The world-famous medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy” is cutting short its 16th season in response to the real medical danger being faced in form of the coronavirus pandemic.
ABC network on Friday announced that the season finale of the long-running series will now air on April 9, which will be the 21st episode of the season.
“Grey’s Anatomy” that premiered its first season on March 27, 2005, has typically aired 24 or 25 episodes per season.
According to the ABC network, there are no plans to film any additional episodes for the 16th season. Furthermore, the shift will not affect the season finale of “Station 19” nor the series finale of “How to Get Away With Murder,” which will still air on May 14.
However, it was announced last year that the show had already been renewed for a 17th season but there is a change in plans amid coronavirus.
The longest-running series stars Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd, Jesse Williams, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Kelly McCreary, Kim Raver, and Giacomo Gianniotti.
It was earlier this season when longtime series regular Justin Chambers exited the show.