Krista Vernoff departing as Gray’s Anatomy and Station 19 showrunner

Krista Vernoff is hanging up her scrubs and testing of the station.

EW has realized that the longtime showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy and spin-off Station 19 will formally depart each collection on the finish of their present seasons. Vernoff has overseen Gray’s for the final six years, and she or he’s been the showrunner on Station 19 for the earlier 4 years, starting with its third season.

“It has been the privilege of a lifetime to be entrusted to run Gray’s Anatomy for the previous six years and Station 19 for the final 4,” Vernoff stated in a press release. “The fervour of the devoted fandoms and the impression that these reveals have on hearts and minds can’t be overstated. The quantity of expertise in these two extraordinary casts and these two sensible writers rooms is past measure — and these crews work magic week after week. I might be endlessly grateful to Shonda Rhimes for her belief and to Disney and ABC for his or her assist. The final time I left Gray’s Anatomy, I used to be gone for seven seasons and the present was nonetheless going when Shonda referred to as me to run it. So I am not saying goodbye as a result of that will be too bitter candy. I am saying ‘See you in seven seasons.'”

REBEL - ABC's "Rebel" executive producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff. (Pamela Littky via Getty Images)

REBEL – ABC’s “Insurgent” govt producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff. (Pamela Littky by way of Getty Pictures)

Pamela Littky by way of Getty Krista Vernoff

Vernoff started her writing and producing profession on Charmed and Wonderfalls. She’s been a longtime a part of the Shondaland staff, having served as an govt producer and author on Gray’s Anatomy since its early days. Vernoff was the earlier showrunner of Gray’s from 2007 to 2011. She returned to the place in 2017.

Throughout her time with Shondaland, Vernoff turned well-known for her ability with crossover episodes, writing a number of for spin-off Private Practice earlier than finally turning into showrunner of spin-off Station 19, managing the 2 collection concurrently.

“Krista’s creativity, imaginative and prescient and devoted management have allowed Gray’s Anatomy and Station 19 to proceed to flourish,” Rhimes stated in a press release. “I’m extremely grateful to her for all her exhausting work.  She’s going to at all times stay a part of the Shondaland household.”

Gray’s Anatomy stays the longest-running scripted present airing on ABC, however when it returns for the back half of season 19 on Feb. 23, it will not solely be saying farewell to Vernoff. The present’s longtime lead, Ellen Pompeo, is departing the series as effectively, although she’s going to proceed to do the episode voiceovers and guarantees she’s going to “be again to go to.”

ABC has but to resume Gray’s for a twentieth season, and with each Vernoff and Pompeo departing, it actually raises query if the community may lastly shut the hospital doorways.

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