Lynette Rice on the Backstage Drama at ‘Grey’s Anatomy’—and Why We Keep Watching

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Lynette Rice has covered Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning: as it became a culture-defining phenomenon in the 2000s, as it faced cast meltdowns and blowups, as it cycled through stars, as it killed off McDreamy, and as it aged into an old reliable in an otherwise uncertain network television landscape (18 seasons and counting!). She delves into it all in her oral history How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy. In this episode we talk to Lynette about the show’s heady early days, Isaiah Washington and Katherine Heigl’s fraught departures, and how it’s kept going for this long.

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