This article is about the television series. For the textbook, see Gray’s Anatomy. For other uses, see
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 attending physicians, as they 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 creator Shonda Rhimes, who serves as an executive producer, along with Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Krista Vernoff, Rob Corn, Mark Wilding, and Allan Heinberg. Although it is set in Seattle at the fictional Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital (formerly Seattle Grace) it is primarily filmed in Los Angeles, California. The show was originally titled Complications, a reference to the complicated medical procedures and personal lives of the characters.