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As the Grey’s Anatomy With the Season 17 finale approaching, many fans are wondering about a new spinoff after Season 18. Now ABC has updated viewers on the franchise’s sequel – here’s what we know.
Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for season 18
RELATED: Will “Grey’s Anatomy” end after season 18? ABC weighsIn May 2021, ABC officially renewed Grey’s Anatomy for season 18. The firefighters spin-off, Station 19, was also picked up for its fifth season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals, said:
Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy have done an incredible job honoring real-life heroes by giving audiences an unwavering look at one of the greatest medical stories of our time. [Showrunner Krista Vernoff] and his team of writers have continued to deliver the gripping and compassionate storytelling that characterizes these shows and created some of the most talked about moments of the year on television. We are very grateful to our talented cast and crew for their amazing work connecting viewers around the world, and we look forward to sharing even more memorable moments with our fans next season.
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Following the news of Grey’s Anatomy Season 18, Deadline reported that a potential new spinoff idea had already been discussed. At the time, ABC Signature President Jonnie Davis expressed his enthusiasm for the “next phase” of the series created by Shonda Rhimes. Then many viewers wondered if another spin-off was on its way to join. Private practice and Station 19.
Now Davis has clarified his previous statement, confirming that there are no ongoing conversations about a Grey’s Anatomy spin off.
“I would like to clarify some statements I made in a previous interview,” Davis said. “There is no conversation about a spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy at the moment. We’re 100% focused on Season 18 production, with the incredible Krista Vernoff at the helm and the incredible Ellen Pompeo leading our ensemble and co-executive production.
He continued, “As the leader of ABC Signature, I just wanted to express my support and optimism for Shonda’s brilliant creation. “
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While some Grey’s Anatomy fans might be disappointed with the spinoff update, anyone can still look forward to season 18. Following the renewal, ABC has confirmed that the new season will be released in fall 2021.
That said, the network has yet to release the Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 premiere date. But the Shondaland series will retain its 9 p.m. ET time slot on Thursday night. New episodes will also be deleted after Station 19 Season 5, which premieres at 8 p.m. ET.
But before viewers even get to Grey’s Anatomy Season 18, they are due to watch the Season 17 finale on Thursday, June 3. And it looks like the new episode will be extraordinary.
“Just watched a cut from the #GreysAnatomy season finale,” Vernoff tweeted May 18. Is. All. “
Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 airs Thursday nights on ABC.