The ABC drama locks down stars Sara Ramirez, James Pickens Jr., Chandra Wilson and Justin Chambers
ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” has locked down its entire cast — minus the departing Sandra Oh — with new deals with four regular castmembers.
Sara Ramirez, James Pickens Jr., Chandra Wilson and Justin Chambers have all signed new deals to stay with the series for two more years, a network representative told TheWrap.
ABC has unveiled the season finale dates for its prime-time shows, including Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy. Scandal will conclude its truncated third season on Thursday, April 17, while Grey’s will wrap up on Thursday, May 15.
Nickelodeon pays tribute to the iconic Alice in Wonderland, and takes preschoolers on a musical adventure, in the brand-new Dora the Explorer primetime special, “Dora in Wonderland,” premiering Monday, March 10, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). In the hour-long special, when Abuela’s kitties run through a magic mirror, Dora, Boots and all their friends travel through the magical, mixed-up world of Wonderland to catch up to them. Along the way, they come across a Mad Hatter (Mel Brooks), Rabbit (Alan Cumming), Cheshire Cat (Jewel) and the Queen of Hearts (Sara Ramirez) — all while watching out for the Knave of Hearts (Swiper).
Emmy Award-winning Dora the Explorer continues to be the most watched preschool show on TV drawing 81.7M total viewers and 12.2M preschoolers in 2013. Nickelodeon is currently the number-one rated cable network among K2-5 with five of its preschool series (Paw Patrol, Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi, Dora the Explorer, Peter Rabbit) ranked in the top 10 on all TV.
NickJr.com—Nickelodeon’s award-winning website for parents and preschoolers—is being transformed into a Wonderland for Dora fans! Visit Dora the Explorer online to print a free 26-page Dora coloring book, watch Dora the Explorer episodes, play Dora games, and sing along to Dora in Wonderland music videos. Between March 3-10, kids can search for the White Rabbit on NickJr.com, who will lead them to a secret surprise!
Don’t Get Used to Being Negative.
We all have problems to deal with in life, but sometimes we get so used to the struggle that it starts to feel normal. “It’s more comfortable to think, ‘Woe is me’ rather than, ‘I’m going to get back on my feet!’ or ‘I’m going to empower myself!’” says Ramirez. Break a negative pattern and remind yourself that conflict isn’t necessary. If you learn to stop looking for things to go wrong, you might just find that they no longer do.
Career Disappointment Is Going to Happen.
“Sometimes we are lucky enough to get feedback telling us exactly what we need to work on. Work on it, get better, and get more prepared. If nobody is telling you why you didn’t get the part or the job, then you have the option to frame it like this: ‘It wasn’t for me.’”
35 and Single? So What?
There is no magic number when it comes to meeting the right person. “I got married when I was 36. I’m 38 now,” says Ramirez.
Learn to Be Comfortable Being Alone.
“When I met my husband I was going through a really interesting transition where I stopped myself from thinking, ‘Will I meet someone?’ every time I went out. Once I learned how to be comfortable alone, a lot of the old habits I had in relationships in my 20s dissolved.”
Be Yourself In Relationships, Especially in the Beginning.
“I didn’t play any games when I met my husband, and I’m proud of that. If I wanted to text him back right away, I did (but if I didn’t have time or didn’t feel comfortable, then I wouldn’t). When you allow yourself to be seen, that’s what works in my experience. I’d rather know that [someone] doesn’t want to be with the real me right away versus seven years down the line. It’s not worth trying to keep a man if you’re pretending to be someone else.”