Pompeo later hinted at a potential exit in May, telling Entertainment Tonight, “I think for the young people, it’s a really good piece of content, and we’re going to try to keep it going for the young people, not necessarily with me, but keep it going beyond me.”
She added, “Continually trying to reinvent the show is the challenge at this point, and listen, the show speaks to a lot of people, and the young people love the show.”
Season 19 is already shaking up the cast, as Harry Shum Jr., Adelaide Kane, Alexis Floyd, Niko Terho and Midori Francis have all been added to the roster in recent weeks. Production is set to begin this week, with the premiere date slated for Oct. 6 on ABC.
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