Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Release Date: Our best prediction

Grey's Anatomy Season 20 Release Date: Our best prediction
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When will the beloved medical drama series return for another round? Here is everything we know so far about
Grey’s Anatomy Season 20. 

It’s amazing to see that the beloved medical drama that has captured hearts for two decades is still the talk of the town among the ABC viewers who have been loyal to the show since its debut, and it still has an impact on the primetime viewers as the interest among the fans in knowing what the next chapter of Grey’s Anatomy is going to be like hasn’t died down and the expectations have skyrocketed, due to which the creators make sure to make the show more compelling than before!

After having so many plotlines, the speculation surrounding its characters has also not died down! After all, it’s Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital—the exact place where twists and turns happen at the most unexpected moments! Its gripping storylines, complex characters, and emotional twists have become synonymous with the show, as viewers are now left wondering when they will once again be immersed in the intense world of the famous general surgeon in Grey’s Anatomy. 

So, if you are wondering the same, then we at Web News Observer have compiled all the latest information about the potential release date for Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 right here for you! 

Grey's Anatomy Season 20 Release Date: Our best prediction

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Release Date: When is it likely to return on ABC?

After the much-anticipated news about the show officially being renewed for a twentieth season back on March 24, 2023, for the 2023–24 broadcast season broke the internet, the fandom was quite excited to see the new chapter in the personal and professional lives of the doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. But sadly, this news was quite short-lived, as the season’s scheduled premiere for the fall of 2023 has been put on hold. Yes, you read it right!

You might be aware of the ongoing strikes, which include the WGA strike along with the SAG-AFTRA strike, which started weeks ago and doesn’t seem to end anytime soon, causing many production houses to halt their work temporarily with reports circulating that the writing for the upcoming season has not started, which is quite unfortunate when we consider the fact that filming usually begins by the summer season if the network is aiming for its fall release later this year.

Grey's Anatomy Season 20 Release Date: Our best prediction

As a direct result of this situation, it looks like the eagerly awaited new season of the series, which has become one of the highest-rated and most-watched shows on the ABC network since its inception, will not be available to stream anytime soon, especially in the fall season or later this year, making the fandom wait for longer than they anticipated! The ABC network has also confirmed and decided to postpone the release date for the majority of their scripted shows until next year! 

The report confirms that ABC has shifted the entirety of the fall schedule until next year, as the network will now include all the unscripted shows for the remaining months of 2023 in order to cover up the fall broadcast season due to the lack of active writers and actors that are taking part in the ongoing strikes, which might last for quite some months, hence causing the premature release of an official revised schedule, which will be ideal for an early 2024 release window.

Grey's Anatomy Season 20 Release Date: Our best prediction

Our best prediction is that the series might make its comeback sometime in the first quarter of 2024, which is January, February, and March. Only if the production commences by the end of this year, it is also speculated to air at the same time slot every Thursday at 9:00 pm on ABC and later be available to stream on Hulu on a weekly basis without causing any unwanted changes in the primetime schedule. Until then, we’ll just have to wait, as more details will be confirmed later. 

Last but not least, we urge our devoted readers to follow the ABC Network on social media to stay up to date with all the latest information as it will become available in the coming weeks. You should also follow the official statements issued by verified sources to be informed about the status of the strikes.

Grey's Anatomy Season 20 Release Date: Our best prediction

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

Though it is far too early to predict forthcoming storylines, the new season is likely to remain true to the show’s official 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. Moreover, the plot of Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 is also expected to pick up the plotlines and character arcs right where the 19th season left off.  

As the season has not been designed as the final season of the series. The finale episode of Grey’s Anatomy Season 19, “Happily Ever After?” which was directed by Debbie Allen and written by Meg Marinis, played 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. 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 Cast: Who will reprise their roles in the new season?

The following cast members will return as series regulars for the landmark 20th season of Grey’s Anatomy: 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. 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. 

There can be some prominent recurring cast returning for the new season, including Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Montgomery, Debbie Allen as Dr. Catherine Fox, Aniela Gumbs as Zola Grey Shepherd, Jaicy Elliot as Dr. Taryn Helm, Jason George as Dr. Ben Warren, William Martinez as Trey Delgado, Calvin Seabrooks as Carlos Garcia, Stefania Spampinato as Dr. Carina DeLuca, E.R. Fightmaster as Dr. Kai Bartley, Samuel Page as Sam Sutton, and Juliet Mills as Maxine Anderson. 

Grey's Anatomy Season 20 Release Date: Our best prediction

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 season 11 not to feature Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce after her departure during the previous season.

On the other hand, there can be some other removals from the show, which, if they ever happen, will be confirmed later.

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 Release Date: Our best prediction

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

When renewed, the next season was expected to have at least 20 episodes, which were expected to air on a weekly basis. Sadly it looks like the official episode count for the new season is also subject to change due to the ongoing writer’s strike and the actor’s strike, as it is speculated to be reduced to 18 episodes due to cost-cutting, which will be a result of the strikes and will help 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: Frequently Asked Questions

When was the series renewed?

The medical drama series was picked up for a 20th season earlier this year on March 24, 2023, for the 2023-24 broadcast season which is now rescheduled to premiere sometime around early 2024. 

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

Due to the ongoing strikes, 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. The rights to the show 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! We’ll just have to wait some time for the official announcement. 

Grey's Anatomy Season 20 Release Date: Our best prediction

Does Grey’s Anatomy have any spin-off series?

Yes! Grey’s Anatomy, which is one of the longest-running scripted primetime shows currently airing on ABC has two spin-off series: Private Practice (2007–2013) and Station 19 (2018–present).

Is there any official trailer available for Grey’s Anatomy Season 20?

As stated above, the new episodes have not yet been filmed! As a result, no official teaser or trailer for the upcoming season has been released, and it won’t be released anytime soon until the strikes reach an agreement. 

Moreover, it takes 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 clip from the show’s 19th season, which showcases several surgeons from Grey Sloan Memorial are in the running for the coveted Catherine Fox Award, but Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) announces a much-deserved winner that no one is expecting. 

Meredith Presents the Catherine Fox Award to an Unexpected Winner - Grey's Anatomy

While you wait for more updates on Grey’s Anatomy Season 20, catch up with the previous seasons, which are now available to stream on ABC.