3 Things We Know About Season 19 of “Grey’s Anatomy”

Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey in
Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey in "Grey's Anatomy." Photo by Gilles Mingasson/ABC/Kobal/Shutterstock (10831957bt)

Grey’s Anatomy is one of ABC’s longest-running primetime shows in history, and the network doesn’t seem to be letting go of it anytime soon. The beloved series has been renewed for Season 19 and here’s everything we know about its next chapter.

Plot Details

Not much is known about the upcoming season of the hit medical drama, and we’re still midway through Season 18. According to ABC’s official statement, next season “will explore the ever-expanding world of modern medicine through the eyes of beloved returning and new characters.”

Ellen Pompeo Returns

Meredith Grey is the beating heart of Grey’s Anatomy and this show simply wouldn’t work without her. Season 19 got a green light after the leading lady signed a new one-year deal to keep playing the show’s title character, and she’ll also return as one of the executive producers.

Future Seasons

Season 19 of Grey’s Anatomy isn’t designated as the final one, but there are signs that this series is nearing its swan song. Pompeo repeatedly mentioned that she’s thinking about bringing Grey’s Anatomy to an end, but nothing is confirmed just yet. It’s highly unlikely that the show would continue without her and she mentioned not wanting to do it without Shonda Rhimes.