One of the big headlines that came out of today’s ABC fall schedule reveal was, quite frankly, what was not on the schedule — as it turns out, we’re going to be waiting for a while for news on Station 19 season 3.
What gives here? Well, ABC decided to go with A Million Little Things in the 9:00 p.m. timeslot following Grey’s Anatomy, thinking that the show can produce some big numbers here and also continuing to build a solid fanbase. The DJ Nash-produced series became quickly a fan and network favorite through most of its first season; while it’s ratings were so-so on Wednesday night, ABC saw that it was performing incredibly via DVR and tried to move the show to a more live-TV friendly timeslot. The gambit worked, and the numbers for season 1 went up soon after that. (Before the move, it only drew a 1.0 rating or higher once, following the premiere; after that, it ended up generating a larger rating than that every single episode.)
While this may be good news for A Million Little Things, it’s certainly going to prove frustrating to Station 19 fans, who will likely have to wait until either early winter/late spring in order to see their show back. While one possible advantage here is that they will have a straight run from their premiere through the end of the season, it’s still a long time to wait — and it may be extra tough when you consider that you’ll be seeing what’s happening on Grey’s Anatomy all the while.
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If there is one thing that executive producer Krista Vernoff (who is now running both shows) could do in order to make the wait a little bit easier, it’s simply this: Trying to incorporate a Station 19 character into Grey’s Anatomy here and there. It’s obviously easy to bring over Jason George as Ben, but how about Jaina Lee Ortiz showing up here and there as Andy? If nothing else, you’ll at least give viewers an impression that everyone is okay. The hardest thing is going to be in the event that there is some sort of enormous cliffhanger at the end of the Station 19 finale Thursday night and we all just have to pretend as though that isn’t impacting much of anything else moving forward from now until the start of the next season.
Ultimately, we feel like we’ll still have more news on the future of the series later this summer, given that production will likely start around the same time as it would if the show was premiering this fall.
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