Grey’s Anatomy has officially been renewed for two more seasons. ABC announced the record-setting medical drama will return for seasons 16 and 17.
Station 19 also received a renewal order from ABC and will be back on the network’s primetime schedule for the 2019-2020 season. In addition, the award-winning drama How to Get Away with Murder has been picked up for a sixth season.
The Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 universe will feel even more cohesive in the upcoming season. The network’s set Krista Vernoff (Shameless, Law & Order) to executive produce and handle showrunning duties on both series, “giving fans two hours of feels on Thursdays and providing a seamless crossover narrative on both series.”
“I’m thrilled to continue at the helm of Grey’s Anatomy, and I’m honored and energized by the opportunity to run Station 19, as well. To expand upon the world Stacy McKee created, and further merge it with the world of Grey’s, is an exciting challenge,” said Vernoff.
The Grey’s Anatomy/Station 19 crossover event was a rating success for both series. Per the network, Grey’s tied their five week high while Station 19 scored its second highest broadcast.
“Everyone at Shondaland is thrilled that our fans’ commitment to TGIT continues,” stated Shonda Rhimes and producing partner Betsy Beers. “We are so proud of Krista and Pete and the work they do. Making the choice to have Krista oversee Station 19 was easy — the creativity she brings to the Grey’s Anatomy universe continues a tradition of storytelling we hold dear.”
How to Get Away with Murder held the top spot in the Thursday at 10pm ET/PT rankings over its fifth season. The series has earned American Film Institute Award for Television Program of the Year, a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series, a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series, an Emmy Award and SAG Awards.