Gray’s Anatomy Ending Quickly? ABC Exec On Hit Drama’s Future

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The way forward for ABC’s Gray’s Anatomy has been doubtful ever because it was introduced that Ellen Pompeo would cut back her duties on the collection.

Now, Simran Sethi, ABC’s Leisure EVP of Programming and Content material, is talking out concerning the future in a brand new interview with Deadline.

“No selections have been made right now, however we hope to be in enterprise with Shondaland for a very very long time,” the exec shared.

“And I believe once you’re taking a look at this subsequent season, I’m excited for this Thursday and for audiences to see this new class of interns, which does really feel actually harking back to nostalgic early Gray’s, however they’re completely their very own characters.”

As beforehand reported, Gray’s Anatomy Season 19 will fill the void left by Meredith’s exit by throwing all of it the best way again to the start of the collection.

Harry Shum Jr., Adelaide Kane, Alexis Floyd, Niko Terho, and Midori Francis have landed collection common roles as the brand new interns.

“This can be a present that’s in its nineteenth season. It was a very long time in the past that we noticed that top notch of interns and the world has modified, the tradition has modified,” Sethi mentioned.

“And I believe that Krista [Vernoff], Shonda [Rhimes] and the workforce at Gray’s Anatomy has accomplished an unimaginable job at creating a brand new class of interns that speaks to 2022, but additionally have the identical hallmarks of these early years, which is that camaraderie, the tempo, the vitality of all that stress that these interns have.”

Understandably, there is a component of thriller surrounding the way forward for the collection as a result of including 5 new collection regulars and shedding Meredith will shake up the present like by no means earlier than.

The community might be taking a wait-and-see strategy to contemplate whether or not the brand new characters resonate with followers in a manner that may enable the present to proceed.

Showrunner Krista Vernoff beforehand pressured the significance of latest characters in an interview with EW.

We haven’t brought in a cast of five series regular interns since the beginning, so this can be a massive deal and it feels actually thrilling and it is respiratory quite a lot of new life into the present,” Vernoff shared.

“It is permitting us to get again to the early mannequin of instructing and studying.”

“To have 5 collection regulars with the expertise and chops and resumes that this group brings permits for storytelling centered on what it’s to be a model new surgeon once more and the way every part feels life and dying and each mistake that you simply make may kill somebody,” the showrunner continues.

“And it simply felt like the best second.”

“Ellen [Pompeo] is having much less of a job within the present this 12 months, and this felt like the best second to come back at it recent with a bunch [of new characters].”

What are your ideas on the present forging forward with out Meredith as a daily?

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Gray’s Anatomy returns Thursday, October 6 at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.

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