Ellen Pompeo: Bigger Scrubs, Stat!

07/29/2009 at 01:00 PM ET

She’s not a doctor, but she plays one on TV!

A pregnant Ellen Pompeo is spotted filming scenes for the upcoming season of Grey’s Anatomy in Los Angeles on Tuesday alongside co-star Katherine Heigl (not pictured).

Baby-on-the-way is due this fall and will be the first child for Ellen and husband Chris Ivery, whom she married in 2007.

Grey’s Anatomy premieres September 24 at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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Kristi on

I wonder if they will write the pregnancy into the show or just tape her from the head up until the baby is born…anyone hear anything about this?

Vanessa on

I am wondering that too.

Lynn on

Kristi, they’re not supposed to write the pregnancy in, but Ellen looks big. I don’t how they’ll hide it.

Nika on

I would LOVE it if Meredith would be pregnant too!! It’s also so much easier than covering her belly up all the time. Didn’t hear anything about it though.

Chelsea on

I’m pretty sure I read they AREN’T writing it in.

Which is too bad. I would’ve like to have seen a McBaby.

breiah on

I believe Shonda has confirmed that the pregnancy will not be written into the show. And they’ll hide it the same way they did for Chyler I’m guessing.

Kristi on

Lol I agree. I would have loved for Meredith and Derek to have a baby…maybe some time in the future : )

JMO on

I was hoping they’d write it in and we’d get a surprise McBaby!!

Jessicad on

A Mcbaby, that’s hilarious! I liked what they did on Will and Grace when Debra Messing was pregnant, it was cute and perfect for that show.

FC on

I’m sure they’ll repeat what they did with Chyler’s pregnancy, have her wearing her white lab coat, carrying things to camouflage her belly, shoot from different angles, and what have you. I found what they did with Chyler hilarious since it was still noticeable at times.

Though she’d make for a cute pregnant doctor…lol.

atlanta on

Shonda Rhimes says the pregnancy is not being written in, but she’s planning some non-Meredith stories for when Ellen takes a baby break. She’s going to have to hide behind lots of machines!

Bancie1031 on

ok dumb question here but are they going to write her pregnancy into the show?

CelebBabyLover on

Bancie1031- The answer is in the post above yours. 🙂

Nylah on

I wish I could make my scrubs look that good. As it is, I’m stretching mine as far as they can go, and I still have three months until #3 & 4 are here!

Kait on

That’d be cute if she had the baby on the premiere date (if that meant it wasn’t premature – how far into the fall is she due??)She looks beautiful and I really wish they’d write the pregnancy into Grey’s but the whole show seems to be going opposite of what I want it 😦

Sarah on

And I’m guessing Izzie didn’t die either ?!

Felicity on

I heard that they won’t write it into the show, but Patrick Dempsey said he wished they did.
I don’t think they’ll try to hide the bump after all. Chyler Leigh was pregnant during the 5th season, too, and nobody cared!