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Grey's Anatomy Krista Vernoff Season 14

Grey's Vet Krista Vernoff Returns for Season 14 as Co-Showrunner

One of Grey’s Anatomy‘s most celebrated behind-the-scenes MVPs is checking back in.

TVLine has confirmed that Krista Vernoff — who served as head writer and exec producer during the ABC medical drama’s first seven seasons, earning multiple Emmy nominations in the process — is returning for the series’ upcoming 14th season. Vernoff joins the showrunning team of Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers as part of a new overall deal with ABC Studios. Additionally, she penned the two-hour Season 14 premiere, “Break Down the House,” which is slated to air on Sept. 28 at 9/8c. 

Vernoff, who first teased her return on social media this past spring (and has been sharing pics from the show’s recent location shoot in Seattle), steps back in as longtime Grey’s writer/EP/co-showunner Stacy McKee segues to the new firefighter-themed spinoff.

Since exiting Grey’s in 2011, Vernoff served as a consulting producer on the final two seasons of sister series Private Practice before jumping to Showtime’s Shameless as a writer/EP.

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  1. Meme says:

    Hopefully she can fix the cluster mess that was season 13!

    • Jamie says:

      Seriously. I don’t know how they transitioned from the powerhouse season 12 to the dreadfully awful and simultaneously boring season 13, but hopefully she can fix it.

  2. julie says:

    Does this mean William Harper was demoted? He was the co-showrunner with Stacy McKee for the last few seasons. McKee left to be the showrunner on the spin-off but Harper is still on Grey’s.

  3. Douglas from Brazil says:

    Great. I hope season14 gives vibes from the good early seasons of Grey’s.

  4. Dannie C says:

    She’s written some of my favourite eps so maybe she can sort greys out

  5. bigdede says:

    Season 13 was a dud. Hopefully she can make it better. The characters are so annoying. Owen and his cry baby face needs to go. Amelia is just terrible.

  6. Yesica amaya says:

    I just want Meredith and Nate to stay together

  7. Glad to see more women at the helm of TV shows. Best of luck to her getting the series a fresh kick in the scrubs.

  8. Alec says:

    I just hope she doesn’t leave Shameless. Last season was amazing.

  9. bigdede says:

    Can she get Addison to come back? Please. Addison can save Alex from the torture that is Jo.

  10. Toya Lawton says:

    Im glad shes coming back and cant wait to see what happens next

  11. Tennisnsun says:

    Glad for this news. I watch the first 7 seasons all the time on Lifetime wishing the current series was half as good.

  12. Vari says:

    I wanna know who is going to play Megan (Owen’s sister) i hope its still going to be Bridget Reagan

  13. Brenda says:

    I didn’t think season 13 was so awful. I love anything that is “Grey’s”. I don’t know anything about this new,returning person, coming on for season 14, but it seems everyone is excited. CAN’T WAIT FOR SEASON 14!!!

  14. Emor says:

    I have to agree with most everyone. Since the END of season 12, the show has been a bit ‘wobbly’. Hopefully this will right the ship…(like getting rid of a ton of the not used doctors.)