Grey’s Anatomy is one of those shows that just had us hooked with every episode, and we never get tired of watching it.
There are many facts about the show that few fans know. Let’s take a look at 10 of them, and bring back memories of Shonda Rhimes’ classic.
The Show’s Title Used To Be Different
When the show was pitched, it was just called “Surgeons.” We’re glad it was changed!
It Was Originally Going To Be In Another City
Before Seattle was chosen, the top choices were New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.
Shonda’s Had A Specific Vision For The Show
Shonda envisioned a dramedy tone that was different from most shows, and to explain this she wrote, “I don’t believe in melodrama and I don’t believe in EARNEST SAPPY MOMENTS.”
Shonda Knew What Was In Every Character’s Locker
It is important for a writer to know her characters inside and out, and part of Shonda’s method for that was to know what was in everyone’s locker.
Alex Karev Was Added To After They Made The Pilot
It’s surprising to learn that such an important character was not in the original script.
Almost All Of The Doctors Smoked
So much for promoting healthy living.
The Original Plan Was For Preston Burke To Be Married From The Start
The script originally had him trapped in his marriage and wanting to leave.
Miranda Bailey Was Very Different Originally
Her name was Deborah, and she was described as “surly, quirky, and sorely lacking in people skills.”
The Show Grew Out Of An Idea About War Correspondents
That idea did not have any takers, but she took the idea of a show centered around highly intelligent people and put it in the medical world.
Shonda Set Out To Have A Diverse Cast
Shonda makes diversity part of her mission statement. She said, “Take half the characters that you made men, and make them women. Take one character you were gonna cast one color, cast them differently.”