The actors behind Drs. Teddy Altman, Owen Hunt and Josephine Karev have each signed a new three-year contract after their last contracts expired at the end of last season. "I hear the pacts are for three years, indicating that ABC and Grey’s Anatomy producer ABC Studios are looking to extend the blockbuster medical drama beyond its upcoming, record-breaking 17th season," reports Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. Grey's Anatomy is currently in the middle of a two-year pickup that expires at the end of next season, Season 17. But ABC is hoping that Grey's will be renewed for Season 18 and beyond. “I’m hopeful that Grey’s Anatomy stays a part of our schedule," ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke told Deadline last month. "They certainly know that we’d like it to be part of our schedule for as long as they are interested in making more episodes.” Raver was a series regular from Seasons 6 through 8, before returning in Season 14 for a guest arc that led to her full-time comeback in Season 15. McKidd has been with Grey's since Season 5, while Luddington joined in Season 9. ALSO: Grey's coronavirus storyline won't be all "death and despair."