Just announced! Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital will be making its comeback much sooner than you anticipated. ABC has confirmed its 2024 midseason premiere dates, featuring a robust lineup of high-stakes dramas, fan-favorite comedies, and unparalleled unscripted series filled with groundbreaking hours’ worth of content.
Out of the schedule, one of the longest-running legacy series, Grey’s Anatomy, has also secured its premiere date after being on hold owing to the 2023 Writers Guild of America (WGA) and 2023 SAG-AFTRA strikes, which are now resolved with fair deals among the parties involved. So, if you want to know when the medical drama series will return, then don’t worry!
We’ve compiled all of the newly released information right here for you about Grey’s Anatomy Season 20.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Release Date: When will it premiere?
After being renewed for an entire year, the twentieth season of the American medical drama television series Grey’s Anatomy is set to premiere in the United States next year on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. on ABC and later available to stream exclusively on Hulu. The season’s premiere will first be preceded by the new seasons of some iconic dramas, which include 9-1-1 at 8:00 p.m., followed by Station 19 at 10:00 p.m. on the same broadcasting network.
The official X (formerly known as Twitter) handle of the show also confirmed the official release date, quoting, “Grey-Sloan Memorial can’t wait to have you back. A new season of #GreysAnatomy premieres March 14 on ABC and streams on Hulu.” Take a look at the post below:
— Grey's Anatomy (@GreysABC) November 17, 2023
Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Plot: What to expect?
It’s far too early to predict the plot, but we are certain that the new season will remain true to the show’s official synopsis, which elaborates:
“The personal and professional lives of the doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital as a high-intensity medical drama where the team of doctors faces life-or-death decisions daily. They seek comfort from one another, and, at times, more than just friendship. Together they discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white.”
Moreover, the 20th season is also expected to pick up the plotlines and character arcs right where the 19th season left off. The new season has not been designed as the final season of the series.
The Season 19 finale, “Happily Ever After?”, directed by Debbie Allen and written by Meg Marinis, will play a crucial role in expanding the plot as it ended on a major note, where the viewers got to see Nick and Meredith open their hearts to each other. Bailey gets the recognition she deserves as Link and Jo share an affectionate moment. Later, viewers learn that Teddy’s life hangs by a thread.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Cast: Who will return?
The series will star Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens Jr. as Richard Weber, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Kim Raver as Teddy Altman, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, Chris Carmack as Atticus ‘Link’ Lincoln, Anthony Hill as Winston Ndugu, and Jake Borelli as Levi Schmitt. Others who are expected to return to expand their arcs are as follows: Harry Shum Jr., Adelaide Kane, Alexis Floyd, Niko Terho, and Midori Francis.
Additionally, Ellen Pompeo will be leaving the show for the next season, but she will continue to serve as an executive producer and contribute the voiceover at the beginning and end of every show, which is some great news for the fandom, despite the fact that she was one of the most beloved and known characters on the show. This will also be the first season since Grey’s Anatomy Season 11 not to feature Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce after her departure during the previous season.
For the crew members of the show, Meg Marinis will serve as the showrunner, taking over from Krista Vernoff, who left the show at the end of the nineteenth season. The show was created and executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes. Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Krista Vernoff, Debbie Allen, Zoanne Clack, and Meg Marinis are executive producers. Last but not least, “Grey’s Anatomy” is produced by ABC Signature, which is a part of Disney Television Studios.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Frequently Asked Questions
How many episodes will be there?
The writing for the season resumed in early October, and the actors did not return to work until November 15, 2023, owing to the dual strikes. As a result, the season might be shorter than usual, with only 10 episodes with an average runtime of 43–53 minutes, which were expected to air on a weekly basis.
Where to stream all the seasons?
Grey’s Anatomy is available to stream on ABC’s website and app once the episode airs on broadcast. The episodes are also available to watch on demand and on Hulu the day after they air. All previous seasons are currently available on FuboTV and Netflix. 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.
Has the official trailer for Season 20 been released?
No official teaser or trailer for the upcoming season has been published, as filming is still speculated to be ongoing. As a result, it will take a lot of time for such promotional stuff to be released, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere of the new episodes. In the meantime, check out this official trailer for the show’s 19th season, which showcases:
“The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital deal with life-or-death consequences on a daily basis in one another that they find comfort, friendship, and, at times, more than friendship. Together they’re discovering that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only comes in shades of grey.”