Maureen Ryan of The Chicago Tribune confirms our earlier report about Mary McDonnell guesting on several episodes of Grey's Anatomy this season, with additional details:
Mary McDonnell of “Battlestar Galactica” is in final talks to appear in a multi-episode arc on “Grey’s Anatomy” this season, a representative for the medical drama confirmed Monday. News of McDonnell’s “Grey’s” gig first broke on Galactica Sitrep.
The show is currently shooting its tenth episode, and if contracts are signed soon, as is expected, McDonnell will be shooting scenes with the “Grey’s” cast shortly. Given that McDonnell’s episodes fall in the middle of the “Grey’s” season, it’s not known yet whether they will air before or after the December holiday break. I suppose we could be watching McDonnell on both Thursdays and Fridays in January, which is when “Battlestar” begins its final round of episodes.
For Ryan's full report read it here.
Ryan adds in some new information on Caprica:
One more bit of “Battlestar”-related news: There's still no official word on whether “Caprica,” a “Battlestar” prequel, will become a full-fledged series. In response to a query about the show, Mark Stern, Sci Fi’s executive vice president for original programming said the network’s executives were still “trying to figure out the financing.”
“The show is phenomenal, but with the pick-up of ‘Warehouse 13’ [which was announced by Sci Fi recently], we now have to figure out if there’s a way to do another new series next year or not,” Stern said. “Stay tuned."