Pompeo’s news — she earns north of $300,000/episode, our sister site Deadline notes — comes weeks after another long-running Grey’s star, Sara Ramirez, announced that she would not be back next season as Callie, choosing instead to take “some welcome time off.”
As previously reported by TVLine, Justin Chambers hinted at nearing a new deal back in March, while Kevin McKidd was optimistic about his future as Owen. Jessica Capshaw settled her own business a year ago, signing a multi-year deal with the stalwart medical drama, which this season was broadcast TV’s No. 3-rated drama, trailing only Empire and The X-Files.
Chandra Wilson and James Pickens, Jr. are among the other cast members who have yet to renew their deals for the fall.