Grey’s Anatomy fans need not to worry. The medical drama and it’s two mains stars – Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) and Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) are not going anywhere, well, not anytime soon. The two have just singed a new two year contact extensions with the show, even though Grey’s Anatomy has not officially been picked up by ABC past it’s 10th season.
The news of the contact extension however should indicate it will be back for an 11th season. This comes after the news that Sandra Oh (Christina Yang) announced her departure from the long running show, with her final scenes to be screened in America in May and shortly thereafter here in Australia.
So while fans should be happy that McDreamy and his wife are sticking around, the fate of other members at Grey-Sloane memorial remain to be known. Justin Chambers (Alex Karev), Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey), James Pickens Jr (Richard Webber) and Sara Ramirez (Callie Torres) are locked into contracts set to expire at the end of the current season. While Ramirez joined the show in series 2, she and the remaining three cast members are on the same renegotiation schedule, with show runner Shonda Rhimes yet to confirm their return to the medical soap.
Grey’s Anatomy airs on the Seven Network on Thursday nights.
It’s confirmed. Sandra Oh is leaving Grey’s Anatomy after the shows 10th season and is taking her character Christina Yang with her.
“I gave myself two years to emotionally let go” says Sandra Oh on her upcoming departure from Grey’s Anatomy and in an official statement, Oh said, “It’s been a great privilege to play the character of Cristina Yang on ‘GA’ and I am both sad and excited to see where this, her final season will take her. It was an emotional and deeply creative decision for me and I feel fully supported by Shonda and the writers. It’s so rare in an actor’s life to be able to explore and grow a character so fully, so completely. I am profoundly grateful to everyone at ‘GA’ for the opportunity. I’m excited to celebrate and cherish every moment of my final season on ‘GA’ with the fans who have made it all possible.”
Co-stars Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo are still in talks regarding their stay post season 10.
ABC plan to keep the beloved medical drama on air for many more years to come with the aim to maintain as many original characters as possible to keep the show going into the future.
The shows 10th season kicks into gear next year picking up from the season 9 finale which saw a super storm tear through Chicago, Meredith gave birth to a healthy baby and also saw Richard Weber (possibly) dead from an electric shock in the basement.,