Gray Sloan reopened on Wednesday as production kicked off on Grey’s Anatomy‘s 18th – and potentially final? – season.
Principal lady Ellen Pompeo took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to share a video of her in the Grey’s makeup chair (scroll down to view screenshot). “Guess what time it is? she captioned the Instastory, before adding, “# GreysSeason18.”
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ABC is not commenting on whether season 18 will be Grey’s Anatomyis the latter, but sources tell TVLine the network hopes to survive at least one more season beyond the next. Grey’s continues to reign supreme as ABC’s top-rated and most-watched scripted series, averaging a demo rating of 1.1 and 5.3 million weekly viewers (Live + Same Day numbers).
Meanwhile, the new offers recently secured by cast members OG Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. expire this
spring at the end of season 18.
Last March, Pomepo admitted to CBS Sunday morning that there is pressure to glue the landing, creatively. “To end such an iconic show… how do we do it? Thought the actress. “I just want to make sure we do this character and this show and the fans… I want to make sure we do it right.”
Grey’s AnatomyThe 18th season will start on Thursday September 30 at 9 / 8c.