Grey’s Anatomy Shocker: Ellen Pompeo to Barely Appear on Season 19!

Now we have an replace on Gray’s Anatomy Season 19.

And it’s a doozy.

Based on an unique Deadline story on Wednesday morning, Ellen Pompeo will, certainly, seem on upcoming new episodes of the smash hit medical drama.

However solely a handful of them.

To shut out Season 18, Pompeo’s Meredith Gray’s selected NOT to relocate to Minnesota.

She determined to stay round Gray Sloan Memorial as an interim Chief of Surgical procedure, which is the position viewers will discover her in on the October 7 premiere.

HOWEVER, Pompeo will solely seem in eight episodes of the upcoming season… though the characte will proceed to relate each episode and the star will proceed to function an govt producer on the sequence.

Wow, huh?!?


Pompeo signed a brand new contract again in January, conscious on the time that her position on Season 19 can be considerably scaled again.

This information comes within the wake of Pompeo signing on for her first position aside from Meredith Gray in virtually 20 years:

She’s set to star in Hulu’s Orphan restricted sequence … which is impressed by the true story of Ukranian-born Natalia Grace and her American adoptive mother and father who claimed that she was an grownup “sociopath” pretending to be a baby.

Beforehand, Pompeo had mentioned she was dying for Gray’s Anatomy to finish; and that she doesn’t see herself performing very a lot as soon as the present does ultimately wrap up.

Meredith on Season 18

Pompeo has been candid for years after how prepared she is to go away Gray’s Anatomy.

Responding to a query from Leisure Tonight in Could about whether or not the sequence may dwell on with out her, she replied:

“We’ll see.

“Attempting to reinvent the present and regularly making an attempt to reinvent the present is the problem at this level, and pay attention, the present speaks to lots of people, and the younger individuals love the present.

“It’s impressed so many generations of healthcare staff, so, I believe for for the younger individuals, it’s a very good piece of content material and we’re going to attempt to preserve it going for the younger individuals, not essentially with me, however preserve it going past me.”


The present, in the meantime, has employed a slew of latest sequence regulars forward of Season 19.

Adelaide Kane, Harry Shum Jr., Niko Terho, Midori Francis and Alexis Floyd have all signed on as first-year surgical residents.

Deadline, in the meantime, emphasizes that no choice has been made concerning the present’s future after Season 19.

But it surely appears VERY exhausting to think about Pompeo shall be round for any episodes past Could 2023.

Ellen Pompeo in the Hospital

In January, ABC introduced the community had ordered a nineteenth season of Gray’s Anatomy, which has change into the longest-running primetime medical drama sequence in historical past.

“Gray’s Anatomy has a worldwide influence that may’t be overstated,” govt producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff mentioned on the time. “

“Gray’s touches, and typically adjustments, hearts and minds worldwide by way of the depth of connection individuals really feel with these characters.

“I’m excited to work with our extraordinary writers to dream up the place we go from right here, and I’m at all times grateful to our companions at Disney and ABC for letting us inform daring tales with actual influence.”



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