Gray’s Anatomy: Can it go on without Ellen Pompeo?!?
Here’s what we know about Gray’s Anatomy:
It has been renewed for season 19.
So much for Gray’s Anatomy:
It will never go up in the air.
It’s a show that survives a number of behind-the-scenes scandals, including the departure of several key cast members – including Patrick Dempsey, who allegedly threatened the set late in the race as Derek Shepherd.
And yet: Gray’s Anatomy remains in the air, and it also remained a strong performer for ABC on Thursday night.
Heck, it’s just celebrated its 400th episode!
But what holds the future?
Pompeo has also openly stated that he is anxious to move on from both the series and even to perform in general – but the money keeps bringing him back.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight this week, though, Pompeo also hinted that he could really do it with Gray’s Anatomy … but the show could probably go on without him.
“Shonda and I, I think – we’ll see, we’ll see,” Pompeo told ET, referring to producer and close friend Shonda Rhymes.
“The challenge at the moment is to try to innovate the show and constantly try to innovate the show, and listen, the show talks to a lot of people and young people like the show.”
Pompeo cites the impact Gray’s Anatomy has had outside the average television viewer, especially in terms of how it dealt with COVID-19 last season.
“It has inspired many generations of healthcare workers, so, I think for young people, this is a really good topic and we will try to continue this for young people,” said the star, before proposing the following bomb shell up:
“Not necessarily with me, but keep it out of me.”
It continues to surpass me. Can you imagine Gray’s Anatomy without Ellen Pompeo?!?
When asked what the series would be like without its main character, J.A.Natmi Even at the center of it, so to speak, Pompey answered:
“We’ll find someone, or maybe, we won’t.”
As quoted earlier, Pompeo was freshly candid about his desire to move on from this nearly 20-year-long gig.
He signed a contract in 2018 that paid him $ 20 million per season and then signed a new contract to take him through Season 19 – although the program had reservations for telling a new story.
“I think I’m a very naive person who keeps saying, ‘But what’s the story going to be, what story are we going to tell?'” Pompeo told Insider in December 2021:
“Like everyone, ‘Who cares, Ellen? It makes a gazelle dollar.’
Despite Pompeo’s hilarious efforts to end the methodical drama, Gray’s Anatomy was renewed for 19 seasons in January.
“I can’t be more excited that we can tell the story of Meredith, Bailey, Richard and all the other doctors at the Gray Sloan Memorial for another season,” Rimes said in a statement at the time.
“It simply came to our notice then [showrunner] Krista Vernoff, the cast, the crew and all the writers who keep the audience on the edge of their seats week after week. “
The finale of Season 18 of Gray’s Anatomy aired on ABC on Thursday, May 26, at 8/7c.
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