Looks like Dr. Grey will be scrubbing in a lot less at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
According to Deadline, Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo will have less screen time in season 19. In season 18, Meredith Grey made the decision to stay in Seattle and not move to Minnesota. She will now serve as the new interim Chief of Surgery.
Though Dr. Grey is staying at Grey Sloan, apparently Pompeo is pursuing other projects outside of the medical show. As a result, the 52-year-old actress is set to appear in only eight episodes of Grey’s Anatomy season 19.