For the rest of the summer, we’re going to have to live in a world without Meredith, Derek, and everyone else from within the “Grey’s Anatomy” family. So how do we think about the show in the months ahead?
Should season 10 be the end of the show? Everyone typically has a firm opinion as to when a good show should say goodbye, and this seems like a very appropriate place to start.
Why it’s time to go – This is not to say that the show’s quality has diminished in any way, since it really feels like this is the same “Grey’s Anatomy” that we’ve had for the past few years. The truth is just that ten years is a long time for a TV show to be on the air, especially with a good chunk of the same cast intact. The contracts for Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, and many others are going to be up at the end of this year, so trying to renew the show could end up being a very expensive endeavor.
Plus, there is something to be said for having a show go out on a reasonably high note. We know that “Grey’s Anatomy” is strong, so why not keep it that way? There’s time to plan a great send-off with guest stars, tributes, and the like.
Why it still has life – If a show is not tanking, why end it? When you factor in DVR figures, this remains the network’s most-watched drama on television. Not only that, it’s still stronger than almost anything else in the genre (at least on broadcast) in the 18-49 demographic. While “Scandal” has become almost on equal footing, the one-two punch is working wonders.
It is also feasible that you could extend the show with a new or different cast, and just tell more stories within the Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital. There would probably be some revolts at first, but it could change once people grew accustomed to the change.
What do you think: Is it time for “Grey’s Anatomy” to close up shop or would you rather see this show go on forever?