AFTER HIS FELLOW SURGEONS TRY AND FAIL TO BRING DEREK BACK TO
WORK AT SEATTLE GRACE, MEREDITH MUST SUMMON THE STRENGTH
TO CONVINCE HIM, ON ABC'S "GREY'S ANATOMY"
"Stand By Me" � After his fellow surgeons try and fail to bring Derek back to work, Meredith must summon the strength to convince him. Meanwhile the hospital is abuzz as Mark attempts a rare face transplant surgery, Cristina, at last awarded her first solo surgery, is more focused on the needs of her friends, and Izzie does her best to keep her medical condition a secret, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, MARCH 19 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network
"Grey's Anatomy" stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Katherine Heigl as Isobel "Izzie" Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, T.R. Knight as George O'Malley, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey and Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt.
Guest starring Larry Sullivan as Dave, Emily Kuroda as Kendall and Brandon Scott as Intern Ryan.
"Stand By Me" was written by Zoanne Clack and directed by Jessica Yu.
"Grey's Anatomy" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.
This episode of "Grey's Anatomy" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.