Grey's Anatomy has been renewed for two more seasons
Grey's Anatomy has officially been renewed for two more seasons.
A season 16 of the long-running medical drama had been all-but-officially confirmed. However, season 17 will be welcome news to Grey's Anatomy fans.
TVLine report that Ellen Pompeo added an extra year onto her massive $20 million contract (which was set to expire in May 2020).
This means that Dr. Meredith Grey will be sticking around for another two years.
Earlier this year, she told the publication than she wasn't sure if she would re-sign.
“I’m contracted through Season 16. And beyond that… I don’t really know. I take it day-by-day.
“I keep saying, ‘I’m ready to move on and I want to stop the show before the ratings go down,’ but the ratings never go down!"
Meanwhile, show runner Krista Vernoff added in a different interview that she finds herself "thinking forward" rather than planning for the end of the series.
Following the news of the series' two-season renewal, it was announced that Chris Carmack, Jake Borelli and Greg Germann will all become series regulars when season 16 begins.
Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff said in a statement:
“Chris, Jake, and Greg have been recurring for us as guest stars and have popped as fan favourites.
“We are excited to continue revealing their characters and we are beyond thrilled to welcome them to the Grey’s Anatomy family.”
Germann plays Dr. Thomas Koracick, while Borelli plays Levi Schmitt. Carmack joined Grey's this season as Dr. Atticus Lincoln.