We’ve known for a while that there would be a “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff — or I should say another spinoff, after “Private Practice,” which left the air in 2013 after six seasons. And we knew it would be set in a firehouse — in Seattle, of course, to make all the crossover episodes work without too much strain. If the producers, including, naturally, Shonda Rhimes, need advice on how to drive viewers from one show to another, over and over again, they need only turn to NBC’s Chicago franchise, where doctors, cops, firefighters, and, for one season (RIP, “Chicago Justice”), prosecutors are forever bumping into one another.
But ABC has finally announced the title of the “Grey’s” spinoff, so there will be no need to continue referring to the show as “Blaze Anatomy.” The 10-episode series is going to be called “Station 19.” It will have a two-hour premiere at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, then switch to a regular 9 p.m. slot.
The connector with “Grey’s” is Jason George’s Dr. Ben Warren, who is giving up his career as a surgeon to become a Station 19 firefighter. Jaina Lee Ortiz, from “Rosewood,” will play a firefighter who just happened to be the daughter of a captain. Grey Damon is a lieutenant, and Danielle Savre is a firefighter who is a former Olympic athlete.
No need to worry, by the way: According to their IMDb pages, they are all very good looking.Matthew Gilbert can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.