Grey's Anatomy Signs Quartet of Regulars to New Contracts

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Grey's Anatomy has signed four key cast members to brand new contracts.

ABC insiders confirm that Justin Chambers, Sara Ramirez, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. have all signed deals that keep them in Seattle through Season 12; each of their previous contracts were scheduled to run out after this season.

The network is yet to actually renew Grey's Anatomy for even one more season, but it's clear Shonda Rhimes and company are planning for a very long run of their series.

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In January, Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey signed similar deals.

Sandra Oh, of course, is set to leave the drama on the Grey's Anatomy Season 10 finale (May 15), while Gaius Charles and Tessa Ferrer will exit Grey Sloan Memorial at some point in the next two weeks.

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MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

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