Monday, April 22, 2024

Shock: Grey’s Anatomy Kills Derek Shepherd, Patrick Dempsey Leaves the Show, McDreamy Is Dead


Wanna see the internet blow up? Shonda Rhimes has killed Derek Shepherd off of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Patrick Dempsey has left the show after 10 years. Boom! Do not cross Shonda. She’s killed before and she’ll kill again if you cross her.

Dempsey was an original character on the show, nicknamed McDreamy. Before “Grey’s” he was kind of nowhere career wise, except for a very good performance as young JFK in a TV movie. Otherwise, his run as a teen actor was over. “Grey’s” rescued him.

But like a lot of actors who make a ton of money on a series, he wasn’t happy. He told people– the press, and the show’s creator Shonda Rhimes. Last fall, Rhimes warned that we wouldn’t be seeing Derek much this season.  And now, like many who came before him on the show, he is history.

“Greys” fans are already howling on Twitter. Keep refreshing as the news hits…

PS I hope Patrick Dempsey knows what he’s doing. On the imdb he’s listed for a D-looking movie coming out next winter with Dennis Rodman. Not exactly Eddie Redmayne. Everyone from Victoria Principal to Pamela Sue Martin to Dan Stevens and Jessica Brown Findlay from “Downton Abbey” can tell him, it’s cold out there when you leave a series. I guess Dempsey is well invested. God bless.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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