‘Grey’s Anatomy’ News: Why Did Former Star Patrick Dempsey Call Creator Shonda Rhimes ‘Savvy’? [VIDEO]

Patrick Dempsey's character Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd got killed off of Grey's Anatomy earlier this year, which came as a sudden shock to many, including people that aren't fans of the ABC medical drama.

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Ever since, Grey's Anatomy has begun a new chapter in its current season as Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) moves on from the loss of Derek and the other characters look ahead to life changing too.

An uproar from fans began again in November after much criticism died down over Derek's death since the creator of the series, Shonda Rhimes, made a comment on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show about killing off characters if she didn't like the thespians portraying them.

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Larry Wilmore, the host, asked her, "Have you ever killed off a character because you didn't like the actor?"

She was asked to name names too, but her response was, "Uh, yes. And I'm not naming names."

Rhimes has killed off many characters from various series she's attached to, but many speculated she didn't like Dempsey especially since there have been reports of confrontation and tension on set between them in the past.

Dempsey has commented on that now. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly he dished Rhimes is "very savvy."

Why is that? Well he explained the "savvy" remark.

"I think she loves being provocative and that's fine for who she is. That gets people talking about all the stuff that she's doing," he revealed, adding, "She's an amazing woman who is incredibly productive. She's promoting a book. She's promoting three shows. And she's emerging as the star of all of these things. I think she knows how to deal with the media and what she needs to say to get the response that she's looking for."

Grey's Anatomy returns to ABC in 2016 on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. ET.

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