How Long Has ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Been On? Plus More Facts About the Medical Drama!
Wait, just how long has Grey’s Anatomy been on TV?! Years after the premiere, fans are still obsessed with Dr. Meredith Grey and the other surgeons at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital — and we can’t blame them! From a ferry boat crash and hospital shooting to a plane crash and countless natural disasters, the Seattle-based doctors have been through so much and, sadly, we’ve even lost a few of our favorite characters along the way. Have more burning questions about the hit medical drama? Scroll down to see more facts about the show!
How long has Grey’s Anatomy been on?
Grey’s is currently in its 14th season! The show first premiered on ABC on March 27, 2005, and has been going strong ever since.
Has Grey’s Anatomy been renewed for Season 15?
We’re not sure! There hasn’t been an official announcement from ABC yet, but we’re pretty positive Grey’s Antomy will come back for a 15th season.
Will Grey’s Anatomy ever end?!
Hopefully not! In a recent interview, ABC exec Channing Dungey revealed she’s optimistic that Grey’s Anatomy will have many, many more episodes in the future. She additionally confessed she’d love to beat out their rival series, ER, which previously ran for 15 seasons. “That’d be lovely,” Dungey said. “I’ll take even more! Honestly, I think that the show is going to continue as long as [the show’s writer Shonda Rhimes] and the gang have a creative passion for telling those stories. At the moment, it feels like we’re full steam ahead.”
Has there ever been a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off?
Yes! In September 2007, main Grey’s character Dr. Addison Montgomery got her own series, Private Practice. The show followed Addison’s move from Seattle to LA to join a private medical practice run by her friends, Naomi and Sam Bennett. Sadly, Private Practice concluded after six seasons on ABC in January 2013.
And, in 2017, it was announced that yet another Grey’s Anatomy spin-off is in the works. Though the show is still yet-to-be-titled, we do know that the series will follow a group of Seattle firefighters and will star Grey’s alum Jason George (aka Dr. Ben Warren) and newcomer Jaina Lee Ortiz. No word yet on when the new show will premiere on ABC, but we can’t wait to see it!
Is Grey’s Anatomy still on Netflix?
Yes! Right now, fans can stream Season 1 through Season 13 of Grey’s on Netflix. Since the show is currently in its 14th season, we can expect the newest episodes to hit the site in summer 2018. “For the past few years, Grey’s Anatomy has had its new seasons added in mid-June,” Netflix once explained.