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ABC: Sandra Oh Leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

  • FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, actress Sandra Oh arrives at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.  ABC says that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer, said she's grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, actress Sandra Oh arrives at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. ABC says that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer, said she's grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, actress Sandra Oh arrives at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.  ABC says that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer, said she's grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, actress Sandra Oh arrives at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. ABC says that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer, said she's grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

  • This publicity image released by ABC shows Sandra Oh, right, in a scene from "Grey's Anatomy."  ABC says that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer, said she's grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (AP Photo/ABC, Richard Cartwright)

    This publicity image released by ABC shows Sandra Oh, right, in a scene from "Grey's Anatomy." ABC says that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer, said she's grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (AP Photo/ABC, Richard Cartwright)

  • This publicity image released by ABC shows Sandra Oh, right, in a scene from "Grey's Anatomy."  ABC says that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer, said she's grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (AP Photo/ABC, Richard Cartwright)

    This publicity image released by ABC shows Sandra Oh, right, in a scene from "Grey's Anatomy." ABC says that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer, said she's grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (AP Photo/ABC, Richard Cartwright)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, actress Sandra Oh arrives at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.  ABC says that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer, said she's grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, actress Sandra Oh arrives at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.  ABC says that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer, said she's grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
  • This publicity image released by ABC shows Sandra Oh, right, in a scene from "Grey's Anatomy."  ABC says that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer, said she's grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (AP Photo/ABC, Richard Cartwright)
  • This publicity image released by ABC shows Sandra Oh, right, in a scene from "Grey's Anatomy."  ABC says that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season. Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer, said she's grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season, and then give her the exit she deserves. (AP Photo/ABC, Richard Cartwright)

ABC says Grey’s Anatomy star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season.

Shonda Rhimes, the show’s creator and executive producer, said she’s grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said the show will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the 10th season and give her the exit she deserves.

Oh’s publicist didn’t respond Wednesday to requests for comment. ABC said it intends to keep “Grey’s Anatomy” on its schedule for years to come.

and with as many of the original cast as possible.

Others who have left the drama include Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight.

Stars Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey and Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd have been with “Grey’s Anatomy” since its 2005 debut.

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