Grey's Anatomy, created by Shonda Rhimes, is a popular medical drama that premiered in 2005. The show follows the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attendings as they navigate their personal and professional lives. Lead character Meredith Grey has been fired twice, once for tampering with a trial and again for insurance fraud. Other characters, such as Alex Karev, Izzie Stevens, Richard Webber, April Kepner, Teddy Altman, Eliza Minnick, Leah Murphy, and Vikram Roy, have also been fired for various reasons throughout the show's run. Despite the firings, Grey's Anatomy continues to have a dedicated fanbase.