Good news! Following its record-breaking streak, "Grey's Antomy" has been officially renewed for an 18th season. Additionally, Gray's spinoff " Station 19," which has become ABC's second-highest-rated scripted series behind Gray with the help of frequent crossovers, has been renewed for a fifth season.

The 18th season of "Gray's Anatomy , " the longest - running medical drama television has not been designated as a final season, and the future of the drama beyond that date is far from certain. Krista Vernoff, the architect of the integrated universe "Grey's Anatomy-Station 19" and the mastermind behind the story of the return of Grey's beloved characters this season, will continue as executive producer and showrunner on both series, produced by ABC Signaure.

The Disney TV Studios label that struck a large blanket deal with Vernoff in March put in place the crucial first piece of the complex effort to bring "Grey's Anatomy" back for season 18. Other elements included securing new deals with cast members. original Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. , whose current contracts end at the end of this season. (Another Grey's Anatomy cast member whose contract ends this season, Jesse Williams, chose to leave the series  after 12 seasons.)

"Station 19 and Grey's Anatomy have done an incredible job of honoring real life heroes by giving the public an unwavering look at one of the most important medical stories of our time," said Craig Erwich, President of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment. “Krista and her writing team have continued to deliver the compelling and compassionate storytelling that is a hallmark of these shows, and have created some of the most talked about television moments of the year. We are so grateful to our talented casts and teams for their extraordinary work connecting with viewers everywhere, and we look forward to sharing even more defining moments with our fans next season. "

In the current season, "Grey's Anatomy" and "Station 19" have covered current events and addressed the coronavirus pandemic , as well as racial inequality and police brutality. Additionally, there were guest appearances from beloved characters, such as: Patrick Dempsey , TR Knight, Eric Dane, and Chyler Leigh.

"The writers, directors, casts and teams of Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 worked very hard to bring these shows to life last season," said Vernoff. “Staying safe on set while honoring frontline heroes and first responders has been a challenge and a privilege. I'm really impressed, especially by our tireless teams as they reinvented the TV manufacturing wheel. Thanks to ABC and ABC Signature for the support and extraordinary partnership during this unprecedented season. We are very grateful for the opportunity to tell more stories. "

In the 2020-2021 season, "Grey's Anatomy" ranked No. 1 entertainment series among adults ages 18-49 and ABC's No. 1 show this season in both total viewers (8.3 million) and adults. from 18 to 49 years old (2.0 / 12). With 35 days of delayed viewing on linear and digital platforms, "Grey's Anatomy" averages over 15 million total viewers (15.7 million) this season and offers a 6.18 rating among adults ages 18-49. , which represents an increase of 4% compared to the previous season.

For its part, "Station 19" ranks as the No. 1 program on Thursday at 8 pm during the 2020-2021 season among total viewers (7.2 million) and as the entertainment series with the highest audience at the time. among adults aged 18 to 49 years (1.3 / 8). After 35 days of viewing on linear and digital platforms, the ABC show averages more than 10 million total viewers (10.2 million) this season and offers a 2.58 rating with adults ages 18-49. .

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