Ellen Pompeo has inked a new deal that keep her on Grey’s Anatomy for the show’s 13th season. Pompeo is now estimated to be earning more than $300,000 per episode making her one of the highest paid actresses on Television.
For the show to have been on so long, Grey’s just ended one of its best seasons yet. According to Deadline, Grey’s Anatomy was ABC’s highest-rated show in key demographics and ranked among television’s top five dramas. Thanks to Netflix, an entire new generation has launched on to show creating a surge in ratings.
Pompeo’s news of returning to Grey’s comes after Sara Ramirez, who portrayed Callie Torrez for 10 seasons, has taken off time for herself. The hope is that she will return, but fans no longer have to stress about Meredith’s return. Out of the original cast, the world is still waiting to hear about Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, and James Pickens Jr. who portray Alex, Dr. Bailey, and Dr. Webber respectively. I’m pretty sure they will return also.
Are you excited for where Grey’s Anatomy is headed?