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TV series trivia | 100 did you know facts about famous shows (Part 11)

TV series trivia | 100 did you know facts about famous shows (Part 11)

TV is becoming a medium that rivals cinema. Each year we see more and more tv series and most of them are almost perfect. So let’s find out some things about TV series that left their mark. Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series The series is based on the novel series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar The series was created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage It ran on The CW network for six seasons from September 19, 2007, to December 17, 2012 Narrated by the unknown, omniscient blogger “Gossip Girl” (voiced by Kristen Bell), the series revolves around the lives of privileged upper-class adolescents living in Manhattan’s Upper East Side (UES) The series begins with the return of Upper East Side teenage “it girl” Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) from a mysterious absence She is reunited with her frenemy Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and her mother Lily (Kelly Rutherford) She also meets Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley)—an aspiring writer from Brooklyn who is one of Serena’s main love interests throughout the show Other main characters include Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen), Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr), Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle) and Ivy Dickens (Kaylee DeFer) The success of Gossip Girl led to many adaptations outside the United States The show received numerous award nominations and won 18 Teen Choice Awards The CW officially renewed Gossip Girl for a sixth and final season on May 11, 2012 The final season consisted of 10 episodes It premiered on October 8, 2012, and ended on December 17, 2012 A sequel series, headed by original executive producers Schwartz, Savage and Safran is in the works It will also be titled Gossip Girl It will release in 2021 on the HBO Max streaming service While set in the same continuity, this series focuses on a new cast of characters from a different perspective in the same setting Grey’s Anatomy is an American medical drama television series It premiered on March 27, 2005, on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) as a mid-season replacement The fictional series focuses on the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attendings as they develop into seasoned doctors while balancing personal and professional relationships The title is an allusion to Gray’s Anatomy, a classic human anatomy textbook first published in 1858 in London and written by Henry Gray Shonda Rhimes developed the pilot and continues to write for the series She is also one of the executive producers alongside Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Krista Vernoff, Rob Corn, Mark Wilding, and Allan Heinberg and recently Ellen Pompeo Although the series is set in Seattle, it is filmed primarily in Los Angeles, California The series revolves around the title character, Dr. Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo Grey is first featured as an intern and later becomes the chief of general surgery, all the while exploring the ups-and-downs of a surgeon’s life The original cast consisted of 9 star-billed actors: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, T. R. Knight, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Isaiah Washington and Patrick Dempsey The cast has undergone major changes throughout the series’ run At the start of the sixteenth season, the show had a large ensemble of 14 actors Including 4 characters from the original cast (Meredith Grey, Alex Karev, Miranda Bailey and Richard Webber) Justin Chambers, who played Dr. Alex Karev, left the show during this season Grey’s Anatomy is the longest-running scripted primetime show currently airing on ABC It is the longest scripted primetime series carried by ABC As of February 28, 2019, it was the longest running American primetime medical drama series The series was most recently renewed for its seventeenth season Its success catapulted longtime series regulars including Pompeo, Dempsey and Oh to worldwide recognition They were among the top 5 highest-earning television actors in 2013 The show’s ratings have fallen over the course of its run It was once among the overall top 10 shows in the United States It is still one of the highest-rated shows among the 18–49 demographic It is the #3 drama on all of broadcast television in the United States The series was the highest revenue-earning show on television, in terms of advertising, in the 2007-08 season In 2017, it was ranked tenth on the list In its fifteenth season, Grey’s Anatomy ranked as ABC’s highest-rated drama Grey’s Anatomy has been well received by critics throughout much of its run It has been included in various critics’ year-end top 10 lists Since its inception, the show has been described by the media outlets as a television “phenomenon” or a “juggernaut”, owing to its longevity and dominant ratings It is considered to have had a significant effect on popular culture and has received numerous awards Including the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama and a total of 38 Primetime Emmy Award nomi

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