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Ellen Pompeo to Produce ABC Family Drama ‘Debt’

“Grey’s Anatomy” actress Ellen Pompeo will executive produce an adaptation of Rachel Carey’s 2013 novel “Debt” for ABC Family, Variety has confirmed.

“Debt” tells the story of Lillian, a writer who works as a tutor to pay off her college loans. The book analyzes the dangers of getting into debt — both financial and personal — in a satirical portrait of the 2008 New York financial crisis. The project is set up at ABC Signature, a division of ABC Studios, with a writer yet to be announced.

Pompeo has starred on “Grey’s Anatomy” as Meredith Grey since the show’s premiere in 2005, earning a Golden Globe nomination for the role in 2007. She will appear in season 11 of the soapy medical series, premiering Sept. 25, and has already signed on for a 12th year should the show be renewed.

In 2011, the actress launched her own production company, Calamity Jane, selling a script to ABC that did not progress to the pilot stage.

Pompeo is repped by WME, John Carrabino Management and Hansen Jacobson.

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news.

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