Los Angeles, Jan 08 (PTI) “Grey’s Anatomy” has scored a super-sized season 15 order as ABC has ordered three additional episodes to the hit medical series, bringing the tally up to 25. Also Read - Michael Jackson estate sues HBO for USD 100 million over 'Leaving Neverland'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the development has the show inching closer to becoming TV’s longest-running primetime medical drama ever. Also Read - Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in new Netflix film

The Ellen Pompeo-fronted series currently ranks as the network’s No 1 series for the 2018-19 broadcast season. Also Read - Kevin Costner, Diane Lane to star in suspense thriller 'Let Him Go'

Krista Vernoff serves as showrunner on the series, created by Shonda Rhimes.

Last January, Pompeo inked a new two-year contract with the ABC Studios for seasons 15 and the potential 16 installment of the show; she now earns USD 575,000 per episode.

The deal also gives her a producer tag on the long-running medical drama, along with a co-executive producer credit on its upcoming spin-off.

“Grey’s Anatomy” returns for the second half of season 15 on January 17.

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