***Disclosure: I attended #ABCTVEvent. My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney, ABC, and myself. All opinions are 100% mine. ***
Recipient of the 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Television Series and nominated for multiple Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series, “Grey’s Anatomy” is considered one of the great television shows of our time. The high-intensity medical drama, now beginning its tenth season, follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Sarah Drew as April Kepner, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, Gaius Charles as Shane Ross, Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie Edwards and Tessa Ferrer as Leah Murphy.
“Grey’s Anatomy” was created and is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “Private Practice,” “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”). Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “Private Practice,” “Casanova”), Mark Gordon (“Saving Private Ryan”), Rob Corn (“Chicago Hope”), Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (“Law & Order: Trial by Jury”), Zoanne Clack and Stacy McKee are executive producers. “Grey’s Anatomy” is an ABC Studios production.
We arrived to the set of Grey’s Anatomy and had the cast member of 5 seasons, lovely Jessica Capshaw (“Dr. Arizona Robbins”) who was out guide on a tour of the sets, pointing out where some of the show’s most well-known scenes took place. She was dressed to the 9’s and looked adorable. As a mom herself I really connected with her. She was a doll and you could tell she genuinely loves her job. One of the sets we were able to visit was the Grey + Sloan Memorial Hospital:
Then we had a few moments to chat with Props Master Angela Whiting who delighted (and possibly repulsed) us with a selection of surgical props from the past 10 seasons of this iconic medical drama and Costume Designer Mimi Melgaard who prepared a display of the show’s most well-known costume pieces. Sarah Drew (“Dr. April Kepner”) went around and chatted with us and even Justin Chambers (“Alex Karev”) & Camilla Luddington (“Dr. Josephine ‘Jo’ Wilson”) popped by for a few photobombs!
First take a look at this heart Angela made It pumps and looks soooo real. We were able to touch it and it had a sticky feel to it and for one moment I could see myself being a “Doctor on TV”
Last, but not least we toured Derek and Meredith’s Dreamhouse and boy oh boy I could live there myself! I remember watching the episode where Drs. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) & Derek Shepard (Patrick Dempsey) from ep 16 of Season 4 when Meredith creates the outline of their dream house with candles.
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It was an awesome experience and I even snagged a Scrub Top that had been SIGNED by Shonda Rhimes!!! I’ve been a fan and will continue to be a fan. “Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC.