Ellen Pompeo's decision to go part-time in Season 19 is defended by Grey's Vets

Ellen Pompeo's decision to go part-time in Season 19 is defended by Grey's Vets ...

Ellen Pompeo isn't going to be there for you if you're thinking of going part-time at Greys Anatomy; her castmates aren't having it. According to E! News Daily Pop, Ellen has been the captain of this ship all these years, and she's about to start producing.

McKidd says what I think is lovely about it is it shows her love for the program.

Jesse Williams resents the emotion in an interview with Extra. She's worked so hard all year, every year, for the last 20 years in order to expand the franchise internationally, he says. Any vacation she takes is well-earned.

Williams is optimistic that Greys Anatomy will find a way to fill the void left by Meredith's occasional absence. It's certainly true that the show's new employees are working as well. (Read more about them here.)

Season 19 of Greys Anatomy will premiere on Thursday, October 6, at 9/8c.