ABC renewed Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 on January 10, 2022, and signed a contract with Ellen Pompeo that makes her an executive producer. The other two remaining original cast members — James Pickens Jr. and Chandra Wilson — inked multi-year deals in 2021. It’s a win-win. The long-running medical drama continues on ABC, and Ellen Pompeo gets another promotion.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Ellen Pompeo | Ron Batzdorff/Getty Images
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ returns for season 19 with Ellen Pompeo as Executive Producer
ABC gave Grey’s Anatomy fans exciting news on Jan. 10, but many viewers believe Ellen Pompeo isn’t happy about the season 19 renewal. The 52-year-old actor and producer voiced her desire to leave the medical drama numerous times in recent years. The new contract is only for one year to continue as Meredith Grey. Executive producer Krista Vernoff continues as showrunner alongside Pompeo, who also becomes an executive producer with the new contract.
#GreysAnatomy’s record-breaking run will continue — with its leading lady Ellen Pompeo https://t.co/CGv7qiYoJ3
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) January 10, 2022
RELATED: Why Aren’t ‘Station 19’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ on Tonight, Dec. 23? Here’s When New Episodes Finally Return
In Grey’s Anatomy Season 18, Ellen Pompeo was a co-executive producer. However, for the new season, she becomes one of the highest-level producers on the show. The title of executive producer is reserved for those in charge of supervising the series. Her title does not mean that viewers will see any less of Meredith Grey than in previous seasons.
How much does Ellen Pompeo make per episode?
The press release revealing that ABC renewed Grey’s Anatomy for season 19 and cut a new deal with Pompeo did not reveal her new salary. However, according to a Showbiz Cheat Sheet report from Feb. 18, 2021, she makes over $20 million each year. At that time, Ellen Pompeo made $575,000 for each episode of Grey’s Anatomy. She also receives a salary for executive producing the medical drama and the spinoff series, Station 19.
RELATED: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Here’s Why Ellen Pompeo Stayed But Patrick Dempsey and Sandra Oh Did Not
How old was Ellen Pompeo in season 1 of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?
Another question that many viewers want to know going into season 19 is how old was Pompeo when she began acting in Grey’s Anatomy Season 1? The star’s birthday is Nov. 10, 1969, and the premiere date of the pilot was March 27, 2005. Pompeo was 35-years-old during the first season of Grey’s Anatomy in 2005.
Is ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 19 the last season?
It’s a beautiful day to receive some big news. #GreysAnatomy will be back on Feb 24 and for a whole new season! Congrats on Season 19 pic.twitter.com/ZZn10dlGBJ
— Grey’s Anatomy (@GreysABC) January 10, 2022
The ABC press release did not indicate that Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 is the final season. However, it could become the last season. The executive producers and showrunner Krista Vernoff generally begin talks about how the season will end in January. Look for an update in January 2023 regarding whether Vernoff begins writing the …read more
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet