Is "Grey's Anatomy" Next to Shut Down?
Nikki Finn of LA Weekly is reporting that actors Sandra Oh, T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" have joined the picket lines and the cast and crew may not be able to complete production on episode #11.
Show runner Shonda Rhimes has already walked out altering her earlier decision to stay on board and help produce the already written scripts. 13 scripts have been written, but only 10 episodes have been filmed.
The studio was hoping to complete production on episode #11 this week. Episodes 12 and 13 will not be filmed until the strike is resolved.
ABC has scheduled the first part of the "Crash Into Me" episode (#9) (Seth Green guest stars) for November 22. Instead of airing the second part of that episode (#10) the following week, ABC is expected to repeat the season premiere on November 29.
Episode #10 would then air on December 6 and beyond that point the show would go into repeats. In any event, there will be no new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" after Christmas, unless the strike is resolved quickly.