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Best TV of the '00s: Scandals

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 29th 2009 2:00PM
grey's anatomy scandalMore of our best of the decade coverage, which started earlier today. You can read the other posts at the link above. Here, we talk about the decade's biggest TV scandals.

Who doesn't like a little drama? We love it here at TV Squad. Of course, its usually the scripted kind that we obsess over, not the real-life variety. But it was hard to escape all of the behind-the-scenes scandals going on during the Aughts.

The backstage drama often spilled out onto the tube, in talk show interviews, reality series, and with the 24-hour news networks looking to fill time and boost their ratings. Needless to say, we had little trouble picking our top TV scandals of the '00s.

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More Grey's Anatomy drama involving Isaiah Washington

by Isabelle Carreau, posted May 11th 2008 7:01PM
Grey's AnatomyEven if Isaiah Washington is not longer part of the Grey's Anatomy cast, that doesn't mean he can't be at the center of more behind the scenes drama surrounding the show. This time, the actor is suing because the ABC show used a picture of himself portraying his Grey's character in last week's episode, "The Becoming."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor filed a complaint with SAG because the show used his picture without permission.

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Isaiah Washington might get a Bionic Woman spinoff (?!)

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 3rd 2007 4:42PM

Isaiah WashingtonHe hasn't even made his debut on the show yet (he starts tonight at 8 on NBC), but Isaiah Washington says that NBC has already said they might want to spinoff his Bionic Woman character because "there's been some relative excitement about my presence."

First of all, who the hell talks like that about themselves? There's been excitement about his presence? Um, OK. Second, Washington is only slated to do five episodes so far, and I think that if NBC really thought he was great then they would want to sign him to a full-time contract on Bionic Woman before taking the chance of spinning him off on his own show.

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What to expect in season 4 of Grey's Anatomy

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Sep 18th 2007 7:22PM
Grey's AnatomyLast season's finale of ABC's Grey's Anatomy did a decent job of wrapping up storylines featured throughout a somewhat disappointing season: the wedding, the race for the chief position, the exams, and the status of the MeDer relationship.

Even if the finale didn't leave us hanging all summer, it did ask some questions, such as: will Derek hook up with Lexie (Meredith's sister) or properly patch things up with Meredith, will Weber follow Derek's suggestion and stay, will George admit he loves Izzie and will he return to Seattle Grace, etc.? As Jonathan put it in his review of the finale: "Lots of questions, but as I said... no rush to find out the answers."

Spoilers after the jump!

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Jul 16th 2007 6:20PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today, on TV Squad Daily:
The video's embedded below, or you can subscribe to this podcast via our feed. Plus, you can also download the file directly.

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Washington to guest on Bionic Woman, signs NBC development deal

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 16th 2007 8:04AM
Isaiah WashingtonDespite being fired from Grey's Anatomy and blaming everyone but himself for his predicament, it looks like Isaiah Washington is landing firmly on his feet.

According to USA Today, NBC is set to announce that they've signed the actor to a development deal; under the deal, Washington will star in an action drama that he pitched the network, starting in the 2008-09 season. In the meantime, he will have a guest role on the network's upcoming remake of The Bionic Woman, playing a mysterious figure that will either help or hurt the main character, Jamie Sommers. He's signed for at least five episodes.

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Jul 3rd 2007 4:58PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily:
Here's my shortlist of people who need to stop talking, asap.

1. Paris Hilton
2. Isaiah Washington
3. John Stamos

The video's embedded below, or you can subscribe to this podcast via our feed. Plus, you can also download the file directly.

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Jun 27th 2007 6:20PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily:
  • If you're a fan of watching competitive eating (um, why?), you might understand why one of the "sport's" biggest stars is absolutely crushed to have developed severe jaw arthritis.
  • Isaiah Washington isn't going away like he's supposed to.
  • US Weekly has Paris fatigue... and I've got it too! Apparently it messes with your mind, because in the show I said "USA Weekly" instead of "US Weekly." Oops! I blame Paris!
The video's embedded below, or you can subscribe to this podcast via our feed. Plus, you can also the file directly.

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Isaiah Washington will sit with Larry King

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jun 25th 2007 5:42PM
Larry KingYes, more news about Isaiah Washington! As if we had not published enough articles about him yet (just look at the amount of links in this article alone). Michael Ausiello from TV Guide reports that the ex-Grey's Anatomy actor will sit down for a chat with CNN's Larry King on Larry King Live on Monday, July 2. This will be the actor's first TV interview since being fired.

Expect the interview to cover the too much publicized incidents with T.R. Knight and Patrick Dempsey as well as what happened at the Golden Globes, the rehab, the PSA, the fact that Washington got fired, that potential law suit against ABC and the media frenzy!


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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Jun 22nd 2007 5:23PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily:
  • Isaiah Washington just ruined his last chance at not being viewed as a jerk.
  • The Australian version of Big Brother just apologized for throwing water balloons of goo at Mexico's flag, but it might be a bit late for apologies.
  • What's this I hear? The View might add a man?
The video's embedded below, or you can subscribe to this podcast via our feed. Plus, you can also download the file directly.

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Isaiah Washington says T.R. Knight should've been fired

by Anna Johns, posted Jun 21st 2007 3:25PM
isaiah washingtonAt this point, it just feels like we're watching Isaiah Washington self-destruct. Since being fired from Grey's Anatomy, he has said some pretty stupid stuff. But this one takes the cake.

Washington gave an interview to the Houston Chronicle, his hometown newspaper, where he says that actor T.R. Knight is the one who should have been fired from Grey's Anatomy. Sure, Washington is the one who practically got into a fistfight on set with co-star Patrick Dempsey after Washington used a derogatory gay slur referring to Knight. But, Washington says, Knight went on to have the nerve to be offended by it and ended up creating a negative work environment.

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Isaiah Washington says he's powerful, great, and that he loves himself

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 20th 2007 2:21PM

Isaiah WashingtonThere probably comes a time in every controversy where the person involved should just...stop...talking.

Fired Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington is now comparing himself to Malcolm X and Paul Robeson. He isn't happy about getting canned from the show after he apologized, went to "rehab" and did everything the network asked him to do, and now he wonders if it's because of who he is and not what he did.

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Washington may now sue Grey's

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jun 9th 2007 1:01AM
WashingtonHere we go with another chapter in our daily soap "As Grey's Anatomy Turns." A few hours after telling the world he was "really angry" after being fired from ABC's hit show Grey's Anatomy, Isaiah Washington is now pondering suing the series.

TV Guide reports that during an interview, Howard Bragman, Washington's spokesperson, claimed that the actor is really angry. Yesterday, the actor issued a statement in which he said "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore." The actor is now ready to take matter in his own hands and let the Network and show how mad he is.

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Jun 8th 2007 5:49PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily: Happy Friday!
  • Isaiah Washington wasn't asked to return for another season of Grey's Anatomy. This is good news.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker has a new line of cheap clothes, and says there's forward momentum on a Sex and the City movie, finally.
The video's embedded below, or you can subscribe to this podcast via our feed. Plus, you can also download the file directly.

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Isaiah Washington not returning to Grey's Anatomy; he's "mad as hell"

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 8th 2007 8:24AM
Isaiah WashingtonIt's official: Isaiah Washington isn't coming back to Grey's Anatomy.

According to E! Online (who confirmed the story with ABC Television Studios), Washington, who portrayed Dr. Preston Burke, was informed yesterday that his contract will not be renewed. The actor's statement was succinct: "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore."

Recall that Washington caused an uproar around the Grey's set and in the entertainment industry when he called co-star T.R. Knight a "faggot" late last year. Knight publicly came out of the closet after the incident, and Washington had to spend the rest of the season in damage control, going to "rehab" and meeting with representatives from GLAAD, among other forms of restitution. Apparently that incident, combined with an overall difficult attitude, sealed Washington's fate.

[thanks to Dorv and Jillian for the tips.]

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