Shonda Rhimes on GREY's ANATOMY Musical Episode

By: Nov. 22, 2010
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According to, Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is planning a musical episode for later in the season, which is set to be directed by Kevin McKidd. Rhimes referenced Buffy the Vampire Slayer's musical episode saying, "[Ours] is sort of the opposite of that in a weird way,they did an all-out, show-stopping, Broadway kind of musical. This is very different."

Broadway veterans Chandra Wilson and Sara Ramirez will of course play key roles in the upcoming episode, but Rhimes told TVGuide that they are not the ony ones who can belt it out. She added "You will be very surprised to discover that some people sing quite well. That's sort of a little gift to the fans, to discover that people who are not necessarily known for singing have pretty great voices. Also, some people won't be singing because it doesn't go with the story."

"It's definitely a Callie-heavy story, but it's a story that we would've told whether there was singing or not. It's always nice to have a Tony winner on deck to do a little singing."

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Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series created by Shonda Rhimes. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005 on ABC, since then, six seasons have aired, with the seventh currently airing. The series follows the lives of interns, residents and their mentors in the fictional Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital in Seattle, Washington, as they struggle to complete their medical training and maintain personal lives. Despite being set in Seattle, the show is primarily filmed in Los Angeles.

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