Why the 'Grey's Anatomy' Spinoff Still Doesn’t Have a Title


No, it won't be 'Seattle Fire.'

There’s a reason why the Grey’s Anatomy firefighter spinoff is still untitled, two months before its anticipated premiere.

The spinoff, led by Jaina Lee Ortiz and Grey’s vet Jason George, follows a group of firefighters at Seattle Fire Station 19 -- from captain to newest recruit -- as they risk their lives and hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock.

“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,” ABC President Channing Dungey told reporters at ABC’s Television Critics Association press tour on Monday. “Because this is a spinoff of Grey’s Anatomy, we’re using that as a working title for now. We didn’t want to come out with something here at TCA and then change it a couple of weeks later.”

There is hope that a title for the Grey’s spinoff will materialize sooner rather than later.

“We would like to know in the next couple weeks,” Dungey said. “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.”

When asked if NBC’s similarly premised firefighter drama, Chicago Fire, was a key reason why she bristled with the idea of calling the Grey’s spinoff, Seattle Fire, Dungey had a good laugh.

“That would be the main reason why we’re not calling it Seattle Fire,” she confirmed.

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The untitled Grey’s Anatomy spinoff debuts with a two-hour series premiere on Thursday, March 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.