Grey’s Anatomy Shocker Didn’t Surprise Patrick Dempsey

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Grey’s Anatomy shocker didn’t surprise Patrick Dempsey
“It just sort of evolved,” he tells EW of Thursday’s episode. “It’s just kind of happened. It really was something that was kind of surprising that unfolded, and it just naturally came to be. Which was pretty good. I like the way it has all played out.” But was Dempsey surprised? “No, not really,” he says. “It was just a natural progression with the way the story was unfolding.” PLUS: Read Shonda Rhimes’ reaction, Grey’s fans are posting pictures of their reactions, Entertainment Weekly leaked Thursday’s surprise in its print edition, let this episode serve as a reminder of what we’ve been missing this season, and this is the end of an incredible era.

Everybody Loves Raymond son Sawyer Sweeten dies of suicide
Sweeten, 19, acted alongside his twin brother on the CBS comedy as one of Ray Barone’s sons. His family said in a statement: “We are devastated to report that our beloved brother, son, and friend, Sawyer Sweeten, took his own life. He was weeks away from his 20th birthday. At this sensitive time, our family requests privacy and we beg of you to reach out to the ones you love.” Ray Romano released a statement, saying: “I’m shocked, and terribly saddened, by the news about Sawyer. He was a wonderful and sweet kid to be around. Just a great energy whenever he was there. My heart breaks for him, his family, and his friends during this very difficult time.”

Jake Ballard’s Scandal fate may or may not surprise you
So did Shonda Rhimes kill off the beloved character?

San Francisco Chronicle to Full House reboot: Maybe you should move to Oakland
The newspaper offers some “tough love” for the Tanners, as the Full House-era San Francisco has fallen on “hard times”: “You can expect many harsh realities when your loveable brood returns to Netflix next year as Fuller House. The San Francisco where your TV family lived is no longer as welcoming to your little band of struggling artists and constantly expanding rabble of ankle-biters. On the plus side, there’s a brand new bridge over to Oakland. Yeah, it’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but it’ll get you to the land of cheaper housing prices.”

Orphan Black gets big ratings by premiering on so many cable networks
About 1.27 million tuned in across all the AMC Networks. However, on BBC America, the total viewership was down 13% from last year.

Netflix begins streaming The X-Files in HD
Now you can watch Season 1 Mulder and Scully in widescreen format on Netflix.

Watch the trailer for The Astronaut Wives Club
They call them “Ass-tronauts,” says the trailer for the ABC drama.

Matt Bomer: Lady Gaga and I will be working a lot together on American Horror Story
“I know that I’ll be working with Stefani (Germanotta), Lady Gaga, pretty extensively, so I’m excited about that,” he says.

Viewing parties will celebrate Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer
“It’s gonna be huge! It’s definitely one of those things to do with a group of friends, like having an Oscar showing,” says Mary Twiss, 24, who is hosting seven friends at her apartment Friday night. “It’s a big deal for Bruce Jenner, and also for the LGBT community. It’s definitely a reason to celebrate.”

All TV superheroes are similar, an infographic reveals
How similar are your favorite comic book shows? Very similar!

Vikings creator talks the Season 3 finale
What’s ahead for Ragnar? PLUS: Michael Hirst on Ragnar’s importance, the invasion of Paris provided a riveting multi-episode kick, and Gustaf Skarsgard on his character’s journey this season.

Joan’s new Mad Men love interest had to keep his secret from everybody for a year
It was especially tough for Canadian actor Bruce Greenwood when he worked with Elisabeth Moss on a movie after filming Mad Men — and they had to concoct a story on how they already knew each other. Greenwood says Matthew Weiner implored secrecy at the first table read. “He says: ‘You will be prosecuted to the end of the earth if you breathe a word about any element of this thing you’ve just heard!'” Greenwood recalls. PLUS: Greenwood says he almost burst into flames wearing that leisure suit.

Nielsen doubts people are cutting the cable cord and fleeing to streaming services
“Cable may have a little more staying power than it’s actually being given credit for recently,” says Glenn Enoch, Nielsen’s senior VP of audience insights for the measurement and data service.

Check out Hannibal‘s motion poster for Season 3
“Savor the Hunt.”