If it looks like Gray’s Anatomy won’t ever finish, it’s as a result of which will truly be true. The longest-running primetime medical drama in TV historical past was simply renewed for Season 19 — sure, Season 19 — which suggests we’re heading again to Gray Sloan Memorial in wet Seattle for one more 12 months. It looks like round this time yearly for the previous few years, there’s been hypothesis that the very quotable present might lastly wrap it up, and but yearly, there’s a renewal. Even the present’s star Ellen Pompeo mentioned on the Armchair Professional podcast in August 2020 that she didn’t need to be the “grapes dying on the vine” by staying on the present too lengthy. For now, she’s sticking with it, and the present should go on! So brush up in your Gray’s Anatomy trivia, as a result of right here’s what we learn about Gray’s Anatomy Season 19.
Is Season 19 the final season of Gray’s Anatomy?
So far as we all know, no! Deadline introduced that ABC renewed the present for the nineteenth season on Jan. 10, however the community made no point out of it being the final for the present. Pompeo additionally signed a brand new contract to proceed to play the position of Meredith Gray, additionally upping her standing from co-executive producer to govt producer. Nevertheless, Pompeo’s contract is for only one 12 months, so there’s an opportunity this might be the final season. Then once more, it might simply be the final for Pompeo with the remainder of the docs carrying the present till ABC pulls the plug. We’d prefer to hope they’d make that decision earlier than the season movies so we are able to get an precise decision within the season finale, so that is one we’ll simply have to attend on. For now, it’s a little bit of a thriller as to when the present will finish — if ever.
Who might be within the forged of Season 19 of Gray’s Anatomy?
Properly, regardless of all the things she’s mentioned not too long ago, Pompeo might be again for Season 19. She advised Insider in December, “I’ve been attempting to deal with convincing everyone that it ought to finish,” and but right here we’re. Along with Pompeo, Chandra Wilson (who performs Dr. Miranda Bailey) and James Pickens Jr. (who performs Dr. Richard Webber) signed multi-year contracts in 2021 that ought to carry them by way of Season 19. Kim Raver (who performs Dr. Teddy Altman), Camilla Luddington (who performs Dr. Jo Wilson), and Kevin McKidd (who performs Dr. Owen Hunt) signed multi-year contracts in 2019 that must also cowl them by way of Season 19.
Granted, that doesn’t imply the characters will survive that lengthy. Sorry, everyone knows it’s true — Gray’s is a grasp of sudden, heartwrenching deaths. And actual ones know that, at this very second, the lifetime of Dr. Owen Hunt hangs within the steadiness following the mid-season finale of Season 18.
Different beloved collection regulars that haven’t been confirmed for Season 19 but embrace Kelly McCreary (Dr. Maggie Pierce), Caterina Scorsone (Dr. Amelia Shepherd), Jake Borelli (Dr. Levi Schmitt), Chris Carmack (Dr. Atticus Lincoln or “Linc”), Richard Flood (Dr. Cormac Hayes), Abigail Spencer (Dr. Megan Hunt), Zavier Sinnett (Dr. Zander Perez), and Anthony Hill (Dr. Winston Ndugo). Additionally on the unconfirmed listing are Season 18 newcomers Scott Speedman (Dr. Nick Marsh), E.R. Fightmaster (Dr. Kai Bartley), Peter Gallagher (Dr. David Hamilton), and Lynn Chen (Dr. Michelle Lin). And we’d be remiss to not point out that we’d love extra arcs for Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Montgomery and Greg Germann as Dr. Tom Koracick.
Oh, then there’s additionally the slim chance that we might get a cameo from Dr. Callie Torres! Properly, which may be wishful pondering… however nonetheless. “Being a part of the Shondaland household was one of many best honors of my life, one of many best privileges,” Ramirez, who’s presently taking part in fan-favorite Che Diaz on And Simply Like That, advised Individuals in December 2021. “I wouldn’t be who I’m as we speak with out the expertise I had on Gray’s Anatomy, and my coronary heart is totally open to going again and checking in with Dr. Callie Torres. However that will solely occur if the writers’ room and the story actually organically led them to want a personality like Callie to come back again.”
A fan can dream, proper?
What can we learn about Season 19 of Gray’s Anatomy?
We don’t know an entire lot but about Season 19 since Season 18 remains to be airing. As soon as this season wraps up, although, we would have a greater thought of the place Season 19 will go. The one tidbit the community has teased is that Season 19 “will discover the ever-expanding world of contemporary drugs by way of the eyes of beloved returning and new characters.” Which, uh, might just about be utilized to any season of the present.
Within the present season, Meredith is spending quite a lot of her time in Minnesota engaged on a remedy for Parkinson’s illness. She’s additionally relationship Dr. Nick Marsh (love this journey for her), and TBH, this seems like a good way to jot down Meredith off the present if Pompeo is able to be carried out. ABC can pull a Cristina Yang and relocate Meredith to a different facility and simply have her be this omniscient character till the present ends. This fashion Pompeo received’t keep previous what she looks like is an acceptable time, however the present can proceed. As a result of whereas 19 seasons are quite a lot of seasons, Gray’s nonetheless has a number of years to catch as much as the likes of Legislation & Order: SVU. So.
When Will Season 19 of Gray’s Anatomy premiere?
The Gray’s Anatomy Season 19 launch date remains to be TBD, however it is going to positively be this fall. As one of many greatest fall TV reveals yearly, there’s no purpose it wouldn’t have its traditional place of prominence on ABC’s schedule.
And similar to its followers, present creator, and govt producer, Shonda Rhimes is simply as pumped concerning the confirmed new season and the longevity of the collection, based on Deadline.
“I could not be extra excited that we get to maintain telling the tales of Meredith, Bailey, Richard, and the entire different docs at Gray Sloan Memorial for one more season,” mentioned Rhimes. “This can be a true testomony to Krista Vernoff, the forged, the crew, and all of the writers who preserve the viewers on the sting of their seat week after week. And it will not be doable with out the generations of unimaginable followers who’ve supported Gray’s Anatomy for therefore a few years.”
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