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Grey's Anatomy Episodes, Cast, Characters and Awards

Grey's Anatomy is an American television medical drama that premiered on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), as a mid-season replacement for Boston Legal on March 27, 2005. The series has aired for eight seasons, and focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns and residents, as they gradually evolve into seasoned doctors, while trying to maintain personal lives. The show's premise originated with Shonda Rhimes, who serves as an executive producer, along with Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Krista Vernoff, Rob Corn, Mark Wilding and Allan Heinberg. The series was created to be racially diverse, utilising a colour-blind casting technique. It is primarily filmed in Los Angeles, California.

Episodes have been broadcast on Thursday at 9:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), since the show's third season. The first two seasons aired after Deperate Housewives in the Sunday 10:00pm EST time-slot. All episodes are approximately forty-three minutes, without commercials, and are broadcast in both high-definition and standard. The series' episodes are also available for download at the iTunes Store in standard and high-definition qualities, and Amazon Instant Video, with new episodes appearing the day after their live airing. ABC Video on demand also releases episodes of the show, typically one to two days after their premiere. Recent episodes are available at ABC's official Grey's Anatomy website, and on Hulu. In 2009, ABC signed a deal allowing Grey's Anatomy episodes to be streamed at Newflix.

Grey's Anatomy was among the top-ten rated shows in the United States from its first through fourth seasons. The show's episodes have won a number of awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series, a People's Choice Award for Favourite TV Drama, and multiple NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. Since its premiere, Buena Vista Home Entertainment has distributed all seasons onto DVD. The series has aired several specials recapping events from previous episodes, as well as released two series of webisodes. On May 11, 2012, the series was renewed for a ninth season, which is scheduled to premiere on September 27. As of May 17, 2012, a total of 172 original episodes have aired.

Series OverviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally Aired
Season Premiere Season Finale
1 9 March 27, 2005 May 22, 2005
2 27 September 25, 2005 May 15, 2006
3 25 September 21, 2006 May 17, 2007
4 17 September 27, 2007 May 22, 2008
5 24 September 25, 2008 May 14, 2009
6 24 September 24, 2009 May 20, 2010
7 22 September 23, 2010 May 19, 2011
8 24 September 22, 2011 May 17, 2012
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EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2005)Edit

Season 1

No. Title Directed By Written By Original Air Date U.S. Viewers (Millions)
1 "A Hard Day's Night" Peter Horton Shonda Rhimes March 27, 2005 16.25
2 "The First Cut Is the Deepest" Peter Horton Shonda Rhimes April 2, 2005 17.71
3 "Winning a Battle, Losing the War" Tony Goldwyn Shonda Rhimes April 10, 2005 17.99
4 "No Man's Land" Adam Davidson James D. Parriott April 17, 2005 19.18
5 "Shake Your Groove Thing" John David Coles Ann Hamilton April 24, 2005 17.90
6 "If Tomorrow Never Comes" Scott Brazil Krista Vernoff May 1, 2005 17.88
7 "The Self-Destruct Button" Darnell Martin Kip Koenig May 8, 2005 18.86
8 "Save Me" Sarah Pia Anderson Mimi Schmir May 15, 2005 18.33
9 "Who's Zoomin' Who?" Wendey Stanzler Gabrielle Stanton and Harry Werksman, Jr. May 22, 2005 22.22

Season 2 (2005-2006)Edit

Season 2

No. Title Directed By Written By Original Air Date U.S. Viewers (Millions)
1 "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" Peter Horton Stacy McKee September 25, 2005 18.98
2 "Enough is Enough" Peter Horton James D. Parriott October 2, 2005 17.57
3 "Make Me Lose Control" Adam Davidson Krista Vernoff October 9, 2005 18.12
4 "Deny, Deny, Deny" Wendey Stanzler Zoanne Clack October 16, 2005 18,28
5 "Bring the Pain" Mark Tinker Shonda Rhimes October 23, 2005 18.00
6 "Into You Like a Train" Jeff Melman Krista Vernoff October 30, 2005 16,67
7 "Something to Talk About" Adam Davidson Stacy McKee November 6, 2005 18.13
8 "Let It Be" Lesli Linka Glatter Mimi Schmir November 13, 2005 19.74
9 "Thanks for the Memories" Michael Dinner Shonda Rhimes November 20, 2005 20.33
10 "Much too Much" Wendey Stanzler Gabrielle Stanton and Harry Werksman, Jr. November 27, 2005 19.59
11 "Owner of a Lonely Heart" Dan Minahan Mark Wilding December 4, 2005 20.59
12 "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" Peter Horton Krista Vernoff December 11, 2005 15.70
13 "Begin the Begin" Jessica Yu Kip Koenig January 15, 2006 18.97
14 "Tell Me Sweet Little Lies" Adam Davidson Tony Phelan and Joan Rater January 22, 2006 21.04
15 "Break on Through" David Paymer Zoanne Clack January 29, 2006 18.44
16 "It's the End of the World" Peter Horton Shonda Rhimes February 5, 2006 37.88
17 "As We Know It" Peter Horton Shonda Rhimes February 12, 2006 25.42
18 "Yesterday" Rob Corn Story by: Mimi Schmir and Teleplay by: Krista Vernoff February 19, 2006 24.36
19 "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" Wendey Stanzler Stacy McKee February 26, 2006 24.76
20 "Band-Aid Covers the Bullet Hole" Julie Anne Robinson Gabrielle Stanton and Harry Werksman, Jr. March 12, 2006 22.51
21 "Superstition" Tricia Brock James D. Parriott March 19, 2006 21.13
22 "The Name of the Game" Seith Mann Blythe Robe April 2, 2006 22.35
23 "Blues for Sister Someone" Jeff Melman Elizabeth Klaviter April 30, 2006 20.76
24 "Damage Control" Tony Goldwyn Mimi Schmir May 7, 2006 21.99
25 "17 Seconds" Dan Minahan Mark Wilding May 14, 2006 22.60
26 "Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response" Rob Corn Tony Phelan and Joan Rater May 15, 2006 22.50
27 "Losing My Religion" Mark Tinker Shonda Rhimes May 15, 2006 22.50

Season 3 (2006-2007)Edit

Season 3

No. Title Directed By Written By Original Air Date U.S. Viewers (Millions)
1 "Time Has Come Today" Dan Minahan Shonda Rhimes September 21, 2006 25.41
2 "I Am a Tree" Jeff Melman Krista Vernoff September 28, 2006 23.48
3 "Sometimes a Fantasy" Adam Arkin Debora Cahn October 5, 2006 22.80
4 "What I Am" Dan Lerner Allan Heinberg October 12, 2006 22.88
5 "Oh, the Guilt" Jeff Melman Zoanne Clack and Tony Phelan and Joan Rater October 19, 2006 22.05
6 "Let the Angels Commit" Jessica Yu Stacy McKee November 2, 2006 21.02
7 "Where the Boys Are" Dan Minahan Mark Wilding November 9, 2006 20.65
8 "Staring at the Sun" Jeff Melman Gabrielle Stanton and Harry Werksman, Jr. November 16, 2006 20.92
9 "From a Whisper to a Scream" Julie Anne Robinson Kip Koenig November 23, 2006 18.51
10 "Don't Stand So Close to Me" Seith Mann Carolina Paiz November 30, 2006 24.01
11 "Six Days (Part 1)" Greg Yaitanes Krista Vernoff January 11, 2007 23.03
12 "Six Days (Part 2)" Greg Yaitaines Krista Vernoff January 18, 2007 21.94
13 "Great Expectations" Michael Grossman Eric Buchman January 25, 2007 21.50
14 "Wishin' and Hopin'" Julie Anne Robinson Tony Phelan and Joan Rater February 1, 2007 24.18
15 "Walk on Water" Rob Corn Shonda Rhimes February 8, 2007 25.20
16 "Drowing on Dry Land" Rob Corn Shonda Rhimes February 15, 2007 25.76
17 "Some Kind of Miracle" Adam Arkin Shonda Rhimes and Marti Noxon February 22, 2007 27.39
18 "Scars and Souvenirs" James Frawley Debora Cahn March 15, 2007 22.68
19 "My Favourite Mistake" Tamra Davis Chris Van Dusen March 22, 2007 22.30
20 "Time After Time" Christopher Misiano Stacy McKee April 19, 2007 21.12
21 "Desire" Tom Verica Mark Wilding April 26, 2007 20.08
22 "The Other Side of This Life (Part 1)" Michael Grossman Shonda Rhimes May 3, 2007 21.23
23 "The Other Side of This Life (Part 2)" Michael Grossman Shonda Rhimes May 3, 2007 21.23
24 "Testing 1-2-3" Christopher Misiano Allan Heinberg May 10, 2007 19.58
25 "Didn't We Almost Have It All?" Rob Corn Tony Phelan and Joan Rater May 17, 2007 22.57

Season 4 (2007-2008)Edit

Season 4

No. Title Directed By Written By Original Air Date U.S. Viewers (Millions)
1 "A Change Is Gonna Come" Rob Corn Shonda Rhimes September 27, 2007 20.93
2 "Love/Addiction" James Frawley Debora Cahn October 4, 2007 18.51
3 "Let the Truth Sting" Dan Minahan Mark Wilding October 11, 2007 19.04
4 "The Heart of the Matter" Randy Zisk Allan Heinberg October 18, 2007 18.04
5 "Haunt You Every Day" Bethany Rooney Krista Vernoff October 25, 2007 18.17
6 "Kung Fu Fighting" Tom Verica Stacy McKee November 1, 2007 19.31
7 "Physical Attraction, Chemical Reaction" Jeff Melman Tony Phelan and Joan Rater November 8, 2007 19.50
8 "Forever Young" Rob Corn Mark Wilding November 15, 2007 19.61
9 "Crash Into Me (Part 1)" Michael Grossman and Jessica Yu Shonda Rhimes and Krista Vernoff November 22, 2007 14.11
10 "Crash Into Me (Part 2)" Jessica Yu Shonda Rhimes and Krista Vernoff December 6, 2007 17.78
11 "Lay Your Hands On Me" John Terlesky Allan Heinberg January 10, 2008 17.68
12 "Where the Wild Things Are" Rob Corn Zoanne Clack April 24, 2008 16.37
13 "Piece of My Heart" Mark Tinker Stacy McKee May 1, 2008 15.31
14 "The Becoming" Julie Anne Robinson Tony Phelan and Joan Rater May 8, 2008 16.03
15 "Losing My Mind" James Frawley Debora Cahn May 15, 2008 15.55
16 "Freedom (Part 1)" Rob Corn Shonda Rhimes May 22, 2008 18.09
17 "Freedom (Part 2)" Rob Corn Shonda Rhimes May 22, 2008 18.09

Season 5 (2008-2009)Edit

Season 5

No. Title Directed By Written By Original Air Date U.S. Viewers (Millions)
1 "Dream a Little Dream of Me (Part 1)" Rob Corn Shonda Rhimes September 25, 2008 18.29
2 "Dream a Little Dream of Me (Part 2)" Rob Corn Shonda Rhimes September 25, 2008 18.31
3 "Here Comes the Flood" Michael Pressman Krista Vernoff October 9, 2008 14.54
4 "Brave New World" Eric Stoltz Debora Cahn October 16, 2008 14.57
5 "There's No "I" in Team" Randy Zisk Jenna Bans October 23, 2008 14.21
6 "Life During Wartime" James Frawley Mark Wilding October 30, 2008 15.05
7 "Rise Up" Joanna Kerns William Harper November 6, 2008 15.63
8 "These Ties That Bind" Eric Stoltz Stacy McKee November 13, 2008 15.59
9 "In the Midnight Hour" Tom Verica Tony Phelan and Joan Rater November 20, 2008 15.74
10 "All By Miyself" Arlene Sanford Peter Nowalk December 4, 2008 15.15
11 "Wish You Were Here" Rob Corn Debora Cahn January 8, 2009 13.71
12 "Sympathy for the Devil" Jeannot Szwarc Jenna Bans January 15, 2009 12.95
13 "Stairway to Heaven" Allison Liddi-Brown Mark Wilding January 22, 2009 14.25
14 "Beat Your Heart Out" Julie Anne Robinson William Harper February 5, 2009 15.20
15 "Before and After" Dan Attias Tony Phelan and Joan Rater February 12, 2009 15.70
16 "An Honest Mistake" Randy Zisk Peter Nowalk February 19, 2009 15.39
17 "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" Rob Corn Jenna Bans March 12, 2009 13.54
18 "Stand By Me" Jessica Yu Zoanna Clack March 19, 2009 14.67
19 "Elevator Love Letter" Ed Ornelas Stacy McKee March 26, 2009 16.10
20 "Sweet Surrender" Tony Phelan Sonay Washington April 23, 2009 13.55
21 "No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)" Tom Verica Krista Vernoff April 30, 2009 14.12
22 "What a Difference a Day Makes" Rob Corn Shonda Rhimes May 7, 2009 15.33
23 "Here's to Future Days" Bill D'Elia Allan Heinberg May 14, 2009 16.58
24 "Now or Never" Rob Corn Debora Cahn May 14, 2009 17.12

Season 6 (2009-2010)Edit

Season 6

No. Title Directed By Written By Original Air Date U.S. Viewers (Millions)
1 "Good Mourning" Ed Ornelas Krista Vernoff September 24, 2009 17.03
2 "Goodbye" Bill D'Elia Krista Vernoff September 24, 2009 17.03
3 "I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me" Michael Pressman Tony Phelan and Joan Rater October 1, 2009 15.69
4 "Tainted Obligation" Tom Verica Jenna Bans October 8, 2009 14.13
5 "Invasion" Tony Phelan Mark Wilding October 15, 2009 13.79
6 "I Saw What I Saw" Allison Liddi-Brown William Harper October 22, 2009 15.40
7 "Give Peace a Chance" Chandra Wilson Peter Nowalk October 29, 2009 13.74
8 "Invest in Love" Jessica Yu Stacy McKee November 5, 2009 13.95
9 "New History" Rob Corn Allan Heinberg November 12, 2009 14.87
10 "Holidaze" Robert Berlinger Krista Vernoff November 19, 2009 14.07
11 "Blink" Randy Zisk Debora Cahn January 14, 2010 12.78
12 "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked" Donna Deitch Tony Phelan and Joan Rater January 21, 2010 12.70
13 "State of Love and Trust" Jeannot Szwarc Stacy McKee February 4, 2010 12.55
14 "Valentine's Day Massacre" Stephen Cragg William Harper February 11, 2010 12.74
15 "The Time Warp" Rob Corn Zoanne Clack February 18, 2010 10.27
16 "Perfect Little Accident" Bill D'Elia Peter Nowalk March 4, 2010 11.83
17 "Push" Chandra Wilson Debora Cahn March 11, 2010 10.94
18 "Suicide is Painless" Jeannot Szwarc Tony Phelan and Joan Rater March 25, 2010 11.57
19 "Sympathy for the Parents" Debbie Allen Allan Heinberg April 1, 2010 9.87
20 "Hook, Like and Sinner" Tony Phelan Meg Marinis April 29, 2010 10.47
21 "How Insensitive" Tom Verica William Harper May 6, 2010 11.03
22 "Shiny Happy People" Ed Ornelas Zoanne Clack and Peter Nowalk May 13, 2010 11.05
23 "Sanctuary" Stephen Cragg Shonda Rhimes May 20, 2010 13.93
24 "Death and All His Friends" Rob Corn Shonda Rhimes May 20, 2010 16.13

Season 7 (2010-2011)Edit

Season 7

No. Title Directed By Written By Original Air Date U.S. Viewers (Millions)
1 "With You I'm Born Again" Rob Corn Krista Vernoff September 23, 2010 14.32
2 "Shock to the System" Tom Verica William Harper September 30, 2010 12.53
3 "Superfreak" Michael Pressman Mark Wilding October 7, 2010 12.75
4 "Can't Fight Biology" Ed Ornelas Peter Nowalk October 14, 2010 12.11
5 "Almost Grown" Chandra Wilson Brian Tanen October 21, 2010 20.97
6 "These Arms of Mine" Stephen Cragg Stacy McKee October 28, 2010 10.79
7 "That's Me Trying" Tony Phelan Austin Guzman November 4, 2010 11.92
8 "Something's Gotta Give" Jeannot Szwarc William Harper November 11, 2010 11.13
9 "Slow Night, So Long" Rob Bailey Zoanne Clack November 18, 2010 11.46
10 "Adrift and at Peace" Allison Liddi-Brown Tony Phelan and Joan Rater December 2, 2010 11.02
11 "Disarm" Debbie Allen Krista Vernoff January 6, 2011 11.64
12 "Start Me Up" Mark Jackson Natalie Krinsky January 13, 2011 12.15
13 "Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go)" Kevin McKidd Mark Wilding February 3, 2011 11.18
14 "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" Steve Robin Austin Guzman February 10, 2011 10.47
15 "Golden Hour" Rob Corn Stacy McKee February 17, 2011 10.24
16 "Not Responsible" Debbie Allen Debora Cahn February 24, 2011 9.13
17 "This Is How We Do It" Ed Ornelas Peter Nowalk March 24, 2011 10.28
18 "Song Beneath the Song" Tony Phelan Shonda Rhimes March 31, 2011 13.09
19 "It's a Long Way Back" Steve Robin William Harper April 28, 2011 10.67
20 "White Wedding" Chandra Wilson Stacy McKee May 5, 2011 10.11
21 "I Will Survive" Tom Verica Zoanne Clack May 12, 2011 9.63
22 "Unaccompanied Minor" Rob Corn Debora Cahn May 19, 2011 9.89

Season 8 (2011-2012)Edit

Season 8

No. Title Directed By Written By Original Air Date U.S. Viewers (Millions)
1 "Free Falling" Rob Corn Tony Phelan and Joan Rater September 22, 2011 10.38
2 "She's Gone" Tony Phelan Debora Cahn September 22, 2011 10.38
3 "Take the Lead" Chandra Wilson William Harper September 29, 2011 10.20
4 "What Is It About Men" Tom Verica Stacy McKee October 6, 2011 8.70
5 "Love, Loss and Legacy" Stephen Cragg Denise Hahn October 13, 2011 9.97
6 "Poker Face" Kevin McKidd Peter Nowalk October 20, 2011 9.54
7 "Put Me In, Coach" Debbie Allen Jeannine Renshaw October 27, 2011 9.93
8 "Heart-Shaped Box" Jessica Yu Austin Guzman November 3, 2011 9.52
9 "Dark Was the Night" Allison Liddi-Brown Debora Cahn November 10, 2011 11.29
10 "Suddenly" Ron Underwood Stacy McKee January 5, 2012 12.12
11 "This Magic Moment" Steve Robin Zoanne Clack January 12, 2012 10.71
12 "Hope for the Hopeless" Mark Jackson Peter Nowalk January 19, 2012 9.42
13 "If/Then" Jeannot Szwarc William Harper February 2, 2012 9.71
14 "All You Need Is Love" Rob Corn Jeannine Renshaw February 9, 2012 10.27
15 "Have You Seen Me Lately?" Tony Phelan Austin Guzman February 16, 2012 8.31
16 "If Only You Were Lonely" Susan Vaill Matt Byrne February 23, 2012 9.06
17 "One Step Too Far" Ed Ornelas William Harper March 15, 2012 9.62
18 "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" Mark Jackson Stacy McKee April 5, 2012 8.19
19 "Support System" Allison Liddi-Brown Heather Mitchell April 12, 2012 8.85
20 "The Girl With No Name" Ron Underwood Peter Nowalk April 19, 2012 9.82
21 "Moment of Truth" Chandra Wilson Zakiyyah Alexander April 26, 2012 9.45
22 "Let the Bad Times Roll" Kevin McKidd Matt Byrne May 3, 2012 9.24
23 "Migration" Stephen Cragg Mark Wilding and Jenna Bans May 10, 2012 9.82
24 "Flight" Rob Corn Shonda Rhimes May 17, 2012 11.44

Season 9 (2012-2013)Edit

Season 9


Specials (2006-2007)Edit

No. Title Narrators Aired Between Origtraiginal Air Date
1 "Straight to the Heart" Steven W. Bailey as Joe, the Bartender "Begin the Begin (Episode 21)- "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" (Episode 22) January 8, 2006
2 "Under Pressure" Steven W. Bailey as Joe, the Bartender "The Name of the Game" (Episode 31)- "Blues for Sister Someone" (Episode 32) April 23, 2006
4 "Complications of the Heart" Steven W. Bailey as Joe, the Bartender "Losing My Religion" (Season 2 Finale)- "Time Has Come Today" (Season 3 Premiere" September 21, 2006
4 "Every Moment Counts" Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Denny Duquette "My Favourite Mistake" (Episode 55)- "Time After Time" (Episode 56) April 12, 2007
5 "Come Rain or Shine" Editors of People "Didn't We Almost Have It All?" (Season 3 Finale)- "A Change is Gonna Come" (Season 4 Premiere) September 19, 2007

WebisodesEdit

Seattle Grace: On CallEdit

No. Title Directed By Written By Original Air Date
1 "Seattle Grace: On Call Part 1" David Greenspan Chris Van Dusen November 20, 2009
2 "Seattle Grace: On Call Part 2" David Greenspan Chris Van Dusen December 3, 2009
3 "Seattle Grace: On Call Part 3" David Greenspan Austin Guzman December 10, 2009
4 "Seattle Grace: On Call Part 4" Susan Vaill Chris Van Dusen December 17, 2009
5 "Seattle Grace: On Call Part 5" Susan Vaill Austin Guzman January 14, 2010
6 "Seattle Grace: On Call Part 6" Susan Vaill Chris Van Dusen January 21, 2010

Seattle Grace: Message of HopeEdit

No. Title Directed By Written By Original Air Date
1 "No Comment" Kevin McKidd Chris Van Dusen October 14, 2010
2 "Take One" Kevin McKidd Chris Van Dusen October 21, 2010
3 "The Face" David Greenspan Chris Van Dusen October 28, 2010
4 "Nerves" David Greenspan Miguel Nolla November 4, 2010
5 "Award-Winning" Kevin McKidd Chris Van Dusen November 11, 2010
6 "The Sizzle" Kevin McKidd Tim Day November 18, 2010