Chyler Leigh New "Grey's Anatomy" Regular
JULY 11, 2007: We all knew "Reunion" alum Chyler Leigh was joining ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" as Meredith's half-sister Lexie and a potential romantic interest for Dr. McDreamy. What we didn't know is that the actress would become series regular.
TV Guide reports the producers went against the recommendations of a recent focus group that addressed a lot of hatred towards both Gizzie and the prospect of Dr. McDreamy bedding the new intern at Seattle Grace. Yes!!!
Following the report that Shonda Rhimes may have to consider axing the Gizzie storyline because of the focus group findings, I couldn't be happier that the producers are doing the exact opposite and I certainly hope they do the same about George and Izzie.
There is a reason why fans don't write the shows they watch. Shonda Rhimes has proven herself as an outstanding writer and showrunner over the past three years and I would find it outrageous if ABC forced these opinions upon her.
Every red-hot TV series reaches a point following the initial excitement when almost everyone jumps on the bandwagon of criticism, nitpicking and trying to "fix the problem". Both "LOST" and "Desperate Housewives" have been there, as have many other shows before them.
Besides 95% of participants had negative feelings about Lexie even though she appeared in only 2 scenes last season. That is beyond ridiculous. I do hope Mrs.Rhimes will show these prejudiced know-it-alls who is in charge.