Grey’s Anatomy is already the longest-running scripted series on ABC — and it isn’t going anywhere for a while.

ABC announced today that they’ve renewed the popular hospital drama for two more seasons; the 16th and 17th to chronicle the lives of Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey and the staff of Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital. The show still routinely ranks among the top 15 shows on television and averages over 10 million viewers each week. The cast has changed many times through the years, but in addition to Pompeo, three original actors remain with the show: Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, and James Pickens Jr.

I for one am pleased because pretty much since the show launched in 2005 Grey’s Anatomy has been my wife’s favorite show, and she still loves it some 15 years later. I wouldn’t ever want to be a patient at Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital — cause it sure seems like a lot of people die there — but it’s a nice place to visit on a Thursday night. ABC will reveal its full fall 2019 lineup next week in New York City.

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