Fans of ‘ Grey’s Anatomy ‘ have been following the story for a whopping fifteen years almost without interruption, but not even one of the longest-running series on American television can fight the situation that the industry is going through. The series created by Shonda Rhimes, and which is in the middle of its season 17, will not premiere new chapters until next March 4.
Although the Christmas break is common, it has never lasted for so long. Normally, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and other North American series returned to broadcast new episodes in late January or early February, but this time we will have to wait another month to continue enjoying the story. The ABC series, which follows the day-to-day life of the Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital medical team, kicked off its new season in fall 2020 with just six episodes, a considerably shorter-than-usual first part, and is expected to be season is the shortest in its history only behind the first season. It will have 16 episodes.
The reasons behind these changes in a series, on the other hand, incredibly robust is the situation caused by Covid-19. We have been seeing how the premiere dates are delayed for almost a year, filming is paralyzed due to contagion and even projects are canceled (such as the seventh season of ‘Peaky Blinders’ or some Netflix series) for not being able to go ahead as planned. ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is no stranger to all this chaos in the industry: the expansion of the virus has led production to reduce its episodes, delay its return until March and even incorporate the pandemic the world is going through in its narrative. This is precisely what the first six episodes have been dedicated to, in which Meredith Gray ( Ellen Pompeo) has battled against Covid-19 with his colleagues. What will he have in store for the ten episodes ahead?
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