Krista Vernoff Steps Down As Grey’s Anatomy And Station 19 Showrunner

Krista Vernoff is stepping down as showrunner and executive producer of both Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 at ABC, as reported by Variety. Vernoff will officially leave at the conclusion of the current season of both shows. Grey’s is currently in its 19th season while Station 19 is in its sixth. No new showrunner for either show has yet been named. “It has been the privilege of a lifetime to be entrusted to run Grey’s Anatomy for the past six years and Station 19 for the last four,” Vernoff said in a statement. Grey’s Anatomy Writer Elisabeth Finch Admits Faking Cancer, Lying About Abortion and Suicide of Her Brother – Here’s Why.

She added, “The passion of the dedicated fandoms and the impact that these shows have on hearts and minds cannot be overstated. The amount of talent in these two extraordinary casts and these two brilliant writers’ rooms is beyond measure — and these crews work magic week after week. I will be forever grateful to Shonda Rhimes for her trust and to Disney and ABC for their support. The last time I left Grey’s Anatomy, I was gone for seven seasons and the show was still going when Shonda called me to run it. So I’m not saying goodbye because that would be too bittersweet. I’m saying ‘See you in seven seasons.'” Vernoff started off as a writer and eventually executive producer on Grey’s Anatomy during its first seven seasons before departing the series. She returned in Season 14 as showrunner. She has served as showrunner on Station 19

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“Krista’s creativity, vision and dedicated leadership have allowed Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 to continue to flourish,” said Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. “I am incredibly grateful to her for all her hard work. She will always remain part of the Shondaland family.” Vernoff also previously worked on fellow Grey’s spinoff Private Practice. Outside of that, she is known for her work on shows like Shameless at Showtime and the original Charmed at The CW. She also created the ABC series Rebel starring Katey Sagal, which was inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich, reported by Variety. “Krista Vernoff has poured her heart and soul into Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19,‘ and her voice has been pivotal to the success of these beloved series,” said Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. “It takes a formidable leader to run two shows simultaneously and Krista has done so effortlessly. Her creative force has left an indelible mark and thanks to her, our viewers will continue to be invested in these dynamic and cherished characters for many years to come.”

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