Grey’s Anatomy is one of the longest-running shows ever and has managed to maintain its level of quality somewhat while at it. It is ABC’s most successful show in history, and that’s definitely reassuring for the fans when it comes to the question of how long it is going to continue airing for. Season 14 of the show concluded recently, and Season 15 is now under works. The President of ABC Entertainment Channing Dungey recently spoke about the upcoming season 15 of Grey’s Anatomy:
Grey’s Anatomy Season 15?
“Thanks to fiercely loyal fans who have been on this journey since the beginning, and new generations of viewers who continue to discover the joy and drama of Grey Sloan Memorial, the show is as strong as ever.”
But just how long the show is going to last? Is Season 15 going to be the end of Grey’s Anatomy? Not likely. We’ve heard so many times before that the show will be done when Pompeo says it’s done. Ellen Pompeo also signed a two-year deal in January, which opens up a new door to a potential Season 16. She has had a lot to say about Grey’s Anatomy, and it’s future recently:
“What I said to Shonda is the truth, ‘I don’t get to do anything else, and that’s frustrating for me creatively. I make 24 episodes of TV a year, and as part of this deal, I cannot appear anywhere else. And directing is cool but, to be honest, it just takes me away from my kids’. Then I said, ‘So, it’s got to be a ton of money. And it has to help me with my producing because producing is something I really enjoy. That’s my creativity now.'”
She went on saying, “Acting, to me, is boring. An actor is the least powerful person on set, so I don’t care about chasing roles. Plus, at my age, it’s pretty unrealistic. Not that I can’t do a cool cable thing, but I’m not going to have this whole second life as a movie star. I’m not f**kin’ Julia Roberts.”
Her new deal was signed only after positive talks with Rhimes, and she doesn’t want the show to end just yet. Previously, she has even hinted that the show might get a total of 600 episodes. While the number may ultimately not be that high, we can rest easy, because Season 15 won’t be the end of Grey’s Anatomy.
“What happened is that I went to Shonda and I said, ‘If you’re moving on to Netflix and you want the show to go down, I’m cool with that. But if you want it to continue, I need to be incentivized. I need to feel empowered and to feel ownership of this show’. And she was like, ‘I absolutely want to keep the show going. It’s the mothership, so let’s find a way to make you happy. What do you want?'” Pompeo said.