Ellen Pompeo ‘Probably’ Done with ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?

by | May 6, 2010 at 4:05 PM | Grey's Anatomy, TV News

Ellen Pompeo, 'Grey's Anatomy' (Photo: ABC)

Ellen Pompeo, 'Grey's Anatomy' (Photo: ABC)

Is ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ falling apart?

After the tumultuous exits of original cast members T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl, Seattle Grace could be losing another doc–the one whose name is in the title!

Meredith Grey, scrubbing out? Leading lady Ellen Pompeo says she “probably” won’t renew her contract when it expires in Season 8.

“I haven’t said I’m moving on,” Pompeo tells ‘Extra.’ “I said that when my contract is up after Season 8 [in two years], I would probably not renew. I think the world has had a lot of Meredith Grey.”

It could be that the new mother has a change in her priorities since giving birth to baby Stella Luna seven months ago. And who could blame her? Pompeo, 40, tells People, “She has two teeth now and she’s already eating solid foods.” The proud mom adds, “I try to make food for her as much as I can and she eats a lot. She holds her own spoon now.”

WATCH FULL EPISODES OF ‘GREY’S ANATOMY’

Six seasons into its run, ‘Grey’s still has healthy ratings. And as we head for a cliffhanger in May, series creator Shonda Rhimes teased the big two-hour season finale in Entertainment Weekly.

“The theme of the first hour is sanctuary,” she tells EW’s Michael Ausiello, and that will be “turned on its head” by the end of the episode, when the hospital becomes … “the least safe place in the world.”

She continues, “The second hour is about choices, and we get to watch our characters make big ones. Lexie chooses between Mark and Alex. Owen chooses between Teddy and Cristina. Bailey faces the hardest medical choice that a doctor has to make. And the other choice that’s being made is Callie and Arizona, and whether or not they’re going to be together or not. It IS going to come down to the baby thing.”

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Meanwhile, Pompeo isn’t the only ‘Grey’s actor next in line to leave. Deadline.com‘s Nellie Andreeva reported on April 28th that the future of Patrick Dempsey may also be in question, as he too is considering not re-signing. McDreamy leaving would be a McNightmare for fans. (And until he’s gone, there will always be McPuns.)

But don’t fret just yet, Mer and Der lovers: Both Pompeo and Dempsey have contract deals through the end of next season.

Would you watch ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ without McDreamy and Meredith? Do you miss Izzie and George? What do you think of the show this season?