Saturday, April 13, 2024

Grey’s Anatomy Eyes Final 20th Season, Ellen Pompeo Back, as Shows Loses Average 800K Viewers This Season


It looks like Ellen Pompeo is coming back to “Grey’s Anatomy.”

On Thursday, in the season finale, Meredith Grey’s research in Boston went sideways. She’ll be coming back to Seattle in the fall.

It’s likely that whenever “Greys” starts its fall season, it will be its last. The 19th season lost 800,000 viewers from beginning to end, on average. They went from 3.8 million at the start to 3 million at the end. On May 11th they went under 3 million for the first time

The party at Sloan Grey is over. The show is on life support at ABC. But really, isn’t 20 seasons enough? “Greys” is trounced in its time slot by “Law & Order SVU” and “So Help Me Todd.” So help me, its true.

I’m sure ABC will plan a big two hour ending for next spring 2024. And “Greys” will go off into syndication or streaming. All wounds will be sewn up, maybe by Meredith getting remarried.

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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