According to Variety, Krista Vernoff is leaving her positions as showrunner and executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Station 19” at ABC.
At the completion of the current season of both shows, Vernoff will formally depart. While “Station 19” is in its sixth season, “Grey’s” is in its nineteenth. Both shows’ respective showrunners have not yet been replaced.
Vernoff said in a statement that managing “Grey’s Anatomy” for the previous six years and “Station 19” for the past four had been “an honor of a lifetime.”
The influence that these shows have on people’s hearts and minds cannot be overestimated, she continued, nor can the fervor of the devoted fandoms. There is an immeasurable amount of skill in these two remarkable casts and these two great writing rooms, and these teams consistently produce fantastic stuff. Shonda Rhimes’ confidence in me and the backing of Disney and ABC will always be appreciated. When I last left “Grey’s Anatomy,” I was gone for seven seasons, and when Shonda phoned me to take over the show, it was still airing. I won’t say goodbye since it would be too saddening. “See you in seven seasons,” I’m saying.
During the first seven seasons of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Vernoff began as a writer and then rose to the executive producer before leaving the show. In Season 14, she made a comeback as a showrunner. According to Variety, she has been the showrunner for “Station 19,” a “Grey’s” spinoff, since the third season.
Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes remarked, “Krista’s creativity, vision, and committed leadership have allowed ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’ to continue to develop. “I owe her a huge debt of gratitude for all of her efforts. She will continue to be a member of the Shondaland family forever.
Vernoff has also contributed to the spin-off of “Grey’s Anatomy” called “Private Practice.” She is also well-known for her work on the original “Charmed” on The CW and “Shameless” on Showtime. According to Variety, she also developed the ABC television series “Rebel,” starring Katey Sagal and based on the biography of Erin Brockovich.
According to Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals, “Krista Vernoff has put her heart and soul into ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19,’ and her voice has been vital to the success of both cherished programmes.” “Running two programmes concurrently requires a tough leader, and Krista has done it with ease. Thanks to her, our viewers will continue to be immersed in these vibrant and adored characters for many years to come. Her creative drive has left an unforgettable impression.