When Grey’s Anatomy season 16 airs once more in January, there are a lot of different things worth being interested in. There’s also going to be a slightly different approach to the content.
What’s the reason for that? It has to do in part with the change of timeslot! While jumping back an hour may not seem like that big of a deal, it actually is on network television — being on at 8:00 p.m. Eastern is often considered being on during the “family hour,” where there are a lot of younger viewers watching. At 9:00 p.m. or later, you can take a few more risks … and that seems to be something that this show is interested in taking on now.
For a little more insight here, just take a look at what executive producer Krista Vernoff had to say via Deadline:
“There are different rules for a 9 pm show than there are for an 8 pm show, and we hope to take advantage of those rules … Grey’s was definitely allowed to be a sexier show when it was on at 9 [pm]. So we are excited by the change back to our [previous Thursday] time slot.”
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Do we think that this will fundamentally shift our enjoyment of the show one way or another? At the moment, we don’t think so — it may be a way to get some more attention via various publications, but to us, it’s more about the skeletal structure of the story itself. If the characters and plotlines are interesting, having slightly edgier content is just a way to build a little bit more buzz. (Also, what was shocking for TV in Grey’s Anatomy season 2 or 3 will be considered mild at least by 2019 TV standards.)
One way or another, we’ll get a sense of this early next year — let’s also just hope that most of these characters are okay after that crazy cliffhanger that ended the midseason finale.
What do you want to see on Grey’s Anatomy season 16 moving forward?
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