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Ellen Pompeo To Produce Potential New ABC Series Based on 'Paradise' Novels

Ellen Pompeo is looking to bring the Paradise book series to life in a drama on ABC, according to THR.

The 51-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star will produce under her Calamity Jane production company with Laura Holstein.

Based on Elin Hilderbrand‘s novels, the story centers on a husband’s secret life and a wife’s new beginning.

The potential series revolves around Irene Steele, who, after her husband’s perplexing death, learns that he had been living a secret life with an entirely separate family on the Caribbean island of St. John.

As Irene untangles a web of intrigue and deceit, and as she and her sons find themselves drawn into the vibrant island culture, they have to face the truth about their family and their future.

Married writing couple The Jacquemettons are set to write the script, as well as executive produce the show, along with Andrew Stearn.

Elin is also attached as an EP.

Over the weekend, Ellen was spotted doing a little shopping at a local market just after Grey’s Anatomy producers opened up about what’s to come in season 17.

Ellen Pompeo Keeps Things Casual in All Black Outfit for Lunch Outing

Ellen Pompeo is enjoying a day out and about.

The 51-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actress stopped by a restaurant to pick up lunch and coffee to go on Friday afternoon (January 22) in Los Angeles.

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Ellen looked stylish in a black sweater paired with a long, black skirt, leather boots, and a gray paperboy hat for her outing.

During the Grey’s Anatomy winter finale several weeks ago, Ellen‘s character Meredith Grey took a turn for the worse amid her battle with coronavirus.

Grey’s Anatomy will return with new episodes on Thursday, March 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

If you missed, Ellen Pompeo revealed the one word she and her cast members weren’t allowed to say in the first season of the show.

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Grey's Anatomy Producer Dishes on Meredith's Future After COVID Diagnosis

SPOILERS AHEAD! DO NOT READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!

Meredith Grey may or may not make it on Grey’s Anatomy.

If you missed tonight’s mid-season finale, viewers saw Meredith wake up from her comatose state following testing positive for coronavirus and battling the infectious illness for the past few weeks on the series.

While she woke up – and saved a patient’s life in the process – Meredith, played by Ellen Pompeo, collapsed and it was revealed she was on a “COVID high”.

It turned out that Meredith’s lungs are so bad that her only chance to live is to get on a ventilator, which is something she was not in support of. But if she doesn’t, her chances of surviving aren’t looking good.

As her medical proxy, Webber made the difficult choice to defy her wishes and put her on the ventilator, and just as the episode ends with her going on it, she’s back at the beach once more.

Executive producer Andy Reaser spoke to ET about Meredith’s future and why the show chose to tell her story this way.

“It’s not something that we take lightly and we don’t want to feel like Meredith is being let off the hook too easily,” he says. “The virus keeps everyone guessing and it’s relentless, so it’s going to take relentlessness to fight it.”

Meg Marinis, also a producer on the show, added that COVID is “so unpredictable. No one can predict how the disease will go in a healthy person or an older person. There’s no consistency to it. And Meredith Grey is as a young, healthy person, healthy doctor.”

“The fact that it’s gotten this far, it’s super scary for all of us, as fans and also people living with this. There’s an urgency because it’s COVID,” she adds.

So, is Meredith Grey going to die? They won’t say, and they also won’t say when Meredith’s beach visit will be over either.

“I don’t know if you picked up on this, but this episode ends with the closing voiceover starts, but then it doesn’t really stop. Then you just hear the music and you hear the sound of the ventilator and we’re not sure, going into this specific moment in the season, how capable Meredith is of imagining herself being on the beach. It will come back in ways that it has not yet, that we haven’t seen yet,” Andy said.

He also commented on the speculation that Grey’s could be ending this year: “Not to get too hung up on words, but there’s a difference between an ending and the ending. Elements of this season definitely involve an ending.”

Grey’s Anatomy will return with new episodes on March 4 on ABC.

Ellen Pompeo Does Some Shopping in Beverly Hills with Hubby Chris Ivery

Ellen Pompeo is enjoying a day of shopping with hubby Chris Ivery!

The 51-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actress stopped by XIV Karats Ltd to do some jewelry shopping with her husband on Thursday afternoon (December 3) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Ellen kept things casual in a striped sweater and navy sweatpants while Chris went sporty in a black and white tracksuit. The two stayed safe in face masks during their outing.

During the Grey’s episode that aired later that night a fan-favorite character returned after years off the show!

If you missed, Ellen Pompeo revealed the one word she and her cast members weren’t allowed to say in the first season of Grey’s Anatomy.

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Another 'Grey's Anatomy' Character Came Back to Life for the Latest Episode (Spoilers)

SPOILER ALERT – This post contains spoilers from the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy, so beware of reading further!

The pandemic is a theme on season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy and Ellen Pompeo‘s character Meredith Grey is experiencing some vivid dreams while she battles COVID-19.

As you probably know by now, Patrick Dempsey returned to the show as Derek Shepherd, who died in a fatal car accident in season 11. Meredith had a dream that Derek was on a beach and waiting for her to arrive.

Now, Meredith is imagining another character who tragically died.

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'Grey's Anatomy' Fans Think Ellen Pompeo Just Revealed Which Character is Coming Back!

Grey’s Anatomy fans have some theories based on Ellen Pompeo‘s latest tweet!

Back on Thursday (November 19), the 51-year-old actress, who plays Dr. Meredith Grey, sent out a tweet along with a gif of Meredith with Dr. Izzie Stevens (played by Katherine Heigl).

“Hey it’s Grey’s day!!!” Ellen tweeted along with the gif of the two characters from season three.

A promo for the next episode of Grey’s – airing on Thursday, December 3 – teased that another character from Meredith’s past will be returning.

After the promo debuted, fans started theorizing that the character might be Izzie.

“IZZIE COMING BACK??” one fan tweeted.

“Hey… could you hint us who’s next on the beach?” another person tweeted, to which Ellen responded, “Ummmmmm…No.”

After Meredith collapsed from COVID-19 at the beginning the season premiere, she dreamed about being on the beach, where she reunited with late husband Derek Shepherd – aka Patrick Dempsey.

Katherine starred on Grey’s for six seasons before leaving the show in 2010. As fans can remember, Izzie was not killed off.

If you missed it, Katherine Heigl has been back in the headlines this week after this former Grey’s Anatomy actor publicly slammed her.

'Grey's Anatomy' Boss Explains Why [SPOILER] Was Given COVID-19 & Reveals What's to Come

SPOILER ALERT – Do not continue reading if you don’t want to know what happened on Grey’s Anatomy this week!

The current season of Grey’s Anatomy, along with many other TV shows right now, is addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and having it be part of the storyline.

In the season premiere last week, we watched while Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and the other doctors at the hospital treated patients for the coronavirus.

Now, one of the show’s main characters is battling the virus and showrunner Krista Vernoff released a statement to explain why they gave the character COVID-19.

Click inside to see who it is, and to read the statement… More Here! »