Last night, Grey’s Anatomy broke a record of being the longest running primetime medical drama on TV.
The series, which is currently on its 15th season, aired its 332nd episode on ABC network. It beat medical drama series ER which ran for 15 seasons and wrapped up at episode 331 in 2009.
Originally created by Shonda Rhimes, the medical series is set in a fictional hospital in Seattle called Grey Sloan Memorial. It features the career and personal lives of surgical interns, residents, and attending physicians. Shonda took to Twitter to acknowledge the milestone the series had accomplished since its premier in 2005.
Oh, just over here making some history. Extraordinarily proud of and grateful for every single person who has worked on the show over these past 332 episodes. And ❤️ you for watching! #GreysAnatomy15 pic.twitter.com/lOBn2sR6Sy
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) March 1, 2019
The recording breaking episode of Grey’s was directed by Chandra Wilson, who plays the role of Dr.Miranda Bailey in the show. Titled “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” the episode shows Dr.Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) throwing a party for his mother Dr.Catherine Avery (Debbie Allen) for her successful surgery. However, nothing seems to go as planned. Dr.Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) on the other hand receives a surprise visit from his mother Helen.
Grey’s has gained a huge fan base and is ABC’s highest-rated drama series. Over the years, the cast has changed, and currently there only 4 original cast members: Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey), Justin Chambers (Alex Karev), James Pickens Jr. (Richard Weber), and Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey)
Greys Anatomy has received many awards such as the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Award for Best Television Series – Drama and thirty-eight Prime time Emmy Award nominations, with two being for Outstanding Drama Series. The cast have also been numerously recognized.
Shonda Rhimes, Krista Vernoff, Betsy Beers and Debbie Allen are some of the executive producers of the show.