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Grey's Anatomy will live on — with or without its original cast — but that may not be the case for General Hospital.

Though contracts for Grey's stars Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey and Sandra Oh expire after this season, the medical drama will continue no matter what happens, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee said at the Television Critics Association winter TV previews.

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Lee was less certain about the fate of General Hospital — the last remaining soap on the network. The network has not yet made a decision, and he does not know when it will.

Also a question mark: Cougar Town's return date. An official date will be announced soon, with an eye on a March premiere.

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