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Station 19 Season 2 Episode 7 Review: Weather the Storm

It wouldn't be a Shonda Rhimes mid-season finale if lives weren't in peril!

A storm was raging on Station 19 Season 2 Episode 7, and Andy and Sullivan are the two left out in the cold. 

Will they survive?

It's unlikely that Andy will perish, but what about Sullivan? Will he ironically die on the same road as his wife? 

Probably not, but it would be tragic if he died just as he was finally starting to open up and talk about his past. 

Their patient could be in real trouble, however. She was already unstable before the car rolled into a ditch. 

As dire as their situation is, assuming they come out of it unscathed, it will be good to see Sullivan continue to come out of his shell. His previous attempts to connect with a member of the firehouse have been mostly awkward, but it looks like he may have
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A24 to Produce Slate of Movies for Apple as Streaming Wars Heat Up

If you haven't noticed yet, the streaming wars are upon us. Netflix has shelled out for Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy. Amazon has locked up Nicole Kidman, Jordan Peele and Barry Jenkins. Apple has several talent deals as well (who needs Siri when you've got Oprah!), and now it has signed a multi-year deal with A24, which will produce a slate of films for the tech giant, it was announced Wednesday. The strategic partnership comes on the heels of recent rumors that Apple was considering buying an indie studio, with A24 (a prime acquisition target) believed to …
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The Best 10 Seasons of Grey's Anatomy, Ranked

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The Best 10 Seasons of Grey's Anatomy, Ranked
Oh, Grey's Anatomy. While Shonda Rhimes's hit medical drama might be headed for an end in the near future, it's still going strong, already making TV history with its current 15th season. Seriously, we can never get enough of the soapy romantic gestures or heart-shattering drama. It's not even a show anymore; it's a way of life.

If you're thinking about rebinging a few seasons or just feel curious about the best that the show has to offer, you're in luck. Here are our top 10 favorite seasons throughout the show's run, from decently solid to the very best. We'll factor in not only how satisfying the plot and ending felt, but also how weepy the season made us. Because if anything, we can count on Grey's for a good cry.
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Stan Lee Was an Icon, But to Appreciate His Legacy, You Have to Understand His Approach

Stan Lee Was an Icon, But to Appreciate His Legacy, You Have to Understand His Approach
Stan Lee changed the world with his stories, but to truly understand his influence, you have to watch him in action. Case in point: Footage of the famed writer in 1992, observing artists Todd McFarlane and Rob Liefeld create a new character called Overkill.

As Lee razzes the younger generation about their artistic skills (including a jab at Liefeld’s ability to draw feet), he offers a very specific sort of feedback: Who is Overkill, exactly? More specifically: “Does he have a double identity? What happens when he takes off the costume, is he a 97-pound weakling?” McFarlane and Liefeld are focused on Overkill’s shoulder pads; Lee is interested in getting to know the guy.

That consistent approach is why Marvel characters had a different sort of impact on the world of pop culture, providing readers and audiences with a clear gateway into the souls of its characters, from a
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ReFrame Wants to Change the Conversation About Parity in TV Business

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The path to parity in television has been a slow one. Women comprised only 27% of key decision-making behind-the-scenes roles, from show creators to directors, writers, producers, editors and directors of photography, for the 2017-18 season, according to the Boxed In report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film at San Diego State University. And that was actually down one percentage point from the previous year.

ReFrame, a coalition of industry pros founded by Women in Film and the Sundance Institute that advocates for equal representation in the entertainment industry, is hoping to change the conversation with its new “stamp for television,” recognizing shows that hire women, and especially women of color, above and below the line. While female-focused storytelling and lead acting roles are key criteria, additional weight is put on behind-the-scenes jobs — from writers, producers and directors to department heads and crew members.

“The intention is not to dictate content.
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‘Insecure,’ ‘Smilf,’ ‘Vida’ Among Series Awarded with Inaugural ReFrame TV Stamp (Exclusive)

  • Variety
ReFrame and IMDbPro have awarded 62 television and streaming series their first-ever ReFrame Stamp for Television, Variety has learned exclusively.

The ReFrame Stamp was created by ReFrame, a coalition of industry professionals founded by Women in Film and the Sundance Institute, to recognize projects that have demonstrated success in gender-balanced hiring. Productions that receive the stamp are those that hire female-identifying people in four out of eight critical areas of production, including writing, directing, showrunning, producing, lead acting roles, season regular acting roles, department heads and crew members. Those series must reflect diversity across all of the season, not just specific episodes. The data was collected with IMDbPro.

The inaugural round of recipients include all five of Shonda Rhimes’ shows, Frankie Shaw’s “Smilf,” Issa Rae’s “Insecure,” Tanya Saracho’s “Vida,” “Broad City” from Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson and Amy Sherman-Palladino’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” among others. Over
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Producer Revealed Something Pretty Shocking About Meredith Grey’s Character

Happy Monday, "Grey's Anatomy" fans. We have a pretty interesting report for you guys today in reference to the main character of your favorite show Meredith Grey. The current showrunner Krista Vernoff recently made a pretty shocking reveal about Meredith's character with the folks over at the Los Angeles Times. She claims that in today's storyline's there was no way Meredith would've ended up with character Derek Shepherd played by actor Patrick Dempsey! She said with the Time's Up and #MeToo movement that's going on it's likely not a story they would try to tell. She explained, "If you look at, for example, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) through the lens of Time’s Up and #MeToo. He was her boss. She was an intern, and she kept saying, ‘No, walk away from me,’ and he kept pursuing her, and that is probably not a story
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Marti Noxon Signs Multi-Year Overall Deal at Netflix

Netflix has set an overall deal with yet another prolific producer: Marti Noxon. The streamer announced on Monday that it entered into a multi-year pact with the Emmy-nominated writer, producer and director.

Under the pact, Noxon will produce new TV series exclusively for Netflix. The streamer will also have a first-look option on Noxon’s feature projects. She will continue to produce all projects under her Tiny Pyro banner, with Maria Grasso — president of the production company — making the move to Netflix with her.

Among Noxon’s most recent projects as creator-showrunner are HBO’s Amy Adams-led limited series “Sharp Objects” and AMC’s recently-canceled freshman series “Dietland,” and “UnREAL.”

Also Read: 'Dietland' Canceled After One Season on AMC

Noxon’s two-decades-long small-screen career includes work on series like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Mad Men,” “Glee,” and” Grey’s Anatomy.” On the big screen, Noxon made wrote
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Marti Noxon Sets Netflix Overall Deal

  • Variety
Marti Noxon Sets Netflix Overall Deal
Emmy-nominated writer, producer and director Marti Noxon has signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix.

Under the deal, Noxon will produce new series programming exclusively for Netflix. Additionally, Netflix will have a first-look option on Noxon’s feature projects through the pact, as well. Noxon will continue to produce all projects through her production company, Tiny Pyro. Maria Grasso will make the move to Netflix, as well, continuing in her role as president of Tiny Pyro. Noxon previously had an overall deal at Skydance, which she signed in 2016.

“Who can resist the allure of Netflix?” said Noxon. “Not only do they continually produce ground-breaking and visually stunning content, they’ve developed a platform that’s so influential its become a verb. I Netflix at home, happily, and now I’m even more excited to Netflix for a living.”

Noxon began her career as a writer and later executive producer on
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Hear Regina Spektor’s Meditative New ‘Birdsong’

Hear Regina Spektor’s Meditative New ‘Birdsong’
Regina Spektor sings about quietude on new song “Birdsong,” which appears in the latest episode of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s new Amazon series, The Romanoffs.

“Out of the quiet, out of the sunrise, I hear the birdsong give way to silence,” the singer-songwriter coos over a sparse acoustic guitar pattern. “I hear the voices give way to silence/ It looks like fire, but it’s just sunshine/ Waters are rising, forests are burning, hearts always hurt more while they are learning/ Saying goodbye to the ones they have come from,
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9 Shocking Grey’s Anatomy Secrets Revealed By Creator Shonda Rhimes

Happy Thursday, "Grey's Anatomy" fans. We're back with another session that reveals some pretty shocking and interesting, past secrets about Grey's Anatomy that you might not know. As stated last time, the secrets come straight from the lips of Grey's Anatomy creator herself Shonda Rhimes. Kristina Rodulfo over at Elle.com recently revealed these secrets in an article after attending a television writing class that was held by Shonda. During this class, Shonda revealed these crazy secrets about the show. They have to do with production and ideas for some of the characters that never quite made it on the show. The first secret for this session was that Meredith's mother actually had a different name other than Ellis when she was originally created. Shonda revealed that she actually wanted to name her Helen. That's nothing too crazy. Helen would've worked, but it is still a hidden production secret none the less.
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The Best 10 Seasons of Grey's Anatomy, Ranked

Oh, Grey's Anatomy. While Shonda Rhimes's hit medical drama might be headed for an end in the near future, it's still going strong, already making TV history with its current 15th season. Seriously, we can never get enough of the soapy romantic gestures or heart-shattering drama. It's not even a show anymore; it's a way of life.

If you're thinking about rebinging a few seasons or just feel curious about the best that the show has to offer, you're in luck. Here are our top 10 favorite seasons throughout the show's run, from decently solid to the very best. We'll factor in not only how satisfying the plot and ending felt, but also how weepy the season made us. Because if anything, we can count on Grey's for a good cry.
See full article at BuzzSugar »

The Women’s March And Time’s Up Help Send A Record Number Of Women To Congress

  • Deadline
The Women’s March And Time’s Up Help Send A Record Number Of Women To Congress
Hundreds of thousands of people crowded downtown Los Angeles streets on a sunny January morning to hear Hollywood stars like Constance Wu, Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria and Viola Davis issue a call to action: resist Trump.

Movements like the Women’s March and Time’s Up energized the electorate and helped send a record number of women to Congress in the midterm election. Ninety-five women have won their House races as of Wednesday, up from the current 84.

The midterm election saw a number milestones, from the first Muslim women elected to Congress, Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota, to voters in Massachusetts sending the first woman of color to Congress, Ayanna Pressley. Democrats Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland became the first Native American women elected to Congress.

Several prominent women also were defeated, including Sen. Claire McCaskill, who lost to Josh Hawley in Missouri, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp,
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‘Breaking Bad’ Movie From Vince Gilligan in the Works at Sony

  • The Wrap
‘Breaking Bad’ Movie From Vince Gilligan in the Works at Sony
A “Breaking Bad” movie from original series creator Vince Gilligan is set to begin production in New Mexico later this month.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, the film will begin shooting under the title “Greenbrier” in mid-November and will run through February.

The New Mexico film office told the Journal a film from Sony Pictures with such a title will begin shooting next month. The project is said to track the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom. The film office did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Also Read: 'Better Call Saul' Boss Talks AMC Show's Future: 'We're Closer to the End'

Further details about the film are being kept under wraps, and it is unclear which or if any of the show’s original characters are expected to return. It is also unclear whether the project is planned for a
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Kenya Barris Talks Netflix Plans, #MeToo and His Unusual Career Path at USC Comedy Festival

  • Variety
Showrunner Kenya Barris offered a glimpse of one of the projects he is pursuing now that he has relocated to Netflix during a wide-ranging discussion Saturday night held as part of the USC Comedy Festival.

“I can say this,” Barris teased. “I want to reboot what a family show is.”

Barris spoke with filmmaker Tim Story during the packed session at USC’s Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre.

The showrunner was on campus to take part in the Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Masters of Comedy Lecture Series at the fourth edition of USC’s School of Cinema Arts gathering focused on comedy. Attendees at Barris’ session heard an inspiring discussion about the future of the industry, the power of comedy and a tiny glimpse of what to expect from the “Black-ish” creator now that he’s relocated to Netflix. Students in the crowd were buzzing about the $100 million pact
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J.J. Abrams Seeking Record-Shattering Overall Megadeal (Exclusive)

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J.J. Abrams Seeking Record-Shattering Overall Megadeal (Exclusive)
Several major Hollywood studios are courting J.J. Abrams, who is looking to land a lucrative megadeal with a big media company, a number of Hollywood insiders told Variety.

People familiar with the matter say Abrams’ ambitions are vast and that the prolific producer, writer, and director behind “Alias” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is on the hunt for the kind of super nova-sized deal that would encompass films, television series, digital content, music, games, consumer products, and theme park opportunities.

He is insisting on a certain number of “put pictures,” an industry term for a specific number of guaranteed slots on a studio’s slate of movies. It’s the kind of mega-deal reserved for Abrams’ mentor and friend Steven Spielberg.

Abrams is eager to set a new high-water mark for the value of the deal, with some speculating he hopes for a pact worth half-a-billion dollars or more.
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Grey's Anatomy Brought Back a Ton of Dead Characters For an Emotional Montage

Shonda Rhimes might only regret killing one character over the course of Grey's Anatomy's 15 seasons, but on Thursday night, longtime fans of the ABC series got a chance to reflect on everyone else who tragically hasn't made it out of Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital alive.

As Meredith strolls through the hospital at the end of "Flowers Grow Out of My Grave," which aired on Nov. 1, or Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), loved ones she's lost over the years pop up throughout the halls. George, Derek, Mark, Lexi, her mother Ellis, and even her late dog, Doc, appear in sweet-but-sad cameos, staring at Mer while a Spanish-language cover of "Chasing Cars" plays in the background.

Naturally, the sudden reappearance of such beloved characters has Grey's Anatomy fans soaking in a puddle of their own tears. If you can take a break from your own heaving sobs, we highly
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Grey's Anatomy's Spanish Cover of "Chasing Cars" Has Everyone Weeping Into Their Scrubs

Grey's Anatomy's most recent season might be all about love, but the most recent episode, which aired on Nov. 1, took a dip into more emotional territory.

The literal ghosts of Meredith Grey's past - like George, Derek, Mark, Lexie, her mother Ellis, and even her dog Doc - came back in a shocking-but-sweet montage at the end of "Flowers Grow Out of My Grave." As Meredith happily strolls through the hospital and reminisces about the loved ones she's lost over the years, they pop up in the halls in the perfect ode to the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos).

Related: 25 Songs From Grey's Anatomy Guaranteed to Make You Sob Uncontrollably

On top of seeing familiar faces like Patrick Dempsey, T.R. Knight, and Chyler Leigh, the ABC series also brought back a familiar tune: "Chasing Cars." The song was originally performed by Snow Patrol and made iconic
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Ten ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Shocking, Past Season, Character Script Secrets That Never Came About

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Hey, Grey's Anatomy fans. We've got a special post for you guys today. We did a little digging around and discovered that Kristina Rodulfo over at Elle.com actually signed up for a television writing masterclass that Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes held. In this class, Kristina revealed that Shonda gave away some original and early draft secrets for her hit show Grey's Anatomy! They also included alternative scenes, the Grey's "story bible' and original pitch Rhimes wrote for Grey's Anatomy way back in 2004. From that, Kristina revealed some very interesting and shocking script facts and secrets that never, ever made it to the show. We'll go over ten of them in this article. We might post more of them in another article depending on how this one does. So, your feedback is highly important. The first script secret Shonda gave away was that Grey's Anatomy wasn't even going to
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Wedding-Night Dramedy Eyed at Fox, From Californication Creator

Fox is on track to host the most unique wedding event of next season. The network on Wednesday announced that it has placed a pilot order for Let’s Spend the Night Together, a one-hour dramedy that takes place over a single night at a wedding.

The potential series, based on the French property Quadras, is described as an exploration of “love, friendship and family at different stages of life.” Each episode will reveal “surprising” new details about members of the wedding party, according to the official logline.

Californication creator Tom Kapinos will write the pilot, and serve as an
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