'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Record-Breaking 20th Season!


| LAST UPDATE 03/31/2023

By Alyssa Williams
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Grey's Anatomy fans, rejoice! ABC has officially renewed the long-running medical drama for its twentieth season, making it the network's longest-running scripted drama series. Viewers of the series have come to expect its gripping storylines, emotive performances, and nuanced portrayal of the medical field.

The show has also announced that executive producer Meg Marinis will be stepping up as showrunner for the 2023-24 season, following the departure of Krista Vernoff. Marinis has been with the show since its third season and has worked her way up from a writer's production assistant to an executive producer. Her expertise and experience with the show make her an excellent choice for the role, and she expressed her excitement in a statement, "As a writer and producer for Grey's Anatomy for the past decade, I'm honored and thrilled to take on the responsibility of the show's legacy... I can't wait to start this next chapter with our wonderful cast, crew, and writers."

Grey's Anatomy Season 20
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Grey's Anatomy has consistently remained one of ABC's top-rated entertainment series among adults 18-49. Despite the recent departure of lead actress Ellen Pompeo as a full-time cast member, the show continues to average an impressive 10.7 million cross-platform viewers over 35-day ratings, more than triple its same-day total. The show's critical acclaim, combined with its longevity and popularity, prove that it is a drama that has stood the test of time.

Over the years, Grey's Anatomy has become a cultural phenomenon, breaking records and inspiring new audiences. It has been cited for its groundbreaking representation of diverse characters and its no-holds-barred take on medical procedures. The show's catalog, which streams on Netflix, is consistently in Nielsen's streaming top 10 rankings, emphasizing the show's impact and influence. As one of the most successful and beloved dramas on TV, Grey's Anatomy continues to captivate audiences with its compelling stories and character development. Its presence in the cultural zeitgeist is unmistakable, and with Meg Marinis as the new showrunner, the show is poised to continue its legacy of excellence. We don't know about you, but we can't wait to see what this next season has in store for us!

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