Grey’s Anatomy Will Continue For “Many Years to Come,” Says ABC President
Sounds like absolutely no one is calling "code blue" on Grey's Anatomy.
ABC's stalwart medical drama is in the middle of its tenth season, but ABC president Paul Lee informed reporters at the TCA Press Tour on January 18 (per E! News) that it's nowhere close to being finished.
"[Creator] Shonda Rhimes is one of the greatest writers that our generation has seen," he raved. "She's continuing to write an immensely powerful show. It makes you laugh and cry every week, and what season are we now? And by the way, to her enormous credit, it is completely different than Scandal. And I love it. I think it's going to stay on the network for many years to come."
For her part, Shonda seems equally committed to the show and the show's longevity, even saying that we viewers have sailed past her original idea for the endpoint: "I knew the end of Grey's Anatomy, and then we kept going, so that I finally just had to write that and move past it. Who knows, at this point, how long that show's going to go? It's going to go as long as I feel interested in what happens to those characters."
But it might not be all up to her, of course. Many cast members' contracts expire at the end of the season, and viewers might not "check in" to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital if they don't see their favorite TV docs.
Still, the prognosis for the show seems awfully good!