Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 Episode 18: Release date, plot, cast, promo and other details

Grey's Anatomy Season 19 Episode 18: Release date, plot, cast, promo and other details
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Can you believe that Grey’s Anatomy first premiered on ABC back in 2005? Over the years, it has reached the end of another spectacular season, and now the fans are counting down the days until the release of the much-awaited finale of Grey’s Anatomy Season 19, which has once again won the hearts of viewers all over the world by being a part of a highly successful season!

So, if you are one of those who want to know what happens next, then you’ve come to the right spot. We at Web News Observer have compiled all the necessary information for you to get a head start on the forthcoming episodes. Here is everything we know so far about when Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 will be back with a brand new episode on the ABC network.

Grey's Anatomy Season 19 Episode 18: Release date, plot, cast, promo and other details

Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 Episodes 18: When will the new episodes premiere?

The upcoming episode is simply titled, “Ready to Run,” which will air on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at the same time slot of 9/8c on ABC and later on Hulu. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Richard and Teddy make an exciting announcement; Jules and Blue butt heads over Maxine’s care; Lucas helps an artist decide on a risky procedure; Jo and Mika tend to Sam; Simone faces a life-changing decision.”

In addition to this, the 19th episode, “Wedding Bell Blues,” will premiere the following week on May 18, 2023. The official synopsis of the episode hasn’t been released yet but it is expected to carry the essence of the show and follow some doctors at a hospital in Seattle – including several who began their careers at the facility as interns – try to balance life and work. Meanwhile, take a look at the official promo below: 

Grey's Anatomy 19x18 Promo "Ready to Run" (HD) Season 19 Episode 18 Promo

If you watch to catch up on the episode on a timely schedule, you can check out all the previous seasons of Grey’s Anatomy which are currently available on ABC, FuboTV, and Netflix. The episodes are also available to watch on-demand and on Hulu the day after they air. Moreover, the series is also available for rent or purchase depending on the viewer’s region on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu, with a variety of membership plans to select from also based on location. 

Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 stars the following actors: Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens Jr. as Richard Webber, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Kim Raver as Teddy Altman, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce, Chris Carmack as Atticus “Link” Lincoln, Jake Borelli as Levi Schmitt, Richard Flood as Cormac Hayes and Anthony Hill as Winston Ndugu.

The show is produced by ABC Signature, which is a part of Disney Television Studios. The crew members of the series include Krista Vernoff who returned for the season as executive producer and showrunner alongside her production company Trip the Light Productions. In addition to this, Grey’s Anatomy was created and is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Station 19”). 

Grey’s Anatomy Season 19: When will the finale episode air?

The two-hour Season 19 finale episode, simply titled “Happily Ever After?” is now confirmed to air later this month on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at the same scheduled time slot of 9/8c on ABC and later exclusively on Hulu. The episode is directed by Debbie Allen and written by Krista Vernoff. The official synopsis of the episode hasn’t been released yet, but showrunner Krista Vernoff stated, “I love putting a viewer through a good wringer,” according to the report by TVLine.  

“I think the tone has really been a return to form, where there’s high drama, there’s high emotion, and there’s also a lot of funny, a lot of humor, a lot of heart. “It’s a magical combination that is a joy to write,” she added, “and a joy, I see, for these actors to play. I’m glad the fans are going on the ride.” For the fans to want to know what happens next in the season we have highlighted a major comment by co-director Kevin McKidd which hints that the direction the season finale is going. 

As per TVLine, co-director Kevin McKidd has clearly stated, “It’s a two-hour finale this year, and I’m directing the first hour of that. It’s going to be a big one.” McKidd, who portrays Owen Hunt in the series, also touched on the return of former series star Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey in the finale “The place isn’t the same without her… it’s celebratory. It’s also quite shocking,” McKidd said. Further adding, “There are going to be some things in it that people are going to be kind of surprised and shocked at.”

Grey's Anatomy Season 19 Episode 18: Release date, plot, cast, promo and other details

Will Season 19 be the last season of Grey’s Anatomy?

The medical drama isn’t going anywhere as on March 24, 2023, ABC renewed the series for a twentieth season, which is not surprising at all as the last season of the show received mostly favorable reviews from critics and viewers around the globe. The nineteenth season is tied for the fifth-highest drama on ABC this season among adults 18-49 and continues to place as the network’s No. 1 entertainment series in that demographic. After 35 days of delayed watching on linear and digital platforms. 

Grey’s Anatomy averages 10.7 million total viewers, making it ABC’s top entertainment series for multiplatform delayed viewing. Along with the pickup, ABC also verified a report from Deadline that Meg Marinis will direct Season 20. She takes over for Krista Vernoff, the longtime showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy, who is leaving both shows at the conclusion of this season. The official premiere date has yet to be acknowledged, but the potential release date of Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 is confirmed to be for the 2023–25 broadcast season. 

The season will likely premiere in the fall of 2023, and it is expected to premiere every Thursday. In order to maintain consistency, a similar year gap is possible. In addition to this, the premiere of the episodes on the streaming platform can be at the same time slot of 9/8c, just like other original series. We would like to highlight that this is just speculation! Any statement about the show’s official release date and time schedule is still subject to network verification.

Until then, fans should keep a close eye on the social media handles of the show to learn about any new updates.  

Catch up on the season while you wait for Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 Episode 18 to premiere in a few days on the ABC network.