

    [7]Jul 1, 2007
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    awww i feel sorry for merrin dungey..

    she must be really cut lol. oh well.......she could have made it big. but i agree her acting with addison wasnt very "friend"ish. she didnt even seem like a doctor or a friend at all to addison but meh.

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    skyvolt2000

    [8]Jul 2, 2007
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    dang911 wrote:

    awww i feel sorry for merrin dungey..

    she must be really cut lol. oh well.......she could have made it big. but i agree her acting with addison wasnt very "friend"ish. she didnt even seem like a doctor or a friend at all to addison but meh.



    It wouldn't be a shock to me if this is Alias/Malcolm in the Middle all over again. She had to get written out of Malcolm in the Middle because ABC & Alias wouldn't let her do the show (since both networks were at war with each other-thus why FOX took Bernie Mac off the air for awhile despite the fact Jeremy Suarez was in Disney's Brother Bear and the whole issue of David Kelley's series-Practice & Ally intereacting with each other).
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    DarkAngle34994

    [9]Jul 2, 2007
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    I guess Im not watching it when it premieres since she was the only reason I as going to watch. Oh Well.
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    aaronmcc

    [10]Jul 2, 2007
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    This is pretty awful. I feel terrible for Merrin. I mean, as someone already mentioned, she got totally screwed over but it was by Fox not ABC last time.

    Fox insisted that the character Kitty be written out of Malcolm as she starred in Alias so they contrived some ridiculous story about her going off the rails and becoming a filthy degenerate slag or something. Then she was sort of killed off in Alias not long later and unceremoniously returned to Malcolm a little later, reformed. This simply proves that neither show wanted to get rid of her permanently.

    Merrin has been really unfortunate to get cut out as she is a great actress.

    Although the cast does contain some awesome actors still from shows I love(d) to watch, namely Prison Break and Veronica Mars. And for those of you who may be interested, although it is a little off topic, David Anders who played the super frikkin awesome bad guy Mr. Sark in Alias with Merrin Dungey and was on Greys a few episodes, is one of the new charcaters in Heroes this fall.

    Edited on 07/02/2007 6:31pm
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    aplourey

    [11]Jul 2, 2007
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    aaronmcc wrote:
    Fox insisted that the character Kitty be written out of Malcolm as she starred in Alias so they contrived some ridiculous story about her going off the rails and becoming a filthy degenerate slag or something.

    Yeah, I was gonna comment on that. Didn't she just run off then come back as a porn star. It was extremely out-of-character - even for a sitcom like Malcolm in the Middle.
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    Stringbean75

    [12]Jul 4, 2007
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    I don't know all the facts yet but if you start having a problem this early something is wrong.
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    PaxPhoenix

    [13]Jul 4, 2007
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    I think the problem about this replacement is that we've seen the character Naomi before (The Other Side of this Life 1 and 2). If we hadn't, this wouldn't be soweird. We wouldn't know the character. This is sad.
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    stacjobon

    [14]Jul 5, 2007
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    I hav'nt kept up with PP that much. It did'nt really grab my attention because it was mixed in with Grey's Anatomy. I did'nt think the one who played Naomi was that bad and never heard anything bad about her. Howerver over at Grey's Anatomy very few if any liked them adding Lexi Grey's character at all and now I read she's going to be a regular. Can someone explain what I'm missing here.
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    slicksean22

    [15]Jul 9, 2007
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    I'm not gonna lie, i'm not thrilled about this recast of Merrin Dungey. I'm actually pretty ticked off over it she and Kate Walsh had amazing chemistry and who ever in terms of "audience" or "executives" that weren't feeling it really have no idea what the heck it is they are talking about. I still plan on watching because I still think it's going ot be a great show and I love Kate Walsh to pieces but this new woman is never going to cut it for me.
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    ButterflyAlias

    [16]Jul 11, 2007
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    Wow, this is the first I'm hearing of this recast and I too am so disappointed. I think Merrin Dungey is a terrific actress and I was so thrilled to see her again when this series "began" on Grey's. What a bummer.
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    aplourey

    [17]Jul 12, 2007
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    More Shock Cast News!

    KaDee Strickland has been added to the cast! Strickland, from The Grudge and The Stepford Wives, will apparently be added to the cast as the hospital administrator. Here is the source. I'll add her to the cast list but because I don't know her characters name, that'll be added at a later date.

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    craizydaizy3

    [18]Jul 19, 2007
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    SO pumped for KaDee Strickland. Her character sounds very interesting
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    michael_LB92

    [19]Jul 29, 2007
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    Merrin Dungey is a great actress. I'm so angry.
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    wegie_man

    [20]Aug 30, 2007
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    I am still fuming since they replaced Naomi in June!
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