Fact Check: Will there be a ‘Grey’s Anatomy Season 18’?

Going beyond ‘season 10’ isn’t as easy as falling off a lob. It’s in this context the stimulating medical journey of some surgical interns with their epoch web series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ has made history.

Of late, ‘Grey’s Anatomy Season 17’ was welcomed with a huge ruckus. Now that the series is finally assured of the never flinching warmth and love of the audience for it s plot and characters, will there be a ‘Grey’s Anatomy Season 18’?

As far as the journey of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ stretched all throughout 17 seasons are concerned, the series has been now regarded as a never ending one it seems. With the current season’s focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and Derek Shepherd coming back, the show has gotten people talking even more.

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Over the past one year, COVID-19 had its upper hand in churning out the production of series and movies, and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ was no less different and was the least spared one. There was once a lot of tension behind the scenes of the series, but these days, the focus is definitely on the show itself.

Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Exclusives
Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Exclusives

As far as the production of ‘Grey’s Anatomy Season 18’ is concerned, the actress Ellen Pompeo, portraying Meredith Grey for 17 seasons said to Variety, “We don’t know when the show is really ending yet. But the truth is, this year could be it. I mean, this is the last year of my contract right now. I don’t know that this is the last year? But it could very well could be.”

‘Grey’s Anatomy Season 18’: Here’s what the show runner has to say!

Grey Anatomy's Season 17
Grey Anatomy’s Season 17

In June of 2020, Karey Burke, entertainment president of ABC, said “we are in conversations now with the producers” and wasn’t able to say more. Burke continued, “I can’t comment any further. I’m hopeful that ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ stays a part of our schedule. They certainly know that we’d like it to be part of our schedule for as long as they are interested in making more episodes.”

The show runner Krista Vernoff also expressed her concern with the upcoming season of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. She shared that when actors’ contracts are expiring, that means thinking about whether there will be another season. She told The LA Times, “Anytime contracts are up, I plan that it’s the last season, and I plan that it’s not. That’s the only way to stay sane. You have to have really viable options for both. And I have. There have been a great many times when we really didn’t know what it was going to be, and it goes on deeply into the season — and it doesn’t feel different than other times.”

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In association with all these responses, its hard to digest the fact that ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is at the verge of tail end. Though it is way beyond tough to bid farewell to the series, fans hope that the show will come back for season 18 at least, and it will be interesting to see what happens with this popular medical drama.

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