Ellen Pompeo Revealed When Grey's Anatomy Will End–So Get Ready

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Ellen Pompeo Shares When Grey's Anatomy Will End

Are you ready for this one, Grey's Anatomy fans? We guarantee that you're not. Ellen Pompeo just spilled some major information on when Grey's Anatomy will end. And you need to get excited. That is, if you're still willing to watch.

So, when will Grey's Anatomy end? Is it time to get nervous? Here's what we know so far.

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For years, fans have speculated when Grey's will get canceled by ABC. However, the series has been renewed every year since 2005. And we couldn't be more grateful.

In the past series creator Shonda Rhimes revealed that she and Pompeo would decide when Grey's would end.

"Ellen and I have a pact that I'm going to do the show as long as she's going to do the show," Rhimes said last year. "So the show will exist as long as both of us want to do it. If she wants to stop, we're stopping."

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Then, before the season 15 premiere this year, Pompeo hinted that she is looking for a change from Grey's.

"I'm clearly not prepared right now to make any formal announcement about what my future is on the show, but I am really feeling like we have told the majority of the stories that we can tell," Pompeo told Entertainment Weekly. "It's about time that I mix it up. I'm definitely looking for a change."

And while that news is definitely hard to hear, it looks like Grey's end is not entirely up to Pompeo.

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In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pompeo let the world know that the fans have a huge say in when Grey's will come to an end.

"It's something Shonda and I will decide together," Pompeo said. "I've been doing it a long time and I do get restless, but the fans are just still so passionate about the show."

Pompeo also credits the fans for keeping the show alive for 15 seasons.

"When you meet people [who] are going through things in their life and they say the show brings them solace and the show brings them comfort, whether they have cancer, whether they are an abuse victim, whether they're in a marginalized community -- even though it is a silly soap opera -- to know that you're really touching people and making people feel better, even if it's just because they're crying, it's meaningful," Pompeo said. "As an actor, what we want to do is to tell stories and have those stories reach people."

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And how will fans let Pompeo and Rhimes know that it's time to take Grey's off the air for good? Well, Pompeo turns to the numbers on this one.

"I think the fans will let us know," Pompeo said. "When the numbers start to drop and people aren't watching the same, people aren't as passionate about it... it's time to call it."

Hear that, Grey's fans? If you want the show to continue, you're going to have to keep watching.

So, here's to 15 fantastic seasons and perhaps even 15 more. We're ready if you are!

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