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Ellen Pompeo to Appear in Only 8 Episodes

Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) might be slicing again her hours at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Pompeo is about to seem in solely eight episodes of Grey’s Anatomy‘s upcoming nineteenth season, in accordance to Entertainment Weekly. The actress will proceed to oversee the sequence as an govt producer.

Pompeo has been a staple on the medical drama since its inception in 2005. She has been the point of interest of the eighteen seasons so far, with the sequence capturing her development from an intern to changing into the chief of normal surgical procedure. Grey’s Anatomy “focuses on the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attendings as they develop into seasoned doctors while balancing personal and professional relationships.” Production is about to begin on the brand new season, which is able to premiere on ABC on October 6.

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This information comes on the heels of Pompeo taking over one other tv appearing position, which might be her first main position since main Grey’s Anatomy. The untitled sequence will land on Hulu, with Pompeo being one half of a pair “who adopt an orphan they believe to have a rare form of dwarfism, but come to suspect their new daughter isn’t the 8-year-old she claims to be.” Katie Robbins (The Affair) is behind this sequence, which adapts the story of American couple Michael and Kristine Barnett and their adopted “daughter” from Ukraine, Natalia.

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Pompeo may also be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2023, a well-deserved nod for the actress. Ironically sufficient, the actress has by no means earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for her position. Many critics have discovered this to be each unsuitable and “long overdue” for Pompeo, as many additionally word she has carried the present in many respects. She has gained a Satellite Award and two People’s Choice Awards for her position as Dr. Meredith Grey, in addition to different awards given to the solid of the sequence.

Grey’s Anatomy‘s new season will give attention to a gaggle of interns performed by Harry Shum Jr., Alexis Floyd, Niko Terho, Midori Francis, and Adelaide Kane. Fans are not sure how this storyline will play out in the brand new season, because the Hospital misplaced its residency program on the conclusion of the final season. Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. may also be returning to the brand new season in their roles of Dr. Miranda Bailey and Dr. Richard Webber, respectively.

Grey’s Anatomy returns to ABC on Thursday, October 6.