‘Anatomy’ Gets Super Bowl Lead Out

Oct 31, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Eschewing the chance to promote a midseason show or a first-season series, ABC will air sophomore hospital drama “Grey’s Anatomy” immediately after Super Bowl XL on Feb. 5, 2006. With the game slated to start at 6 p.m. (ET), it is expected that an original episode of “Anatomy” will begin immediately following all postgame coverage around 10 p.m.

The show is a top five series for the season in adults 18 to 49 and younger female demos. Shonda Rhimes is creator and executive producer of “Anatomy.” Mark Gordon, Betsy Beers and Jim Parriott are executive producers. The show is a production of ABC’s corporate cousin, Touchstone Television.