Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Release Date, Cast and How to Watch
(Pocket Ribbon) – Grey’s Anatomy medical drama has kept us busy for 17 years. Ever since Meredith Gray and Derek Shepherd (McDreamy) used to hit our screens, it’s been an emotional show with multiple twists to keep us all watching year after year.
Here’s everything you need to know about Grey’s Anatomy Season 18, including how to watch it and which cast members are expected. You’ll also find full details of Season 17 below and where to binge-watch previous seasons of Grey’s Anatomy (all 17), as well as news about Season 19.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Release Date
Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 was released in the US on September 30, 2021 at 9pm ET (2AM BST). It was then released on November 10, 2021 in the United Kingdom.
It’s currently mid-season, but it’s returning with the ninth episode in the US on February 24, 2022, with the 10th episode on March 6, 2022.
How and where to watch Grey’s Anatomy season 18
For those in the US, Grey’s Anatomy season 18 can be seen on ABC. You can stream it on hulu and you can also stream it through the ABC website.
For those in the UK, season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy can be seen on Sky Witness. You can watch it if you have a Sky subscription or a Now subscription.
How many episodes will there be for Grey’s Anatomy season 18?
ABC has not confirmed how many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy season 18 there will be, though it does suggest 15, which would make it one of the shortest seasons.
There were only 17 episodes in Season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy, which was again one of the shortest seasons in the show’s history, with only the first season having fewer and the fourth season having the same number of episodes.
Season one had nine episodes and season four had 17, otherwise the other seasons all have over 20 episodes meaning there are now over 360 episodes in seasons one through seventeen. Binge watching heaven.
What is the best streaming device for your TV? Our top recommendation is the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Also excellent are the Google Chromecast with Google TVthe Roku Express 4Kthe Apple TV 4K and the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
What is expected to happen in Season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy?
Grey’s Anatomy season 17 had a focus on the Covid-19 pandemic, with everyone at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital coping with the crisis, along with the ongoing drama of their daily lives, and pick up where season 16 left off.
It looks like Season 18 will answer some of the open questions from Season 17, and based on the teaser, it looks like there’s going to be a big comeback.
Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) is returning for season 18 after confirming it on her Instagram (see below), and Megan Hunt (Abigail Spencer) is also returning.
We also know that a few characters will be missing after their departure in Season 17. No more Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) or Tom Koracick (Greg Germann) after both left for the Catherine Fox Foundation in Boston, and no DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) of course also.
But don’t worry, many of the favorites are still expected, including Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo), Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone), Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington), Link Lincoln (Chris Carmack) , Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), Teddy Altman (Kim Raver), and Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr), among others.
Meredith’s mother, Dr. Ellis Gray (Kate Burton), is also making a comeback. Should be interesting considering she was killed in season three.
How and where to watch Grey’s Anatomy season 17
Grey’s Anatomy is available to watch on Sky Witness in the UK. It started with a double headline, with episodes one and two, but it continued as a week-by-week affair, like Line of Duty, with a new episode coming out every Wednesday starting April 7, rather than the whole season will be made available on Sky On Demand simultaneously. The season has now ended, so all episodes are available to watch via On Demand.
In the US, Grey’s Anatomy season 17 is available on ABC. Each episode can be streamed on the ABC website, as well as: hulu.
Where can you catch up on previous seasons of Grey’s Anatomy?
Grey’s Anatomy seasons one through 16 are all available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and on Disney+ Star. You can watch Season 17 via Sky – as mentioned – but you’ll need a Sky subscription. It is also available to purchase through Amazon.
In the US, seasons one through 16 are all available on Netflix US. You can then watch Season 17 on the ABC website, or via Hulu if you missed it week after week.
Will there be a 19th season of Grey’s Anatomy and when will it be released?
A season 19 has been confirmed by ABC, so the medical drama will continue.
There have also been talks about a spin-off show after Deadline reported that ABC’s signature President Jonnie Davis said it had been discussed.
The site continued the story with a clarification from Davis, saying: “I’d like to clarify some statements I made in a previous interview. There are no talks about a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off at this time. We are 100 percent focused on producing season 18, with the incredible Krista Vernoff at the helm and the wonderful Ellen Pompeo leading our ensemble and co-executive production. As the leader of ABC Signature, I just wanted to convey my support and optimism for Shonda’s brilliant creation.”
Written by Britta O’Boyle.