When will the hit series return for another season? Here is everything we know so far about the potential release date of Station 19 Season 7.
It’s no wonder that viewers are anxiously counting down the days until they can dive back into the thrilling world of Seattle’s firefighters as some of the burning questions on everyone’s minds are whether: “Station 19 Season 7 will live up to the high expectations set by its previous seasons?” “Will it be released on ABC in January 2024 or not?”
So, if you’re wondering the same and holding onto your heart to get some answers about the series’ official return, then you’ve reached the right place to get all your queries sorted!
For your convenience, we at Web News Observer have listed all the latest updates that have been released or even hinted at by the cast and crew so far. At last, it’s time to buckle up and get ready for the gripping seventh chapter of Station 19, which you should know all about before streaming it once it becomes available on the ABC network.
Station 19 Season 7 Release Date: When will the series return on ABC?
After much anticipation ever since the series was renewed for a seventh season back in April 2023, for the 2023–24 broadcast season, the fandom was quite excited to see the new chapter of the firefighters from the Seattle Fire Department at Station 19 from the captain down the ranks to the newest recruit in their personal and professional lives. After all, the renewal is not a surprise as the show has been able to average approximately 8.3 million people who have watched an average of 35 days of ABC’s “Station 19″ across traditional and digital platforms.
Even though this was a great update for the fandom to look forward to, sadly, the excitement for its comeback didn’t last long, as the season’s scheduled premiere, which was initially bound to happen sometime in the fall of ABC 2023-24 broadcast season has been put on definite hold! The main reason for such a delay in the new season’s release is the ongoing dual strikes, which include the 2023 WGA strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, that sadly haven’t reached any agreement yet, and they don’t seem to end anytime soon, with sources expecting it to last until October 2023!
As a result, many production houses have halted their work temporarily, with reports circulating that the writing for the upcoming season has not even started yet, which is quite unfortunate when we consider the fact that filming usually begins by the summer season (late August) if the network is aiming for its fall release later this year. As a direct result of this situation, it looks like the eagerly awaited new season of the series will not be available to stream anytime soon, let alone this year, making the fandom wait for longer than they anticipated!
The network has also confirmed and decided to postpone the release date for the majority of their scripted shows until next year! The ABC network has decided to include all the unscripted shows along with the reruns of prior seasons for the remaining months of 2023 in order to cover up the empty slots for the fall broadcast season due to the lack of active writers and actors that are taking part in the ongoing strikes causing delays in writing and production, which might last for quite some weeks, allowing the network to publish the revised schedule.
Due to this, any hopes from the network to release any new details about the new season in 2023, let alone any expectation for the network to release the potential release date in the coming months, are way too far-fetched! Moreover, after analyzing the current timeline, we assume that the series will make its comeback sometime around 2024! 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 8:00 pm on ABC and later be available to stream on Hulu. We’ll just have to wait, as more details will be confirmed later.
Last, but not least, rumors about January 2024 being the ideal release window are just pure conjecture, but it can happen only if production commences by November 2023. If not, then the likely release window might be set to be sometime around May 2024, which will be great for the series to be a part of the summer broadcast season and might be the likely outcome given the current state of negotiations between the studios and the unions. Until there is any confirmation, we strongly advise our readers to follow ABC in order to be informed about all the recent information.
To stay up-to-date on the dual strikes, the readers should also pay attention to the official statements made by credible sources in the press releases that will be issued in the near future to be informed about the status of the strikes that are happening for the first time in 63 years. Also, check out the official renewal announcement as shared on Station 19’s Twitter handle, quoting, “More episodes of #Station19 is coming in hot with Season 7.” Take a look at the official post below:
— Station 19 (@Station19) April 20, 2023
Station 19 Season 7 Plot: What to expect in the new season?
Fans are eagerly awaiting any information that will give them a glimpse into what lies ahead. Sadly, not much has been revealed about the plot of the next season, as it is way too early for the network to reveal such crucial plotlines, which can lead to early spoilers. But we are certain that the series’ new chapter will expand on its basic premise, which follows: “In Seattle, all firefighters are also trained EMTs and the crew at Station 19 is second to none. Working in 24-hour shifts, these professionals spend so much time together that they build relationships, unlike any others.”
In addition to this, the new co-showrunner, Peter Paige, stated, “I’m beyond honored to be handed the reins to Station 19 – a show I love, full of incredible, complex characters, and resonant, important stories. To get to partner with a talent like Zoanne as showrunner truly makes it all the more exciting – we share a similar vision for the show, and we’ve got some incredible twists and turns planned for the coming season.” This highlights that the next season will surely be as action-packed as the prior seasons, which is one of the main things the fans desire to see moving forward!
“I feel incredibly honored to be entrusted with this dynamic and relevant show alongside Peter,” Clack said. Further adding, “The diversity of the cast, writers, and crew in addition to their enormous talent and dedication to their craft makes this a thrilling adventure to undertake. We are excited about the stories we get to tell using this worldwide platform and both understand the responsibility of being able to share them as we reach millions of homes weekly. Many thanks to Krista and Shondaland for this opportunity and their faith in us.”
— Station 19 (@Station19) June 9, 2023
As we know, most of the specifics of the seventh season have been kept under wraps. But it is without a doubt clear that the next season will continue from the sixth season’s finale episode, “Glamorous Life,” which showcased the team attending the Firefighters Ball, where Warren will receive his Medal of Valor. After some encouragement from Miranda, Warren accepts the award in honor of those who could not be saved. Dixon is there because his wife oversees the ball. Gibson notices a pregnant waitress named Nanette.
Later, we learn that Ross privately tells Herrera that she will be named captain. The news leaks out, and Hughes wants to celebrate, which upsets Ruiz. Ruiz and Hughes argue about their relationship. Later, Gibson catches Ruiz kissing Kate Powell. When smoke comes out of a wall, Ross has Herrera take command to find the source.
She extinguishes the fire in the basement but notices that the floor above is about to collapse. She tries to warn the guests, but people, including Ross, Dixon, and Nanette, fall into the hole. Bishop and DeLuca find Nanette and perform an emergency delivery of her baby. Sullivan finds and revives Ross, and they make up. Montgomery finds Dixon, but he succumbs to his injuries and dies. The situation gets under control when, suddenly, Gibson collapses. In the meantime, also take a look at the official promo of the sixth season’s final episode to get an idea about the plot that has transpired so far:
Station 19 Season 7 Cast: Who will reprise their roles in the new season?
The main cast members who are expected to return include Jaina Lee Ortiz as Lt. Andy Herrera, Jason George as Dr. Ben Warren, Boris Kodjoe as Lt. Robert Sullivan, Grey Damon as Jack Gibson, Barrett Doss as Victoria Hughes, Jay Hayden as Travis Montgomery, Danielle Savre as Lt. Maya Bishop, Stefania Spampinato as Dr. Carina DeLuca, Carlos Miranda as Lt. Theo Ruiz, Josh Randall as Captain Sean Beckett, Merle Dandridge as Chief Natasha Ross, and Pat Healy as Michael Dixon.
It was also reported that Krista Vernoff has officially stepped down from Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy. “It has been the privilege of a lifetime to be entrusted to run Grey’s Anatomy for the past six years and Station 19 for the last four,” Vernoff said in a statement to Deadline. “The passion of the dedicated fandoms and the impact that these shows have on hearts and minds cannot be overstated. The amount of talent in these two extraordinary casts and these two brilliant writer’s rooms is beyond measure — and these crews work magic week after week.”
Moreover, the Hollywood Reporter also confirmed that the new season would include two new showrunners: Zoanne Clack and Peter Paige. On the other hand, there can be some new additions and removals from the cast, which will be disclosed later. Lastly, the drama is produced by ABC Studios. Stacy McKee serves as showrunner and executive producer, along with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Paris Barclay serves as the producing director and executive producer of the series.
Station 19 Season 7 Episodes: How many will be there, and where to stream?
The exact episode count for the seventh season has yet to be announced, but the new co-showrunner Zoanne Clack has confirmed that the new season will be shortened to approximately 12 to 15 episodes as a direct result of the ongoing dual strikes and cost-cutting, which is a bit disappointing, but probably the best move for the show to at least release new episodes rather than being on a prolonged production schedule to film the standard episode count, which will cause further delays in the series release. 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 seventh season’s plotlines. Additionally, we highly urge viewers to catch up with the prior seasons to get an idea of how the story will unfold in the future. All the prior seasons of Station 19 are currently available to stream on ABC, FuboTV, or Hulu Plus, depending on the viewer’s location, with preferred membership plans that the users can choose from. The viewers can also stream all the prior seasons by renting or purchasing them on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu based on the user’s location.
— Station 19 (@Station19) July 5, 2023
Station 19 Season 7: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the station in the show based on?
The station in Station 19 is based on Seattle’s Station 20, located in its Queen Anne neighborhood.
Has the production for Station 19 Season 7 begun?
One thing is pretty much clear: the ongoing 2023 WGA strike, along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, has put Hollywood on a halt for the first time in 63 years. We assume that the filming might take a while to resume the completion of scripts and filming of the episodes, just like many other original ABC series, which have also stopped their work due to a lack of writers and actors, leading to a major delay in the official production, which is speculated to commence later this year as the negotiations are still happening!
Moreover, in a recent meeting on the day of union national solidarity for the writers’ guild and the actors union, the AMPTP suddenly released details of what they call a “comprehensive package” to address scribes’ concerns. It offers details on residuals, AI, writers’ rooms, and perhaps most strikingly, a new attitude toward transparency in metrics from the streamers. In terms of cold hard cash, the AMPTP is exclaiming that this is an “offer that represents the highest wage increase for writers in 35 years.”
Due to this, there is definitely no room for these questions, and we are convinced that the next season will be put off even longer to coincide with the eventual official release on ABC.
Outside the USA, where can you stream the show?
For international viewers, CTV acquired broadcast rights in Canada. Sky Living acquired the rights to air the series in the UK and Ireland. With the show later moving to Disney+, full seasons are available in Canada following their release on the CTV network. Indian viewers can stream the show on Prime Video India with various membership plans.
Is there any official teaser or trailer available?
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.
We’ll have to wait for it for some time because the production of the series has also been put on hold due to the ongoing strikes. In the meantime, fans can check out the sixth season trailer to recap all the events that transpired, as it shows, “A group of heroic Seattle firefighters risk their lives and hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock.”
While you wait for more updates on Station 19 Season 7, catch up with the previous seasons on ABC.