This time last year, we were already guessing what was coming up for our fave characters in season 8, Grey’s was already renewed. It seems this year the networks are letting us sweat a bit (it’s not just Grey’s, many other faves are also waiting on a renewal) Anyway, Deadline.com summarised a possible reason for this. Read on below.
By the beginning of February last year, the broadcast networks had renewed nine scripted series: ABC’s Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Castle, The Middle and Cougar Town, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (three-year pickup) andNCIS and Fox’s Raising Hope. A month later, the number climbed to 10 with a two-year deal for CBS’ How I Met Your Mother. We’re at the end of February now, and the networks are yet to pick up a single existing scripted series for next season. That is a very unusual pattern as the broadcast networks normally like to reward their top performers with early renewals.
As for the biggies, some of the pickups are clouded by uncertainty surrounding the cast, including Grey’s Anatomy (leads Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey)
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I guess it can’t be very long until we hear about the fate of Grey’s! I just hope they make an announcement sooner rather than later, I’d hate to see it drag out so long. According to TV Line’s Show Renewal predictions Grey’s will get renewed, I personally think it will as well, regardless of Ellen or Patrick returning. The real question is will it be any good without it’s original cast? What’s your guess?