Grey’s Anatomy’s trip to the past on Thursday night was two-fold: Not only did viewers get a deeper glimpse into the life of Ellis Grey (Kate Burton/Sally Pressman), but the dynamics of the emotional hour had an old school Grey’s feel that fans of the long-running ABC drama could truly appreciate.
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The familial relations at Grey Sloan are getting a little twisty on Grey’s Anatomy this season.
In case you’ve gotten a little lost since the show returned, the new head of cardio, Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary), is the daughter Ellis Grey (Kate Burton) gave up for adoption, unbeknownst to Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.), who happens to be the father. That makes Maggie the half-sister to Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and the half-sister-in-law to Derek (Patrick Dempsey). Sorted? Great, because Meredith has confirmed that Maggie is telling the truth, while Richard finally revealed to Maggie that he’s her father. Say it with me: Drama!
Ellen Pompeo is still going strong as Grey’s Anatomy lead character Meredith Grey after 10 seasons on the show, but she might be done acting when Grey’s is done airing.
The actress talked candidly about her future in the business when she appeared at a BuzzFeed Brews event Wednesday that also hosted the two leads of Shonda Rhimes’ other dramas, Scandal‘s Kerry Washington and How to Get Away with Murder‘s Viola Davis. READ FULL STORY
Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is getting into the production side of things. First, Pompeo announced she would executive produce a financial meltdown drama titled Debt for ABC Family, and now, her production company, Calamity Jane, has made its first network sale.
Calamity Jane has sold an untitled hour-long drama to ABC. The project, written by Andy Stern, will be produced by ABC Studios with Pompeo and Laura Holstein of Calamity Jane Prods. signed on to executive produce.
The show follows Keira Burke, a Boston-area cop who was gravely wounded in the line of duty. According to ABC, “Six years later, she’s returned to the force as a police psychologist and now finds herself embedded in the very same precinct she left. She’ll bring along her new perspective on cops and solving crime, but she’s returning as an outsider, no longer a cop. Keira will have to reconcile her two worlds and overcome her own failings from years ago—even as she starts to suspect that what really happened all those years ago may not be what it seems, and the truth may be right under her nose.”
Now that most of the Fab Five have left Grey Sloan Memorial, it seems the time could be ripe for Meredith to finally move on from the hospital she’s called home for the last 10 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy—despite telling Derek she didn’t want to move to Washington, D.C. in the season finale. However, Ellen Pompeo thinks there’s a very plausible reason why Meredith cannot follow her husband to Capitol Hill.
Could Mer and Der be on the road to a huge breakup?
When we left the couple in the last Grey’s Anatomy finale, Meredith finally stood up for herself, telling Derek that she doesn’t want to move to Washington, D.C.—where he had been offered a full-time position by POTUS. (Not Scandal’s Fitz, but we can still dream!)
And in season 11—being dubbed “The Year of Meredith”—the stalwart doc will no longer take a backseat to her husband’s career, which may cause strife in their relationship. However, executive producer Shonda Rhimes promises that this doesn’t mean the end of everyone’s favorite McCouple.
After years in front of the camera, it looks like Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is ready to go behind the scenes.
The actress will executive produce Debt, a satire of the 2008 financial meltdown in New York based on Rachel Carey’s 2013 novel of the same name. The project for ABC Family begins a new trend under recently appointed head Tom Ascheim: programs targeted toward older women. The story follows a young woman in her 20s who works as an SAT tutor to pay off her college loans and discovers that everyone she knows is in somebody’s “debt.” Currently in development, the series has not yet hired a writer. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news.
Pompeo, who recently signed a deal that will keep her on the popular ABC medical drama through its 12th season, first tried her hand at producing with her company Calamity Jane, but was unable to follow through on a script sold to ABC.
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