Tonight, Shonda Rhimes’ Grey’s Anatomy will air it’s 200th episode. It’s truly a groundbreaking achievement. Not many shows make it to 100 episodes, let alone 200.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rhimes discussed the impact of the show on girls and science and reaching 200 episodes.
Lately, I’ve encountered the first crop of girls who are graduating from medical school because they started watching Grey’s Anatomy. Now they’re
writing to tell me where they got their residency. It’s really moving that a television show can have enough impact to make women think that science is
cool and want to be doctors. That feels humbling. I’m grateful and amazed that we’ve had 200 episodes.
Congratulations to Rhimes and the Grey’s Anatomy cast and crew on a tremendous achievement.
The 200th episode airs tonight on ABC at 9:00pm.