Grey's Anatomy season 19: Release date, cast, and how to watch the binge-worthy medical drama

Grey's Anatomy season 19 is set to be released very soon, here is what we know about this latest installment of the beloved medical drama...

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Grey's Anatomy season 19 begins very soon, here is what we know about this upcoming season of the beloved medical drama series.

Grey's Anatomy began airing in 2005 and has built up a loyal fanbase of viewers who have enjoyed this series for the past 17 years. Although it has been widely reported that the actress who plays Meredith Grey, the show's main character, Ellen Pompeo, is taking a step back in Grey's Anatomy Season 19, fans are still ecstatic to see the latest series and find out how their favorite characters adjust to the new challenges they were faced with at the end of Season 18. 

Here is how you can watch the latest series, and everything we know about the latest installment of the medical drama.

When will Grey's Anatomy season 19 be released?

The first episode of Grey's Anatomy Season 19 will be released on Thursday, October 6, 2022. The episode is titled 'Everything Has Changed' and the synopsis from ABC reads, 'Meredith, still functioning as the interim chief, sees Nick for the first time since she rejected his offer to move to Minnesota. Bailey tells Richard she is not ready to return to work. Levi works up the courage to break disappointing news to Jo.' The following episodes for the season will be released on a weekly basis.

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How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 19

For US viewers, Grey's Anatomy will be available to view live on ABC at 9 p.m. ET/PT and will be available the next day on Hulu. 

For UK viewers, the show's latest season will be available on Disney +, but a release date has yet to be confirmed. If you want to keep up with all of the drama at the Grey Sloan memorial hospital, you may need a VPN (a virtual private network). VPNs are a popular way to access TV shows only available in other countries, and many are easy to get.

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Who is in the cast of Grey's Anatomy season 19? 

The returning main cast members of Grey's Anatomy include; Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey, Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey, James Pickens Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber, Kevin McKidd as Dr. Owen Hunt, Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as Dr. Jo Wilson, Kelly McCreary as Dr. Maggie Pierce, Kim Raver as Dr. Teddy Altman,  Jake Borelli as Dr. Levi Schmitt, Chris Carmack as Dr. Atticus "Link" Lincoln, and Anthony Hill as Dr. Winston Ndugu.

New actors joining the cast will include; Alexis Floyd as Dr. Simone Griffith, Niko Terho as Dr. Lucas Adams, Midori Francis as Dr. Mika Yasuda, Adelaide Kane as Dr. Jules Millin, and Harry Shum Jr. as Dr. Benson "Blue" Kwan.

How many episodes of Grey's Anatomy season 19 will there be?

Six episodes of season 19 have been confirmed to air between October and November. It was revealed that the season will air from 2022 to 2023 so there are certainly more episodes expected. It was also revealed that Ellen Pompeo will appear in the show at a limited capacity, in only 8 episodes of the season. 

This suggests that while only 6 episodes and their release date have been confirmed so far, fans can expect more than 6 episodes for the nineteenth season.

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How long has Grey's Anatomy been on TV?

Grey's Anatomy first began airing in 2005! The medical drama has lasted for seventeen years and nineteen seasons and as of February 2019, it was the longest-running American prime time medical drama series.

Is season 19 the last season of Grey's Anatomy?

Fans have speculated for some time now that season nineteen will be the final installment of Grey's Anatomy - and the lead character's reduced appearance in the season has added weight to this claim.

A twentieth season of the show has yet to be confirmed by producers so it is entirely possible that the nineteenth season of the show will be the last. But for now, this is still just a rumor and it is unclear when or how the show will end.

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