Shonda Rhimes handed off the showrunning job at Grey’s Anatomy to Krista Vernoff in 2017, so she may not be the one who calls the shots in the end.
But the 51-year-old recently shared insight into her thoughts on the impact and legacy of the blockbuster show with Variety. Grey‘s premiered on ABC in 2005.
Rhimes tells Variety: “The number of women who have become doctors because of that show is magical to me. The number of people who’ve come to me and told me that they learned how to do CPR, or figured out that they were having a heart attack because of that show, is magical to me.”