Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 Just Received Extra Great News From ABC
Hey, “Grey’s Anatomy” fans. We’ve got some extra great news for you guys that we think you’ll certainly enjoy hearing. Recently, the folks over at Deadline recently put out a report revealing that ABC is so pleased with the way the current season 14 is going that they decided to extend it!
That’s right. Apparently, ABC only originally ordered 22 episodes for this season, but now they’ve bumped that number up to a full 24. That means you guys can expect to get an additional two more episodes before this season is over. How do you guys feel about that? We’re sure most of you are ecstatic about it.
In addition to ABC extending out Grey’s Anatomy’s 14th season, Deadline also reported that ABC gave their hit comedy series “Black-ish” another two episodes, and they gave their show American Housewife another two episodes. That gave both of those series a total 24 episodes each. If any of you guys are fans of those shows too, that is even more great news.
Deadline also pointed out that Grey’s Anatomy has been so successful that it has consistently gotten 24 to 25 episodes for 12 of the 14 seasons it’s been on the air. The show recently enjoyed its 300th episode as a result of all of those successful seasons.
Currently, Grey’s Anatomy is doing quite well in the ratings. It has experienced a slight drop, but all shows do. They fluctuate throughout the season. Looking at the numbers for the 18-49 year old demographic, Grey’s kicked off it’s current 14th season with a 2.34 score. It has since dropped to a 1.84 score as of November 2,2017. Their score is still good though.
The show is consistently bringing in 7 to 8 million viewers per episode in the United States. 8.071 million people tuned in to watch the season 14 premiere in late September 2017. If you add Canada to that number, it’s probably another million or so people. The most recent episode 6 brought in 7.384 million USA viewers.
That’s actually the lowest amount of viewers the show has brought in so far this season. Episode 4 brought in the most at 8.078 million viewers. Despite the slight viewership drop as of late, the show is still very safe. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Also, these fluctuations are an expected occurrence. They happen with just about every show.
In related news,the folks over at Entertainment Weekly recently revealed that the Grey’s Anatomy production crew is bringing on a new guest female for action. The characters name is Jenny, and she will be played by actress Bethany Joy Lenz. If any of you guys used to watch CW’s hit drama series “One Tree Hill,” you’ll remember her as character Haley James Scott. She played that character for the nine years that show was running.
Entertainment Weekly pointed out that Bethany’s new casting took place just after they got rid of season regular Martin Henderson aka Dr. Nathan Riggs. Right now, we just know that Bethany will come on to do a guest arc. So, it doesn’t sound like she’ll be around long. But, you never know. Her stay might get extended if the show decides to go in that direction for whatever reason.
Details of her character other than her “Jenny” name are being held tightly under wraps right now. So, we’ll just have to hope some additional information will pop up at some point.
Entertainment Weekly also pointed out that this new Grey’s Anatomy “Jenny” role isn’t the first time Bethany worked for producer Shonda Rhimes. Bethany was also casts in ABC’s now defunct “The Catch” show. It just recently got canceled this past May 2017 after being on for two seasons.
Bethany didn’t have a very long run on that show at all. According to the folks over at The Hollywood Reporter, Bethany’s character was cut right after the pilot episode because the producers decided to take the show in a different direction.
In addition to One Tree Hill and The Catch TV shows, Bethany has had a very busy career. She’s had roles in lots of productions dating all the way back to 1992. According to her IMDB profile, she has had roles in a 1992 TV movie called,”Psalty’s Salvation Celebration.” A 1996 production called, “I Love You, I love You Not.” “Thinner,” a 1973 TV movie called, “1973,” a TV movie “Mary and Rhoda,” TV show Guiding Light, TV show “Off Centre,” “Charmed”TV show.
“Felicity” TV show, “The Legacy” TV show, Maybe It’s Me TV show, “The Guardian” TV show, Bring It On Again movie, “Live Unexpected”TV show,”Men at Work” TV show, “Dexter” TV show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV show, “Songbyrd” TV show, “Sock Monkee Therapy TV show, The Christmas Secret TV show, “Agents Of SHIELD” TV show, “Home” TV show, American Gothic TV show, Colony TV show, a production called, “Extortion” and a TV movie called,”Snowed Inn.”
As far as what’s next For Grey’s Anatomy, it’s about to air its 8th episode for the current 14th season. It’s titled, “Out of Nowhere.” ABC’s official description for it reveals that a hacker will end up compromising the hospital’s computer system which will cause monitors, phones, labs and patient files to all go down.
In the midst of this tragic event, Bailey will try to keep everyone calm and peaceful, but the chaos will prove to be too much. As a result, the doctors will be forced to have to use their creativity to find another method to treat the patients. So, it sounds like it’ll feature a ton of drama for sure.
It will star season regulars: Ellen Pompeo as character Meredith Grey, Justin Chambers as character Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as character Miranda Bailey, James Pickens Jr. as character Richard Webber, Kevin McKidd as character Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as character Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as character Jackson Avery, Sarah Drew as character April Kepner.
Caterina Scorsone as character Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as character Jo Wilson, Kelly McCreary as character Maggie Pierce, Jason George as character Ben Warren, Martin Henderson as character Nathan Riggs and Giacomo Gianniotti as character Andrew DeLuca. We’ll also see guest star Stefania Spampinato as character doctor Carina DeLuca again.
It’s scheduled to air next Thursday night, November 16,2017 at 7 pm central standard time on ABC. Additionally, doctor Jo Wilson star Camilla Luddington chatted about the current season 14 with Daily Pop. She talked with E! Online’s reporters. During that interview, she discussed the show making it to its 300th episode.
She said she never thought it would happen. She stated,”I was at the 200th episode party, I don’t know how many years ago, and I remember thinking, ‘We will never get to 300 episodes,’ and this week…300.”
After that, she talked about Jo and character Alex Karev’s Grey’s Anatomy relationship. She definitely thinks they’re meant to be together stating, “I think they are meant to be together. They are very complicated but right now so far…they have a very healthy relationship.
They sort of have the same back story. They had troubled childhoods. I think they relate to each other and they are moving forward and they are in love. I want them to have babies together.”
So, as you can see, Camilla is certainly very optimistic for Alex and Jo. How do you guys feel about Camilla and Jo’s future? Do you feel the same way as Camilla? Do you hate the idea? Or do you just not care one way or the other? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned. Also, be sure to follow us on our Grey’s Anatomy Facebook page for more Grey’s Anatomy news by Clicking Here.