‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17: Ellen Pompeo Teases Her ‘New Favorite Couple’ and It’ll Make You Excited About the Cast Changes

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Changes are coming to the Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 solid, and Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) simply spelled out why the brand new additions are precisely what followers want proper now. 

In early September 2020, the Shondaland collection held its first digital desk learn forward of the forthcoming season. Then when a viewer requested Pompeo for spoilers, the actor revealed her new favourite Grey’s Anatomy couple is Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) and Winston Ndugu (Anthony Hill). And fairly frankly, we’re not shocked after witnessing the duo’s spark final season.

Ellen Pompeo says she has a brand new favourite couple in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17

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Ever since Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 ended early, followers have been ready for particulars about season 17. Now, we all know the brand new season will begin manufacturing throughout the week of Sept. 8. Meanwhile, the solid had their first desk learn on Sept. 3. Then Pompeo dropped a couple of hints when answering fan questions on Twitter. And whereas Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 will cowl the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there’ll nonetheless be loads of time for love and comedy.

“I’ve a new favorite couple,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter. “Not sure what you’ll call them …but they are adorable you guys can have fun guessing who!!”

Then one fan appropriately guessed Maggie and Winston, and Pompeo continued to gush over the couple. “Ding ding ding ! You guys… you have no idea how adorable they are,” she wrote.

Meanwhile, Giacomo Gianniotti — who performs Meredith’s love curiosity, Andrew DeLuca — commented on Pompeo’s post. “Wait, you mean ‘second’ favorite couple right?” he wrote. And Pompeo’s response gave MerLuca shippers some hope.

“Well I did say ‘new,’” Pompeo wrote. “But okay you have a point.”

Anthony Hill joins ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 as Winston Ndugu, Maggie Pierce’s fling in LA

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If anybody wants a refresher, Winston was launched in Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 Episode 19, titled “Love of My Life.” The new character was one in all Maggie’s residents whereas she was Chief Resident at Tufts Medical Center. The two reunited at a convention in LA. 

During their short-lived reunion, Winston admitted he had emotions for Maggie, and so they connected on the convention lodge. They additionally linked on an emotional stage, as each surgeons misplaced their mothers to most cancers. Then on the finish of the episode, Winston knew he needed to “seize the day” and even supplied to maneuver to Seattle. 

“Sometimes you just meet somebody and you know,” Winston mentioned. But even so, Maggie hesitated, noting she wasn’t the sort to make rash selections. Winston understood and instructed her to take the time she wanted. 

Now, Hill will return as Winston in Grey’s Anatomy Season 17. In July, the actor was additionally upped to a collection common together with Richard Flood, who performs Cormac “McWidow” Hayes. So it definitely looks like Maggie and Winston might be in it for the lengthy haul. But solely time will inform.

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Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 14 Episode 22 "Fight for Your Mind"
Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | John Fleenor/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

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For now, Pompeo’s pleasure about Maggie and Winston should tie us over whereas we patiently look forward to the Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 premiere. As talked about, manufacturing ought to kick off in mid-September 2020. But the discharge date has but to be introduced.

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter not too long ago revealed the unscripted present, Press Your Luck, will take the same old Grey’s Anatomy Thursday evening time slot in September. But ABC Entertainment President, Karey Burke, additionally hinted the community will unveil extra particulars about scripted exhibits later. So keep tuned.

“We’re fortunate to have such a strong unscripted slate to launch our first wave of programming this fall,” Burke mentioned. “With our scripted series ramping up production, we look forward to announcing more premiere dates very soon.”

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