Which characters are returning and which are gone for good?


Grey’s Anatomy ended season 18 with a number of cliffhangers that left the fates of many characters in question. Which ones are returning for Season 19 and which ones are gone for good? Here’s what we know, so far.

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3 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ OGs signed for Season 19

When ABC announced earlier this year that they had officially renewed Grey’s Anatomy for season 19, the network also revealed that three of the medical drama’s OG cast members would be returning. This press release foreshadowed Meredith’s choice to stay in Seattle instead of going to Minnesota by announcing that Ellen Pompeo would indeed be back for another season.

Even though Gray Sloan ended his residency program and left Dr. Richard Webber’s future at the hospital uncertain, James Pickens Jr will return for season 19. And, despite stepping down as chief of surgery when the season 18 finale, Chandra Wilson will return as Dr. Miranda Bailey.

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“I couldn’t be more excited that we can continue to tell the stories of Meredith, Bailey, Richard,” creator Shonda Rhimes said at the time, per Daily Elite.

This Japril Kiss Doesn’t Guarantee Sarah Drew and Jesse Williams Will Return

The season 18 finale saw the return of Sarah Drew in April and Jesse Williams as Jackson, and their kiss in the elevator at the end of the episode confirmed that they had rekindled their relationship in Boston. Drew said Deadline that “it definitely leaves the possibility of you checking in with them”.

But there is no guarantee that the couple will be back next season. Especially since Drew has other commitments that limit his availability.

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“After the script came out, I got text messages from the cast and crew asking if I was coming back next year because of the end of the episode. is not on the table. It’s not something that anyone has discussed with me in an official capacity,” Drew said.

3 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Stars Have 3-Year Contracts That Keep Them On The Show Through Season 19

The season finale left Kevin McKidd’s Owen and Kim Raver’s Teddy seemingly on the run with their children in another country. And fans will definitely see what happens next in this story when Season 19 premieres. next season.

Camilla Luddington, who plays Jo, also signed a three-year deal at the same time, guaranteeing she’ll be back for Season 19.

As for the rest of the main cast, their future on Grey’s Anatomy remain unknown. Scott Speedman originally signed for one season, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be renewing his contract and returning as Dr. Nick Marsh.

Caterina Scorsone (Amelia Shepherd), Kelly McCreary (Maggie Pierce), Chris Carmack (Atticus Lincoln), Anthony Hill (Winston Ndugu) and Jake Borelli (Levi Schmitt) are all set to return for what many believe will be the medical drama finale. season. But, ABC has yet to make that announcement.

Grey’s Anatomy will return to ABC this fall for season 19.

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