Monday, May 20, 2024

“Grey’s Anatomy” Ditches Not 1 But 2 Regulars Tonight as Meredith Returns from COVID Coma with New Contract


Wait, how much did they pay Ellen Pompeo?

Not only is Jessie Williams out after tonight’s penultimate season episode, Greg Germann is leaving, too.

German has been playing Dr. Tom Koracick for three seasons. Williams has been on for 12 seasons. They are numbers 2 and 3 of regulars who are out after the Italian actor Giacomo Gianniotti was axed a few episodes ago.

Meantime, “Greys” was renewed for the 18th season because Ellen Pompeo finally signed a new contract. It must run through the 20th season, so it’s big money. Her character, Meredith, it out of her COVID coma. When the other two veterans of the show, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens, Jr., just told her Giannotti’s character was gone, Meredith was fine with it. No mourning. “She’s with her his mother,” she told them. LOL. No, he’s not. He’s on the unemployment line.

One more episode for this season. Will any other cast members be purged? Next season may be a three hander!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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