May 10, 2012

ABC has renewed Shonda Rhimes' medical drama Grey's Anatomy for a ninth season. On the air since 2005, the long-running series has been a Thursday night mainstay for the network since it settled there in its third season.

ABC also renewed six other series today. Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Castle, Modern Family, The Middle, and Suburgatory will also be back for the 2012-2013 season.

Grey's Anatomy will air its season finale one week from tonight on May 17. There is no word on a return date or the number of episodes planned for Season 9.

(Source: ABC Publicity)