Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo Renew ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Contracts

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo have signed new two-year deals with the ABC medical sudser, marking one of the first steps towards a potential season 11 renewal for “Grey’s.”

News follows Sanda Oh’s announcement last summer that she would be departing the long-running Shonda Rhimes series after its tenth season.

While renewal of “Grey’s” for an eleventh season has not been locked down, securing the show’s two stars allots Rhimes and her staff of writers the comfortable space to carve out storylines for the leads for potential new seasons.

“Grey’s Anatomy” returns to the Alphabet on Feb. 27.

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