Grey's Anatomy Moving to Thursdays

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In a surprising move, ABC announced that Grey's Anatomy will officially move to Thursdays at 9 p.m. beginning next fall.
McVet Moves In

The shift triggers a brutal showdown for the Thursday 9 p.m. slot, long considered one of the most prestigious in prime time. Meredith and company will be taking on CBS' smash hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as NBC's new comedy-drama Studio 60. CSI is presently the top-rated scripted show on TV.

The move was the most drastic of a laundry list of changes issued by ABC, which nixed all but two of its sitcoms and announced 15 new series - six comedy, six drama, three reality - for 2006-07. The network plans on using both Grey's Anatomy and its (now-former) Sunday lead-in, Desperate Housewives, to bolster new shows:

  • Brothers & Sisters, a drama about siblings forced to take over the family business after their father dies, stars Calista Flockhart and will take over the coveted 10 p.m. Sunday slot behind Housewives.
  • Six Degrees, a high-concept relationship drama co-created by J.J. Abrams (of Lost and Alias fame), and previewed during the Grey's Anatomy season finale, will follow Grey's on Thursdays at 10. It follows six New Yorkers who don't know each other (yet) but are indirectly changing each other's lives. It stars Erika Christensen, Hope Davis, Campbell Scott and Bridget Moynihan, among others.

Needless to say, we'll tune in whenever we need to. Thursday, Sunday, what does it matter? All we care about is watching Dr. Burke recover while Meredith chooses McVet (or that other guy who wants her).

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When will Season 3 premiere? Any news about it?

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wait?!?! ER!! these two are like neck and neck for my fav show...shizzzz

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I have DVR I don't care when it comes on LOL

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ugh man isn't the OC on thurdays at 9? oh well hah im def. a bigger grey's fan.

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I'm a little weary about the change but I still be front and center watching!!! I love the show & Tivo-ed a bunch of the episodes to be able to watch it!!

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o that sucks i love csi ...... o well im a bigger gray fan:)

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When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.

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Callie: Did anyone ever think you two were a couple?
Meredith: No, because we screw boys like whores on tequila.
Cristina: Then we either try to marry them or drown ourselves.
Callie: Huh.