ABC Renews “Grey’s Anatomy” for Historic Season 21

Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey in
Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey in "Grey's Anatomy" Season 16. Photo by Gilles Mingasson/ABC/Kobal/Shutterstock (10831957bt)

Grey’s Anatomy has given us 20 amazing seasons so far—and there’s more where that came from! The hit ABC series will extend its record as the longest-running primetime medical drama in TV history after being renewed for Season 21.

Grey’s Anatomy will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, and ABC is marking the occasion in style! They renewed the show for another season, and its creator Shonda Rhimes thanked the fans who supported it through the years, saying their loyalty and love have propelled this series into a historic 21st season.

Meg Marinis also deserves the credit for keeping Grey’s Anatomy alive and kicking after taking over as showrunner from Krista Vernoff in Season 20. She had to face many obstacles, from cutting the episode count to ten after the Hollywood strikes to reinviting the show as an ensemble series after the former lead Ellen Pompeo significantly reduced her involvement.

Even before the show was renewed for Season 21, Marinis made it clear she was here to stay for as long as ABC wanted her to.

“I’ve not been informed that this is the last season so I’m going to keep going and telling stories as long as they let me. We still have stories to tell. We receive a tremendous amount of support from the studio and the network and from Shondaland,” she told Deadline ahead of the Season 20 premiere.