Shonda Rhimes recalls fighting to get Grey’s Anatomy on Television


Grey’s Anatomy It was almost in dire need of a resuscitation just before it premiered.

The creator of the long-running medical drama Shonda Rhimes recently recalled how the show almost never made it to the small screen at all due to the opposition she received from network executives. 

“It feels really obvious now, I think, but at the time, you have to remember, there had never been a show in which there was a lead character who owned her sexuality on network television,” Rhimes recalled during a preview of Oct. 25’s episode of theSkimmThe ‘9 to 5ish PodcastE! exclusively shared this information. News. “I remember getting called into a room full of old men to tell me that the show was a problem, because nobody was gonna watch a show about a woman who would sleep with a man the night before her first day of work, and they were dead serious.”

The execs replied that they didn’t know anything “relatable”More Grey’s AnatomyRhimes’ creative partner is. Betsy BeersMeredith’s real motivation (Ellen Pompeo) decision to hook up with Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) after her first day at Grey Sloan.

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