Coronavirus Outbreak: Grey's Anatomy slashes season 16 to 21 episodes, won't resume production

Grey's Anatomy, created by Shonda Rhimes and starring Ellen Pompeo in the lead, was one of the first TV productions to stop shooting in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

FP Staff March 28, 2020 17:28:26 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Grey's Anatomy slashes season 16 to 21 episodes, won't resume production

The long-running medical drama Grey's Anatomy will not be resuming production to finish its season 16.

 <span class=Coronavirus Outbreak Greys Anatomy slashes season 16 to 21 episodes wont resume production" width="1280" height="720" />

A still from Grey's Anatomy | Twitter

Each season of the ABC series had 24 to 25 episodes but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the makers have decided to shorten the current season.

(Click here to follow LIVE updates on coronavirus outbreak)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, season 16 will wrap up with its episode 21, scheduled to be aired on 9 April.

Grey's Anatomy, created by Shonda Rhimes and starring Ellen Pompeo in the lead, was one of the first TV productions to stop shooting in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over 27,000 people worldwide.

However, ABC's other Rhimes-created series Station 19 and How to Get Away With Murder have already been completed and will air their planned finales as per the schedule.

Grey's Anatomy stars Kevin McKidd, Jesse Williams, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Kelly McCreary, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Kelly McCreary, Kim Raver and Giacomo Gianniotti. Earlier this season, long time series regular Justin Chambers exited the show.

Check out some of the latest posts on Grey's Anatomy

(With inputs from agencies)

Updated Date:

also read

Ajeeb Daastaans, The Big Bull, Without Remorse: What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Disney+ Hotstar in April
Entertainment

Ajeeb Daastaans, The Big Bull, Without Remorse: What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Disney+ Hotstar in April

The April streaming calendar includes Fahadh Faasil's Irul, Karan Johar's anthology Ajeeb Daastaans on Netflix, Abhishek Bachchan's The Big Bull on Disney+Hotstar and Michael B Jordan-starrer Without Remorse on Amazon Prime Video among others.

Soni director Ivan Ayr's next, Milestone, to premiere on Netflix India on 7 May; trailer unveiled
Entertainment

Soni director Ivan Ayr's next, Milestone, to premiere on Netflix India on 7 May; trailer unveiled

"Milestone is an illustration of an individual’s struggle to find relevance," says Ivan Ayr.

First Netflix series backed by Meghan Markle, Prince Harry will centre on Invictus Games
Entertainment

First Netflix series backed by Meghan Markle, Prince Harry will centre on Invictus Games

Prince Harry will appear on camera and serve as executive producer on the multi-episode docu-series, titled Heart of Invictus.