Tuesday, June 25, 2024

“Grey’s Anatomy” — Totally Unwatchable Now — Pushed to 10PM For Probably Final Season


It’s time to suture up the folks to at Grey Sloan whatever.

ABC has renewed “Grey’s Anatomy” for a 21st and hopefully final season. They’re shoving it to 10pm, an hour later on Thursdays, when most of its viewers will have decamped.

Tonight’s episode is completely unwatchable anyway. I flipped over from “SVU” to see what was going on. Ellen Pompeo is just not there. The new characters and stories are as compelling as old milk. When a show is over, it’s over. This one has outlasted its warranty by six or seven years.

“Greys” has a great run and made a lot of people rich. But really, call the code now and admit that next year is just a victory lap, ABC.

Replacing “Greys” at 9pm is yet another new medical show, this one from Ryan Murphy and starring Pacey from “Dawson’s Creek,” Joshua Jackson. It looks like it’s set on cruise liner. Same medical conditions, new setting. And that’s the way it’s been since “Dr. Kildare” and “Ben Casey.”

Roger Friedman
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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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