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Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo has hinted that Season 17 of the medical drama could be its last.
Ellen, who plays Dr Meredith Grey, hinted that the future of the series was uncertain. When asked if the show will continue for an eighteenth instalment, Ellen told CBS Sunday Morning: "I can't say.
"We honestly have not decided. We're really trying to figure it out right now."
When asked if the team were in the middle of deciding the future of the show, Ellen added: "Yes... What story do we tell? To end a show this iconic... how do we do it?
"I just wanna make sure we do this character and this show and the fans... I wanna make sure we do it right."
It's not the first time Ellen has hinted the show will end. In October, she told Variety: "We don't know when the show is really ending yet. But the truth is, this year could be it. I'm constantly fighting for the show as a whole to be as good as it can be.
"As a producer, I feel like I have permission to be able to do that. I mean, this is the last year of my contract right now. I don't know that this is the last year, but it could very well could be."
Ellen has led the popular drama, which became the longest running American primetime medical series in 2019, since it debuted in 2005.
Speaking about Season 17, she added: "I'm really, really, really excited about this season. It's probably going to be one of our best seasons ever. And I know that sounds nuts to say, but it's really true."
Say it isn't so! This will truly be the end of an era, but at least the show would be going out on a high!
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