‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Has Been Renewed For A 19th Season

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Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital isn’t closing down any time soon. “Grey’s Anatomy” has just been renewed for its 19th season, meaning we get to follow all of our favorite doctors through another season of trauma — medical and otherwise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, show creator Shonda Rhimes confirmed the news with excitement.

“I couldn’t be more excited that we get to keep telling the stories of Meredith, Bailey, Richard and all of the other doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial for another season,” Rhimes stated.

“Grey’s Anatomy” show runner Krista Vernoff also shared the update on Twitter:

“Grey’s Anatomy” is the longest-running primetime medical drama ever to air, beating out other popular shows like “E.R” and “House.” It is also ABC’s longest-running current show, so it’s no wonder that news of season 19 is very exciting for fans and cast members alike.

However, there is one person involved in the show who is less enthused about “Grey’s Anatomy” continuing: star Ellen Pompeo.

“I’ve been trying to focus on convincing everybody that it should end,” Pompeo said in an interview with Insider just last month.

“​I feel like I’m the super naive one who keeps saying, ‘But what’s the story going to be, what story are we going to tell?'” she continued. “And everyone’s like, ‘Who cares, Ellen? It makes a gazillion dollars.'”

While die-hard fans are glad to see “Grey’s Anatomy” get another reprieve from cancellation, some people are agreeing with Pompeo that the show has run its course.

Twitter user @ThatOnePoes quipped that they’d be so over this character if they were Pompeo:

And Twitter user @perfectblue noted that Pompeo could have an entirely different life right now:

Twitter user @PshKayUhmNo provided a glimpse into the future if the show keeps getting renewed for another couple decades:

We don’t yet know what season 19 will hold, but Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey) and James Pickens Jr. (Dr. Richard Webber) will be there along with Pompeo, according to Deadline.

New episodes of season 18 of “Grey’s Anatomy” will pick up again on Thursday, Feb. 24, on ABC. You can also catch up on old seasons on Hulu, Disney+, Star+, fuboTV and more.