Outside Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, the lights are still on. Being the longest-running primetime medical drama on television, Grey’s Anatomy set a record in March when ABC revealed that the show will get a historic 20th season. Ellen Pompeo revealed that she would be leaving the show in Season 19 around a month prior to the news. What then awaits us in the future for the endless show? What is currently known about Grey’s Anatomy’s Season 20 is shown below.
We have a heartbeat! Grey’s Anatomy, ABC’s longest-running primetime scripted series, will return for a 20th season in March 2023. The network also revealed that executive producer Meg Marinis, who has been on Grey’s Anatomy since Season 3, would take over as showrunner in place of Krista Vernoff.
Season 20 of Grey’s Anatomy does not yet have a premiere date. The show would normally have resumed in the fall, but it was postponed due to the writers’ strike, which concluded in September, and the actors’ strike, which is currently ongoing. The show will not return until its cast is able to return to work.
Is Ellen Pompeo returning to Grey’s Anatomy for Season 20?
The show’s Season 19 midseason premiere included Ellen Pompeo’s “last” episode; nonetheless, she continued to work as an executive producer and narrator, making her return for the May 18 Season 19 finale. Deadline reports that the actress is probably going to make an appearance in Season 20, albeit no “acting deal” has been announced as of yet. Keep an eye out for updates here.