Is ‘Station 19’ Going up in Smoke? Its Future Has Been Decided

Elizabeth Randolph - Author

Apr. 21 2023, Updated 7:12 a.m. ET

There’s a reason longtime Grey’s Anatomy watchers stan the medical drama as much as we do. In addition to Grey’s being a top-billing show since it aired nearly 20 years ago, it has also dished out two separate spinoffs while remaining on the air. Your fave simply could never.

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Grey’s spinoffs are Private Practice, which ran for six seasons on ABC, and the more recent Station 19. Those who watch the firefighter drama have followed Lieutenant Andy Herrera and her work family for six seasons and shed a few tears in the process (hello, it’s Shondaland).

As ABC renews its shows for the 2023-2024 season, fans are worried the sixth season could be Station 19’s last. So, is Station 19 getting a Season 7? Here’s the scoop on the procedural drama’s future.

'Station 19' Season 6 cast
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'Station 19’ has been renewed for a Season 7.

Station 19 aired its first episode, “Stuck,” on March 22, 2018. From its first season, the show, which stars Jaina Lee Ortiz, Boris Kodjoe, and Grey’s favorite, Jason Winston George, has earned critical acclaim and quick season pickups. But because Private Practice was canceled after six seasons, fans were especially worried about Station 19.

Luckily, there's no need to worry any longer! ABC has announced that Station 19 is renewed for Season 7.

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On April 21, ABC tweeted, "More episodes of #Station19 are coming in hot with Season 7," with a video collage of the Station 19 cast. Station 19 now joins several other renewed ABC series, including Grey's Anatomy (for Season 20!), Abbott Elementary, and The Good Doctor, among others.

Season 7 of 'Station 19' is coming, but with different showrunners.

Station 19 was one of ABC's last renewal announcements due in part to a major change behind the scenes. In January, Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 showrunner Krista Vernoff announced her exit from the franchise. "It has been the privilege of a lifetime to be entrusted to run Grey’s Anatomy for the past six years and Station 19 for the last four,” Krista said in a statement.

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Finally, ABC announced Station 19's new showrunners along with its renewal. Zoanne Clack and Peter Paige are taking the reins from Krista as both showrunners and executive producers.

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Before becoming a television writer, Zoanne graduated from medical school, so she's extremely well-versed in everything that happens in the hospital. She became Station 19's head writer in 2022 but has been an executive producer on Grey's since the show began.

Zoanne's co-showrunner, Peter, joined Station 19 as a director in 2020. He became an executive producer in Season 6 after years of directing and producing other series, such as The Fosters and Good Trouble.

(l-r): Jaina Lee Ortiz as Lt. Herrera and Jay Hayden as Montgomery on 'Station 19'
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ABC’s team is reportedly figuring out the number of Station 19 Season 7 episodes. The series usually runs for about 16-18 episodes, but the network doesn’t know how many it needs to tell Station 19 Season 7 stories. Regardless, Season 7 will include Station 19's 100th episode, a major milestone for the Shondaland series.

We can't be too surprised it was renewed—Station 19 was the most-viewed 8 p.m. Thursday show on network television among women aged 18-54. With its success among a target demographic, it's not shocking that Station 19 is sticking around.

Station 19 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

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