In a statement released Friday, ABC announced that Grey’s Anatomy will return for a fifteenth season.
The hit medical drama, which stars Ellen Pompeo as Seattle doctor Meredith Grey, has been a Thursday night staple for ABC for more than a decade now. It’s now the longest-running drama series in the network’s history, and this renewal takes it to a total of 15 seasons, matching the runs of fellow ratings juggernauts ER and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
“Grey’s Anatomy has a special place in my heart and millions of viewers feel the same way,” said ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey. “Thanks to fiercely loyal fans who have been on this journey since the beginning, and new generations of viewers who continue to discover the joy and drama of Grey Sloan Memorial, the show is as strong as ever.” As the network points out in their release, only seven dramas in the history of television have had more seasons than Grey’s. And Mer is gonna hunker down and beat them all.
The series, from ABC Studios, stars Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens Jr. as Richard Webber, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce and Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca.