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15 Things You Probably Don't Know About Grey's Anatomy

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If you're a Grey's Anatomy fan, there's probably not much you don't know about the show. Seeing as we're back in the saddle of Grey Sloan for the new season, we thought we'd put together some of the lesser-known facts about the medical drama. If you do already know some of these trivia bits, then pat yourself on the back, because we dug deep. The guts and gore you see on screen are not human but are in fact a mix of cow organs, chicken fat, and red jello. Fun! Rob Lowe was offered the role of Dr. Derek Shepherd but turned it down to star in a CBS drama called Dr. Vegas, which was canceled after five episodes. Kevin McKidd (aka Dr. Owen Hunt) is Scottish, and hearing his accent will mess you up. Miranda Bailey was the only role written with a character description ("tiny with blonde curls
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CBS Orders Crime Drama Pilot ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’

CBS has given a pilot order to “Wisdom of the Crowd,” a drama from writer and executive producer Ted Humphrey.

Based on the Israeli television series of the same name, “Wisdom of the Crowd” is described as telling the story of a tech innovator who, inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, creates a cutting edge crowdsourcing hub to solve his own daughter’s murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco.

Humphrey is a veteran of CBS drama “The Good Wife” whose other television credits include “The Unit,” “Shark,” “The Nine,” and “Dr. Vegas.”

Also serving as executive producers are Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan of Keshet Media Group, Dror Mishani, and Shira Hadad.

CBS Television Studios is producing in association with Universal Television.
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Amy Adams Says Dying Her Hair Red Changed Everything: 'People Started Looking at Me in a Different Way'

Amy Adams Says Dying Her Hair Red Changed Everything: 'People Started Looking at Me in a Different Way'
A little hair dye goes a long way!

Amy Adams explained how changing her hair color affected her career during a New York Times-hosted TimesTalks event on Wednesday.

"Based on roles that I was getting, called in for, people were responding to certain types of characters with me as a blonde and the minute I went red, it was quirky and fun instead of flirtatious and dumb," the 42-year-old actress revealed to the audience at New York City's Merkin Concert Hall.

Exclusive: Amy Adams and Gal Gadot Are Excited About Amber Heard's 'Justice League' Casting: 'I Hope We All Get to Work Together'

The two-time Golden Globe winner went from blonde to a red-head for the short-lived 2004 TV drama, Dr. Vegas, starring Rob Lowe.

"It was great, I liked that. But in all seriousness, it's just hair color," Adams pointed out. "It was really fascinating to see just one element of yourself change people’s perception
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Amy Adams Says Changing Her Hair Color to Red Dramatically Influenced Her Acting Career

Amy Adams Says Changing Her Hair Color to Red Dramatically Influenced Her Acting Career
Amy Adams, the five-time Academy Award-nominated star of stage and screen, owes her acting career to being a redhead.

The actress spoke at the New York Times-hosted TimesTalk event on Wednesday, where she revealed that changing her hair color from strawberry blonde to red dramatically influenced her chances of getting cast in films.

“Based on roles that I was getting, called in for, people were responding to certain types of characters with me as a blonde and the minute I went red, it was quirky and fun instead of flirtatious and dumb,” Adams, 42, revealed.

“It was great, I liked that.
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11 Best Burns from the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe

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11 Best Burns from the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe
When it comes to roasting Rob Lowe, his peers aren't holding back. The actor is the latest victim of a Comedy Central Roast, joining an exclusive club that includes Justin Bieber, Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen.From his infamous sex tape with an underage girl to his many failed television series and film bombs, nothing from Lowe's past was off-limit for the roasters, which included Peyton Manning, Jewel, Karate Kid actor Ralph Macchio,Pete Davidson and roastmaster David Spade. The roast doesn't air until Monday, Sept. 5 on Comedy Central, but here are some of the event's best jokes to look
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11 Best Burns from the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe

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11 Best Burns from the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe
When it comes to roasting Rob Lowe, his peers aren't holding back. The actor is the latest victim of a Comedy Central Roast, joining an exclusive club that includes Justin Bieber, Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen.From his infamous sex tape with an underage girl to his many failed television series and film bombs, nothing from Lowe's past was off-limit for the roasters, which included Peyton Manning, Jewel, Karate Kid actor Ralph Macchio,Pete Davidson and roastmaster David Spade. The roast doesn't air until Monday, Sept. 5 on Comedy Central, but here are some of the event's best jokes to look
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Rob Lowe Joins Code Black as New Regular Amid Season 2 Shakeup

Rob Lowe Joins Code Black as New Regular Amid Season 2 Shakeup
Dr. Vegas is trying his luck at Angels Memorial.

Rob Lowe is joining CBS’ retooled Code Black as the medical drama’s new co-lead, TVLine has learned. The actor, fresh off his one-season run on Fox’s The Grinder, will play Colonel Ethan Willis, a doctor in the U.S. Military’s prestigious Combat Casualty Care research program who has been pulled out of a combat hospital in Afghanistan and embedded at Angels Memorial to teach what the military has learned about combat medicine. His aggressive, rule-breaking style is greeted enthusiastically by Dr. Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden), but not by all the other doctors.
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Amy Adams to Headline TV Adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects

Amy Adams to Headline TV Adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects
Film vet Amy Adams (American Hustle) has signed on to star in a TV adaptation of Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects.

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The story follows a reporter, Camille Preaker, as she faces a troubling assignment immediately following a stint at a psych hospital: to return to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. To get the story — and survive this homecoming — Camille must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past.

Adams will also executive-produce the project with Marti Noxon
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‘Reach Me’ Review: Crowdfunding Gone Horribly Wrong

The majority of Reach Me writer/director John Herzfeld‘s credits involve television, from TV series like Rob Lowe’s Dr. Vegas to TV films such as 1997’s Emmy-nominated Don King: Only in America. He’s done a bit of film work, notably 15 Minutes and 2 Days in the Valley, both films with enormous, famous casts that follow the lives of many supporting characters – falling in line closely with his latest. More importantly, he’s buds with Sylvester Stallone, who helped him crowdfund this project. In the movie, a mysterious author (Tom Berenger) has written a self-help book, entitled “Reach Me,” that’s found its way into the hands of many unsuspecting Californians, slowly changing their lives and bringing them together in ways they could not have imagined. Its themes are relevant to all: freed inmates (Kyra Sedgwick), rich rappers (Nelly), and the journalists who pursue its elusive author (Kevin Connolly and Sylvester Stallone). The book will cause
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Issue Preview: Amy Adams Is Backstage's Performer of the Year

Amy Adams is often associated with her gorgeous smile, big blue eyes, and mane of red hair. But the actor is actually a strawberry blonde and began her early career as such. It was in 2004 that she went dark red, for the ill-fated Rob Lowe TV show “Dr. Vegas.” “I played a nurse, and there was this beautiful blonde, Sarah Lancaster, who was cast as the casino dealer,” says Adams. “I’m in a room with her, and they said, ‘Someone’s going to have to change their hair color.’ She’s tan with these beautiful lioness green eyes and this mane of blonde hair. And I looked at her and me, with my pale freckles, and thought, Gee, I wonder which one of us is going to go red!” Though her representatives were resistant, Adams went for it, and, in her words, “it really changed things up. People began
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Lawrence Bender & Kevin Brown’s Company Signs Pod Deal With Universal Cable Prods.

Exclusive: Producers Lawrence Bender (Inglorious Basterds) and Kevin Brown (Roswell) have signed a development deal with Universal Cable Prods. for their Bender Brown banner. Under the pact, the duo will shepherd projects for cable as well as broadcast for Ucp, which has evolved from a production arm of USA Network and SyFy to a studio that supplies all cable and broadcast nets. For the past few years Bender Brown had been independent after a stint at Warner Bros. TV where the company produced CBS drama Dr. Vegas among other projects. It has done pilots for TNT, the CW and Lifetime and enjoyed its independence but “having a single studio partner is very exciting,” Brown said. “We have done everything from fantastical drama to multi-camera comedy, so the idea that there is a one studio like Ucp that does all kinds of programming and sells all over town was very appealing”. Added Bender,
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ICM Signs Ken Mok & Steve Pearlman

America's Next Top Model executive producer Ken Mok is returning to ICM. He was recently at Paradigm after following Steve Wohl there 3 years ago. Reality producer Mok was at ICM when his 10x10 Entertainment sold Top Model, which the agency represents. Mok's other unscripted series credits include CW's Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious and Stylista, Bet’s Changing Lanes, MTV’s Making the Band and USA’s WWE Tough Enough. ICM also recently signed non-writing producer Steve Pearlman, who serves as an executive producer on the new ABC drama series Once Upon a Time. Since segueing to producing, the former Warner Bros. TV executive has exec produced such series as V, Related, Dr. Vegas and Reunion. He didn't have agency representation.
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Jack Orman Signs New Overall Deal At Sony

Exclusive: Writer-producer Jack Orman has inked a new two-year, seven-figure overall deal with Sony Pictures TV. ER alum Orman wrote and is executive producing Sony TV's buzzed-about ABC pilot Pan Am. Described as a sexy soap set against the Jet Age, the pilot, directed/exec produced by Thomas Schlamme, revolves around pilots and flight attendants working at the iconic Pan Am airlines in the 1960s. Under his previous two-year deal with Sony, Orman landed pilot orders both years: for Matadors at ABC last year and Pan Am, also at ABC, this year. Orman's first TV writing gig was as a freelance writer for an episode of Jag, which led to a staff-writer position on the military drama. Orman then joined NBC's medical drama ER where he spent six seasons, rising to executive producer/showrunner. Additionally, CAA-repped Orman co-created and executive produced the CBS drama series Dr. Vegas.
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Tom Sizemore, Eric Winter Join Fox Pilots

Exclusive: In his first regular series role in almost a decade, Tom Sizemore is set to co-star opposite Ethan Hawke in Fox's drama pilot Exit Strategy, a high-octane procedural about a team of five experts associated with the CIA led by Eric Shaw (Hawke) who are deployed when a CIA operation goes bad to extract the ones involved before it's too late. Sizemore will play Jonathan Marks, a veteran CIA spymaster and mentor to Shaw who is the Exit Strategy unit's Logpac (support officer). A man who has been everywhere and done everything, Marks is the man who can get you anything, anywhere, anytime. Sizemore, repped by Global Artists Agency, last did a pilot in 2002, the drama Robbery Homicide Division, which was picked up to series and had a brief run on CBS. He has since done arcs on CBS' Dr. Vegas and Starz's Crash. Eric Winter, who has been
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Chuck Third Season Blu-ray Review

Chuck Bartowski lives the geek dream. He has the ability to pull up information and physical skills on demand. He has good friends and a loving sister. He even gets to make out with a hot blonde trained in firearms. It’s too bad everyone’s out to kill him. More after the jump:

For those who need an Intersect-style download of information on the series, brace yourselves. Chuck works for the Nerd Herd department of a Burbank Buy More store. Chuck had a simple life until he opens an email sent from his former college roommate and the whole of the United States’ secret information gets downloaded directly into his brain. Chuck doesn’t have immediate control of the information. It presents itself in flashes on a need to know basis, when he’s triggered by a person, place or thing. Chuck, now a priceless asset for the government,
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Chuck The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up and be a secret agent overnight? As the titular lead of the television show Chuck, Chuck Bartowski would probably say it’s not so nice, but he’s had his fair share of adventure and lady love.

For those who need a download of information on the series, brace yourselves. Chuck works for the Nerd Herd department of a Burbank Buy More store, an ode to Best Buy’s Geek Squad (which, by the way, does have a Burbank location). Chuck had a simple life until he opens an email sent from his former college roommate and the whole of the United States’ secret information gets downloaded directly into his brain. More after the jump.

Chuck doesn’t have immediate control of the information. It presents itself on a need to know basis; Chuck sees a person, place or thing that triggers
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Neil Patrick Harris Returns Emmys To Glory

After an amazing job hosting the Tony Awards this past June, Neil Patrick Harris was tapped to host The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

How was he?

Yet again, pretty amazing. It seems as if he elevated the entire production to another level.

When the show first started and Neil came out singing, I have to be honest, I really didn’t enjoy it. I thought that while Neil has an amazing voice, the song just wasn’t anything great. Especially when compared to everything else that would happen during the course of the night.

Still, I didn’t give up hope. I love Neil Patrick Harris (Nph) and knew that ultimately he would do a great job. His background in acting, magic and Broadway created this perfect Doogie Howser showman. He didn’t disappoint. His jokes were great. His delivery was casual, but cool. I honestly believe that everyone in attendance thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
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CBS has hot date on Friday

CBS got a jump-start on Monday's official kickoff of the 2005-06 season with solid, if not spectacular, debuts last week for the 11th edition of Survivor and the Friday freshman drama Threshold. The two-hour debut of Threshold, starring Carla Gugino, averaged 8.5 million viewers and a 2.9 rating/9 share in the adults 18-49 demographic from 9-11 p.m., according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. In adults 25-54, Threshold was competitive with a 3.8/11 average. The good news for CBS was that the sci-fi drama's numbers inched up steadily during its two-hour time slot, and it marked an improvement in the demo column compared to CBS' performance this time last year with the Friday premieres of JAG and the short-lived 10 p.m. drama Dr. Vegas. The eye network opened the night Friday with a fresh episode of Big Brother 6 (7.1 million, 2.7/10).

CBS has hot date on Friday

CBS got a jump-start on Monday's official kickoff of the 2005-06 season with solid, if not spectacular, debuts last week for the 11th edition of Survivor and the Friday freshman drama Threshold. The two-hour debut of Threshold, starring Carla Gugino, averaged 8.5 million viewers and a 2.9 rating/9 share in the adults 18-49 demographic from 9-11 p.m., according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. In adults 25-54, Threshold was competitive with a 3.8/11 average. The good news for CBS was that the sci-fi drama's numbers inched up steadily during its two-hour time slot, and it marked an improvement in the demo column compared to CBS' performance this time last year with the Friday premieres of JAG and the short-lived 10 p.m. drama Dr. Vegas. The eye network opened the night Friday with a fresh episode of Big Brother 6 (7.1 million, 2.7/10).

Lowe's Show Put on Hiatus

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Lowe's Show Put on Hiatus
Rob Lowe's new drama Dr Vegas has been put on indefinite hiatus by TV bosses - potentially marking the star's second failed show in as many years. Bosses at American network CBS have not said the show is being cancelled, but many programs never return from hiatus. The show, which features Lowe as a house doctor in a Las Vegas casino, has ranked 53rd among prime-time network programs for the season to date. Lowe's previous series, The Lyon's Den, was a ratings disappointment last season for network NBC, which hoped the show would attract fans of Lowe's work on hit drama The West Wing.
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