Ellen Pompeo Hints That ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Could Be Ending Soon

Ellen Pompeo, who is the lead character on Grey’s Anatomy, has hinted that season 16 could be the last season of Grey’s ever. I know, I know, this is major news. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly asked Pompeo if she would be doing the show after season 16.

“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,” the actress told EW. “It’s about time that I mix it up. I’m definitely looking for a change.”

You can start panicking now.

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If you remember back to Pompeo’s huge payday in 2017 everyone was distracted by the sticker number – $575,000 per episode and a seven-figure signing bonus – so many didn’t realize her contract expires after season 16.

Season 15 will be airing soon and the 16th season is supposed to wrap in 2020. She told Deadline in January 2018 that she wants to move on to produce and direct when she’s done with Grey’s.

“I’ve has a Master Class in producing these last 14 years,” Pompeo said. “I know every aspect of making a television show. Producing and directing is where I’m challenged and where I’m leaning. It’s more interesting to me because it’s a skill I haven’t mastered yet.”

What would Grey’s Anatomy be without Meredith Grey? It wouldn’t be the same!

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Even though the creator of Grey’s, Shonda Rhimes, isn’t show running anymore she promises she will come back to write the finale. “I have written the end of the show at least six times,” Rhimes told EW. “But we just don’t end. Every time I thought, ‘This is how the show should end.’ we’ve gone past those moments, so I’ve stopped trying. I have no idea now.”

What do you think about Grey’s possibly ending after season 16?

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