Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for a 20th season, according to ABC. As a result, it is the longest-running prime-time medical drama in television history. The sitcom is presently airing on the network in its 19th season.
Along with announcing the renewal, ABC also named executive producer Meg Marinis as Krista Vernoff’s replacement as showrunner. The ABC programme Grey’s Anatomy, which debuted back in 2005, continues to be one of the most watched ones.
Grey’s Anatomy Renewed for Season 20 on ABC
The announcement follows an interview in which cast member Kim Raver discussed his hopes for the upcoming 20th season. Let’s move forward, she had said. Season 20 would be adored by all. Season 20 seems to be a highly significant one. I just have the impression that Grey’s Anatomy’s incredible ability to convey human tales has [something] inherent to it.
Showrunner duties will now be handled by Meg Marinis, who has been with the programme since its third season and has written 25 episodes to date. In January of this year, the current showrunner, Krista Vernoff, declared her intention to leave Grey’s Anatomy and its spin-off Station 19.
The opportunity to manage Grey’s Anatomy for the past six years and Station 19 for the past four has been a once-in-a-lifetime honour. It is impossible to overestimate the intensity of the devoted fandoms and the effect that these shows have on people’s hearts and minds. There is an immeasurable amount of skill in these two incredible casts and these two brilliant writing rooms, she remarked.
The Current Season Has Featured Several Changes
The most notable change made by the show’s 19th season was the promotion of Ellen Pompeo from regular cast member to recurring, which garnered a lot of attention. The Meredith Grey actor, who continues to serve as the show’s narrator, is anticipated to appear in the season finale.
Recently, Kelly McCreary, who portrayed Maggie Pierce on the show for nine seasons, also said goodbye. Being a part of Grey’s Anatomy, a storied television institution, has been an enormous honour. In a statement, she stated, “I leave with tremendous gratitude for every step of this adventure. Playing Maggie Pierce has been one of the true joys of my life.
Several new interns have also been introduced, including Harry Shum Jr. as Dr. Daniel “Blue” Kwan, Adelaide Kane as Dr. Jules Millin, Niko Terho as Dr. Lucas Adams, Midori Francis as Dr. Mika Yasuda, and Alexis Floyd as Dr. Simon Griffin.
Grey’s Anatomy Ranks Among the Top Shows on ABC
Grey’s Anatomy, now in its 19th season, still attracts a sizable audience for ABC. The programme holds the top spot among shows for adults 18 to 49. 10.7 million people watch each episode on average across all platforms.
According to reports, the reason for the show’s renewal was its ratings. Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Kevin McKidd, Kelly McCreary, Chris Carmack, Jake Borelli, and Anthony Hill are also featured in the series.
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