Grey’s Anatomy initially follows the lives of first-year surgical interns Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl), George O’Malley (T.R. Knight) and Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) at Seattle Grace Hospital, the toughest surgical residency program west of Harvard. Though they were students yesterday, today they’re doctors and, in a world where on the job training can be a matter of life and death, they’re all juggling the ups and downs of their personal lives.
The interns are guided by an established team of doctors who are determined to shape them into skilled surgeons or break them: Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), a senior resident responsible for training them, is so tough that she’s nicknamed “The Nazi”; Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) is the flirtatious but very capable surgeon who shares a forbidden but undeniable sexual attraction with Meredith; and Preston Burke’s (Isaiah Washington) arrogance is second only to his skill with a scalpel. Overseeing them all is Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.), Seattle Grace’s paternal but no-nonsense chief of surgery.
From ABC’s press release, February 2017… ABC’s hit TGIT series – “Grey’s Anatomy, “Scandal,” and “How to Get Away with Murder” – have each been picked up for another season. It was announced today by Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ continue to keep viewers on the edge of their seats and wanting more. I’m thrilled to bring back these shows and the OMG moments that come with them,” said Dungey. Next season will be the 14th season of “Grey’s Anatomy,” the seventh season of “Scandal,” and the fourth season of “How To Get Away with Murder.” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” have proved to be a stellar combination for the network since the January return of the three shows from Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. All three shows are produced by ABC Studios. The return of TGIT on January 26 drove ABC to Thursday season highs and made it the No. 1 network each week since the return, among Adults 18-49.
other cast info
Brooke Smith as Erica Hahn (Season 4-5)
Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey (Season 4- )
Eric Dane as Mark Sloan (Season 3-8)
Gaius Charles as Shane Ross (Season 10)
Isaiah Washington as Preston Burke (Season 1-3)
Kate Walsh as Addison Montgomery (Season 2-3)
Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens (Season 1-6)
Kim Raver as Teddy Altman (Season 6- )
Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd
Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang (Season 1-10)
T.R. Knight as George O’Malley (Season 1-5)
Tessa Ferrer as Leah Murphy (Season 10)