Medical TV Series, ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ is set to grace our screens for the eighteenth season. This is according to an announcement made by ABC on Monday.
The evergreen show, which is currently the longest-running medical drama series, will return alongside ‘Station 19’, which shares a universe with Grey’s, for its fifth installment.
ABC has also modified Grey’s Anatomy to include episodes highlighting the fight against Covid-19.
President of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, Craig Erwich, also commended the executive producer and team behind both TV series in his recent statement.
“Station 19′ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ have done an incredible job of honoring real-life heroes by giving audiences an unflinching look at one of the biggest medical stories of our time.
“Krista and her team of writers have continued to deliver the compelling and compassionate storytelling that is a hallmark of these shows, and created some of the year’s most-talked-about moments in television. We’re so grateful to our talented casts and crews for their extraordinary work that connects with viewers everywhere, and we look forward to sharing even more defining moments with our fans next season,” he said.
Krista Vernoff, currently the executive producer and senior figure for both series also touched on the effort put into running the show, whilst applauding the cast and entire backroom staff.
“The writers, directors, casts and crews of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’ worked so hard to bring these shows to life this past season.
“Keeping each other safe on set while paying tribute to the front-line heroes and first responders has been a challenge and a privilege,” Krista stated.
Based on data released by ABC for the 2020-2021 TV season, Grey’s Anatomy has ranked as the No. 1 entertainment series among Adults between 18-49, and as the network’s No. 1 show in total views.
The show also racked up an average of 15.7 million views for delayed viewing (through streaming and DVR), this season.