Grey’s Anatomy, the hit medical drama that has thrilled audiences since 2005, returns for its 20th season. The show was renewed for another unprecedented season in February 2023, extending its already impressive 420-episode run. While it is expected to air in Fall 2023, ongoing writers’ strikes could cause significant delays.
Currently, Grey’s Anatomy is only available for streaming on Netflix in two regions: the United States and Canada. Fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new season on the streaming platform, but the release date remains uncertain.
Historically, Grey’s Anatomy adheres to a strict schedule on ABC, with new seasons premiering in June and then available on Netflix. However, due to the ongoing writers’ strike, which began on May 1, 2023, the show is missing from the ABC Fall 2023 schedule. As a result, the release date for the new season on Netflix is constantly pushed back. The show is now expected to return in late 2024, although this projection is subject to change.
As for the show’s future on Netflix, the streaming platform currently holds the rights to Grey’s Anatomy for its entire life plus an additional three years. With the 2024 season on the horizon, Netflix will retain exclusive streaming rights through 2027. If the show is renewed for a 21st season, this timeline will be extended again.
While there is a possibility that Disney, ABC’s parent company, could negotiate with Netflix to bring Grey’s Anatomy exclusively to its own streaming platform, such an agreement has not yet been reached. Given Disney’s current focus on cost cutting, it seems unlikely they’ll pursue this option at this point. Additionally, Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey’s Anatomy, has an ongoing partnership with Netflix and is working on several projects such as the Bridgerton expansion, The Residence, Sunshine Scouts, and The Warmth of Other Suns.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: When will Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 be released on Netflix?
The release date for Grey’s Anatomy season 20 on Netflix is uncertain due to the ongoing writers’ strike. The show is currently expected to return in late 2024, though this projection is subject to change.Q2:Can Grey’s Anatomy move to Disney+?
It’s possible that Grey’s Anatomy will move to Disney+ in the future. Disney, the parent company of ABC, also owns Disney+. However, there is no indication that Disney is currently planning to move the show to its streaming platform.
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