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02:36 25 Mar 2023, up to date 04:50 25 Mar 2023
Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for a twentieth season at ABC, Variety reported on Friday.
During its run, the collection — which can quickly say goodbye to the character Dr. Maggie Pierce — has made historical past because the longest working primetime medical drama within the historical past of tv.
It was additionally reported that govt producer Meg Marinis will act as showrunner for the upcoming installment.
Marinis will succeed Krista Vernoff, following the January announcement that she could be stepping down from the present and the spinoff Station 19.
Marinis joined Grey’s Anatomy in Season 3, working as a manufacturing assistant earlier than turning into an govt producer in Season 15.
Additionally, she credited with writing over 25 episodes of the collection, whose season 19 finale will air on May 18.
The long-running program is ranked as ABC’s primary present within the 18-49 age vary.
ABC reported that the present averages 10.7 million viewers per episode ‘in Live+35 viewing throughout all platforms.’
In addition to McCreary, the present’s solid features a host of gifted actors together with Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Jr., Kevin McKidd, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Kim Raver, Jake Borelli, Chris Carmack, Anthony Hill, Alexis Floyd, Harry Shum Jr., Adelaide Kane, Midori Francis, Niko Terho, and Scott Speedman.
Kate Walsh additionally appeared as Dr. Addison Montgomery, and collection alums Jesse Williams and Greg Germann had been featured visitor stars.
McCreary introduced through Instagram one week in the past that she is hanging up her scrubs after portraying Meredith Grey’s half-sister, Maggie Pierce, for 9 seasons.
The 41-year-old actress confirmed the information to her 2.1 million followers as she appeared again fondly on a few of her character’s most memorable scenes.
‘9 seasons, 200 episodes, scores of heroic surgical procedures, numerous courageous sufferers, dozens of pleasant sister home scenes, 1 episode with my real-life sister, some loss and a few grief,’ she captioned a nonetheless from the medical drama.
She went on to recall that Pierce, who serves as the pinnacle of cardiothoracic surgical procedure at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, skilled ‘a couple of ghostly visitations from’ her late moms, a ‘bunch of drunken emotional breakdowns’ and ‘handful of boyfriends.’
The mother-of-one additionally mused about filming a number of awkward dinner events, taking and throwing a punch, and studying tons of ‘medical jargon’ over time.
Additionally, McCreary mentioned she is leaving the present with a ‘slew of buddies for all times’ and a really ‘grateful coronary heart.’
‘THANK YOU. What a trip!’ she concluded.
In an announcement, the Wisconsin native, who graduated from Barnard in 2003, mentioned she was ‘saying goodbye to Maggie Pierce and her Grey Sloan household.’
‘It has been an amazing honor to be part of such a legendary tv establishment as Grey’s Anatomy,’ the star continued.
‘I’ll all the time be grateful to Shonda Rhimes, Krista Vernoff, and ABC for the chance, and to the unbelievable followers for his or her passionate assist.’
McCreary additionally raved that to ‘spend 9 years exploring a personality inside and outside’ is a ‘uncommon present.’
‘It has afforded me a chance to collaborate with, study from, and be impressed by numerous sensible artists each in entrance of and behind the digicam,’ the performer mentioned.
As for taking part in Maggie, McCreary known as the position ‘one of many true joys of’ her life.
‘I go away with profound gratitude for each step of this journey. I’m excited for this subsequent chapter, and what the longer term holds,’ the Life star informed Deadline.
Last November, Ellen Pompeo, 53 – who performed the beloved main character, Dr. Meredith Grey – took to Instagram to announce her personal departure from the long-running collection.
Addressing her followers, the actress wrote in her caption: ‘I’m eternally grateful and humbled by the love and assist you might have all proven me, Meredith GREY and the present for 19 seasons!
‘Through all of it….none of it …would have been doable with out the perfect followers on this planet,’ she continued.
To her 9.9 million followers on social media, she mentioned: ‘You all are RIDERS and also you all have made the trip so enjoyable and ICONIC!
‘I really like you madly and respect you proper again,’ the mother-of-four mentioned, including that she plans to revisit her solid.
‘This isn’t your first time on the rollercoaster… you already know the present should go on and I’ll undoubtedly be again to go to. With a whole lot of love and immense gratitude XoE.’
During an look on The Drew Barrymore Show a month later, Pompeo revealed her causes for retiring the position.
She mentioned that enjoying the identical position for 19 years was turning her mind into ‘scrambled eggs.’
‘I really feel tremendous completely satisfied, however pay attention, the present has been unbelievable to me and I’ve beloved a whole lot of the expertise,’ she mentioned. ‘It’s simply I gotta combine it up a bit of bit.’