Season 19 Renewal Talks Start With ABC, Ellen Pompeo – Deadline

instinct anatomyRecord-breaking run may continue. Renewal talks are underway for a possible 19th season of the ABC major scripting series although sources warn that talks are still in the early stages. I heard that series star and co-executive producer Elaine Pompeo has also been contacted about continuing the show for another season.

Pompeo, who has been open for the past two years about her desire to bring in instinct anatomy Until the end, last spring he agreed to a one-year deal for season 18. She was one of three remaining original members whose contracts had expired at the end of season 17; The other two, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr., signed new multi-year agreements, I hear.

The timing of the renewal talks is no surprise. This usually happens when ABC begins talks with ABC Signature and Shondaland, which produces the long-running series, about another season. It’s also when ABC Signature usually begins discussions with Pompeo if her contract is close.

Because instinct anatomyA legacy of the series, he’ll get a royal farewell when it’s time to end it. When ABC renewed the medical drama for its eighteenth season in May, it was not decided upon as a final. If so, a decision should be made in the next month or so instinct anatomy Creator/Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes and Executive Producer/Model Krista Vernoff, it’s time to craft a fitting conclusion.

If renewal talks instead proceed and Pompeo engages in negotiations over a new contract, it’s a promising sign that another season is a realistic possibility. This was the case last season when negotiations faltered instinct anatomy He eventually returned for the nineteenth season with Pompeo, Wilson, and Pickens Jr.

ABC Copper will be pleased to keep instinct anatomy On the air for years to come. Eighteen seasons into the series, it is the longest-running prime-time medical drama in television history, and remains the highest-rated script series on the network and one of the best-written series on network television. In addition, the series is a major source of revenue for Disney and increases subsidiary profits station 19 Through an integrated world and frequent crossovers to become the second highest-grossing ABC text series after that grey.

“We are thrilled to have her in the lineup. It’s a gift,” Craig Erach, president of ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals, said in an interview with Deadline in September. “As long as all the producers and Elaine [Pompeo] I feel there are meaningful stories to tell, and we will continue to make the show.”

As for Pompeo, she was already planning her positionGrey’s Anatomy career but has also appreciated her longtime relationship with Disney-ABC.

“I was trying to focus on convincing everyone that I had to finish this,” she said in a recent interview with Insider. She continued, “I feel like I’m the most naive who keeps saying, ‘But what’s the story, what story are we going to tell?'” “And everyone is like, ‘Who cares, Eileen? She makes millions of dollars.’”

After season 17 themed Covid which explored the toll the pandemic has taken on healthcare workers, instinct anatomy He’s back to his roots, focusing on medical conditions and relationships in the current 18th season set in a post-pandemic world.

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