This just in from Shondaland: the name of the Grey's Anatomy spinoff about firefighters, and its premiere date, have officially been revealed. According to Deadline, the newest TGIT addition is entitled Station 19, and it's coming to television screens with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, March 22 at 9 p.m. And following its debut, the new show will lock into its regular one-hour time slot starting on Thursday, March 29 at 9 p.m.
The show comes five years after Grey's Anatomy's first spinoff, Private Practice's run came to a close in 2013, and was introduced into the Shondaland fold by the television aficionado herself, Shonda Rhimes, in May 2017, just as news about Scandal's bittersweet end was revealed. According to ABC, the new addition will be centered on the lives of Seattle firefighters in the titular Station 19, both inside and outside the firehouse, and their world will be intertwined with the folks over at Grey Sloan Memorial.
Lucky for fans, a familiar face will be joining the firefighting class, too. Dr. Ben Warren, ex-surgical resident and husband of Grey Sloan Memorial's own Miranda Bailey, is a rookie over at Station 19, and according to ABC, he will quickly learn that trading in his scalpel for the the firehouse duties will be harder than what he initially imagined.
The first responders have created a familial environment, and so, the lines of professionalism and private life are bound to get blurred — making for one heck of a television experience. Ben's other firehouse mates will also have their fair share of drama too, because after all, this is Shondaland we're talking about. The brave men and women of Seattle's Station 19 will consist a slew of familiar faces — including Rosewood's Jaina Lee Ortiz, playing the role of Andy Herrera, a confident firefighter and daughter to the fire chief; and Hamilton's Okieriete Onaodowan, playing the role of Dean Miller, a charming and passionate ladies man who loves to flex his heroic muscle.
Finally having a name to put with all of Shondaland's spoilers is defintiely making fans even more excited for the upcoming show. And as you may have already guessed, the recent details about Ben's new home have caused a Shondaland frenzy all over Twitter.
Fans should know by now that when Rhimes brings about a show idea, she's coming with some heat — literally. And while a spinoff of Grey's, Station 19 is panning out to be a completely different show of its own. While talking to Bustle about the new show in a September 2017 interview, Jason George, who plays the coveted Ben Warren, said, "Grey's saves the lives when they come into the hospital, and my understanding is this is about saving the lives where they get in danger, and then getting them to the hospital."
And as for what you can expect from his character in the new space, the actor added at the time, "We've already established that Ben is a bit of an adrenaline junkie so that stuff appeals to him." So yes, people. We'll finally get to see the Grey Sloan Memorial misfit running into some burning buildings, and it sounds too good to be true.
So far, it's sounding like Station 19 will be the perfect addition to Rhimes' TGIT lineup. It sounds fierce, and according to the details revealed so far, this drama will be able to keep up with the rest of Rhimes' lineup after Scandal says its final goodbye at the end of Season 7.