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Exclusive: Grey's Anatomy Boss Cracks Finale Puzzle, But Contractual Question Marks Loom

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Grey’s Anatomy boss Shonda Rhimes is done playing the waiting game.

The show’s creator has mapped out plans for the show’s upcoming eighth season finale despite not knowing which members of the original cast will and won’t be back next fall.

“I have figured out how the season is going to end …READ MORE


Grey's Anatomy Boss' Season 8 Finale Conundrum: 'I Don't Know What I'm Going to Do'

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As anyone well versed in the teachings of Shonda Rhimes knows, the Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice boss maps out each season of her shows in reverse: First she establishes the finale’s endgame and then works backwards to the premiere.

Unfortunately, with the contracts of several core Grey’s castmembers (Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, included) set to expire in May, the Empress of Shondaland is …READ MORE


Justin Chambers Uncertain About His Grey's Future, Talks Possible Series Finale: 'I'm Sad'

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Since the contracts of many of its original cast members are set to expire in May, Grey’s Anatomy could well play out its most suspenseful story off screen this season — potentially its last. READ MORE


Grey's Exclusive: Ellen Pompeo Weighs In on Mer-Der Fight: 'He Needs To Get Over It, Quick'

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GREY'S ANATOMY - "Unaccompanied Minor" - News of Meredith's dishonesty in the clinical trial comes to light, leading to unanticipated consequences for both her and others. Cristina finds herself in a compromising situation, which forces her to decide between her career and her relationship. Meanwhile, Owen posts his decision for chief resident and Teddy makes a surprising choice regarding her love life -- and her future -- on the Season Finale of Grey's Anatomy, THURSDAY, MAY 19 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/ADAM LARKEY)
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Patrick Dempsey has indicated that if Grey’s Anatomy‘s Derek and Meredith can promptly move past their season-ending feud, he might be coaxed into staying with the ABC drama beyond the coming season. Well, from where Ellen Pompeo sits, it’s her leading man’s McDreamy alter ego who holds all the cards when it comes to the couples’ short- and long-term future.

“Listen, what Meredith did clearly crossed a line. Derek has a right to be pissed,” Pompeo tells TVLine … READ MORE


TVLine Items: Baddies Fill New Bachelor Pad, Dempsey Talks Grey's Fate, and More TV News

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ABC’s Bachelor Pad returns with its second season on August 8, and in addition to the buzzy and previoulsy reported reunion of hostile ex-lovahs Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, a few fan-hated Bachelor and Bachelorette villains are getting in on the money-grubbing action. READ MORE


Patrick Dempsey On Grey's Anatomy Future: Season 8 Will Be 'My Last'

GREY'S ANATOMY - "I Will Survive" - Personal and work pressures are adding up and have Meredith visibly on edge, Owen conducts formal interviews for the Chief Resident position, Cristina grows increasingly defiant, Alex and Lucy's undefined relationship gets tested, and Jackson suddenly backs out of the Webber's diabetes trial, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, MAY 12 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/DANNY FELD)
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Ellen Pompeo may be unsure about whether she’ll stick with Grey’s Anatomy after her contract expires next season, but it sounds like her onscreen hubby has made up his mind. READ MORE


Shonda Rhimes: Grey's Anatomy Finale Sets Up What May Be Original Cast's Final Run

GREY'S ANATOMY - "Unaccompanied Minor" - News of Meredith's dishonesty in the clinical trial comes to light, leading to unanticipated consequences for both her and others. Cristina finds herself in a compromising situation, which forces her to decide between her career and her relationship. Meanwhile, Owen posts his decision for chief resident and Teddy makes a surprising choice regarding her love life -- and her future -- on the Season Finale of Grey's Anatomy, THURSDAY, MAY 19 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RANDY HOLMES)
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Fans of Grey’s Anatomy‘s grand Meredith-Derek romance need to know — in the wake of the unsettling events of Thursday night’s season finale — that series creator Shonda Rhimes aims to have the end justify the means, as the ABC drama enters what may be the final season for Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey, whose deals expire in a year.

TVLine spoke with Rhimes the morning after the assorted emotional bombshells were dropped, solidly rattling Meredith’s newly official marriage, Cristina’s future with Owen, and Alex’s latest (and failed) bid to move past Izzy. READ MORE


Grey's Anatomy Finale Recap: Casualties of An Emotional Shootout

GREY'S ANATOMY - "Golden Hour" - Meredith, looking to prove she is Chief Resident material, learns that anything and everything can happen in an hour's time when she steps up to run the ER for a night; meanwhile, Bailey sneaks off with Eli and gets into a little mischief, and everyone is surprised when the Chief's wife, Adele, shows up as one of the ER patients, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/DANNY FELD)
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[The following story contains spoilers from Thursday's Grey's Anatomy season finale.]

Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes told TVLine that this season’s finale would feature an emotional shootout” (versus last year’s literal kind), and sure enough, by the time the Shondaland logo came up, at least three relationships were left sprawled on the ground, critically wounded. READ & DISCUSS RECAP


Grey's Anatomy Shocker: The Real Story Behind The Big Der/Mer Twist

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[Warning: If you have yet to watch this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy, run — don’t walk — to the nearest emergency exit. Everyone else, onward and downward….]

In what will likely be viewed as a setback for … READ MORE


Oh, Baby! Grey's Anatomy Pics Deliver Scoop?

GREY'S ANATOMY, "I Will Survive" (airing May 12): Personal and work pressures are adding up and have Meredith visibly on edge, Owen conducts formal interviews for the Chief Resident position, Cristina grows increasingly defiant, Alex and Lucy's undefined relationship gets tested, and Jackson suddenly backs out of  Webber's diabetes trial.

Hopefully for the fine folks in ABC’s photo department, Shonda Rhimes is somewhere nodding in approval of the pics just released for the penultimate episode  of Grey’s Anatomy‘s current season — because boy (or as the case may be, girl) do they seem spoilery. READ MORE & SEE PHOTO GALLERY