Will Shonda Rhimes MerDer "Grey's Anatomy"?
I smell trouble at Seattle Grace. Not only may the writers' strike cut the current season of "Grey's Anatomy" to 11 episodes (6 of which have already aired), but Patrick Dempsey says in today's TV Guide News Report his McDreamy character and the show heroine Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) may be hitting Splitsville for good. And then, if the worst happens, we might not see fresh episodes of the show till September 2008. That's not good, right?
Dempsey says: "Derek and Meredith’s relationship has gone as far as it can go. I don’t think it’s going to go unless she commits to marrying him or goes into therapy and starts working on herself. We’ll have a cliff-hanger with this last show and there will be a resolve that seems to be permanent."
Of course the powers that be behind the show may only be teasing the audience before the final episode this fall ends with a marriage proposal. Whatever the case, it better be good, because if the show disappears from the schedule for 9 months, the last thing you want to leave behind is millions of pissed off fans.