"Grey's Anatomy" is following in the footsteps of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and doing a musical episode this season!
"Nobody is going to be dancing and singing down the halls; that's not our show," executive producer Shonda Rhimes told TVGuide.com. "Our show is known for its music. I very much wanted to do something that was musical without being a musical."
Keeping in mind that Sara Ramirez, who plays Dr. Callie Torres, won a Tony, Rhimes tells the website, "It's definitely a Callie-heavy story, but it's a story that we would've told whether there was singing or not. It's always nice to have a Tony winner on deck to do a little singing."
Ramirez isn't the only cast member who has a good set of pipes. Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey) also is known as a singer.
"You will be very surprised to discover that some people sing quite well. That's sort of a little gift to the fans, to discover that people who are not necessarily known for singing have pretty great voices. Also, some people won't be singing because it doesn't go with the story," says Rhimes.
The "Grey's Anatomy" exec producer also tells TVGuide.com that the storyline is in the early stages, so the plot isn't fully developed.
"We keep saying that Season 6 and 7 are seasons to try anything and everything that we’ve always wanted to do. I’ve wanted to do a musical episode since the first day we started shooting Season 1. Now, we’re in that place that we have the space to try it.”
"Grey's Anatomy" airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on ABC.