Monday, January 10, 2022

ABC Renews 'Grey's Anatomy' for Season 19

ABC has today renewed its original drama series Grey's Anatomy for its 19th season. The renewal came after series star Ellen Pompeo and showrunner Krista Vernoff signed one-year deals to continue with the drama.

In addition to Pompeo, the drama stars Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd, Kim Raver, Camilla Luddington, Caterina Scorsone, Kelly McCreary, Chris Carmack, Jake Borelli, Richard Flood and Anthony Hill.

Pompeo and Vernoff executive produce with Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Debbie Allen, Meg Marinis, Mark Gordon and Zoanne Clack. ABC Signature and Shondaland produce.

"Grey's Anatomy is a true phenomenon, beloved by audiences around the world," said Dana Walden, Chairman of Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. "Whether they catch it live on ABC, or stream it on Hulu or globally on Disney+ or Star+, it's clear that fans can't get enough of Shonda Rhimes' brilliant creation. We have enormous faith in Shonda, Krista Vernoff, Ellen Pompeo and the entire creative team to unlock new, untold stories that will continue to focus on modern medicine, tackle the issues that shape the world around us, and resonate deeply with loyal fans for years to come."

"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," added Rhimes. "This is a true testament to Krista Vernoff, the cast, the crew and all the writers who keep the audience on the edge of their seat week after week. And it would not be possible without the generations of incredible fans who have supported Grey's Anatomy for so many years."

"Grey's Anatomy has a global impact that can't be overstated," said Vernoff. "Grey's touches, and sometimes changes, hearts and minds worldwide through the depth of connection people feel with these characters. I'm excited to work with out 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."