We made it. The 300th episodes. After 13 seasons, countless highs and lows, countless twists, dramas and emotional moments. And after all that the creator says that she can’t promise much more.
The 300th episode of the greatly successful ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” is set to air on Thursday and Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the show, told E! that the main lead of the show, Ellen Pompeo doesn’t want to continue her role of Meredith Grey.
Ellen and I have a pact that I’m going to do the show as long as she’s going to do the show,” Rhimes said. “So the show will exist as long as both of us want to do it. If she wants to stop, we’re stopping.”
Rhimes also stated that she is uncertain if the show will make it to the 600th episode. “As long as there are fresh stories to tell and as long as we’re both excited about the stories being told, we’re in,” she said. “So we’ll see where that takes us.”
But worry it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. The showrunner told “Entertainment Tonight” that she believes that Grey’s Anatomy, which currently has its 14th season airing, will at least last as long or if not surpass the hit NBC medical series “ER”. At the moment the creator has no end in mind and who knows how she might decide to end this long-running series. And after all those cliffhangers and on the edge of your seat moments it will take a lot to top all of that, so they might want to take their time.
Shonda has no ending in mind for #GreysAnatomy.
Q: "ER" has 15 seasons. Do you guys think you're gonna surpass them?
A: Yes. Absolutely. pic.twitter.com/xBXT9QAoGa
— JustinChambersOnline (@JChambersOnline) November 6, 2017
Ellen Pompeo, the series lead, told Good Housekeeping last year that it can be quite challenging playing the same character for so many years.
“Some seasons, I’ve been in a rut,” she confessed. “It’s harder to give great performances 12 years in.”