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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ tunes up for musical episode

“Grey’s Anatomy” is being billed as a musical episode this week, but you won’t see Patrick Dempsey and Sandra Oh doing a kick line, Associated Press reports.

“The word ‘musical’ tends to mislead people,” says cast member Sara Ramirez, who plays Callie Torres. “Understandably so. The word ‘musical’ implies that there’s dancing, a lot of jazz hands and some kicks and some turns.”

“Grey’s Anatomy: The Musical Event” will pick up where last week’s show left off with Miss Ramirez’s character injured in a car accident. The episode will be told from her point of view.

Music has always been a big part of the ABC medical drama. Since it premiered in 2005, three soundtracks featuring music by such artists as Tegan and Sara, Ingrid Michaelson and KT Tunstall have been released.

On Thursday, longtime viewers of the show might recognize songs from early episodes, such as “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol and “How to Save a Life” by the Fray — but this time, the cast will perform them.

Singing is nothing new for Miss Ramirez. She won a Tony Award for best featured actress in a musical for her role in “Spamalot” in 2005. Still, she admitted the experience was a challenging one.

“I wasn’t walking into this like, ‘Oh, I’ve got this. I’ve done this before,’” she says. “I learned a lot.”

The episode airs at 9 p.m. Thursday.

O’Donnell’s new show to use ‘Oprah’ studio

“The Oprah Winfrey Show” is shutting down at the end of the season, but the lights won’t be going out at Miss Winfrey’s studio in Chicago, the Associated Press notes.

That’s because Rosie O’Donnell’s new talk show will be produced at Harpo Studios on Chicago’s West Side.

The announcement ends speculation about what will become of Miss Winfrey’s Harpo Studios on Chicago’s West Side when “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ends taping this spring. Miss Winfrey opened the studios in 1990.

“I’m delighted to welcome Rosie to the studio I’ve called home for so many years,” Miss Winfrey said in a statement.

The network announced last summer that Miss O’Donnell would return to television with a one-hour talk show to air on OWN. The network said at the time that the show would be based in New York.

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