ABC has announced a 19th season of “Grey’s Anatomy”, which will take it past the 400 episode mark. According to a press release from ABC, the new season will “explore the ever-expanding world of modern medicine through the eyes of beloved returning and new characters.”
Premiering in 2005, the only three original cast members still on “Grey’s” today are Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey), Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey) and James Pickens Jr. (Richard Webber).
Shonda Rhimes, who created the series, said, “I couldn’t be more excited that we get to keep telling the stories of Meredith, Bailey, Richard and all of the other doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial for another season. This is a true testament to Krista Vernoff, the cast, the crew and all the writers who keep the audience on the edge of their seat week after week. And it would not be possible without the generations of incredible fans who have supported ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ for so many years.”
Prior to “Grey’s Anatomy”, the longest-running network medical drama historically was NBC’s “ER” at 15 seasons.