Writers to Continue Strike; Episode 11 to Air Next Year

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CBS won a repeat-laden Thursday night ratings battle amid the ongoing writers strike, with Survivor: China rising to the top in total viewers and adults 18-49.

Both 9 p.m. heavyweights - Grey's Anatomy (which aired the Season 4 premiere, "A Change is Gonna Come") and CSI, were in repeats, as was NBC's The Office.

So it was Survivor: China (13.8 million, 4.5 rating/12 share in adults 18-49) that was the most-watched program of the night, according to Nielsen Media Research.

CBS therefore won 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., thanks to a repeat CSI (12.3 million, 3.4/8) as NBC's ER (8.6 million, 3.4/9) split 10 p.m. with Without a Trace (9.9, 2.5/7).

Writers on Strike

Meanwhile, it appears that the brief hope that the Writers Guild of America strike may be nearing its conclusion has been dashed for now, as the writers were both swift and vehement in rejecting the latest proposal from the studios.

As a result of the ongoing strike, numerous sources are reporting that Episode 11 of Season Four of Grey's Anatomy (the next new episode, "Crash Into Me, Part II" is #10) will not air until early next year, rather than in two weeks, December 13, its originally scheduled air date. We apologize for our reporting error.

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is there only 11 episodes in season 4?


Please Grey's Anatomy please come back to our screens. and please get meredith and Derek get back together please please


okay let's not freak out..
the article doesn't provide solid proof that episode 11 will be aired next year. "numerous sources" ? enough said.
(trying to be positive here).. cough.


I just want the writers to know that if they end this season with only 11 episodes... everyone in America will hate them!!! thats all i have to say about that!


Kathy, thanks for the explanation ;)
Did you read there will be problems again between Mark & Derek? Aah always problems, when will they all find hapiness for at least one episode :|


Irish Eyes - I think you are right about Mark. I've been thinking that Mark will be involved in someway too, just not sure if it will be to bring Mer/Der back together (being a good friend) or if he will hit on her if he thinks Der has moved on. And we all know that will make Derek HOT if he does that!! And since the tvguide article where Eric Dane says that there may be problems between Mark and Derek...I mean what else could it be....but Meredith! I kinda hope that doesn't happen because I like the relationship between Mark and Derek. And if that happens, Derek again will not have any friends except for the chief. I just hope whatever Shonda has in store for us where Mer/Der are concerned that it doesn't last long!! I just hope Mer/Der realizes that they need each other and FINALLY we can see them back as a HAPPY COUPLE that have made commitments to each other and are planning a wedding on a Ferryboat! (Thats what I have imagined it would be like for these two).


Man.......i really want this to work out.....this season can't end this soon!


This is a little off topic i know but its my thoughts on MerDer. I have a funny feelin that Mark will have a big role in it, either breaking up or gettin them back together i'm not really sure. I've been watchin Mark closely since the premiere and he's too pally pally with Derek now. And Derek likes this because he's emotionally all over the place at the moment and he has never really had a friend at the hospital. mark is very keen to give derek advice about Mer. Sayin stuff like: Meredith is just an intern, you're addicted to her, she's a problem, you need to start datin, spreadin the word around when he KNOWS how derek feels about mer, tellin derek he's back in the saddle. There's somethin fishy goin on there. It's too quick or somethin. And Mark has always carried a torch for mer, hitting on her a few times. What does anyone else think?


greyslover - Part I (episode 9) that we saw 2 weeks ago will re-air on Tuesday night of this week and the new episode Part II (episode 10) will air Thursday night. ( thats what came up on my tivo listing today) As far as episode 11, it sounds like it will not air until Jan.


Cleo, what a useless comment. Ofcourse Patrick did not hate Paddek. Washington and Kate Walsh were both one of the best cast members, especially Kate. Maybe Patrick is kinda frustrated because Shonda has to divide her attention for and Grey's and Private practice.. Maybe he's a little bit jealous because PP has much success?
I can understand he finds it frustrating about the merder break up thing.. Hope they 'll be together soon!
Kathy, what are u saying? So they will show epi 10 and 11 this week, so not like everyone said next year??


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.