‘Station 19’ Receives a New Time Slot After the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Finale

by Jeremy Spirogis

It’s time to make some adjustments to your calendars, Station 19 followers. ABC plans to shift its Thursday night time schedule every week after the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 finale airs on April 9. So what time will Station 19 Season Three be on beginning April 16? Here’s what you must know.

What time will ‘Station 19’ Season Three air on April 16?

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On April 9, Deadline reported Station 19 will return to its 9 p.m. EST time slot on Thursday, April 16. The schedule change will proceed by means of the third season finale on May 14. New episodes of the firefighter drama may even be adopted by How to Get Away With Murder Season 6 at 10 p.m. EST, per traditional. As of this write-up, ABC has but to announce the substitute for Station 19’s eight p.m. EST slot.

The resolution to maneuver Station 19 again by an hour might shock some followers. As it’s possible you’ll know, the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff beforehand held onto the 9 p.m. EST block for its first two seasons. Then in November 2019, the community switched Station 19 to eight p.m. EST, which was initially the slot saved for Grey’s Anatomy.

When talking with Deadline on the time, showrunner Krista Vernoff revealed the change allowed “organic opportunities” for crossovers between Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19. Meanwhile, the third season of Station 19 turned the present’s most-watched season and ranked No. 1 within the Thursday night time eight p.m. EST time slot for the 18-49 demo. So hopefully, rankings should not affected by the change and followers proceed to tune in.

Why is ‘Station 19’ receiving a brand new time slot halfway by means of season 3?

In mid-March 2020, Grey’s Anatomy shut down manufacturing as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Then by the tip of the month, the Shondaland sequence revealed it might not resume manufacturing, reducing the 16th season by 4 episodes. This triggered the Grey’s Anatomy season finale to air early on April 9. 

“We are disappointed that we don’t get to complete our storytelling this season,” Vernoff tweeted on March 27. “The good news? 1621 plays like a satisfying finale! It’s not where we planned to end, but it’s beautiful & the questions that linger we will answer next [season].”

The Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 showrunner additionally promised followers the firefighter drama would proceed as deliberate. “We shot #Station19 earlier this year!” Vernoff wrote on Twitter. “You get to see all 16 episodes!!” Meanwhile, the ultimate episodes of HTGAWM are on observe to air as scheduled.

Without Grey’s Anatomy Season 16, there can be a spot in Shondaland’s TGIT block. So it is sensible to fill within the slot. But even when some viewers are dissatisfied by the point change, Station 19 can nonetheless get enthusiastic about new episodes previous the third season. On March 11, ABC introduced the present’s renewal by means of season 4.

“Krista Vernoff is a pointy, excellent storyteller and we’re so grateful to her — together with the gifted solid and crew — for all they’ve finished to make Station 19 thrive this season,” ABC leisure president Karey Burke stated, per The Hollywood Reporter. “This addictive, rich show is hitting series highs this year for a reason, and we can’t wait to deliver more great stories to our passionate audience.”

Read extra: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’: Do Fans Love or Hate the Excessive Crossovers?

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