Grey’s Anatomy is one of ABC’s biggest primetime dramas. And this fall, it will enter its ninth season, with most of its cast intact. It’s been reported that the show’s original stars, including Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh have re-upped their contracts.
Fans of Grey’s Anatomy can let out a sigh of relief. Your favorite characters are sticking around the hospital for another season. It’s been announced that Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, James Pickens Jr., Chandra Wilson and Justin Chambers will all return this fall.
According to TVLine, the series regulars have signed a new two-year deal to stay with the medical drama. This is great news considering the dark cloud surrounding the upcoming season finale.
Show creator Shonda Rhimes recently told The Hollywood Reporter, “We’re literally saying goodbye to people — and possibly more than one person.” That coupled with rumors that both Dempsey and Pompeo were exiting had everyone on edge. But thankfully, that’s not the case.
Rhimes also revealed, “It [the finale] was much more painful than the shooting episode because there’s something final about this, whereas the shooting episode felt like a journey that we were going through and then you came out the other side when it was over.”
“You don’t come out of the other side of this. Where we leave the end of the season is a little bit crazy. I kept saying to people, ‘This feels exactly like what should be happening, but it feels a little bit crazy.’ But it does feel like where we should be in that moment.”
What do you think will happen? Perhaps one of the newbies gets hurt?
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.