The doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital are returning for more shifts. ABC just announced that it ordered Shondaland’s most successful drama for another two seasons. That means we’ll have the doctors of Grey Sloan through season 17. The drama, currently in its 15th season, is averaging 10 million viewers this season.
The network also ordered a sixth season of How to Get Away with Murder and a third season of Station 19. That’s definitely a coup for HTGAWM — the drama only averaged a mere 5.1 million this season. Station 19, a Grey’s spin-off, has been doing a little better: it’s been pulling in 7.5 million.
Now on its 15th season, Grey’s Anatomy has tied E.R. as one of the longest-running hospital dramas on TV.
Grey’s is also turning three recurring actors into series regulars — Chris Carmack, Jake Borelli and Greg Germann.
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.