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Grey’s Anatomy may have shocked fans with another half-sister twist, but we actually should’ve seen it coming all along!

In the season finale, the new head of cardio Margaret Pierce (Kelly McCreary) was revealed to be the half-sister of Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), whom their mother Ellis Grey (Kate Burton) gave up for adoption. Her father? Dr. Webber (James Pickens Jr)!

How will Meredith react to this new revelation, especially in the wake of Cristina (Sandra Oh) leaving? TVGuide.com sat down with showrunner Shonda Rhimes to discuss the upcoming season, including the state of Meredith and Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) marriage after her sudden decision to stay in Seattle, how Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) will change the dynamic and how Alex (Justin Chambers) becoming a board member will shake up the hospital.

Will there be a time jump when Grey’s returns?
Shonda Rhimes:
No. We’re not going to time jump.

Introducing Maggie on the show is different from the other half-sisters because it also affects Richard. How will this change the hospital dynamic and how will you handle explaining how Ellis Grey was able to hide this pregnancy?
What’s interesting for us is that Maggie has been a piece of story that we have had and known about since Season 4 — well, honestly since the beginning. That was one of the original pieces of story since the beginning with the Richard-Ellis dynamic, but it’s been a piece of story since Season 4 when we talked about introducing her. We were going, “When’s the right time?!” and we were holding it forever. I kept going, “Not this season, it’s not right.” After a while, I was like, “We’re never going to introduce it. The show is going to end without it.” Every time I thought the show was going to end, I was like, “Ah!” Then we hit this moment in time and I remember walking into the writers’ room and going, “You guys, it’s time.” And all the writers knew exactly what I was talking about. It’s going to be interesting to see how it plays out. Because we’ve all known about it for so long, it’s always been layered it. It’s not a thing where we’re going in and backdating. It’s literally always been layered into the story line. We can literally go back and pull out moments of the show and I’m excited to do so, and point out where it was talked about. It’s not going to be so hard to do.

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I so knew this was coming but either way *happy dance*

When paging Dr. Shepherd at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, you’re going to have to be a bit more specific! Caterina Scorsone has been promoted to series regular on Grey’s Anatomy, E! News has confirmed. Scorsone, who played Derek’s sister (Patrick Dempsey) Amelia Shepherd on Grey’s spinoff Private Practice, will stick around the ABC drama for its upcoming season 11.

Scorsone spent more than 60 episodes on Private Practice and has appeared in half a dozen as a guest star on Grey’s Anatomy. Her other TV roles include 1-800-Missing, Crash and Goosebumps.

Grey’s Anatomy recently said goodbye to Sandra Oh, who had been with the show since the beginning. Additionally, Tessa Ferrer and Gaius Charles will not return as series regulars for season 11.

In January, Grey’s Anatomy stars Ellen Pompeo and Dempsey both signed new contracts keeping them with the series through season 12. ABC renewed the long-running medical drama for a season 11 in May and in January, ABC’s president, Paul Lee, indicated the doctors of Grey’s will remain on call for “many years to come.”

For the 2014 season, ABC has moved Grey’s Anatomy to 8 p.m. with Scandal at 9 p.m. and Shonda Rhimes‘ new series, How to Get Away With Murder, at 10 p.m. on Thursdays.


“She’s stuck in a position that a lot of women wrestle with when considering marriage and kids,” the actress tells THR.

Caterina Scorsone is back on ABC. The Private Practice alum made her return to Grey’s Anatomy last week, reprising her role as Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) sister, Amelia, returning to Seattle to see if she’s cut out for a family life after James (Matt Long) proposed.

Instead, the younger Shepherd learns that caring for two small children and a home is a bit overwhelming. So what’s ahead for Amelia following her stark realization that she may not be cut out to be a wife and mother? The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Scorsone to discuss what’s ahead for Amelia as well as what’s going on at Seaside Wellness (RIP, Private Practice) and more.

Amelia is back in Seattle — and overwhelmed. Where does she go from here?

In the foreseeable future, which is until the end of the season, she’s interacting with Derek and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and living at the Dream House for a little while. In the next episode, Derek taps her to be his co-surgeon on a complicated neurology case that involves conjoined twins. There are two brains and you need two neurosurgeons with perfect, perfect Shepherd hair (laughs). He calls Amelia in and she’s at Grey Sloan Memorial with privileges.

James (Matt Long) has proposed to her and she’s testing what family life may be like. Is that really why she’s in Seattle? Might we see him at some point?

I don’t know what will happen down the road. She is in Seattle in a very complicated situation. She fled to go visit the babies and get to know [baby] Bailey and visit Zola but she’s in full freak out mode right now. She went from very tragic circumstances before meeting James to this whirlwind romance and not that long after a proposal with this guy who, in contrast to Amelia — as he said on Private Practice –the worst thing that happened to him was having to put his Golden Retriever down. They definitely have very different histories and suddenly she’s in a position where she’s got to figure out if she’s going to be able to be a wife and mother for this guy — and if she’s ready for that while balancing her career as a neurosurgeon when that is an area that gives her so much identity and so much sanity post-addiction. She’s in Seattle fully freaking out and not sure who she is or what she needs to do to be a functional human in society. She’s not sure if marrying James is the answer or if she should dive more fully into her career. She’s stuck in a position that a lot of women wrestle with when considering marriage and kids.

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While it’s only been a little over a year since Private Practice went off the air, having this doctor back on Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 Episode 21 was a welcome sight.

And while last night’s installment had her contending with the Shepherd children, don’t worry: Amelia is headed back to the OR next Thursday.

Indeed, Caterina Scorsone – who has been busy with real-life motherhood in the time away from Shondaland – has returned. And the actress talked to me earlier this week about how it’s been stepping back into Amelia’s shoes, as well as what we can expect on next week’s nail-biting episode involving conjoined twins with her on-screen brother, played by Patrick Dempsey.

Of course, I also had to ask if series Shonda Rhimes has asked her to return as a regular and whether she’d be up for it if so…

TV Fanatic: First of all, how’s motherhood?

Caterina Scorsone: It’s been wonderful. It’s been so, so much more miraculous than I even could have imagined! Everyone tells you that it’s the best thing ever and then you have this child and it’s so much better than you could ever have possibly even conceived of before. For me, anyway. Everyone has their own experience.

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I have added screen captures of Caterina in 10.21 of Grey’s Anatomy.

Gallery Link:
- 10.21 – Change of Heart

Finally, we now know Caterina will be gracing our screens on April 24!


Guest starring Caterina Scorsone (“Private Practice”) and Debbie Allen (“Fame”)

“Change Of Heart” – Jackson is given the daunting task of delivering disappointing news to the doctors. Meanwhile, Derek’s sister Amelia drops by for a surprise visit, Richard surprises Catherine in Boston and when Bailey gets frustrated by the slow pace of her research, she makes a risky decision on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Sarah Drew as April Kepner, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, Gaius Charles as Shane Ross, Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie Edwards and Tessa Ferrer as Leah Murphy.

Guest cast TBA.

“Change Of Heart” was written by Meg Marinis and directed by Rob Greenlea.


OMG I’ve been waiting for this, so excited!!  I hope the role becomes permanent!

Who’s ready for a Shepherd family reunion?

Caterina Scorsone will reprise her Private Practice role as Amelia Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Scorsone joined Private Practice‘s third season as Derek Shepherd’s (Patrick Dempsey) younger neurosurgeon sister who previously struggled with drugs and alcohol after the death of their father.

Scorsone will return to Grey’s —Amelia previously made her way to Seattle during Season 7 — in an episode slated for the beginning of May and will recur through the rest of Season 10. Details on why she makes her way back to Grey Sloan Memorial are being kept under wraps.

As Private Practice came to an end, Scorsone said she’d love to return to Grey’s Anatomy in some capacity. “That would be wonderful,” she told TVGuide.com at the time. “They have been so good to me here in Shondaland, if they ever wanted me to come and do a guest spot or anything — cook a soufflé — I would do anything.”


Posted on March 11, 2014 by Mel

Hey everyone, this site is by no means abandoned, just unfortunately there’s been no news or updates for Caterina as things for her are very quiet.  I’m sure she is simply focusing on being an awesome mum.  I will be trying to add stuff to the gallery of Caterina’s past projects while things are so quiet.

Posted on October 16, 2013 by Mel


Today is Caterina’s birthday, let’s celebrate our gorgeous and talented leading lady and drop her a tweet @caterinatweets.  I hope she has a wonderful day filled with love, happiness and spent in loving company of her family and friends.

Just for fun, comment on this post and tell me your favourite movie, TV Show or a specific part of either that Caterina has done that is your favourite.  Mine would have to be the intervention episodes of Private Practice, I bawled my eyes out!

Posted on July 23, 2013 by Mel

In 2009 Caterina starred in the Lifetime Mini-Series Alice as the titular character Alice.  If you haven’t seen it you totally should Caterina was amazing and overall I loved the way they approached this modern rendition of Alice In Winderland.  I have added screen captures of both parts of the series to the gallery.  I’ll try also to get Caterina’s parts up on the media archive, not promising though since Caterina was in the majority of it so I’d effectively be putting up most of it.  Maybe I could put up the best parts or something…we’ll see.  If not I’ll definitely hunt down the trailers.

Gallery Links:
- Screen Captures: Part 01
- Screen Captures: Part 02

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