Three doctors will remain at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital for the foreseeable future: Camilla Luddington (aka Dr Jo Karev), Kevin McKidd (Dr Owen Hunt) and Kim Raver (Dr Teddy Altman) have signed new three-year contracts to stay with Grey’s Anatomy, our sister site Deadline Reports. If the series were to be renewed beyond its upcoming 17th season, the offers will keep the trio on board until season 19.
Luddington joined the set in Season 9, while McKidd – who also directed 27 episodes of the series – has been a part of the cast since Season 5. Raver was a series regular for seasons 6-8 before returning to full force. time in season 15.
Meanwhile, Principal Lady Ellen Pompeo’s contract will expire at the end of next season, but ABC President Karey Burke has expressed interest in continuing the show – and Meredith’s story. . ” Grey’s Anatomy will live as long as Ellen wants to play Meredith Gray, ”Burke said during the Television Critics Association press tour in January. Additionally, Burke told Deadline last month that the show’s producers “certainly know we’d like this to be on our schedule as long as they’re interested in doing more episodes.”
Just this week Grey’s promoted two regular cast members of the series for season 17: Richard Flood, who joined the cast last fall as a potential lover of Meredith, Dr. Cormac Hayes; and Anthony Hill, who played last season as Dr. Winston Ndugu, a former colleague of Maggie (Kelly McCreary).
Although it is not yet clear when Grey’s will be back, according to ABC’s “fall” schedule, it will air again on Thursdays at 9 / 8c when it (eventually) returns.