Grey’s Anatomy Season 20: When will the new season premiere on ABC?

Grey's Anatomy Season 20: When will the new season premiere on ABC?
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Yes, the Grey Sloan Memorial will be back! Here is everything we know so far about Grey’s Anatomy Season 20.

Ever since the beloved medical drama series was renewed for a twentieth season early this year, the anticipation for its comeback has been building up, especially after wondering how the story will end in the current season once the 2-hour season finale of Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 releases on May 18, 2023.

So, if you want to know everything relating to when the new season is going to be released, then you’ve come to the right place! To curb all your doubts, we’ve compiled a list of all the things you should look forward to for the time being while you recap the previous episodes of the beloved series.

Continue reading to find out more about Grey’s Anatomy Season 20.

Grey's Anatomy Season 20: When will the new season premiere on ABC?

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20: When is it speculated to release?

The exact premiere date has yet to be acknowledged, but on the bright side, the release window of Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 is confirmed to be for the 2023–25 broadcast season. In order to maintain consistency, a similar year gap has been noticed, as the season will likely premiere in the fall of 2023, and it is expected to premiere every Thursday night on ABC.

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! The ongoing writer’s strike can also lead to a delay in the premiere of the next season, making it return sometime in 2024 if the situation isn’t resolved soon. 

So, this is just our guess that the next season might follow the same pattern and be released in a similar time frame, but right now the most likely premiere date is reported to be either September 28, 2023 or October 5, 2023. Hence, we suggest that the viewers be patient and keep a close eye on the social media platforms to get all the details without missing out on any future updates.

Grey's Anatomy Season 20: When will the new season premiere on ABC?

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20: What can we expect to see in the new season?

The show’s creators have remained tight-lipped about any potential plotlines, but they will include beloved characters returning along with some new characters seeing the rapidly expanding field of contemporary medicine. Fans are still hopeful that the new season will live up to their expectations and provide plenty of drama and excitement.

As it is expected to capture the basic premise which follows: “The team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial is faced with 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.”

Grey's Anatomy Season 20: When will the new season premiere on ABC?

Moreover, the personal and professional lives of the medical staff at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle are likely to be covered in detail. The current season’s tale will be continued in large part by the finale episode, which depicts Simone’s wedding day approaching while Jo and Link’s relationship goes through a significant turning point. The attending doctors take off for Boston in the meantime, bringing Nick and Meredith back together. Bailey is in for a major shock! 

The news of the season renewal comes after Kim Raver told Entertainment Tonight, “Let’s keep on going” and that “we would all love season 20.”

Raver also said she doesn’t believe it’s time yet for Grey’s Anatomy to close up shop: “I don’t feel that way. I just feel like there’s [something] inherently in Grey’s Anatomy and the amazing way to tell human stories and I feel like that just can keep going. We have all these new, young interns and there are so many stories to be told with them and I love them in contrast with the attendings.” Further adding, “I think its longevity can keep going because the stories are ever-evolving,” she said.

Grey's Anatomy Season 20: When will the new season premiere on ABC?

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Cast Updates

Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo, is said to have 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. She also made a suggestion in a recent interview 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. 

Other long-running cast members whose contracts are up this season include Kevin McKidd, Kim Raver, Camilla Luddington, and Caterina Scorsone. Chandra Wilson who played Dr. Miranda Bailey is also expected to return in the upcoming season. Hence, the producing studio ABC Signature would have to make new deals with any of them to come back. As, the show is produced by ABC Signature, which is a part of Disney Television Studios. 

Moreover, Kelly McCreary is also leaving announcing the news, she said: “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.”

The five new main characters played by Harry Shum Jr., Adelaide Kane, Alexis Floyd, Niko Terho, and Midori Francis have gotten positive reviews, and it is anticipated that they will return. The show is created and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Debbie Allen, Zoanne Clack, and Meg Marinis are executive producers. Meg Marinis will serve as the showrunner, taking over from Krista Vernoff, who left the show at the end of the nineteenth season.

Grey's Anatomy Season 20: When will the new season premiere on ABC?

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Episodes and Streaming Options

The next season is expected to have about 20 episodes with a runtime of 43 to 53 minutes, which are expected to air on a weekly basis. It is intended to follow the same count to maintain the story’s flow. On the other hand, 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 leaking of the plotlines.

In order to receive updates on when the show premieres on ABC, interested viewers can also enable notifications. When released, you can watch Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 on ABC, and it will thereafter be streamed on the ABC website once the episode airs on the television broadcast.

The episodes are also available to watch on demand and on Hulu the day after they air. All the previous seasons of Grey’s Anatomy are currently available on FuboTV and Netflix. The series is also available for rent or purchase depending on the viewer’s area on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu, with a variety of membership plans to select from also based on location.

Let us know if you’ll be tuning into streaming Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 or not.