Saturday, June 15, 2024

Surprise! (Not!) Ellen Pompeo Made Her Deal, “Grey’s Anatomy” Renewed for 19th Season


No shock here.

ABC has announced “Grey’s Anatomy” will return next fall for its 19th season. Ellen Pompeo’s public negotiating for more money worked, I guess. She spent December running around saying the show should end, she was done, yada yada yada.

Anyway, Krista Vernoff remains in charge, Pompeo’s Meredith Grey will return, and next December she’ll start in again about “how can I go on?” back of palm to forehead, until they give her platinum encased Maybach or something.

In a press release everyone involved is thrilled to continue having jobs and relieved that Pompeo didn’t destroy their livelihoods. Who will be killed off this May to make room for Pompeo’s salary is anyone’s guess, but if I were a high earner there I’d be nervous– and calling my business manager.

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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