Exclusive: Grey's Anatomy Boss Cracks Finale Puzzle, But Contractual Question Marks Loom
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
TVLine Items: Pompeo Game for More Grey's, Regis' Live Finale, GH Wedding Peek, and More
Grey’s Anatomy fans, take heart: Ellen Pompeo — whom you know well and love as Seattle Grace’s Meredith Grey — has revealed that Season 8 of the ABC medical drama will not necessarily not be her last. READ MORE
Grey's Anatomy Boss' Season 8 Finale Conundrum: 'I Don't Know What I'm Going to Do'
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'
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'
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
Hot Video: Grey's Anatomy's Jesse Williams Accepts Top Actor Honors From Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo and Jesse Williams aren’t just co-stars on Grey’s Anatomy, they’re real-life buds too!
To wit, Pompeo interrupted her summer hiatus last week to present Williams with the TV Actor of the Year statuette at the Young Hollywood Awards. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Patrick Dempsey On Grey's Anatomy Future: Season 8 Will Be 'My Last'
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
Exclusive: Ellen Pompeo Opens Up About Her Uncertain Grey's Future and Likely Successor
Ellen Pompeo tells TVLine she has made no formal decision yet about extending her Grey’s Anatomy run beyond next season — nor has she been asked to. But should her swan song in fact air a year from now, at least one succession plan has the actress’ stamp of approval. READ MORE
Young Hollywood Awards: Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Friday Night Lights Win Big
Last night’s Young Hollywood Awards ceremony at L.A.’s Club Nokia — airing May 26 on ION Television (9/8c) — featured not only youthful stars (including Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld and august Super 8 star Elle Fanning), but also their mentor figures, who presented the statuettes.
It’s a more poignant situation than you realize. READ MORE
Shonda Rhimes: Grey's Anatomy Finale Sets Up What May Be Original Cast's Final Run
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