Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Is Patrick Dempsey leaving Grey's Anatomy or Not

I sure hope he is not leaving.

Patrick Dempsey responds to reports that he's quitting 'Grey's Anatomy'

Categories: Grey's Anatomy, TV Biz
Image Credit: Danny Feld/ABC
Is Patrick Dempsey quitting Grey’s Anatomy?
Maybe, maybe not…
The actor’s publicist released a new statement to EW that suggested he was taken somewhat out of context during a recent interview that’s set stirred up Grey’s fans. Dempsey told the Italian edition of Vanity Fair that he won’t return to Grey’s Anatomy after next season. “It will be my last,” Dempsey said. “I don’t know what will happen with the other characters, but for me, it’s done.”
That sounds pretty clear to us. But Dempsey’s rep says he was only referring to his contract being up after next season and it’s uncertain what he will do next:
“He was referring to the fact that his contract is up at the end of next season and we have no idea what the future holds.”
So … is this hedging the result of angry showrunner/studio/network phone calls? Or is Dempsey  laying the groundwork for the next round of contract negotiations? At the end of the day, both statements may be true: The actor may feel totally done with Grey’s and want to move on, but you never know what will happen if ABC backs up the money truck.

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