Is Ellen Pompeo Leaving Grey's Anatomy?

05/06/2010 at 12:00 AM EDT

Is Ellen Pompeo Leaving Grey's Anatomy?
Ellen Pompeo
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Doctors come and doctors go at Seattle Grace Hospital but would Grey's Anatomy be the same without . . . Dr. Meredith Grey?

Like T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl before her, there is buzz that Ellen Pompeo may leave the hit ABC show. Although rumor became reality for her former costars, the new mom is quick to clarify her possible exit.

"I haven't said I'm moving on," she tells Extra. "I said that when my contract is up after season 8 in two years, I would probably not renew. I think the world has had a lot of Meredith Grey."

As for the upcoming season finale, Pompeo only reveals that "anything that can happen will happen, and everything that can happen will happen."



Does that mean someone will die? According to Pompeo's costar Chandra Wilson, who plays Dr. Bailey, it does.

"Of course," she told Fox and Friends, "It's Grey's Anatomy!"

Tell us: Could the show continue without Ellen Pompeo -- perhaps with Lexie putting the Grey in Grey's Anatomy?

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