‘Grey’s Anatomy’ has been renewed for a 19th season :: WRAL.com

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Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital is not about to close. “Grey’s Anatomy” has just been renewed for its 19th season, which means we can follow all of our favorite doctors through another season of trauma — medical and otherwise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, excitedly confirmed the news.

“I couldn’t be more excited that we can continue telling the stories of Meredith, Bailey, Richard and all the other doctors at Gray Sloan Memorial for another season,” Rhimes said.

Grey’s Anatomy runner Krista Vernoff also shared the update on Twitter:

“Grey’s Anatomy” renewed for season 19 on ABC! https://t.co/3LGK4sU06o

— Krista Vernoff (@KristaVernoff) January 10, 2022

“Grey’s Anatomy” is the longest-running medical drama in prime time, beating out other popular shows like “ER” and “House.” It’s also ABC’s longest-running current show, so it’s no wonder the Season 19 news is very exciting for fans and cast members alike.

However, there’s one person involved with the show who’s less excited about pursuing “Grey’s Anatomy”: star Ellen Pompeo.

“I tried to focus on convincing everyone that this should end,” Pompeo said in an interview with Insider last month.

“I feel like the super naive who keeps saying, ‘What’s the story going to be, what’s the story are we going to tell?'” she continued. “And everybody’s like, ‘Who cares, Ellen? It’s worth a billion dollars.'”

While die-hard fans are happy to see “Grey’s Anatomy” get another reprieve after the cancellation, some people agree with Pompeo that the series has run its course.

Twitter user @ThatOnePoes joked that they would be so over this character if they were Pompeo:

Ellen Pompeo is a better woman than me because at this point I would have killed my character myself https://t.co/jZ8bZICoVD

— Ari (@ThatOnePoes) January 10, 2022

And Twitter user @perfectblue noted that Pompeo might have a completely different life right now:

kinda crazy that ellen pompeo could have gone through pre-med med school a residency and become a full doctor by the time this show aired https://t.co/g4kzZrzN3i

— jessica (@perfectbIue) January 10, 2022

Twitter user @PshKayUhmNo provided a glimpse of the future if the show continues to be renewed for another few decades:

“GREY’S ANATOMY” has been renewed for Season 39 with Ellen Pompeo returning as Meredith Grey. pic.twitter.com/bJeOpEoPuq

— Damnyæl (@PshKayUhmNo) January 11, 2022

We don’t yet know what season 19 will be, but Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey) and James Pickens Jr. (Dr. Richard Webber) will be there with Pompeo, according to Deadline.

New episodes of Season 18 of “Grey’s Anatomy” will resume Thursday, February 24 on ABC. You can also catch up on older seasons on Hulu, Disney+, Star+, fuboTV and more.

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