Grey’s Anatomy Season 20: Is it coming in 2023?

Grey's Anatomy Season 20: Is it coming in 2023?
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Attention readers, Grey’s Anatomy is expanding! Keep reading to find out more about the renewal status of
Grey’s Anatomy Season 20.

Are you a die-hard fan of this medical drama? Well, then, the wait to get some updates relating to the future of the series is over! We are delighted to inform you that Grey’s Anatomy will be back with another spectacular season that will be filled with intense moments that the show has known for over the years and that have excited fans worldwide who will get to witness the next chapter of the personal and professional lives of the doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. 

Hence, it is clear that the anticipation has become more exciting than ever! As a result, it’s easy to see why the renewal has heightened expectations and captured the interest of fans. So, if you are one of them, then, especially for you, we’ve compiled a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, among others, before the premiere. Continue reading to find out all the details about ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy Season 20. 

Grey's Anatomy Season 20: Is it coming in 2023?

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Release Date: When will it premiere on ABC?

Even though the series was renewed for a twentieth season for the fall broadcast season, it seems like there has been a halt due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike along with the commencement of the SAG-AFTRA strike, which makes it highly doubtful whether the creators will be able to release the new season for ABC’s 2023–24 fall broadcasting season.

The network also recently announced that its fall 2023 schedule would now include almost entirely non-scripted shows and that most of their scripted shows would be rescheduled to premiere next year for the 2024 mid-season.

After looking at the current status of the show’s pre-production stage, it is pretty much clear to say that the filming of the series is at a complete standstill as the writing of the new scripts has been put on hold, so there is no chance that the crew will go forward with filming the episodes.

Grey's Anatomy Season 20: Is it coming in 2023?

As a result, this will cause a major delay in production, which usually commences around the summer season only if the network wants to release the series in the fall season. In conclusion, if we consider all the above-stated reasons, then the chances of the new season’s premiere in 2023 seem bleak.

We certainly think it would be ideal for the show creators to avoid any unnecessary delays and commence the work once the ongoing dispute reaches a mutual agreement, which will be favorable if the release window is set sometime around 2024! Until there is any confirmation, we speculate it will premiere at the same time slot ( 9 p.m. ET) on ABC, which will later be available to stream on Hulu.

We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds! In conclusion, any updates relating to this subject are just pure conjecture, as the comments should be considered with a grain of salt. So, we recommend readers follow the official ABC social handles to catch up with all the new updates and developments whenever they are published. 


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Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Plot: What to expect from the new season?

Though it is far too early to predict forthcoming storylines, hence the new season is likely to maintain the show’s theme, which elaborates on 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. The plot of the 20th season is also expected to pick up the plotlines and character arcs right where the 19th season left off. 

So, if you have streamed the last season, then you’ll know that the final episode, “Happily Ever After?” which was directed by Debbie Allen and written by Meg Marinis, 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. So, it is pretty evident that the next season will develop the story from this moment on. Take a look at the official teaser for the final episode to learn what transpired in the episode below:

Grey's Anatomy 19x19 "Wedding Bell Blues" / 19x20 "Happily Ever After" Promo (HD) Season Finale

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Episodes: Where to stream?

The next season is expected to have 20 episodes with an average runtime of 43 to 53 minutes, which are expected to air on a weekly basis. Though, the official episode count for the upcoming season is subject to change due to the ongoing writer’s strike and the actor’s strike, which is speculated to be reduced to 18 episodes in order to maintain the story’s flow without leaving out major scenarios crucial to the story. We’d also like to point out that the titles and synopsis have not been released. 

These details will be revealed once the release date draws closer to avoid any early spoilers of the 20th season’s plotlines.

When released, you can watch Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 on ABC, and it will thereafter be streamed on ABC’s website and app once the episode airs on the 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. 

Grey's Anatomy Season 20: Is it coming in 2023?

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Frequently Asked Questions

Has Meredith Grey left Grey’s Anatomy?

Sadly, Meredith Grey, who is played by Ellen Pompeo, has departed from the show, but she could return in the next season as Pompeo is still an executive producer and provides the narration at the start and finish of each episode. Recently,  the actress has hinted that she might not be done portraying Meredith Grey, and the showrunner might make it more likely that she would return in Season 20, which will be confirmed later. 

Has Kelly McCreary left Grey’s Anatomy?

Yes! This is the first season since season 11 not to feature Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce after her departure during the previous season. 

She announced her departure by stating: “After nine seasons, I am saying goodbye to Maggie Pierce and her Grey Sloan family. It has been a tremendous honor to be a part of such a legendary television institution as Grey’s Anatomy. Playing Maggie Pierce has been one of the true joys of my life and I leave with profound gratitude for every step of this journey. I am excited about this next chapter, and what the future holds.”

Grey's Anatomy Season 20: Is it coming in 2023?

Which main cast members will return in Grey’s Anatomy Season 20?

There are some cast changes for those whose contracts are up, but if they are renewed, then we are certain that the following will return as series regulars for the landmark 20th season of Grey’s Anatomy, which includes Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber, Kevin McKidd as Dr. Owen Hunt, Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as Dr. Jo Wilson, and Kim Raver as Dr. Teddy Altman. 

Which five new characters are speculated to return in Grey’s Anatomy Season 20?

The five new main characters, played by Harry Shum Jr., Adelaide Kane, Alexis Floyd, Niko Terho, and Midori Francis, have gotten positive reviews from the fans, and it is anticipated that they will return in the new season. 

Who is the new showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy Season 20?

Meg Marinis will serve as the showrunner, taking over from Krista Vernoff, who left the show at the end of the nineteenth season. On the other hand, the show is 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: Is it coming in 2023?

Is Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 the last season?

As of now, the 20th season has not been designated as the final season of the American medical drama television series. So, there is a chance that the series will be renewed for an additional season, which will be confirmed later. Right now, the chances of this series expanding seem positive, and we are hopeful that it will be verified in the future once the 20th season airs.

When will Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 be released on Netflix?

Due to the ongoing writers’ strike, the 20th season’s Netflix release date remains unknown. At this point, it’s important to note that Grey’s Anatomy is only available on Netflix in two territories: the US and Canada. As a result, it is presently predicted that the show will return in late 2024, with the series premiering on Netflix at a later date. Grey’s Anatomy’s rights are held by Netflix for a duration of three more years.

Hence, Netflix will keep the show in its entirety until 2027, when a new season premieres in 2024! 

While you wait for Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 to premiere, share your thoughts on the potential release date in the comments.