‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is an American medical drama series that airs on ABC or the American Broadcasting Company. The series first premiered on March 27, 2005. It has been created by Shonda Rhimes who shot to fame due to the success of this series. Over the tremendous run, various production companies have backed the show and they include Shondaland Productions, The Mark Gordon Company, Entertainment One Television, Touchstone Television, and ABC Studios.
The main focus of the series is the professional and personal lives of the surgical interns and their supervisors. It must be noted that the series was developed to be racially diverse and even uses color-blind casting, increasing the overall inclusivity on television. It is also the longest running primetime scripted show that currently airs on the network, and has accumulated a lot of fans over the years. In fact, it is one of the most popular dramas, so the fan base is enormous.
Critics have lauded the show immensely, saying, “‘Grey’s Anatomy’ offers a different and perhaps more valuable idea of what it means to be strong: the capacity to suffer terribly, break down completely, and then get up again, confident that you’re bigger than the sum of the tragedies you’ve suffered—because everyone else is, too. The layers of history have grown pretty dense and rich, and the friendships that form around them as the characters suffer and survive is the glue of the series, and what—despite a few inevitable hit-or-miss patches—elevates it to something special.”
Grey’s Anatomy Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ has seen a lot of changes over the seasons, with some controversial exits, and some fresh faces, who have succeeded in keeping the drama alive at the hospital. However, there have been some constants throughout, and these include Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, the protagonist of the show. Other constants include Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, and James Pickens Jr. as Richard Webber. They are all employed in various capacities at the hospital. There have been some other favorites like Sandra Oh who used to appear in the role of Cristina Yang, Kate Walsh as Addison Montgomery, and Patrick Dempsey as Derek ‘McDreamy’ Shepherd.
Hopefully, the upcoming season will see the main cast members return, although Pompeo might be looking for a change soon. Chris Carmack, Jake Borelli, and Greg Germann, who were recurring cast members earlier, will become series regulars now. The announcement went out, saying, “Chris, Jake, and Greg have been recurring for us as guest stars and have popped as fan favorites. We are excited to continue revealing their characters and we are beyond thrilled to welcome them to the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ family.”