ABC has announced that network cornerstone drama Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for a 15th season.
“Grey’s Anatomy has a special place in my heart, and millions of viewers feel the same way,” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement. “Thanks to fiercely loyal fans who have been on this journey since the beginning, and new generations of viewers who continue to discover the joy and drama of Grey Sloan Memorial, the show is as strong as ever.”
Down less than 10% in the demo from last season, Grey’s Anatomy is averaging a 2.0 among the 18-49 audience, with its 7.7 million total viewers putting it second on ABC behind breakout hit The Good Doctor. The series, now the longest-running drama in the history of ABC, has been seemingly indestructible despite regular cast turnover, helping the network to maintain a strong presence on Thursdays and launch firefighting spinoff Station 19. With the show proving immensely durable in a television environment where it’s hard to launch big hits, and series star Ellen Pompeo already signed through a 16th season, this is a series whose value to ABC cannot be overstated and whose eventual ending will come solely on its own terms.
Grey’s Anatomy is the latest series to join the ABC schedule for next season. Waiting for it are the already renewed Roseanne, Modern Family, The Goldbergs, and The Good Doctor, with newbies The Rookie, Take Two, and the untitled Goldbergs spinoff already ordered to series.
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8:00 on ABC.