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Four 'Grey's Anatomy' Stars Sign New 2-Year Deals

May 3, 2014 (6:18 am) GMT
Original stars Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers and James Pickens Jr. as well as Sara Ramirez, who joined in season 2, are locked for potential season 11 and 12 of the medical drama series.

, , James Pickens Jr. and have extended their stay on "". The four key castmembers have inked a new two-year deals to remain on the ABC medical drama series.

The foursome joins and who signed their new two-year contracts in January. With the new deals, they are sealed to return should the Shonda Rhimes-created show be renewed for season 11 and 12.

Pompeo, Dempsey, Wilson, Chambers and Pickens Jr. are among the remaining original stars of the show, while Ramirez originally recurred in season 2 before being promoted to series regular in season 3.

will be the only original star departing the long-running series at the end of season 10. , whose character Dr. Preston Burke had a romantic relationship with Oh's Dr. Cristina Yang in the first three seasons, returned in the latest episode aired on May 1 to give "her story that full-circle moment."

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