After expressing her wish to quit the show, star Ellen Pompeo signed a new contract to return to Shonda Rhimes’ medical soap, allowing ABC to order a new season ahead of schedule.
We’re off again for a trip to Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital! After recent statements by Ellen Pompeo expressing her desire to draw the line on her character made fans fear that the series would end forever, Grey’s Anatomy has just been renewed by ABC for a nineteenth season, thus surpassing its own longevity record for the longest-running prime-time medical series on the small screen.
According to Hollywood Reporter, it is following the signing of a new contract with the chain that the star, who has played the role of Meredith Gray since 2005, seems to have reversed his desire to turn the page by resuming for new episodes, which will air from next season on ABC.
Along with the actress, the audience will also find the other co-stars of the series created by Shonda Rhimes, Chandra Wilson (Bailey) and James Pickens Jr (Richard Webber).
“We have complete confidence in Shonda, Krista Vernoff (the showrunner, editor’s note), Ellen Pompeo and the entire creative team to develop new, never-before-told stories that will continue to focus on modern medicine, will seize the issues that shape the world around us, and will resonate deeply with our most loyal fans for years to come“said the entertainment president of Walt Disney Television.
The first series of the 2022/2023 season to be renewed early by ABC, Grey’s Anatomy, now accompanied by its spin-off Station 19 since 2018 and broadcast internationally on Disney + and Star +, may well not stop anytime soon.
In France, seasons 1 to 16 of Grey’s Anatomy are available in full on SALTO. Season 17, still unpublished in France, will be broadcast soon on TF1.