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Alex Landi Lands Role On ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ As First Gay Male Surgeon Character

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When Grey’s Anatomy returns for its 15th season with a two-hour special on Thursday September 27 (8/7c), there will be another new face joining the cast in a recurring role.

Alex Landi, a relative newcomer, had been cast in the role of Dr. Nico Kim, the series’ first gay male surgeon character.  While “Grey’s” has had LGBT representation throughout its run with several characters including: Callie Torres, who was bisexual and Arizona Robbins, who was a lesbian, very few have been men, and none of have been in a key surgeon role.

According to TV Line, who broke the casting news, Land is s half Korean and half Italian and while ABC confirmed the casting they did not provide any additional details about Dr. Kim’s story, or how long he will be in story.

In addition, to his acting, Landi is a trained martial arts expert.

So what do you think about the casting of Alex in the role of Grey’s first gay male surgeon? Share your thoughts below and if you will be checking out the upcoming all-new episode of the series this fall,

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I hope it’s a good and juicy role and that he can act and that the writing is good and….too many “ands”…I have high hopes.

Patrick
Patrick

thrilling ride. Grey’s Anatomy – always – turns

I have – loved – Justin Chambers from the get go

lost interest .. or no time .. since Sandra Oh left. I wish him the best.

Jamesj75
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I’m sure he will be a smooth operator…

Satan
Satan

So does this mean they will also have to bring on another new male character to be his love interest – since everybody on Grey’s Anatomy has to have one.

I don’t recall any existing male member of the cast who has identified as anything other than 666% heterosexual. I’m going to guess that one of them suddenly identifies as bisexual, even though they never showed any interest in dudes before.

Not that these things don’t actually happen in the real mortal world, but for a bunch of doctors in Seattle, you would think they would be a bit more accepting of themselves and/or others. Especially if you are familiar with the city and know that most of the hospitals are located fairly close to the most LGBT friendly part of town.

EDIT: now that I think about it, there’s a single gay fireman on the spinoff Station 19. Maybe they will pair the new doctor up with him, so they have more excuses for crossovers between the two shows (shamelessly stealing the strategy from the “Chicago” shows on NBC.)

James
James

To be fair, Grey’s used to have crossovers with its earlier spin-off, Private Practice.

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David Hedison, AW and Y&R Alum and Star of ‘Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea’ Dies At 92

The man who played Bay City’s Spencer Harrison and Genoa City’s Arthur Hendricks, actor David Hedison has passed away at the age of 92,

Throughout his lengthy career, Hedison was best known for this starring role as Captain Lee B. Crane in Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, the popular 60’s adventure series that ran from 1964-1968 and appeared in countless motion pictures and primetime TV roles.

David died last week on July 18th in Los Angeles. His death was announced by his daughters Alexandra and Serena, who were at his side as he passed away.

In a statement his family shared “Even in our deep sadness, we are comforted by the memory of our wonderful father. He loved us all dearly and expressed that love every day. He was adored by so many, all of whom benefitted from his warm and generous heart. Our dad brought joy and humor wherever he went and did so with great style.”  His wife Bridget died in 2016.

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On Y&R, Arthur was romantically linked to Katherine Chancellor and later it was revealed that they were the parents of Tucker McCall.

On Another World, Spencer Harrison was involved with numerous leading female characters including: Iris Rachel, Felicia and Justine.

Share your condolences and thoughts on the passing of David Hedison via the comment section below.  But first watch this scene from AW featuring Hedison as Spenver and his on-screen son, Ryan, played by Paul Michael Valley.

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‘Supernatural’ Stars Emotional At Their Last Comic-Con Panel; Matt Cohen Set To Direct Episode In Final Season

All good things must come to an end, and although the final season of CW’s Supernatural has yet to air, series stars; Jensen Ackles (Ex-Eric, Days, and Dean Winchester, Supernatural), Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), Misha Collins (Castiel) and Alexander Calvert (Jack) were overcome with emotion at Sunday’s San Diego Comic-Con Panel as the series is set to wind down after 15 seasons.

Throughout their panel, plenty of nostalgia, tears, and humorous moment ensued. The panel did not focus on spoilers for season 15, but showcased the iconic series for all its glory over its past 14 seasons.

Before the panel came to its conclusion, the cast could no longer contain their emotions and Padalecki even had tissues ready. “We were all backstage promising each other that we weren’t going to cry. And we all knew that we were lying to each other,” Misha Collins and Jared shared.

Ackles thanked the legions of fans in attendance and worldwide: “Thanks for showing up. Without you, we wouldn’t be here. It’s an amazing thing to see. We love you guys very much.”

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In addition to the tears, it was revealed that recurring Supernatural favorite and former General Hospital star, Matt Cohen (Ex-Griffin Munro) will be directing one of the episodes of the series during its final season.  Cohen had previously played a young John Winchester on the sci-fi series.  Jensen Ackles is also set to direct this season, as well.

Supernatural will have its season 15 premiere e on October 10th on the CW.

So, will you miss Supernatural? Comment below.

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Shannen Doherty To Appear On ‘Riverdale’ For Season Four Tribute Episode To Luke Perry

More big news on the TV from San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday.  CW’s Riverdale is planning on tribute episode to Luke Perry who passed away earlier this year in March following a massive stroke at the age of 52.  Perry played Archie’s father, Fred Andrews.

Now the series will kick-off its upcoming fourth season with a tribute episode to Perry, which will feature none other than Perry’s dear friend and BH90210 star Shannen Doherty in what will be an ’emotional role’.  The announcement came at SDCC from Riverdale executive producer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

The tribute episode is said to reflect Perry’s enduring legacy and the indelible imprint his character Fred Andrews had on the series. No details were revealed as to just what part Doherty is playing.

Aguirre-Sacasa said on the relationship between Doherty and Perry: “They were such good friends, and when we were putting together this tribute episode, we wanted to make it as special as possible, and so we asked Shannen to do a pivotal, super-emotional role. She read the script and immediately said ‘yes.’”

Doherty took to social media following the announcement and made this statement:  “I am deeply honored to pay tribute to Luke on Riverdale. The care in which this show takes in honoring his memory is beautiful. He is missed. Today. Tomorrow. Forever.”

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As previously announced, Doherty will also star in the reboot of BH90210 along with original stars: Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling, which will air on Fox.  That series also has plans to honor Perry.

So, what do you think of Shannen coming to Riverdale for the emotional season premiere? Comment below.

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