Will ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Return for Season 17? The Shondaland Series Has More Stories to Tell

by Jeremy Spirogis
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We’re properly into Grey’s Anatomy Season 16, which implies followers are already wanting towards the long run. Of course, the Shondaland collection is the longest-running prime-time medical drama, reaching a historic 350 episodes in November 2019. And at this level, followers have grown accustomed to new episodes on ABC yearly like clockwork. So will there be a Grey’s Anatomy Season 17? There are nonetheless loads of tales left to be informed.

ABC renewed ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ by its 17th season

On March 12, manufacturing for Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 shut down because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Then two weeks in a while March 27, a number of media retailers confirmed manufacturing is not going to resume and the finale will air early on April 9. This means the present season will finish with 21 episodes as a substitute of 25 as beforehand anticipated. 

Nevertheless, followers can nonetheless let loose a sigh of aid. Although the rest of season 16 is canceled, ABC renewed Grey’s Anatomy by season 17 again in May 2019. So the final episode of season 16 gained’t be the tip of the collection and the medical drama will return with new episodes ultimately.

What will occur within the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 premiere?

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For now, the Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 premiere stays unclear on a inventive entrance. We don’t know whether or not the writers will proceed the brand new season with the unique plan for the 22nd episode or begin out recent. But not too long ago, Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff addressed the early end of season 16 on Twitter and hinted cliffhangers within the upcoming finale will probably be answered subsequent season.

“We are disappointed that we don’t get to complete our storytelling this season,” Vernoff wrote. “The good news?  1621 plays like a satisfying finale! It’s not where we planned to end, but it’s beautiful & the questions that linger we will answer next [season].”

Then in a separate tweet, the showrunner confirmed Grey’s Anatomy will “resume our storytelling in Season 17!”

Meanwhile, when talking with Entertainment Tonight, Kim Raver — who performs Teddy Altman — opened up about Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 and the place the brand new season would possibly decide up.

“I trust Krista to do what is best for the show,” Raver mentioned. “Because they have more time, maybe they’ll rework the scenes that they have.”

She continued: “I think we have some amazing stuff in the can. So I would think they would use some of those great scenes that we’ve already shot. But I also equally think that maybe they’re thinking this is an opportunity to see how things play out … It’s an opportunity to rework the canvas.”

Will ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ finish after season 17?

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Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Raymond Liu/ABC through Getty Images

Regardless of what occurs when Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 airs on ABC, many followers are merely excited to obtain one other season. But even so, what does the way forward for the Shondaland collection appear like past the 17th season? That has but to be decided. 

According to Deadline, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke hopes Grey’s Anatomy will reside gone the 2020-21 season. However, the choice is in the end as much as Ellen Pompeo.

Grey’s Anatomy will reside so long as Ellen is all in favour of enjoying Meredith Grey,” Burke mentioned. She additionally informed the publication Pompeo will “lead the pace” in the case of discussions with regard to extra seasons.  

That mentioned, Giacomo Gianniotti — who performs Andrew DeLuca — believes Grey’s Anatomy will finish after subsequent season. 

“At the moment, we have one more season locked in and I feel pretty confident that that’s where it’ll end, I think, from the conversations that I’ve had with people,” Gianniotti informed Us Weekly in March 2020. “Then again, the studio and the creatives love the show and want it to go on forever.”

As everyone knows, all good issues should come to an finish. But irrespective of when Grey’s Anatomy airs its collection finale, no less than we’re getting 17 seasons. So buckle up and seize the tequila. Meredith Grey isn’t hanging up her stethoscope simply but.

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