With the actor’s strike now over, filming on the twentieth season of the hit ABC series, “Grey’s Anatomy” is underway now, and it will be a little shorter, with just ten episodes, in order to make its spring release date of March 14th 2024.   The series is also available to stream on Hulu and on Disney+ around the world.

“Grey’s Anatomy” is considered one of the great television shows of our time and is a high-intensity medical drama, now approaching its 20th season, follows a team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial who are faced with life-or-death decisions on a daily basis. 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.

In the last season, we saw Ellen Pompeo, who plays the title role of Meredith Grey in the show, leave Grey Sloan Memorial to start a new life in Boston, though they left the door open for her return.  The main reason for the shift, after twenty years of playing the same character, Ellen wanted to try something different and is going to be starring in a new Untitled Orphan limited series for Hulu that is inspired by the true story of a Midwestern couple who adopts what they believe is an 8-year-old girl with a rare form of dwarfism, which turns out isn’t the case. 

Recently, Debbie Allen, who plays Dr. Catherine Avery on the series, spoke with ET at the Kennedy Center Honors and confirmed that filming is underway

“We are back. The strike is over, and it’s going to be the greatest season. It’s going to be a shorter season because of the strike — we’re only going to do 10 episodes — but we have a lot to look forward to… It’s always brand new.”

Debbie also confirmed that Ellen Pompeo will be appearing in multiple episodes in the new season, including the first episode, along with the episode that Debbie Allen will be directing.

“The first episode is the one I’m going to direct, so she won’t be too far. We have to let her go and do some other things, but she’s still our queen. She’s still our number one.”

Not only will the new season be much shorter than normal and with its most popular character missing for most of the show, but it will also have a new showrunner Meg Marinis, who is replacing Krista Vernoff after four seasons.  Plus the show is switching places with “Station 19” on the schedule, so we will likely see less connectivity between the two shows.

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