Grey’s Anatomy Season 15 Just Got Super-Sized

Ellen Pompeo and Camilla Luddington in "Grey's Anatomy"

ABC increased the episode order for Season 15 of Grey’s Anatomy. 

The additional episodes, were announced Monday, January 7. 

According to multiple reports ABC has expanded the medical drama’s order with three additional episodes, bringing the season’s episode count to 25. This also means that Season 15 marks the second-longest season in the series’ history, second to Season 2 run of 27. 

This season of Grey’s will also mark another milestone for the show — the second half of the season, Grey’s will surpass ER as the longest-running medical drama ever. 

While Grey’s is set to return later this month, back in September Giacomo Gianniotti, who plays Dr. DeLuca, teased of Meredith and his love life: 

“Last season, in the finale, they shared this drunken kiss. We didn’t know what it meant but there was something there. Meredith kind of pushed it off and it’s something we’ve been revisiting in this season,” Gianniotti told Entertainment Tonight. “Definitely in the premiere you’re going to see it right out of the gate, which is basically what you saw in the trailer, but it’s going to be a little longer, a little bit more detailed. I think we’re going to see something blossoming between them: A friendship? A friendship that could be more? At the moment, we don’t know. … We are definitely building some romance, but to what degree, I don’t know.”

Grey’s Anatomy returns January 17.