15 Secrets That Escaped Grey’s Anatomy’s Operating Room

  
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ABC’s long running medical drama follows the mishaps and love lusts of a group of misfit interns. As the show progresses, they compete for surgeries, residencies, love, all while experiencing the challenges and hardships of life in the hospital. Viewers were recently outraged when popular cast member Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd aka McDreamy) was killed in the season 11 finale, but the series is pushing on without him. After 13 seasons on air, there have been lots of secrets and drama that have made their way off set and into headlines. Find out 12 Secrets That Escaped Grey’s Anatomy‘s Operating Room!

15. Grey’s Anatomy

Shonda Rhimes got the idea to create the show Grey’s Anatomy because she was obsessed with watching surgical shows on the Discovery Channel. She took the premise of the show from something a doctor once told her about how hard it is to shave her legs in the hospital shower. Rhimes took this and ran with it. When it came time to come up with a name for the show, she thought about naming it “Complications, but then settled on the title of Grey’s Anatomy as a play off of Henry Gray’s human anatomy text book, “Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body” (1858).

© ABC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

© ABC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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14. What Would Grey’s be Like Without Alex?

After reviewing the pilot episode for Grey’s Anatomy, it was decided that another male doctor was needed and the role of Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) was created. Since his scenes were added after the pilot was finished, they were either digitally altered or re-shoots.

 Bob D'amico / ©ABC / courtesy Everett Collection

Bob D’amico / ©ABC / courtesy Everett Collection

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