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Sandra Oh's character "Dr. Cristina Yang" was the one who invented the nickname "McDreamy" for "Dr. Derek Shepherd", who was played by the gorgeous Patrick Dempsey.
In the fifth season, Chyler Leigh who plays "Lexie Grey" in Grey's Anatomy, is pregnant with her third child. Aiming to have more time with her family, Chyler leaves the series - bad for us, but great for her family.
Apparently, Patrick Dempsey wanted to be a TV doctor for a long time before he landed his role on Grey's Anatomy. Before he auditioned for Grey's Anatomy, he had already tried to get the role of "Dr. Chase" on the popular FOX medical drama House. Fortunately for Patrick, that dream came true with the part of "McDreamy" in Grey's Anatomy!
Isaiah Washington who played "Dr. Preston Burke" 'left' Grey's Anatomy after the third season - but not voluntarily! The actor was fired from the cast. Washington had allegedly made derogatory comments about the homosexuality of his colleague T.R. Knight, who played "Dr. George O'Malley".
Shonda Rhimes, Grey's Anatomy's creator, executive producer and head writer, announced in an interview that the story of Grey's Anatomy had already been going on way longer than she originally planned. With the 15th season in progress, the ending which Rhimes wrote years ago, has already been used - but she already has a new ending in mind. The question remains: how many more seasons will there be?
Kate Walsh's character of "Dr. Addison Shepherd", was actually supposed to appear for just five episodes of Grey's Anatomy. But since her part has been so popular among the series' fans, Walsh ended up receiving a main role for the second and third season of the show.