Sans the scrubs, Meredith and Izzie, along with Miranda, Webber and Karev, reunited Monday at the Primetime Emmys to give away the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series.
Ellen Pompeo was joined onstage in a makeshift hospital room by Katherine Heigl, James Pickens, Chandra Wilson and Justin Chambers. Each actor then shared a moment from the show’s long history.
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“When the first episode aired in March 2005, Shonda was not sure she knew she created a show that had a lasting imprint,” Pompeo began.
“Over 400 episodes and counting!” continued Chambers, who left the show in 2020. “It’s a tribute to everyone who’s been a part of our family.”
Heigl, who left the show in 2010, had the fun line. “Oh yes there have been some changes over the years, but one thing that has remained a constant is the wonderful fan base.”
Wilson then had the chance to remind everyone “we are officially the longest running primetime medical drama.”
“And it would not be possible without you,” Pickens said.
Producers manufactured several mini-reunion’s at tonight’s ceremony to help celebrate the Emmys’ 75th Anniversary. Other reunions included Lorraine Bracco and Michael Imperioli from The Sopranos and Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold and Anthony Payne III from Martin.
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