Shonda Rhimes Recollects Preventing to Get Gray’s Anatomy on TV


Gray’s Anatomy nearly wanted of a resuscitation earlier than it premiered.

The longtime medical drama’s creator Shonda Rhimes lately recalled how the present nearly by no means made it to the small display in any respect as a result of opposition she acquired from community executives. 

“It feels actually apparent now, I feel, however on the time, you need to keep in mind, there had by no means been a present during which there was a lead character who owned her sexuality on community tv,” Rhimes recalled throughout a preview of Oct. 25’s episode of theSkimm‘s 9 to 5ish podcast, which was completely shared with E! Information. “I keep in mind getting known as right into a room filled with previous males to inform me that the present was an issue, as a result of no one was gonna watch a present a few girl who would sleep with a person the night time earlier than her first day of labor, and so they had been useless severe.”

In response to the execs saying there wasn’t something “relatable” about Gray’s Anatomy, Rhimes’ artistic companion, Betsy Beers, blurted out the true cause behind Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) resolution to hook up with Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) after her first day at Gray Sloan.

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