Hours after setting a November premiere date, ABC dropped a 15-second teaser on Thursday featuring brand new footage from the upcoming season, ET confirms.
While the majority of the promo included scenes from last season, it's the emotionally-charged confrontation between Teddy (Kim Raver) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) in the closing seconds that will be sure to whet fans' appetites.
"I love you!" a tearful Teddy professes to a stone-faced Owen in the aftermath of him learning of Teddy's affair with Koracick (Greg Germann) over the phone. Watch the season 17 promo below.
"First time back in my scrubs...," the 50-year-old actress captioned the on-set pic. "Since we shut down filming 7000 healthcare workers have died from Covid. I dedicate my season 17 to all who have fallen and to everyone of you who by the grace of God is still standing... This season is for you with humility and a bit of humor to get us through and endless amounts of gratitude. I hope we do you proud."
Back in April, James Pickens Jr. said the shortened 16th season "leaves open all these great possibilities for season 17."
"We have Dr. Cormac Hayes who asked Meredith Grey to go out, and she declined. We have the whole Teddy-Owen-Koracick triangle that's so crazy. That's, I think, a fun storyline. We have Maggie and what she's going through right now [with Winston]. There's Jackson and where he is in his life, going back and forth to Station 19. And then the DeLuca storyline," Pickens Jr. told ET following the finale. "It leaves a lot open for the writers can delve into and they've been great in letting us interject storyline thoughts that we think would help as well. Definitely a lot of great stuff coming down the pike when we do go back."
Grey's Anatomy kicks off season 17 with a two-hour premiere Thursday, Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, after the season 4 premiere of Station 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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