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Rumor: T.R. Knight May Leave Grey's Anatomy

by Kelly Woo, posted Jan 29th 2007 5:45PM

Grey's Anatomy on ABCWill Grey's Anatomy soon be George-less? MSNBC.com's The Scoop reports that a source says T.R. Knight is upset by how the network/show handled the aftermath of co-star Isaiah Washington's uses of a homophobic slur.

According to the source, Knight was asked to keep quiet about the initial incident, which happened on set. But then, Washington caused a furor by using the word again at the Golden Globes while trying to deny he'd ever used it in the first place.

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Study finds boomer backlash against youth-obsessed TV

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 20th 2006 3:28PM
BitternessAccording to the AP, a study commissioned by rerun-centric network TV Land found that Baby Boomers -- still the largest segment of the population -- are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the youth-oriented programs on TV these days.

The study found that 37 percent of boomers are unhappy with what's on TV, and 80 percent of all people over 40 say that they have trouble finding shows that they can find relatable to their own lives.

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Everybody Hates Chris Xmas episode causing small backlash

by Joel Keller, posted Dec 23rd 2005 6:19PM
Everybody Hates ChrisApparently, Everybody Hates Chris has a bigger family audience than either Chris Rock or UPN imagined. The network had to field a "handful" of complaints after the show's Christmas episode, in which Chris' little sister Tonya is shown by brother Drew that Santa Claus doesn't exist. The complaints were from parents who had to explain the episode to their kids, who were also watching. Remember, this is a show that has been gently exploring race issues the entire season; the "n-word" was even said a few times in the first few episodes. But what gets all the attention? The episode that says there is no Santa Claus. Even the show's co-creator couldn't escape criticism; Ali LeRoi's 6-year-old son was also upset at the holiday exposé.

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