Dr. McDreamy may be checking out of Seattle Grace early this year, thanks to a Writers' Strike that kicked off early Monday.
Writers in L.A. -- where the ABC doc drama is filmed -- are expected to picket 14 studios in four-hour shifts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day until a new deal is reached. (Writers are asking for bigger DVD profits and revenue from the distribution of films and TV shows over the Internet.)
"Grey's Anatomy is not prepared for the Writers' Guild of America strike," Patrick Dempsey told Entertainment Tonight in an interview airing Monday. "We are not that far ahead. We have enough show to take us through Christmas, then we'll see if that's the end of the season."