May 10, 2019

ABC announced today that Grey's Anatomy has scored a two-season pickup that will bring it to Season 17. The series is on a truly impressive run, and today's renewal will see it reach even new heights.

Already the network's longest-running prime time scripted series of all time and the longest-running medical drama in TV history, today's two-season order will see Grey's Anatomy surpass ER as having the most seasons of any medical drama, with the former's 17 besting the latter's 15.

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.