April 20, 2018

Late tonight ABC announced that Grey's Anatomy will be returning for a 15th season. The pickup not only extends the medical drama's already-impressive run, it also makes it the network's longest-running prime time scripted series of all time. That record was previously-held by the 1950s sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriett.

On the air since 2005, the veteran Shonda Rhimes hospital drama continues to be a strong performer in ABC's Thursday night lineup. While its ratings are not quite what they were in its heyday, the show still ranks as the network's top drama in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic.

Grey's Anatomy follows Dr. Meredith Grey and her coworkers at Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital. The staff of attending physicians, residents, and surgical interns are faced with all types of medical cases, from trivial to life-threatening. While furthering their careers, they learn and grow from the patients they treat and the relationships they form with each other.