Thursday, May 30, 2024

Grey’s Anatomy News: There’s a New McDreamy 2.0 Cast to Take Patrick Dempsey’s Place


Here comes McDreamy 2.0.

“Grey’s Anatomy” will add New Zealand born actor Martin Henderson to its medical staff this fall, replacing Patrick Dempsey.

TV Line is reporting that no one knows the character’s name or what his story is, but you can guess the scenario: Dr X and Meredith meet cute, hate each other, fight, he does something nice for her kids (maybe saves one of them on the operating table), they flirt, fall into bed, and marry by the end of the season.

Henderson resembles Dempsey, so the transition won’t be too obvious to whoever’s left among Grey’s fans after the debacle of this past spring. He also has three movies coming out next year, which hedges his bet if the show ends or the audience hates him.

Shonda Rhimes cracks me up. This is the old trick from daytime soaps– recast with someone similar and move on. Actors are interchangeable. Rock on!

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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