The Grey's Anatomy firefighter spinoff finally has a title!
And the name is... Station 19.
The network revealed the new name of the previously untitled midseason drama on Thursday, with cast members teasing the announcement an hour before it was unveiled.
The spinoff, led by Jaina Lee Ortiz and Grey’s vet Jason George, follows a group of firefighters at Seattle Fire Station 19 -- located "three blocks down" from Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital -- as they risk their lives and hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock. Grey Damon, Barrett Doss, Alberto Frezza, Jay Hayden, Okieriete Onaodowan, Danielle Savre and Miguel Sandoval also star, with a special appearance by Grey's leading lady Ellen Pompeo.
Earlier this month at the Television Critics Association press tour, ABC President Channing Dungey explained why the anticipated Grey's offshoot was still untitled two months before its premiere.
“We’ve gone through a number of different options and ideas. We really want to make sure that what we’ve settled on is the perfect piece,” Dungey said, adding at the time that they'd like to settle on one "in the next couple weeks." “We have a few final ideas that we’re rolling around and we obviously want to make sure we have it before we begin marketing it officially to the public.”
Creator Stacy McKee offered a glimpse into what fans can expect in the upcoming series, promising that it the world in which these characters live is very much "Grey's Anatomy adjacent."
“It was a priority for me in thinking of this as a Grey’s Anatomy spinoff that it works hand in hand with Grey’s in tone and intensity and humor and heart. But there’s also the added element to this show that the hospital setting doesn’t allow, which is a lot of our characters on-site,” McKee said. "They’re in the middle of action sequences, so there’s a certain level of adrenaline and energy that comes with that that you don’t necessarily find in the same way as Grey’s -- you find it in different ways. It’s very similar in tone and spirit, but also a little bit different as well."
This is the second Grey's spinoff, following Private Practice, which aired on ABC from 2007 to 2013.
Station 19 debuts with a two-hour series premiere on Thursday, March 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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