Updated November 17:
According to a report by Wetpaint, the president of ABC Entertainment Group, Paul Lee, has confirmed that "Grey's Anatomy" will continue on beyond this season, even going so far as to say he hopes it runs for another ten years. The show's executive producer, Mark Gordon, also weighed in with The Hollywood Reporter on the subject, saying he'd like the show to go on until he dies. It sounds like Shonda Rhimes has plenty of support for continuing the series!
Original article July 14:
"Grey's Anatomy" creator, Shonda Rhimes, recently took to Twitter to answer rumors circulating that the coming season of the show might be its last. This week she tweeted, "Just for the record: This is not the last season of "GA". Definitely. Not." Sounds pretty conclusive! That's not all, though. Shonda also addressed the question of adding new cast members for season 8, tweeting, "We are not adding any more cast members this season. Full house already." She also used Twitter to express her hope that the show won't lose the characters of Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) after season 8. Fingers and toes crossed!
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