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In three seasons on Grey's Anatomy, Jerrika Hinton's character Dr. Stephanie Edwards has seen her fair share of drama.
Her fellow intern died in a freak electrocution. She dated sensitive plastic surgeon Dr. Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams), only to have him publicly dump her at a wedding for the runaway bride, Dr. April Kepner (Sarah Drew). Oh, and she faced suspension after lying to cover for her boss, the crusading Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), injecting a patient with HIV against his parents' consent. (For the record, her method totally worked.)
Shonda Rhimes is famous for her shock factor – and in Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder and Scandal, there isn't an episode that goes by where it doesn't rear its head. Here, the most jaw-dropping of these plot twists
When Patrick Dempsey's character Dr. Derek Shepherd was killed off in Grey's Anatomy back in April, the role of sexy doctor was suddenly up for grabs. Thankfully, the folks at Shondaland have brought in hunk Martin Henderson to fill the void, and the New Zealand-born actor already has his nickname picked out!
Here's hoping McDreamy loves Bridget Jones just as she is.
Patrick Dempsey is in final negotiations to star in the third installment of the beloved Pride and Prejudice-inspired romcom franchise Bridget Jones's Diary, according to Deadline Hollywood.
The casting marks Dempsey's first role since he left Grey's Anatomy last season when his character, neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd, died in a car wreck after saving people from another crash.
Shonda Rhimes's upcoming memoir is titled Year of Yes, but there is one important question that the revered show runner will always answer with a no: "Will you marry me?"
"I was seriously dating somebody and I was like, 'I don't want to do this,' " Rhimes, 45, tells Entertainment Weekly for its latest cover story. "We're all so conditioned to want it, I felt like there must be something wrong with me. But the minute I said it out loud to my family, it was fantastic."
The creator of Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder and Scandal says she ultimately realized that she had been channeling those deeply held feelings into one of her characters.
"I guess I had been secretly feeling that way and writing it for Cristina," she explains, referring to Cristina Yang on Grey's (played by Sandra Oh).
There are plenty of amazing things about working for Shonda Rhimes – a job on a hit TV show, unbelievably attractive love interests, a built-in primetime family – but for Kerry Washington, the job comes with one incredible perk in particular.
"I was talking to an actress who's pregnant and really worried about telling her bosses, and I said, 'Yeah, when I told my boss I was pregnant, she literally jumped up and down in my trailer,' " the Scandal star told Entertainment Weekly when she sat down with the magazine for their epic Shondaland cover story. "I don't know if there's a male showrunner who would do that."
Of course, when you gather all of the stars of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder in one room, plenty of secrets are going to be spilled. Sure, all of the actors seem to be on much better terms with one another than their on-screen counterparts, but that doesn't mean we can't get just as much gossip.
Here are five of the best things we learned when the #TGIT casts and their fearless leader Rhimes came together for PEOPLE, Essence and EW.
Shonda Rhimes has surrounded herself with amazing talent – literally.
Crack open the bottle of red wine, because all of your favorite ABC shows are coming back.
Everything changed after McDreamy was killed off on the season finale of Grey's Anatomy back in April. Many fans wondered how the show could possibly continue without seeing Patrick Dempsey every week, but Jason George, who plays Dr. Ben Warren, says the show's prognosis is good.
"The writers have made this extra effort to breathe new air and refresh everything," George, 43, told PEOPLE at the Television Academy's Dynamic & Diverse Emmy cocktail party at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills on Thursday.
"They've hit reboot almost. There's a lot of things that make it feel brand new, but it has that lightness and sense of humor that people fell in love with in the first place," said George. "And the sexy sexy is back on. There are a lot of people who are not in couples now and are falling into bed. Everyone's getting a little bit of loving."