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Grey's Anatomy Shock: Ellen Pompeo Series Shouldn't Have Been Renewed For Season 19? Bullying, Jealousy Rampant On Set

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Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 has just been renewed by ABC.

After months of speculation and rumors that the medical drama could end after Season 18, the network made the surprise announcement earlier this month.

Fans of Ellen Pompeo and her co-stars couldn’t be more thrilled with the news, but there are some claims suggesting that Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 shouldn’t have been renewed.

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Ellen Pompeo Dubbed A Hypocrite For Signing On To Grey’s Anatomy Season 19

Life & Style, in its Jan. 31 issue, claimed that there are too many controversies going on in the set of Grey’s Anatomy. First, Pompeo previously claimed that she wants the series to end after Season 18. She also said that she would try to convince her co-stars that it’s time to bid the medical drama goodbye.

“She’s being called a hypocrite who gave in to greed. Ellen has clearly lost interest in the show, but she just didn’t want to give up that fat paycheck,” an unnamed source said.

Ellen Pompeo Secretly Jealous Of Sandra Oh

The unnamed source also claimed that Pompeo is secretly jealous of her co-stars. Even though she’s the one who’s getting the biggest paycheck, the lead star also wants to get the best reviews and comments from fans.

“Ellen has a history of getting jealous of her castmates especially Sandra Oh. The chip on her shoulder is probably why Ellen is such a diva on set now. She bosses everyone around,” the unnamed source claimed.

To make things worse, the unnamed source described the atmosphere on the set of Grey’s Anatomy as toxic.

“The environment on Grey’s is toxic, and Ellen isn’t the only one at fault. There’s so much backstabbing and bullying, HR gets inundated with complaints,” the unnamed source concluded.

Shonda Rhimes Releases Statement Following Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 Renewal

Following the show’s renewal, series creator Shonda Rhimes expressed her excitement via a statement with Deadline.

“I couldn't be more excited that we can continue to tell the stories of Meredith, Bailey, Richard, and all the other doctors at Gray Sloan Memorial for another season. This is a true testament to Krista Vernoff, the cast, crew, and all the writers who keep audiences on the edge of their seats week after week. And it wouldn't be possible without the generations of incredible fans who have supported 'Grey's Anatomy' for so many years,” Rhimes said.

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Ellen Pompeo Wanted To Quit Grey’s Anatomy For Years

Last month, Pompeo said that she’s been trying to convince everyone that it’s time for Grey’s Anatomy to end. But she also suggested that she’s not after the generous paycheck that she’s getting contrary to what the publication said.

“​I feel like I'm the super naive one who keeps saying, ‘But what's the story going to be, what story are we going to tell?’ And everyone's like, ‘Who cares, Ellen? It makes a gazillion dollars,’” she said.

Two years ago, Pompeo also suggested that she’s ready to bid her character goodbye. After all, her contract was already expiring at the end of Season 17.

“I mean, this is the last year of my contract right now... I don't know that this is the last year? But it could very well be,’” she told Variety.

In 2018, Pompeo also said that she was ready to leave the show.

“I am really feeling like we have told the majority of the stories we can tell. It’s about time that I mix it up. I got to keep doing it man because we’re touching lives and making a difference,” Pompeo told Entertainment Weekly.

Last year, the actress admitted that she’s been trying to get away from Grey’s Anatomy for as long as she could.

“I’ve been trying to get away for years. I have been trying. It’s not because I haven’t been trying. I have strong relationships at the network and they have been very, very, very good to me and have incentivized me to stay,” she explained.

Now that Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 has been renewed, fans couldn’t help but think this will be the final run for the hit medical drama.

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