It has managed to shoot fresh episodes during the Covid-19 pandemic and bring an original star back into the fold.
But the series will likely be doing all of that with its shortest season since 2005.
TV Line is reporting that the ABC medical drama is eyeing fewer episodes for Grey's Anatomy Season 17.
While a definite episode count has yet to be established, the outlet is reporting that a 16-episode run seems likely right about now.
TV Line notes, however, that this is a fluid situation and that the number could be slightly higher or slightly lower.
For now, Grey's Anatomy is set to enter a midseason break after its fall run concludes on December 17.
Six episodes will have aired by that point, and the series is not scheduled to return until March 4.
That would make the 16-episode season much more likely, but given that the situation could change,