While we were not particularly concerned in the slightest over the future of Ellen Pompeo on “Grey’s Anatomy,” the following still comes as music to our ears: She is signing a new deal to remain with the ABC series.
Per a new report coming in from Deadline, the actress is set to earn upwards of $300,000 an episode for playing Meredith Grey, and while that may sound like a hefty amount of cash, remember this: It still pales in comparison to what the cast of “The Big Bang Theory” earns for its episodes, which are thirty minutes shorter.
This move basically secures that “Grey’s Anatomy” will be Meredith’s story first and foremost, though it is fair to presume that there are going to be many other returning cast members as well. Both Justin Chambers and Kevin McKidd have each expressed interest in coming back, so we assume they will be. We’re not concerned about original cast members Chandra Wilson or James Pickens Jr., given that we feel like Shonda Rhimes would have given the two of them an epic send-off if they were thinking about leaving. Just look at how much attention both Sandra Oh and Patrick Dempsey had around their exits; even Sara Ramirez, who was not around at the beginning of the series, got a send-off of her own, and it’s still possible that she will return to the show someday.
The new season of “Grey’s Anatomy” will likely premiere in September; rest assured that as soon as there is more information out there regarding some cast members, we’ll have it for you over at this link in the near future.
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