Grey’s Anatomy fans, rejoice: The show is officially coming back for a 19th season, effectively squashing rumors that it’s ending. That’s right: You don’t have to say goodbye to Meredith Grey and company just yet.
“Grey’s Anatomy is a true phenomenon, beloved by audiences around the world,” said Dana Walden, chairman of entertainment for 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’s 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,” said Shonda 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 executive producer and showrunner Krista 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 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.”
We’ll update this post with more information about Grey’s Anatomy season 19 as it comes in.