ABC President Hopes for "Many Years" of Grey's Anatomy, Reveals Midseason Return Dates

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ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee took to the Television Critics Association stage in Beverly Hills this morning, teasing a few significant plans for a few major shows and also releasing a handful of key air dates.

GREY'S ANATOMY, Lee said, likely isn't going anywhere any time soon.

“[Shonda Rhimes] is planning a number of [season's] out… We would like to see it on the network for many years to come.” Lee declined to comment on the future of original castmembers like Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey (whose contract expire in May), saying, “If I commented on who is coming in and out, I think Shonda would yell at me.”

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REVENGE, meanwhile, has a new showrunner and Revenge Season 3 is expected to have a tighter focus.

Sunil Nayar will “bring to us a slightly less complicated" overall arc, Lee tease. "The first episode back is a fantastic episode starting with a magnificent hook.”

On NASHVILLE Season 2, Connie Britton’s Rayna will “really drive plot,” Lee said. “That particular rivalry with Connie and Hayden['s characters] is coming to a head. We’ve only seen a couple of outlines and a script, but we’re really happy with it.”

With midseason drams such as Killer Women on tap, Lee also revealed that the aforementioned dramas and other programs will take extended winter hiatuses. They will then return (with almost only new episodes through the end of the season) on the following dates:

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I'm a huge fan of Grey's anantomy I hope there's more to come I love the show

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I think the samething that happen to law and order will happen to GA

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GA earns the network a lot of advertising revenue, that's why ABC is desperate to keep GA going. But I rather GA end on a high than fade away gradually the way ER and Scrubs did.

Daron

I think season 10 should be it for GA. It has had a nice run.

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Did yoh guys not read this article. He said greys isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Which obviously means this is not the last season. I'm thinking its gonna last as long as ER.

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I hope this is the last season of Grey's they just keep repeating peoples storylines and hardly have any new material, it is time to end.

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I hope this is the last year for Grey not that I don't hate the show but do we want Grey to end up like dawnson creek where it no longer focus on the character it was built around

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The only contracts that are up in May are the original cast. Everyone from Callie on have contracts probably extending another two or more years.

Delphincik

Interesting, 'cause TV Guide is reporting this year might be the last since they don't know if the main cast is going to renew their contracts.

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