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Grey's Anatomy Post McDreamy
Millions of people were devastated when Shonda Rhimes killed off Dr. Derek Shepherd from her hit television series Grey’s Anatomy. Upset fans vowed never to watch the show again, but Rhimes insisted the show would go on without him. With the new season premiering in 24 hours, discuss what kind of effect Derek’s absence will have on the show, its huge following, and the ratings. Is Rhimes’s writing strong enough to carry the show forward without the McDreamy star who so many tuned in each week to look at?