Last night a follower of ours on Instagram slid into our DMs with some big ol’ news – there’s finally (finally, finally, finally) an air date for the first episode of season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy. Halle-freakin-lujah!
Expect it on Sky Witness at 9pm on Wednesday 7th April.
Any long-standing Grey’s fan will know that us Brits usually get the latest season long after it starts airing in the States, but over the past few seasons that gap seems to have widened and widened – season 16 started in April 2020, but prior to that season it usually aired in the autumn rather than spring.
Season 16 was cut short due to an inability to film around the global pandemic but saw Richard Webber undergo life-saving surgery, Amelia Shepherd give birth to a baby boy, and Meredith Grey meet a possible new love interest in the shape of Cormac Hayes.
The future of the medical drama, which has been running since 2005, is currently up in the air. ABC has yet to confirm whether it will renew the show for an 18th season and showrunner Krista Vernoff told The Hollywood Reporter: “I’m planning a season and a finale that could function as either a season finale or a series finale,” she admitted. “I’m planning for both contingencies and it’s hard and it’s not ideal. It’s not where I wish we were.”
We’ll be devastated if it truly is all over – but in the meantime we’ll be catching up on old episodes (which can be found either on Amazon Prime or on Disney+).
We’ll see you on the 7th!