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Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy gets Josh Radnor to romance Ellen Pompeo's Meredith
The How I Met Your Mother alum will go on a blind date with Meredith on Thursday's episode.
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 11:40PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy boss reacts to Ellen Pompeo hinting she may leave after next season
"You know, if you look back over the years, Ellen has said some version of that many times," showrunner Krista Vernoff said when Deadline asked about Pompeo's recent Entertainment Weekly interview hinting that she may exit after Season 16. "Ellen, one of the most palpable powerful things about her is her restlessness. You feel her restlessness in life and you feel her restlessness on camera and so her constant challenge to me is to dig in and reinvent. She wants to change it up. I don’t know whether it was actually her intention to hint that the end of the show is coming or whether or not that was a headline that somebody else ran with, but it’s not a conversation that I’ve been a part of. I’m doing what I do, and when Ellen and Shonda (Rhimes) and ABC all sit me down together and say start building the end, I will believe it. But until then you know I hear that as Ellen being Ellen. Ellen is restless in the best way. She’s constantly putting forth a challenge, and I love picking up that gauntlet and trying to meet her there." ALSO: Could Grey's disappointing Season 15 premiere ratings signal the end of the line?
Posted Friday 9/21/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Ellen Pompeo hints she may be done with Grey's Anatomy after Season 16
When Entertainment Weekly asked Pompeo if she'll continue on the ABC medical drama after her contract expires in 2020, she responded: "I’m clearly not prepared right now to make any formal announcement about what my future is on the show, but I am really feeling like we have told the majority of the stories that we can tell. It’s about time that I mix it up. I’m definitely looking for a change."
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 10:47PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy boss: Meredith's challenge of finding love is "something that somehow we’ve never really seen in 15 seasons of this show"
“It’s hard,” says showrunner Krista Vernoff with a laugh, “and everybody has to do it, so it’s very human and very relatable. I was really interested in seeing someone as beautiful and smart and funny and complex as Meredith actually have to put herself out there." ALSO: Check out Grey's Anatomy's "15 seasons of feels" key art.
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 8:51PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy's new promo features Meredith's "jaw-dropping twist"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
A new promo for Season 15's "season of love" shows Meredith's potential love interest, plus the first glimpses of new doctors Chris Carmack and Alex Landi.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 9:51PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy will definitely allow Meredith Grey to be part of the "Season of Love"
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said Tuesday that Meredith would stay single for the forseeable future. But showrunner Krista Vernoff clarified today that Meredith will indeed try to find love in Season 15. “The question this season, is not ‘Will Meredith Grey find love again,’ but ‘With whom will she find love?'” says Vernoff. She adds that Dungey's comments on Tuesday were in an effort to avoid spoilers "because Shondaland is secrecy land. But as the showrunner, I can confirm for you that Meredith Grey is very much a part of our 'Season of Love.'”
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy plans to keep Meredith single, despite the "Season of Love" theme
“Meredith (is going to) have a new trajectory that is more focused on who she is as a single mother,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told TVLine Tuesday at the TV press tour. “Ellen (Pompeo) has spoken very loudly about how she doesn’t want all of Meredith’s adventures to be romantic ones," Dungey added referring to her Hollywood Reporter interview where she complained about the show rushing to pair Meredith with a new man.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Ellen Pompeo robbed while vacationing in Italy
Source: E! Online
"My purse was stolen from right under my nose!! I blame the rose!! But Grazia to whoever stole it for dropping it on the street exactly in tact," the Grey's Anatomy star wrote on Instagram.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Grey’s Anatomy stands as a testament to the power of an old-fashioned, long-running network series
Source: The A.V. Club
While the current TV trend emphasizes shorter seasons and quality over quantity, Grey's is that rare throwback to past TV series that were able to run for years while maintaining interest among fans. As Caroline Siede explains, "long-running show like Grey’s Anatomy measures its successes and failures in eras, not episodes or even seasons. And while Grey’s Anatomy has had some real low points over the years (yes, this is a medical series where someone had sex with a ghost that turned out to be a manifestation of her brain tumor), it’s had plenty of peaks to counter those valleys. The show’s most recent creative renaissance came thanks to its biggest ever creative shakeup—the decision to kill off Patrick Dempsey’s Dr. Derek 'McDreamy' Shepherd in the 11th season episode 'How To Save A Life.' In examining what Meredith’s life looks like in a post-Derek world, Grey’s Anatomy got a creative kick start (not to mention a ratings boost). And since then it’s been refreshingly willing to mine its own past for emotional resonance, most successfully in seasons 12 and 14."
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
How Grey's Anatomy said goodbye to Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Ellen Pompeo strongly hinted how fan favorites April and Arizona likely wouldn't exit the series in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "And judging from how Thursday's finale ended for both departing actresses, it's clear that the ABC medical drama valued Capshaw and Drew as much as their legions of viewers did," says Lesley Goldberg. After the episode ended, Shonda Rhimes paid tribute to the actresses, tweeting: "I will never stop being grateful for the chance to work with @sarahdrew and @JessicaCapshaw. In April and Arizona, they created powerful unforgettable characters.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Ellen Pompeo hints Grey's Anatomy is starting to plan for the end
"Yes, we're starting to think about how you would end a show this iconic," the actress tells Entertainment Tonight of her show that was recently renewed for Season 15. "How do you end it? But we're not there yet. We're going to focus on season 15. We just take it one season at a time." Pompeo adds: "The show's a tremendous money maker, let's be honest. It makes a fortune for everybody and everyone wants to keep it going. Now, it's sort of fun. We're in a contest with ourselves. How long can we keep this going and still have this level of quality."
Posted Saturday 4/21/18 at 2:19AM EDT
Grey's Anatomy renewed for Season 15, becoming ABC's longest-running scripted series
The renewal was considered a foregone conclusion since Ellen Pompeo signed a two-year deal in January to stay on the medical drama. With the pickup, Grey's Anatomy surpasses The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, the ABC sitcom that aired for 14 seasons between 1952 and 1966. The renewal was revealed at the Grey's Anatomy's Season 14 wrap party on Friday night. “Grey’s Anatomy has a special place in my heart and millions of viewers feel the same way,” said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey in a statement. “Thanks to fiercely loyal fans who have been on this journey since the beginning, and new generations of viewers who continue to discover the joy and drama of Grey Sloan Memorial, the show is as strong as ever.” ALSO: See the Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw farewell cake.
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 1:48PM EDT
Shonda Rhimes pays tribute to Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw on their final day on Grey's Anatomy
Source: ET Canada
“I need to devote a whole day just to celebrate Jessica and just to celebrate Sarah," Rhimes wrote on Instagram last night. "To tell you stories about their talent and to tell what I know about what their roles have meant. A social media post won’t cut it and I will not minimize their magic by pretending it will. I have more to say. I will do so. For now, I will just say how lucky we were to witness their talents and the magic they brought to their characters.”
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 1:53PM EDT
Ellen Pompeo tells Ellen "it's absolutely not true" that her pay hike led to Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew's exits
“I mean, I’m not involved in these kind of decisions," the Grey's Anatomy star said on Thursday's Ellen show. "However, there’s a few problems that you encounter doing a show for 14 seasons. And one of them is the writers have a really hard time creatively, you know, thinking up new stories for all these characters. I think we have 16 regular cast members and it’s always sad when we lose people for whatever reason, whether they want to go or they don’t wanna go, it doesn’t make it any easier.”
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 7:46PM EST
Ellen Pompeo slams speculation her new Grey's Anatomy deal led to her castmates exiting the series
Source: Entertainment Weekly
In breaking the Grey's Anatomy news this morning, Deadline stressed that Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw were being dropped after nine years for strictly creative reasons. But the online publication's mention that the news came "on the heels" of Pompeo's blockbuster new deal didn't sit well with Pompeo, who took to Twitter to express her outrage. "Its unfortunate that @DEADLINE chooses to try to pit women against eachother on #InternationalWomensDay," Pompeo tweeted, adding: "I'm a big girl @DEADLINE can take shots at me if they want but to the fans please don't fall into that trap. This is above my pay grade." Grey's Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff also responded on Twitter: “The suggestion in the Deadline article that our cast changes are in any way related to Ellen Pompeo’s salary renegotiation is wrong and hurtful and misguided. It smacks of an old, broken, patriarchal notion that women must be pitted against each other and that one woman’s success will be costly to others.”