Will a Focus Group Kill "Gizzie"?

Will a Focus Group Kill "Gizzie"?


So when George and Izzie slept together on "Grey's Anatomy" — and then when it went beyond a drunken hookup to professions of love — I was a little less than thrilled ... if you can call screaming and throwing pillows in the general direction of my TV screen "a little less than thrilled." Now, rumor has it ABC is hearing the anguish over "Gizzie" direct from fans themselves: According to Michael Ausiello at TV Guide, the network did a "Grey's" focus group to ask 200-some fans about the pairing — and the results were 95 percent negative.

Now, I have no idea how seriously Shonda Rhimes and the powers-that-be at ABC take focus groups, and I'm not sure I believe Ausiello's anonymous source saying this means Gizzie is done — especially given his report that Lexie Grey, whom the focus group didn't like much either, will be a regular character. But I do think it's hilarious that the network presumably spent money to put this focus group together in the first place. I mean, if they wanted to see how people were reacting to the hookup, they could have just read the outraged comments on Buzz, or their own blog or, you know, any other site on the Internet.

To be fair, though, only a modest 70 percent of Buzz readers wanted Gizzie gone. Maybe we should do our own "Grey's" focus group, hm?

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