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'Grey's Anatomy' Will Be Ready Without Meredith Grey

July 23, 2009 09:24:04 GMT

With Ellen Pompeo being pregnant, creator of the show is preparing any kind of possibilities that will include having no more Meredith Grey.


'Grey's Anatomy' Will Be Ready Without Meredith Grey
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Should Ellen Pompeo find it too consuming being a first time mother, Shonda Rhimes will be well-prepared for a story without her character on "Grey's Anatomy". Ellen is seven months pregnant and the sixth season production has just been kicked off, thus Shonda is making some selections of story lines to anticipate the actress' absence during maternity leave.

"It's going to be tricky," Shonda told EW. "Ellen is incredibly optimistic and somehow thinks she'll be back and ready to rock 'n' roll. [But] I have a child, so I know that that's not true. [So] we have a lovely story [on deck] that will take us into her maternity leave. And we have plans for some really interesting stand-alone episodes for [while she's gone]."

Shonda continued explaining that the sixth season will be the key season that will have to be ready when a character or two are gone. The creator said, "So we're looking at, How do we mess with that structure now while we have everybody and figure out ways in which, 'What would we do without Ellen? What would we do if we had an episode without Patrick Dempsey?' So season 6 is important. A lot of shows don't make it through season 6 because they don't know how to transition."

Still, Shonda admitted that she has not figured out how the show will go on without Meredith Grey, which is the centerpiece of the whole show. "I haven't even thought that far. That's the one blank spot I have in my head," she said, adding that at least there is another Grey, Lexie.

The production of the sixth season began on Wednesday, July 15. Katherine Heigl revealed in an interview with David Letterman that it was 17 hours of work and that it was "weird" without T.R. Knight on the set. The actor has asked to be released from his contract due to lack of screen time and unfavorable creative direction of his character.

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posted by grey\'s anatomy girl on Jan 20, 2011
Look I think that they should be able to think of something and hopefully they will so then she won't have to stay gone but for maybe 1-2 months and then Grey's Anatomy will be back to normal oh yea if anybody is watching Grey's Anatomy comes on tonight.
posted by grey on Jan 17, 2011
it's not called grey's anatomy for nothing please don't ngo anywhere .
posted by moi on Dec 21, 2010
eurgh meredith is annoying as hell get rid
posted by Liz on Dec 15, 2009
remove her. she has become irrelevant. easy with the Derek-Meredith storyline. it is not convincing. at least to make that assertion believable, replace Ellen Pompeo. she looks like Derek's mother. Grey's Anatomy will be better without meredith grey.
posted by sally on Oct 20, 2009
omg. no meredith. What hapened to meredith ? ( not to ellen )
posted by Danii on Aug 02, 2009
But that's what makes her so irrestible,.. annoying,self-absorbed and still just so incredible..Showing her weakness many ways, i think that's the thing that make some people to irritate. No Grey's without Mer...
posted by what on Aug 01, 2009
grays anatomy needs grey 'meredith grey' and without her and derik it will fall to pieces please dont leave the show please dont leave the shoe please dont leave the show meredith
posted by ariana on Jul 26, 2009
please I don't want this!!!! i know this is not true maybe is just for scare us !!! i love grey's anatomy and i cant't believe this may happen ,it will be the worst !!! how can be grey's anatomy without meredith grey? lexie grey isn't enought !!!! i love meredith!!!you can't replace meredith per lexie !! no no no never!!!! and how can be grey's anatomy without merder? i love them everybody love them ... if they leave the serie will not be the same !i love patrick!! i trust that ellen will not led the show! neither patrick!! please i'm praying!!!if something happen i will continue looking grey's anatomy but without the same emotion !!! just don't think in this posibility because will be the end... =( i'm very very sad .. please i'm sure anyone want this !! please please is enought without george ... you just kill me without him imagine without merder!!!!!!!!! =( ....
posted by Taylor on Jul 24, 2009
Well, no worries. Shonda Rhimes herself she could not imagine the show without her LEAD, Ellen Pompeo as Meredith,-btw, I LOVE that part;)-and Ellen as Mer will be there for as long as she wants to be. Great for for her huge fanbase, even better for those who don't like her. In other words....get use to it because she's STAYING!!!
posted by Pat on Jul 23, 2009
No Meredith no Grey's. No Ellen the show will sink, and sink fast.
posted by darlinggirl on Jul 23, 2009
Thank G I dont have to see meredith pokey face in every episode. What a relief.
posted by babsie on Jul 23, 2009
It is called "Grey's Anatomy" is it not? So, Meredith is the show.

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