ABC has renewed record-breaking series Grey's Anatomy for two additional seasons (Seasons 16 and 17), extending television's longest-running prime-time medical drama. In addition, ABC has renewed Grey's Anatomy spin-off Station 19 for a third season and How to Get Away with Murder for a sixth season. Executive producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff will helm both Grey's Anatomy and Station 19, giving fans two hours of feels on Thursdays and providing a seamless crossover narrative on both series.
"I'm thrilled to continue at the helm of Grey's Anatomy, and I'm honored and energized by the opportunity to run Station 19, as well. To expand upon the world Stacy McKee created, and further merge it with the world of Grey's, is an exciting challenge," said Krista Vernoff, executive producer and showrunner for Grey's Anatomy and Station 19.
"Everyone at Shondaland is thrilled that our fans' commitment to TGIT continues," said Shonda Rhimes and producing partner Betsy Beers in a joint statement. "We are so proud of Krista and Pete and the work they do. Making the choice to have Krista oversee Station 19' was easy — the creativity she brings to the 'Grey's Anatomy' universe continues a tradition of storytelling we hold dear."
Powered by strong delayed-viewing gains, TGIT's most recent crossover event (on 5/2/19) drove ABC to win the Thursday 8:00-10:00 p.m. time slot among Adults 18-49 after three days of TV playback, with Grey's Anatomy matching a 5-week high and Station 19 soaring to its second highest-rated telecast ever.
In the 2018-2019 season, Grey's Anatomy became the longest-running prime-time medical drama ever. The show continues to perform as Thursday's No. 1 series this season among key Women and ranking as the No. 1 program in Thursday's 8 p.m. hour with Adults 18-49.
Grey's Anatomy was created and is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan), Krista Vernoff (Shameless), Debbie Allen, Zoanne Clack, Fred Einesman, Andy Reaser and Meg Marinis are executive producers. Grey's Anatomy is produced by ABC Studios.
Station 19 follows a group of heroic Seattle firefighters as they put their lives and hearts on the line. The latest series from the executive producers of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder takes us inside the tough, tight-knit and sometimes heartbreaking world of the city's bravest first responders.
The drama is produced by ABC Studios. Krista Vernoff (Grey's Anatomy) serves as showrunner and executive producer. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers serve as executive producers. Paris Barclay (Pitch and Sons of Anarchy) serves as the producing director and executive producer of the series.
Vernoff is an Emmy®-nominated, Golden Globe®- and WGA Award-winning writer. Having worked in television for two decades, her credits include Shameless, Law & Order and Wonderfalls.