Tyne Daly Cast as Derek's Mother

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Here's a minor Grey's Anatomy spoiler / casting note in case you haven't heard about it yet - for the January 15 episode, "Sympathy for the Devil," Tyne Daly (Judging Amy, Cagney and Lacey) has been cast as Derek's mother! Wonder how that will go ...

Tyne Daly

In the episode, the mother of Derek (Patrick Dempsey) will meet Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) for the first time. Will this lead to some Mer-Der drama, which has been lacking? Elsewhere, Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Cristina (Sandra Oh) go on their first real date.

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Tyne Daly as Der's Momma is pure genuis. My hat off to who ever thought up this one!!!
I love Tyne Daly. She is an extraordinary actress and is always first class, while always keeping it real. This should be quite entertaining. Now, are the Greys writers up to meeting the challenge of writing for this exceptional woman??? You must know by now, you can't come up with any weak ploy for her. She will have no problem telling you about it. Is it Jan 8th YET???
I'm truly looking forward to seeing her interact with Der, Mark Mer,Cristina and Owen. This is just wonderful.!!!!

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HAHA,they have! :D

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What a good choice for Derek's mom. They have the same hair!

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For once I hope this is a good thing for Derek and Meredith. It's also going to be fun seeing her interaction with mark.

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She is to look a nice woman.

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This is going to be interesting! i have know clue how that will go but i hope it goes better then mer meeting Nancy! i wonder what she will say bout them living together! i can't wait!

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