When Will ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’ Return in 2020? The Crossover Premiere Is Bigger Than You Think

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Get prepared, Shondaland followers. Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 and Station 19 Season Four will return to ABC with a large crossover premiere. So you higher anticipate the extraordinary. Here’s all the things it’s essential know in regards to the forthcoming launch.

The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 and ‘Station 19’ Season Four premiere dates and time

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On Sept. 17, ABC rolled out its fall schedule for scripted reveals in the course of the 2020-2021 season. 

“Our fall schedule is now complete with a dynamic lineup of new and returning drama series,” ABC Entertainment President, Karey Burke, mentioned in an announcement. “Our strength is in our storytelling, and we could not be more energized to bring these compelling series to our viewers.”

Of course, Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 and Station 19 Season Four lastly obtained their extremely anticipated launch dates. The two Shondaland reveals will reclaim their Thursday night time spot on Nov. 12. As anticipated, Station 19 will kick off at eight p.m. ET. Then the two-hour Grey’s Anatomy premiere will begin at 9 p.m. ET and finish at 11 p.m. ET. 

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The community’s launch additionally revealed the Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 and Station 19 Season Four premieres might be a part of a crossover occasion. This means followers will get to observe three full hours of content material crammed with their favourite firefighters and medical doctors in a single night time.

Meanwhile, A Million Little Things will return to its 10 p.m. ET time slot beginning Thursday, Nov. 19. The Good Doctor may also be launched on Monday, Nov. 2. For Life will start airing new episodes on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Then the collection premiere of Big Sky will come out on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

What to anticipate from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 and ‘Station 19’ Season 4

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As it’s possible you’ll know, Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 ended early as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Though it appears followers received’t get to see what was initially deliberate as a result of season 17 is predicted to begin with a time leap.

“We’re going to start the season about a month and a half [into] full COVID,” Giacomo Gianniotti (Andrew DeLuca) informed Entertainment Tonight. “We are going to have a little leap when we start this season in terms of time. We’re not picking up right where we left off.”

Then in an interview with TVLine, Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 showrunner, Krista Vernoff, confirmed the writers didn’t attempt to “protect stories” from season 16. Though she hinted the upcoming premiere will nonetheless spotlight some materials that has already been filmed.

Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera on 'Station 19' and Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on 'Grey's Anatomy'
Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera on ‘Station 19’ and Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Raymond Liu/Gilles Mingasson/ABC through Getty Images

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“There was great material that we had already shot but did not get a chance to air,” Vernoff mentioned. “We found a way to build it into our premiere.”

Meanwhile, each Station 19 Season Four and Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 will cowl the pandemic. That mentioned, when talking with The Hollywood Reporter’s TV’s Top 5 podcast, Vernoff revealed Grey’s Anatomy will nonetheless present followers with escapism.

“I feel like we’re going to be able to tell these stories and honor the heroes on the frontlines and provide some escapism, romance, and laughs,” she mentioned. “There are a lot of stories to tell that are COVID-19 related, but not about death and despair.”

Then in an interview with TVLine, Vernoff hinted Station 19 Season Four might be “lighter” than the earlier season, which really was crammed with demise and despair. 

“This season, the team pulls together and finds a lot of joy despite the heaviness of the world,” she mentioned.

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