Season 16 of Grey's Anatomy has been shortened due to the coronavirus outbreak 1 year ago

Season 16 of Grey's Anatomy has been shortened due to the coronavirus outbreak

Grey's Anatomy's 16th season has been shortened due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Production on the series' current season was suspended earlier this month amid the coronavirus outbreak.


However, according to Variety, ABC announced on Friday that the episode set to air on April 9 in North America, the 21st episode of the season, will be this year's season finale.

The long-medical drama has typically aired 24 or 25 episodes per season for the last few years. However, the publication report there are no plans to film any more episode this year.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Grey's Anatomy would be donating medical supplies

The ABC drama series is joining the likes of other medical and emergency service based shows such as The Good Doctor, Station 19, and The Resident, who are offering necessary supplies to hospitals in the US and Canada amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

 According to CNN, Grey's Anatomy will be donating gowns and gloves, while N95 masks used in the production of firefighting drama Station 19 are also being offered to medical personnel and patients.

"At 'Grey's Anatomy,' we have a backstock of gowns and gloves which we are donating as well," executive producer Krista Vernoff said.

"We are all overwhelmed with gratitude for our healthcare workers during this incredibly difficult time, and in addition to these donations, we are doing our part to help them by staying home."

She added that Station 19 "were lucky enough to have about 300 of the coveted N95 masks which we donated to our local fire station. They were tremendously grateful."

Grey's Anatomy, which has been on their air since 2005, was one of the first TV shows in the US to suspend production indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.