Grey’s Anatomy

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Grey’s Anatomy is an American drama TV series that airs on the ABC network. The series has received 39 Emmy nominations and five Emmy awards.

The medical drama focuses on the personal and professional lives of the healthcare providers at the fictional Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital. The original cast included Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, T. R. Knight, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Isaiah Washington, and Patrick Dempsey. Over the show’s 18 seasons, the cast has seen several shakeups through character departures and deaths.

While the series featured an ensemble cast, the story of Meredith Grey (Pompeo) is the constant throughout the seasons. In 2019, Grey’s Anatomy became the longest-running American primetime medical drama series.


  • TV Genres: Drama
  • Creator: Shonda Rhimes
  • Network: ABC
  • Where to Watch: U.S. viewers can watch Grey’s Anatomy on ABC, Netflix, and Hulu.
  • Original Cast: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, T. R. Knight, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Isaiah Washington, and Patrick Dempsey
  • Current Cast: Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Kelly McCreary, Kim Raver, Jake Borelli, Chris Carmack, Anthony Hill, and Richard Flood
  • Seasons: 18 and counting
  • First Episode: March 27, 2005
  • Spinoffs: Private Practice, Station 19, Grey’s Anatomy: B-Team

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