Before she said goodbye, "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sandra Oh said thank you - with champagne.
The star ended her 10-season run as Dr. Cristina Yang on the medical drama Thursday night, and while she'd known for months that moment was coming that didn't make it any less bittersweet.
Sandra Oh's exit hasn't prompted the rest of the "Grey's Anatomy" cast to jump ship.
According to reports, stars Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey have signed new two-year contracts, giving a new lease on life for their "Grey's" characters.
Oh, who's played Dr. Cristina Yang since the soapy medical drama launched on ABC in 2005, announced in August that she's ready to move on. Creator Shonda Rhimes is preparing to write Oh's character out of the series with its 10th season finale coming up this spring.
Although "Grey's" hasn't officially been renewed for an 11th season, having Pompeo and Dempsey pledge to stick around makes it a clear candidate for return. And the news gets even better for "Grey's" fans: Deadline reports that excluding Oh, no other original stars are anxious to try new things.
Don't think Katherine Heigl's old "Grey's Anatomy" co-stars haven't noticed her career turbulence.
Ellen Pompeo, who worked with Heigl on "Grey's" from 2005 to 2010, told the New York Post that the falling out from Heigl's departure encouraged her to keep her nose to the grindstone.
Changes are afoot as "Grey's Anatomy" returns to ABC tonight at 9 p.m. - the series, shepherded by Shonda Rhimes, is down a few doctors.
Both Chyler Leigh's Lexie and Kim Raver's Teddy are definitely done with the series, and Eric Dane, who portrays Mark Sloan, could be right behind them.
And the exits could mean more screen time for Jesse Williams' Jackson Avery.
As if he weren't already adorable enough, "Grey's Anatomy" star Jesse Williams will have fans cooing with adoration over the details of his recent wedding to longtime girlfriend Aryn Drake-Lee.
The 31-year-old actor, who portrays Dr. Jackson Avery on Shonda Rhimes' hit ABC medical drama, wed Drake-Lee, 32, in a "romantic, elegant evening ceremony" on Saturday, People magazine reports.
“Grey’s Anatomy” star Eric Dane is hanging up his scrubs.
After six years aboard the hit ABC medical drama, CNN's confirmed that the actor will not be back for the show’s ninth season will be leaving the show.
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