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Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
How Grey's Anatomy said goodbye to Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw
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 Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
Sara Ramirez says she won't appear in Jessica Capshaw's final Grey's Anatomy episode
Ramirez said there won't be a surprise cameo on tonight's season finale. When a Twitter user tweeted, "Please god let @SaraRamirez be in the #GreysAnatomy finale tmr please please please please," Ramirez responded this morning: "I’m actually not, but I continue to wish the entire #GreysAnatomy family all the best!"
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
“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 Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Jason George defends Grey's Anatomy cast shakeup: "You gotta make change, otherwise the show’s gonna get boring"
The Station 19 star, who's leaving Grey's, says of the exits of Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw: “You know, these people are our friends that we check out every week (and) you want your friends to be happy and to be in good relationships and healthy relationships, but happy, healthy relationships are boring TV, ultimately."
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 Monday 3/19/18 at 5:26PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy fans raised money to fly a banner in support of Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw
Jessica Capshaw responded to the banner that was flown this afternoon over the Grey's studio by tweeting: "OMG. There is a plane carrying a banner that says..WE (heart) SARAH DREW & JESSICA CAPSHAW right now...There are no words...WE (heart) YOU ALL!!"
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 7:02AM EST
Grey's Anatomy's Jesse Williams on losing Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew: "This news f*ckin sucks"
“Sarah and Jessica are easily among my favorite people and coworkers, so this news f*ckin sucks," tweeted the actor, whose character was involved in an on-again, off-again romance with Drew's Dr. April Kepner. Their immense talent speaks for itself but it’s them as people that I’m so grateful to know, privileged to have worked with and learned from them. To say they’ll be missed is a massive understatement. Luckily for us, we’ll get to see these artists continue bringing compelling and complex characters to life for many moons to come! #OurWorkIsForever.”
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
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.”
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 2:09PM EST
Grey's Anatomy drops fan favorites Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew
The popular Grey's stars, who've both been on the ABC medical drama since 2009, will exit at the end of the current 14th season due to creative reasons. “It’s always hard for me to say goodbye to any of my characters,” said Shonda Rhimes in a statement. “Both Arizona Robbins and April Kepner are not only beloved but iconic — both the LBGTQ and devout Christian communities are underrepresented on TV. I will be forever grateful to both Jessica and Sarah for bringing these characters to life with such vibrant performance and for inspiring women around the globe. They will always be a part of our Shondaland family.”
- Sarah Drew reacts on Twitter: "I haven’t really had the time to process this information. I’ve been with it for less than 48 hours..."
- Jessica Capshaw on Arizona: "Her impact on the world is permanent and forever. Forever. I am grateful that I have gotten to bring her to life and for the life that she has brought to me."
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 5:00PM EST
Grey’s Anatomy is making an episode revolving around Arizona
Jessica Capshaw says her character will be the subject of a standalone episode, directed by co-star Jesse Williams.