ABC has revealed the fate of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ renewal.
ABC announced Monday that Grey’s Anatomy will return in the fall of 2022 for Season 19.
Ellen Pompeo will reprise her role as Meredith Grey for at least another season in the new season.
Grey’s Anatomy, along with its spinoff Station 19, is the longest-running primetime medical drama in US television history and anchors ABC’s Thursday night lineup.
Krista Vernoff will return as showrunner in addition to Pompeo’s return.
She was a showrunner for Season 14 after serving as a head writer for the first seven seasons of the show.
The only three actors who have appeared on the show from the beginning are Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, and James Pickens Jr.
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“Grey’s Anatomy is a global phenomenon, with fans all over the world.
“It’s clear that fans can’t get enough of Shonda Rhimes’ brilliant creation,” Dana Walden, chairman of Entertainment, Walt Disney Television, said in a statement. “Whether they catch it live on ABC, stream it on Hulu, or watch it globally on Disney(plus) or Star(plus).
“We have complete faith in Shonda Rhimes, Krista Vernoff, Ellen Pompeo, and the entire creative team to unlock new, untold stories that will continue to focus on modern medicine, tackle issues that shape our world, and resonate deeply with devoted fans for years to come.”
Shonda Rhimes, the show’s creator and executive producer, added, “I couldn’t be more excited that we get to keep telling the stories of Meredith, Bailey, Richard, and all of the other doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial for another season.”
“Kristina Vernoff, the cast, crew, and all the writers deserve credit for keeping the audience on the edge of their seats week after week.”
“I’m excited to work with our extraordinary writers to dream up where we go from here, and I’m always grateful to our partners at Disney and ABC for letting us tell bold stories with real impact,” Vernoff said.
Despite the fact that Grey’s Anatomy remains in the top ten most-watched shows on television and is tied for the top-rated drama in the 18-49 demographic, a Season…
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