Grey’s Anatomy — Facts Sheet

  1. “Grey’s Anatomy” airs on Thursdays at 7 p.m., and returns for its twelfth season this Thursday Sep. 24 on ABC.
  2. “Grey’s Anatomy” is followed by “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder”, all which have been written/produced by Shonda Rhimes (CQ) Shonda Rhimes.
  3. “Grey’s Anatomy” has been nominated for 171 various awards including the Golden Globes and Emmy's, and won 61 awards.
  4. The shows title is a reference to the famous anatomy book “Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body” by Henry Gray
  5. Every episode shares the name with a song title by a popular artist. Several are named after The Beatles and R.E.M. songs.
  6. “Grey’s Anatomy” revolves around the lives of surgical interns and residents at the fictional Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital located in Seattle, Washington.
  7. Ellen Pompeo (CQ) Ellen Pompeo stars as main character Dr. Meredith Grey.
  8. Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers (CQ) Justin Chambers (Dr. Alex Karev), Chandra Wilson (CQ) Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey) and James Pickens Jr. (CQ) James Pickens Jr. (Dr. Richard Webber) are the only actors who remain from the first season which aired in 2005.
  9. Patrick Dempsey’s (CQ) Patrick Dempsey’s character Dr. Derek Shepherd a.k.a “McDreamy”, Meredith’s love interest, was written off in season 11 in a fatal car crash.
  10. Taylor Swift is a big fan of the show, and even named one of her cats, Meredith Grey.
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