Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Report: “Grey’s Anatomy” Star Ellen Pompeo Down to 8 Episodes This Coming Season As She Lights Out for New Series

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Reports today that the ongoing Ellen Pompeo-ABC annual budget fight has reached a new moment.

For Season 19 of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Pompeo will appear in a quarter of the episodes– 8, to be exact — and narrate the show off screen. She will still get her residual as an executive producer.

But Pompeo, who’s made annual contract negotiations her own World Series, is taking off to produce a show on Hulu described as inspired by the true story of a Midwestern couple who adopts what they believe is an 8-year-old girl with a rare form of dwarfism. Yes, you read that right. Go figure.

Will Pompeo be missed? Who knows? Who cares? “Grey’s” is headed to its ending with Season 20. So enjoy whoever’s left while you can.

Roger Friedman
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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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