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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ extended for season 19

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'Grey's Anatomy' extended for season 19

Meredith Gray is going nowhere.

Grey’s Anatomy, the longest-running prime-time medical drama on television, has been extended for season 19, ABC announced on Monday. Ellen Pompeo, who has led the series since its debut in 2005, will return, as will showrunner and executive producer Krista Vernoff.

According to ABC, the upcoming season will “explore the ever-expanding world of modern medicine through the eyes of loved ones returning and new characters.”

“I couldn’t be more excited that we can tell the stories of Meredith, Bailey, Richard and all the other doctors at the Gray Sloan Memorial for another season,” creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes said in a statement. “This is real testament to Krista Vernoff, the cast, the crew and all the writers who keep audiences in suspense week after week. And it wouldn’t be possible without the generations of incredible fans who supported us Grey’s Anatomy for so many years. “

Grey’s Anatomy has a global impact that cannot be overestimated. Grays sometimes touches and changes hearts and minds worldwide through the deep connection people feel with these characters, ”said Vernoff. “I look forward to working with our amazing writers to dream where we are going from here, and I am always grateful to our partners at Disney and ABC for making us tell bold stories with real impact.”

Grays plays Pompeo as well as fellow OG cast members Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. as Richard Webber. The ensemble also includes Kevin McKidd, Kim Raver, Camilla Luddington, Caterina Scorsone, Kelly McCreary, Chris Carmack, Jake Borelli, Richard Flood, Anthony Hill and Scott Speedman. Kate Walsh returned as Addison Montgomery that season for a multi-episode arc.

Speculation about the future of Grays has become a popular topic of conversation over the years. Recently, Pompeo – who will appear as executive producer on season 19 and one of the highest paid actresses on television – announced that she may be ready to hang up her Gray Sloan medical gown for good.

“I tried to focus on convincing everyone that it should end,” said the 52-year-old actress insider. “I feel like I’m the super naive who keeps saying, ‘But what will the story be, what story will we tell?'”

“Everyone says, ‘Who cares, Ellen? It makes a gazillion dollars,'” Pompeo said, admitting that Grays is still a big money maker.

Over the past few years, Pompeo has been vocal about their desire to complete the series sooner rather than later.

“I’ve tried to get away for years. I’ve tried. It’s not because I didn’t try,” she told ET at the Emmys last year. “I have strong relationships in the network and they have been very, very good for me and have motivated me to stay.”

From the continuing storylines, Pompeo added, “Miraculously, we keep finding ways to have a reason to stay and when there is a reason to justify it.”

Grey’s Anatomy returns in a crossover event on Thursday, February 24th at 9 p.m. ET / PT on ABC. back Station 19. Please see below for more information.

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