'Grey's Anatomy' Stars Ink New Deals

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May 9th, 2012

Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers along with James Pickens, Jr. and Chandra Wilson have signed new two-year deals according to Deadline. While we can't speak for the second year -- which would carry the show into its 10th seaon in 2013-14 -- a ninth season renewal for the 2012-13 season is merely a formality (one of many remaining for ABC). Those formalities will be taken care of by this Tuesday, May 15.

 
  • forg

    OK now ABC announce renewals please :D I always had a feeling they are waiting for Greys to finish negotiations before they make announcements since I don’t they would want to announce renewal without the cast negotiations for Greys set already

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    if last couple of years is any guide, there will be news about ABC tomorrow and/or Friday. But this is the first year I can remember where they had not announced renewals for *any* scripted shows by May.

  • Kavyn

    So basically April or Owen dies…

  • Kavyn

    Or one of Callie, Arizona or Teddy. Right?

  • forg @ Robert

    yeah this is the first time since I’ve monitored TV development in 2004 that ABC didn’t ANY THING around this time.

  • edward

    yes, love Grey’s been watching since it started in march 2005!!

  • Sid

    So basically, ABC had renewed Grey’s for at least two more Seasons.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Sid: nope. those deals are always contingent on renewal. Though it’s hard to imagine it dropping so far next season that they wouldn’t bring it back for a 10th and final season.

  • forg

    If ABC lands a stable drama hit this year or ONCE grows or hold up well, the 10th season will be a great time to end the show unless it will become another E.R

  • Bunny

    I’m scared…..ABC is coming up next

  • Bee

    SO HAPPY about this! was really afraid one or more of sandra, justin, and patrick wouldn’t renew. and it makes the big finale spoiler speculation out there even more interesting now.

    ABC renewals will come tomorrow or friday now. the only ones i care about. PLEASE PLEASE ABC RENEW PRIVATE PRACTICE AND SCANDAL. and a GCB renewal would be the cherry on top.

  • Bunny

    My prediction:We will hear renewals on OUAT,GA,Castle and the wed block(including apt 23) tomorrow and Happy Endings and all their other shows faith will be revealed on May 15..

    *cries*

  • Doug

    In mid season 7, I believe, Desperate Housewives inked a similar deal, to take it to the end of the 9th season. Of course, it’s ending at the end of its 8th, so…

  • Justin121

    I wish renewals wouldn’t leak before Upfronts since we’ve come this far.

    I have a feeling GCB will be cancelled.

    Grey’s won’t end as long as it’s the #1 drama on the network that’s why I wish they’d come up with a couple of hits to end Grey’s Anatomy at season 10.

    Finales of seasons 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, standout as some of the best of all time. Can you imagine the season 9 & 10 finales if they were planned ahead?

    Unlike ER, it shouldn’t end when it’s no longer relevant. They’re lucky they made it to season 8 as the #2 drama on TV. Quite while you’re ahead. Go out with a bang. Ratings would skyrocket next year if it were promoted as part 1 of the grand finale.

    Bring back Addison, Izzie, Burke, Ghost Denny Ellis Grey and Ghost Goerge JK :D

  • Feedback

    They need to bring Katherine Heigl back. I miss Izzie.

    It was rumored for a long time that Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey were leaving the show. Now I’m actually disappointed they’re not. It would have been a breath of fresh air to see the Grey’s Anatomy world exist without Meredith Grey front and center.

    It’s going to be odd seeing how they keep everyone on the show though. They can’t just say that ALL of them decided to stay in the same hospital. That’s way too coincidental. Are they going to start filming different environments for each character?

    Also, they made it clear that someone was leaving and that someone was dying. The characters who aren’t safe due to these deals are Lexie, Mark, Arizona, Callie, Avery, April, Adele, Teddy and Owen.

    • I assume Owen gets back with Cristina which becomes the primary reason she stays in the hospital.
    • Teddy leaves and goes for another tour of Iraq. Yang will be the Heart Surgeon of the series even if she is just a fellow. Callie is supposed to be just a fellow too, so who cares.
    • Avery is staying. I just can’t see him leaving the hospital.
    • Either Mark, Lexie or Adele is dying.
    • Arizona and Callie will continue obviously.
    • April is leaving. She didn’t even pass her Boards, but she’s disappearing. Can’t say I care.

  • SJ

    This was expected, but still nice to hear it’s finally official.

    @Feedback [SPOILERS AHEAD]

    Avery and Mark are safe, per Ausiello. My guess is Adele is dying and Teddy is leaving. Or Teddy dies. She needs to be out of the picture in order for Cristina to stay and her story has been played out anyway. April will likely be dealing with the ramifications of not passing the boards and Shonda won’t kill Callie or Arizona after finally bringing them back together last season. Besides, Arizona’s friend dies this Thursday, so it would be a bit of an overkill, pardon the pun. ;)

  • danny94

    Meh meredith and derek are really annoying i was hoping they would leave and have lexie become the main character… it would certianly freshen up the show

  • Melanie

    I am glad, I love Greys! Also regarding April, according to the previews it looks like she was in a bar celebrating with those who did pass their boards, or maybe I was looking at it wrong? I know they left off last week with her having a shocked look on her face, well I guess tonight we will find out for sure.

  • mark

    they should bring back izzy and burke and bring back o malley, they could say that he faked his death

  • John A

    How come the obvious renewels havent happened?

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