In 2012, Grey's Anatomy was named the fifth-highest revenue earning show, in terms of advertising per half-hour.
It's the longest running scripted primetime show currently airing on ABC and the second longest scripted primetime show ever on ABC only behind The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
The series follows Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), the daughter of an esteemed general surgeon named Ellis Grey, following her acceptance into the residency program at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital.
If Only You Were Lonely Plot: As Adele's condition continues to deteriorate, Richard considers altering their living situation; an explosion at a local coffee shop results in a busy day in the ER for the doctors; Callie takes Meredith under her wing by helping her study for her boards; Lexie joins Arizona and Alex in peds, as they continue to care for intern Morgan's premature son; and when Jackson snaps at a patient, Mark encourages him to find ways to relieve his stress.
Meanwhile, Cristina lets her suspicions get the best of her.
Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company (ABC) as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005.
The series focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns, residents, and attendings as they gradually evolve into seasoned doctors, while trying to maintain personal lives and relationships.
The title is a play on Gray's Anatomy, a human anatomy textbook by Henry Gray.
The show's premise originated with Shonda Rhimes, who serves as an executive producer, along with Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Krista Vernoff, Rob Corn, Mark Wilding, and Allan Heinberg.
Although the show is set in Seattle at the fictional Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital (Formerly Seattle Grace-Mercy West) it is primarily filmed in Los Angeles, California.
The show was originally titled Complications following the complicated medical procedures and personal lives of the cast. The series' original cast consisted of nine star billed cast members including Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, T. Knight, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Isaiah Washington and Patrick Dempsey.
The series was created to be racially diverse, utilizing a color-blind casting technique. The cast has undergone major changes throughout the run of the show, with many major cast members leaving and being replaced by several new characters.