Ellen Pompeo will return for season 17 of 'Grey's Anatomy'

Grey's Anatomy Star Ellen Pompeo He says he doesn't have an end date for his stay in the popular medical drama in mind, but he signed up to return for another season.

In 2018, the actor, who plays Dr. Meredith Gray On the long-running show, he signed a new two-year contract with Studios for seasons 15 and 16.

Grey's Anatomy season 16 was interrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic and ended with its episode 21, which aired on April 9.

In an interview with Variety's 'After Show', Pompeo was asked if he had an end date in mind.

She replied: I have signed for one more season is all I can say.

The 50-year-old actor, who became a director on season 13 of the show, said he doesn't know where Meredith is going in the final episode of Grey's Anatomy.

I have no expectations and this is how I survive.

When asked if he had a picture of his final scene, Pompeo said: It is not the final scene. The final episode I made, but I really can't tell you because then I will have to kill you. (Showrunner) Krista (Vernoff) and I talked about potential things.

In addition to being hit by the pandemic, Season 16 may be best remembered for the departure of one of the show's regulars. Justin Chambers , who played Dr Alex Karev at the show.

Pompeo, who previously said she was heartbroken by the news, said it was a very well-done episode.

The writers did a fantastic job ... I'm happy with the way it ended because I think Alex will be with Izzie again ( Stevens , Portrayed by Katherine Heigl ) is a tribute to the first days of that show. The first six seasons, with that original cast, are just fantastic, he added.