Grey's Anatomy Renewed Through Season 17 With More Station 19 Crossover

How to Get Away With Murder will also return for a sixth season

By Chris Harnick May 10, 2019 4:45 PMTags
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Grey's Anatomy is officially coming back for season 16—and season 17!

ABC announced the long-running medical drama has a two-season order. Ellen Pompeo is staying put. She previously renewed her contract and added producing duties to her workload.

Along with Grey's, ABC announced Station 19 will return for a third season and How to Get Away With Murder will come back for season six.

For season three of Station 19, Grey's anatomy executive producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff will take over. In a press release, ABC said this will give fans "two hours of feels on Thursdays" while "providing seamless crossover narrative on both series."

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"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," Vernoff said in a statement.

Pete Nowalk is continuing to oversee How to Get Away With Murder.

"Everyone at Shondaland is thrilled that our fans' commitment to TGIT continues," Shonda Rhimes and producing partner Betsy Beers said in a joint statement. "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."
The renewal of these three Shondaland shows comes on the heels of For the People's cancellation.

See what other shows are still in limbo below.

The Village (NBC)

A disappointing debut didn't really course correct in the key 18-49 demographic. It could go either way.

AP Bio (NBC)

Ratings fell between the first and second season (the first was not well-rated), so don't expect to return to school here.

Abby's (NBC)

Ratings are not on Abby's side here.

The Enemy Within (NBC)

NBC's newest conspiracy drama is a strong performer on DVR, but has shed viewers as weeks went by.


Viewers should feel bad for not watching this comedy.

Earlier: This comedy never got additional episodes from NBC and is as good as canceled.


NBC renewed the drama for three more seasons, but won't say if season six will be the last.

Earlier: By no means will This Is Us get canceled. Renewal is coming, and rumors indicate it'll be for multiple seasons.


The fifth season will be the last for this drama. 

CANCELED: The Cool Kids (Fox)

Despite strong ratings and an acclaimed cast, Fox pulled the plug on this sitcom.

Earlier: Expect these Kids to come back.

CANCELED: The Passage (Fox)

One and done for this series starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

Earlier: Despite fan-favorite source material, Fox has yet to renew The Passage. Ratings fell after premiere, but remained pretty stable after. Could go either way.

CANCELED: Proven Innocent (Fox)

Case closed for this Kelsey Grammer legal drama.

Earlier: Despite star power, it's not looking good for this legal drama.

CANCELED: Lethal Weapon (Fox)

After countless headlines, Fox gave the show a lethal injection.

Earlier: A renewal is unlikely here. As ratings fell, Damon Wayans said he was leaving the show...Despite walking back some comments, the future doesn't look good.

RENEWED: The Orville (Fox)

The Orville will remain in flight.

Earlier: Ratings took a nosedive in season two. Is Seth MacFarlane enough to keep the show afloat?

CANCELED: Star (Fox)

Star will not return to Fox. 


David Boreanaz is back on the watch.

Earlier: Military dramas are CBS's bread and butter, it'll be back.


The remake of the classic show and movie of the same name will return for a third season.

Earlier: Shemar Moore's police procedural will likely return.


Despite the controversy, Bull rides again.

Earlier: Michael Weatherly's drama was at the center of some controversy, and ratings have fallen. Enough to warrant cancellation?

RENEWED: Madam Secretary (CBS)

The drama starring Téa Leoni will return for season six.

Earlier: Possibly the network's last "prestige" drama, Madam Secretary has some very famous fans. It's been hailed for its accurate portrayal of politics. If it comes back, it could be as a final season victory lap.

RENEWED: Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)

Season 10 is happening!

Earlier: This CBS drama is getting long in the tooth, but ratings are still strong for the Friday-night show.


Lucas Till crafted his way to another season.

Earlier: It takes a lot for CBS to cancel a show, so this will likely be back.

RENEWED: Man With a Plan (CBS)

He's back, with a plan.

Earlier: Matt LeBlanc's sitcom you probably forgot he had! It'll likely return.

The Code (CBS)

This drama starring Dana Delany just premiered to decent ratings, but the jury is still out on renewal chances.

CANCELED: Murphy Brown (CBS)

Murphy Brown will not return after just one new season on CBS. 

CANCELED: Happy Together (CBS)

CBS has said goodbye to this comedy after just one season. 


This comedy only lasted one season at CBS. 

CANCELED: Life in Pieces (CBS)

The fourth season will be the last. 

CANCELED: The Kids Are Alright (ABC)

The kids may be alright, but the show is not.

EARLIER: ABC's family sitcom brand is strong. Strong enough to get this show another season? TBD.


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EARLIER: This new drama from Marcia Clark is definitely on the chopping block.

RENEWED: Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

ABC handed out a two-season order to the medical drama.

Earlier: ABC is not going to cancel Grey's Anatomy, it just hasn't formally renewed the series for season 16.

RENEWED: Station 19 (ABC)

Grey's showrunner Krista Vernoff is taking over, so expect more crossover.

Earlier: With Shonda Rhimes at Netflix, ABC is likely going to keep as many of her shows around as possible.

RENEWED: How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

Season six is coming!

Earlier: If and when ABC is ready to let Viola Davis go, they'll likely play up the final season of HTGAWM.

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Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays, 8 p.m. on ABC.