ABC is returning to Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital. Reportedly, the network announced they’ve renewed the Grey’s Anatomy TV show for a 15th season at tonight’s (April 20th) season 14 wrap party. The official Grey’s Anatomy twitter account has confirmed the season 15 renewal.
The long-running medical drama revolves around the personal and professional lives of the surgical residents, fellows, and attendings in the surgical wing of a fictional Seattle hospital. The cast includes Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Drew, Jesse Williams, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Kelly McCreary, Jason George, and Kim Raver.
Grey’s Anatomy Renewed for Season 15 on ABC
Grey’s Anatomy: A Look at the Ratings
Grey’s Anatomy has been one of ABC’s top-rated TV series since it premiered in 2005, so it’s no surprise the show has been renewed. So far, season 14 is averaging a 1.97 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.669 million viewers. In the demo, Grey’s is ABC‘s second highest-rated program for the 2017-2018 season, falling just after the Roseanne revival. In terms of average total audience, it currently ranks third, behind Roseanne and The Good Doctor.
UPDATE: ABC has issues a press release on the season 15 pickup. Check it out.
‘GREY’S’ GOES FOR 15
ABC Renews Its Longest-Running Primetime Drama for a Historic 15th Season
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is ABC’s No. 1 Drama Among Adults 18-49
ABC’s hit medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy” has been picked up for another season, it was announced today by Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment.
“‘Grey’s Anatomy’ has a special place in my heart and millions of viewers feel the same way,” said 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.”
Next season will be the 15th season of “Grey’s Anatomy,” which is ABC’s longest-running primetime drama series. Only seven dramas in the history of television have had more seasons.
In its 14th season, “Grey’s Anatomy” is ABC’s No. 1 drama among Adults 18-49, ranking among the Top 5 broadcast series on TV, and is tied with ABC’s “The Good Doctor” as the No. 2 broadcast drama. “Grey’s Anatomy” is improving over this point last season by 3% in total viewers to deliver its most watched season in four years – since the 2013-14 season.
Recipient of the 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Television Series and nominated for multiple Emmys(R), including Outstanding Drama Series, “Grey’s Anatomy” is considered one of the great television shows of our time. The high-intensity medical drama follows Meredith Grey and the team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial, who are faced with life-or-death decisions on a daily basis. They seek comfort from one another, and, at times, more than just friendship. Together they discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white.
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen 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.
“Grey’s Anatomy” was created and is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder“). Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder”), Mark Gordon (“Saving Private Ryan”), Krista Vernoff (“Shameless”), William Harper, Zoanne Clack, Debbie Allen and Fred Einesman are executive producers. “Grey’s Anatomy” is produced by ABC Studios.
“Grey’s Anatomy” is broadcasted in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14, D parental guideline.[Press release via The Futon Critic]
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Grey’s Anatomy TV series? Do you think season 15 should be the series’ last?
Cindy McLennan contributed to this report.