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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 already. Aiming to have more time with and for her family, Chyler left the series - bad for us, but a really good deal for her family, especially her kids of course.
T.R. Knight left the cast of Grey's Anatomy at the end of the fifth season, feeling that his character "Dr. George O'Malley" did not receive a sufficient amount of screen time. Since he and the series' writer and creator Shonda Rhimes kept locking horns on the issue, Knight was written out of the series and took his leave after five years.
Apparently, Patrick Dempsey wanted to be a TV doctor for a long time already. Why? 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, it eventually worked out with the part of "McDreamy" in Grey's Anatomy!
After winning an Emmy Award for her role in 2007, the actress, who played "Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens" for six seasons in Grey's Anatomy publicly stated in 2008 that she'd opted out of the Emmy race that year because she felt the material she'd received didn't warrant Emmy consideration. A big blow to the writers and producers of the show, who were NOT happy with those comments by one of the show's stars...
Isaiah Washington alias "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 Rimes, Grey's Anatomy's creator, executive producer and head writer, announced in an interview that the story of Grey's Anatomy has already been going on way longer than she had originally planned it to be. With the 14th 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.