It may seem like summer is moving way too fast. But, fall can’t get here fast enough for “Grey’s Anatomy” fans; particularly Sept. 24 and the season 12 premiere. Anxious fans may be happy to know that half of the currently split fan-favorite couple, Calzona is sticking around for an extended time. Per a July 28 TVLine report, Jessica Capshaw has renewed her contract for three years. Plus, the cast is happily back to work; especially series lead Ellen Pompeo who stars as the newly-widowed mother of three, Meredith Grey.
On July 29, Ellen Pompeo praised series creator Shonda Rhimes via Twitter for making fine male casting choices. She referred to several of the hunky “Grey’s” men as her “brothers” and shared a time-lapsed Instagram video featuring several cast members. The tweet reads: “I’m exhausted…sooo busy at work … SEASON 12 SEPT 24th @shondarhimes knows how to pick them… My brothers..I mean.” There may not be a hotter video in the entire Instgram universe. Floating one by one across the screen are Justin Chambers (Alex), Jesse Williams (Jackson), Jason George (Ben), Kevin McKidd (Owen) and cast newbie Giacomo Gianniotti.
“Scorching” doesn’t seem to be a big enough adjective to describe just how hot this lineup of fine men really is. Warning: You’ll probably need a fan or want to dive into a bucket of ice to cool off after watching this one! Unfortunately, the video didn’t include Martin Henderson, the new Grey-Sloan surgeon who is slated to join the season 12 cast. Rhimes also did a fine job with this choice. He should definitely turn some Grey Sloan heads …
Details about the former “Off the Map” star’s “Grey’s Anatomy” character are not yet known. There is wide speculation that he may fill a “male lead” role in the wake of Patrick Dempsey’s season 11 series departure. With Derek now gone, Meredith Grey is left alone to raise three young children while trying to build a successful medical career. Perhaps Meredith will seek and find comfort from Henderson’s character. Many diehard fans are hoping, though, that Meredith and her hunky and loyal bestie Alex will eventually become more than friends.
Jessica Capshaw’s three year deal may also mean that Arizona has plenty of time to make amends with her ex-wife Callie (Sara Ramirez). Some fan camps believe their relationship is rather toxic. So, it’s entirely possible Arizona will find another healthier love. Callie has caught more than one person’s attention – both male and female. Only time will tell if Calzona is destined to reunite. If anyone is a storytelling master it’s Shonda Rhimes. Given the series track record, “Grey’s Anatomy” season 12 is guaranteed to be chock full of steamy romance and gut-wrenching conflict, whoever the couples may be.
“Grey’s Anatomy” returns to ABC on Sept. 24 as part of TGIT Thursdays.