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Get to Know the Grey’s Anatomy Interns in B-Team Spin-Off.

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The current batch of Grey’s Anatomy interns have been around for a while now but we’re finally getting to know a little more about them in a Grey’s spin-off series!

That new batch of doe-eyed wannabe doctors that we first met back at the beginning of Grey’s fourteenth season are finally getting their own back story in the form of mini-webisodes titled Grey’s Anatomy: B-Team, created to bridge the span between the show’s fourteenth and fifteenth seasons where our interns become a stronger fixture with the established doctors.

The six, two and bit minute long episodes take us back to their very first day at Grey/Sloan Memorial with each episode taking point from the view of different interns, helped along the way by familiar faces including Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) and Miranda Bailey (Chanda Wilson) who almost recreates her very first meeting with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) in the pilot of Grey’s Anatomy with this new batch of interns.

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Jake Borelli stars as intern Levi ‘Glasses’ Schmitt  Photo: ABC

While we’ve already gotten to know Sam (Jeanine Mason) via her romantic past with DeLuca (Giacomo Gianiotti) and Levi Schmitt (Jake Borelli) who was given the nickname “glasses” after his glasses fell into an open patient mid-surgery, the rest of the interns (Sophia Taylor Ali as Dahlia, Alex Blue Davis as Casey, Jaicy Elliot as Taryn and Rushi Kota as Vik) are given some screen time even though it’s in a limited format.

It’s just a shame that this spin-off (directed by Grey’s own Sarah Drew AKA April Kepner) is offered in such small doses.  Two and a half-odd minutes is not long enough to really get our Greys juices flowing and we’re left wanting more.

No word as yet on when Season fifteen begins on our screens.

Grey’s Anatomy B-Team is now available to stream on 7Plus.

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Confirmed: Netflix Announced Full House Return

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80’s Sitcom Full House is Returning to TV

Everywhere you look, there’s a heart, a hand to hold on to.  Everywhere you look (everywhere) There’s a face of somebody who needs you.  When you’re lost out there and your all alone a light is waiting to carry you home.  Everywhere you look.”  We all know the lyrics and now they’ll be stuck in your head all day but that’s ok as Netflix is bringing back Full House!

The Tanner family will be returning for a 13 episode spin-off series thanks to Netflix with John Stamos, (who played rocker Uncle Jesse) confirming the news on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night saying “I’m going to give you the exclusive, Literally just like five minutes ago they (Netflix) called, they sealed the deal.”
Currently titled “Fuller House”, the spin-off will focus on DJ Tanner (Candice Cameron-Bure) who is now a pregnant and recently widowed veterinarian (sounds like a hoot so far) and her two sons, her younger sister Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) with Stamos set to guest star in the spin-off.  The pilot episode is being touted as a one hour cast reunion special.

Read: Where are they now – The Kimmy Gibbler Edition

While half the cast has already signed on, Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey), Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle Tanner) and Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky) are still in talks with Netflix to return.  Said Loughlin to Access Hollywood “they made deals with half the cast, but not the other half.  I don’t have a deal, Dave doesn’t have a deal, Bob, we’re all in negotiations. I think we would all like to come back, if the powers that be are fair to all of us.”

As big fans of the original ‘Full House,’ we are thrilled to be able to introduce ‘Fuller House’s’ new narrative to existing fans worldwide, who grew up on the original, as well as a new generation of global viewers that have grown up with the Tanners in syndication,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix, in a statement.

Read: Full House Reunion in the Works?

In a joint statement, executive producers Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin said: “The continued support of ‘Full House’ fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding. It is an honor and a thrill to catch up with these beloved characters and explore their lives today. The love you saw on the show was real. The cast has remained a loving family off screen all these years. We are as excited as our fans to finally bring ‘Full House’ back to life.”

ABC Family Cancel’s PLL Spin-Off Ravenswood

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It was supposed to be the next big show for ABC Family.  On paper, it should have been.  A spin-off from the networks biggest show Pretty Little Liars with the added bonus of lead Caleb Rivers (Tyler Blackburn – a PLL favourite) moving from Rosewood to Ravenswood to investigate a mysterious curse that prey’s on the towns teenagers and created by Marlene King…it should have worked but ABC Family announced that after just one season, Ravenswood will not return.

Launched in October last year following the annual PLL Halloween episode, Ravenswood failed to capitalize on the dedicated fanbase and online social presence PLL has a stronghold on.  Most fans seem unable to connect with the show and felt the spin-off had nothing to do with PLL and was in a completely different genre.

The fictional town of Ravenswood featured in the first half of season four of Pretty Little Liars and saw a regular cross-over of main and supporting characters making appearances in the town, but the addition of supernatural elements in the show [Ravenswood]  made Ravenswood seem like a complete 360 on what many were expecting the spin-off to be.

No word on what this means for Tyler Blackburn and a return to the hit teen drama, though I’m assuming fans will be begging PLL creator Marlene King to bring him back to Rosewood and reunite him with his on screen girlfriend Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson)

Ravenswood’s Feb 4th episode also acted as the season closer and series finale.

The cancellation was first reported by TVLINE

While Pretty Little Liars airs Friday nights on FOX8 in Australia, Ravenswood was never picked up by an Australian network.