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Grey’s Anatomy lands Season 19 renewal at ABC: Will Ellen Pompeo return?

ABC brought Grey’s fans some great news this week. Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 is officially happening, but will it be with Ellen Pompeo?

The longer a show goes on, the more we have to question if a renewal is going to happen. It doesn’t matter if it does well in the live ratings. We have to look at whether the cast wants to return.

Grey’s Anatomy has the advantage of being an ensemble cast, but it wouldn’t be what it is without Ellen Pompeo. There are statements every year that say the show is done once Pompeo is.

Grey’s Anatomy renewed for Season 19

The good news from TVLine is that Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 is officially happening. The renewal came relatively early for ABC, and it suggests that the network wants to prevent delays next year due to the pandemic potentially getting worse before it gets better.

We don’t know yet if Station 19 is renewed. It looks like the talks have mostly been around one person.

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Will Ellen Pompeo return for Season 19?

We did get the good news that we’ll see more of Meredith Grey. This may surprise some as recently we learned Pompeo was looking at seeing the show come to an end. She can’t see where the story can go to remain fresh, but others are happy with the money it’s making.

Pompeo has signed on for at least another season though. We also learned that showrunner Krista Vernoff is also coming back for another season after inking a new deal.

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What do you think of the renewal newss? What do you need to see before Grey’s Anatomy comes to an end? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC in the U.s. and on CTV in Canada.