Lllloonnnnggg-running ABC mainstay Grey’s Anatomy is about to begin its 15th season and the HDIC (head doctor in charge) Ellen Pompeo hinted to EW (via Deadline) that its next season might be its last. I would hope so! How is this show still on? Didn’t MVP Sandra Oh leave awhile back? Didn’t they run over Dr. McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) with a truck and kill off Dr. McSteamy (Eric Dane) in a plane crash? And they dumped the lesbians, right? For shame. Debbie Allen is an icon but even she shouldn’t have to hold this disaster-prone hospital together for more than, say, 10 years, right?
Earlier this month, it was reported that two doctors from Grey’s Anatomy had been asked to turn in their pretend ID badges and leave Grey-Sloan Memorial. Jessica Capshaw (Dr. Arizona Robbins) and Sarah Drew (Dr. April Kepner) didn’t get their contracts renewed, and Deadline heavily implied it might have been because ABC was running low on money after giving $20 million to Ellen Pompeo. A very pissed Ellen shot back, saying there was absolutely no truth to it. Ellen appeared on Ellen today, and reiterated her raise isn’t the reason why Jessica and Sarah were let go.
Ellen Pompeo Hit At Deadline For Insinuating Her Salary Increase Was A Factor In Two Cast Members Getting Chopped
Deadline is taking some heat for a recent article reporting that Grey’s Anatomy is losing two regular cast members after the current 14th season. Deadline reported that both Jessica Capshaw, who’s been on that bitch for 10 seasons playing Dr. Arizona Robbins, and Sarah Drew, who’s played Dr. April Kepner for 9 seasons, didn’t get their contracts renewed. The story itself was not controversial but Deadline’s reporting has been interpreted by some as sexist for insinuating that Grey’s star Ellen Pompeo’s fat checks were a factor.
In case you didn’t know, Ellen Pompeo is that bitch. She recently signed an insane deal to become the highest paid woman in dramatic television. She’s on a little show called Grey’s Anatomy which I will admit to still watching after 14 seasons. And that’s real seasons as in years, not one of Tyra’s little “cycles”. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter (which is worth a full read), Ellen talks about the long, hard road she walked to get more than$20 million a year. You won’t be surprised to learn that is was no thanks to Patrick Dempsey.