Grey’s Anatomy Season 20: When will the series return on ABC?

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20: When will the series return on ABC?
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Is medical drama returning in 2023 or not? Here is everything we know about Grey’s Anatomy Season 20. 

The fandom’s eagerness to learn how the story will progress has grown with each passing day, and it’s fair to say that after how the 19th season ended with such a surprising cliffhanger in the finale episode, which has once again raised many questions!

After all, it’s a complete rollercoaster ride of emotions, drama, and medical emergencies that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Hence, it’s fair to say that it has made the wait even more worthwhile! So, if you’re looking to stay up-to-date on the latest release date reports, then you’ve come to the right place! For your convenience, we have compiled everything we currently know about the release of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy Season 20.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20: When will the series return on ABC?

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20: When is the upcoming season airing?

The official premiere date has yet to be acknowledged, as the series was renewed earlier this year. 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 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! Until then, fans should keep a close eye on the social media handles of the show to learn about any new updates. So, this is just our guess that the next season might follow the same pattern and be released in a similar time frame, with the most potential premiere date being 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. Any statement about the show’s official release date and time schedule is still subject to network verification. So, this is just our guess that the next season might follow the same pattern and be released in a similar time frame if the network decides to go with the exact schedule. 

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20: When will the series return on ABC?

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

Though it is far too early to predict future storylines, the new season is likely to maintain the show’s core, which elaborated on the personal and professional lives of the doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Furthermore, the plot from the 19th season’s concluding episode is anticipated to continue in the upcoming season. the plot of the final, “Happily Ever After?” which followed Nick and Meredith opening their hearts to each other; Bailey gets the recognition she deserves; Link and Jo share an affectionate moment; Teddy’s life hangs by a thread.

Additionally, 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.”

“There feels something very momentous about season 20,” she added. Raver also said she doesn’t believe it’s time yet for Grey’s 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 series return on ABC?

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20: Who will return in the new season?

Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey, who has reported to leave the show, has left fans wondering if she might turn up on the show in the upcoming season. Pompeo continues to serve as an executive producer and contributes the voiceover at the beginning and end of every show. Other long-running cast members whose contracts are up this season include Kevin McKidd, Kim Raver, Camilla Luddington, and Caterina Scorsone. 

Moreover, Kelly McCreary (Maggie Pierce) is also leaving the show, 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 other longtime fan favorites who are set to return as series regulars for Grey’s Anatomy’s landmark 20th season include 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. The five new main characters include Harry Shum Jr., Adelaide Kane, Alexis Floyd, Niko Terho, and Midori Francis. 

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. “Grey’s Anatomy” is produced by ABC Signature, which is a part of Disney Television Studios.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20: When will the series return on ABC?

Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 Frequently Asked Questions

Is it the last season? 

As of now, the upcoming season has not been designed as the final season of the series. So, there is a chance that the series will be renewed for an additional season, which will be confirmed later.

Who is the new showrunner? 

According to the latest reports, Meg Marinis will serve as the showrunner, taking over from Krista Vernoff, who left the show at the end of the nineteenth season.

How many episodes will there be? 

As of writing this, we can assure the readers that the official episode count of the new season hasn’t been revealed by the network. But if we follow the pattern followed by the last few seasons, then the show is very likely to consist of at least 20 episodes with a runtime of 43 to 53 minutes, which are expected to drop on a weekly basis. This episode count can be changed in case the creators want to conclude the series with the next season, which will be confirmed later.

Are there any other spin-off series? 

Yes! Grey’s Anatomy has two spin-off series: Private Practice (2007–2013) and Station 19 (2018–present).

Where to stream? 

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 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 region on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu, with a variety of membership plans to select from also based on location.

Is there any new teaser or trailer?

The network has not released new promotional material for the newly renewed season as the filming of the episodes hasn’t even begun, which is reported to resume sometime in the summer of 2023 so that the episode rollout can begin in the fall of this year.

In the meantime, check out the official Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 finale clip which showcased 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

Catch up on the previous seasons and let us know when you think Grey’s Anatomy will be back for Season 20 in the comments.