Grey’s Anatomy age rating: Is the show appropriate for kids?

ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy has dominated the TV world ever since it debuted all the way back in 2005. With 16 seasons under its belt, and a 17th coming soon, the Ellen Pompeo-led series has formed a major fan base over the years, to say the least.

Throughout the seasons, wild storylines have come and gone, many characters have been introduced and sadly killed off, and the series has even picked up two Golden Globe wins—one for Best TV Series – Drama in 2007, and one for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for former star Sandra Oh in 2006.

It’s safe to say Grey’s will live on as an iconic show even after it eventually ends, and is certainly one of the most popular shows of all time. If you know about the medical drama and the children in your life are now interested in binging it, you might want to know the age rating.

Is Grey’s Anatomy okay for kids?

According to IMDb, Grey’s Anatomy is rated TV-14. The series includes mature content such as sexual references, as well as sex scenes, however there is no nudity. Additionally, surgery scenes do show a decent amount of blood, as well as some organs, but are not extremely graphic.

As for curse words, IMDb credits the series with using “b***h,” “ass,” and “damn.” And when it comes to alcohol, the characters on Grey’s frequently consume it.

All in all, I would say that the series is definitely appropriate for teenagers, but not young children. Preteens would likely enjoy Grey’s and understand it, but it’s up to the discretion of their parents to determine if their kids are mature enough to watch.

As for those allowed to watch Grey’s Anatomy, don’t miss the two-hour season 17 premiere when it debuts on ABC Thursday, November 12.

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