Grey’s Anatomy continues to be the top medical drama on television and will head into its historic 16th season in Fall 2019! We’ve got all the information you need about Grey’s Anatomy season 16 right here.
Latest update on February 6, 2020: The article has been updated with information on Grey’s Anatomy episodes 16×12-16×14!
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🚑Grey’s Anatomy new time slot
🚑Grey’s Anatomy season 16 premiere date
🚑 Grey’s Anatomy season 16 episode guide
🚑Grey’s Anatomy season 16 trailer
🚑What’s to come on Grey’s Anatomy season 16
🚑Grey’s Anatomy Cast
🚑Where to watch Grey’s Anatomy
It’s hard to believe that Grey’s Anatomy has been around since 2005 and is still amazing fans week to week. It even became the longest-running medical show on TV during its 15th season! The record-breaking streak will continue into season 16.
There’s still uncertainty over how long the series will remain on air. It basically comes down to how long star Ellen Pompeo wants to keep playing Meredith Grey for.
Thanks to all her hard work on the series, Ellen Pompeo is also now one of the highest-paid actresses in the business. She’s getting a paycheck of over $20 million a year according to reports.
Though the series has lost many original cast members over the years, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, and James Pickens Jr. still remain alongside Ellen Pompeo.
Over the years the series has only gotten better with its commitment to diversity and representation, so I think I’m among many fans when I say that I hope this series will continue for many more years to come! Here’s everything you need to know about Grey’s Anatomy season 16.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ new time slot
On November 21, 2019, ABC unveiled their 2019-2020 mid-season schedule, which revealed that Grey’s Anatomy would be getting a new time!
When the show returns on Thursday, January 23, 2020, it will be airing at 9 p.m. ET! While Station 19 will be taking over the 8 p.m. time slot.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 16 premiere date
Grey’s Anatomy has officially been renewed for season 16 and season 17! This is likely thanks to the fact that star Ellen Pompeo’s contract already set for another year. Grey’s Anatomy also remains one of ABC’s higher-performing series in the ratings making it a pretty obvious choice.
Grey’s Anatomy season 16 is officially set to premiere on Thursday September 26 at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC! The show will be paired with HTGAWM season 6!
After a few weeks off for the holiday break, Grey’s Anatomy season 16 will have its mid-season premiere on Thursday, January 23! On this date, it will also begin airing at its new time slot at 9 p.m. ET.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 16 episode guide
Grey’s Anatomy 16×01 “Nothing Left to Cling to” – 9/26/2019
“Meredith, Richard and Alex must deal with the consequences after Bailey fires them from Grey Sloan for insurance fraud. After disappearing in the fog, Jackson helps a man in a dangerous situation, and his relationship with Maggie comes to a new crossroad. Meanwhile, Tom gets new responsibilities at the hospital that throw the doctors for a loop.”
Grey’s Anatomy 16×02 “Back in the Saddle” – 10/03/2019
“The Grey Sloan doctors operate on a man who crashed into Maggie’s car as Owen, back from paternity leave, struggles with Tom’s new position. Outside the hospital, Meredith’s recent firing doesn’t stop her from diagnosing those around her. Plus, Richard and Alex start anew and it’s not easy. All the while, Jo readies herself to return to work, and Amelia has a new revelation in her relationship with Link.”
Grey’s Anatomy 16×03 “Reunited” – 10/10/2019
“A patient at the hospital is brain dead after falling into a construction site, and her two sisters must decide whether or not to keep her alive.”
Grey’s Anatomy 16×04 “It’s Raining Men” – 10/17/2019
“After Meredith inadvertently stirs up negative press for Grey Sloan, she tries to make things right with her former colleagues, jeopardizing her community service hours. Station 19’s Ben and Vic bring a young woman into the hospital, and Jackson stands up to Koracick when he goes too far with a patient’s family. Meanwhile, Bailey receives unexpected news; and Owen finds himself at Pac-Gen North, which Alex sees as a recruiting opportunity.”
Grey’s Anatomy 16×05 “Breathe Again” – 10/24/2019
“Meredith has a court hearing after skipping out on community service, while Bailey and Jo have a patient that Jo realizes is from the treatment facility. Richard and Gemma grab breakfast together and things go awry.”
Grey’s Anatomy 16×06 “Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard” – 10/31/2019
“Alex is hoping to impress investors at Pac-Gen North, but when he hears disturbing news about skeletons on the construction site grounds, he enlists Richard to help with distraction tactics. Teddy feels the pressure to be super-mom after tasking herself with creating original Halloween costumes for Allison and Leo, while Meredith fears she won’t make it home in time for trick-or-treating with her kids. Elsewhere, Jackson tends to a pediatric patient who is upset she is spending her Halloween in a hospital.”
Read our review for Grey’s Anatomy 16×06 “Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard” here!
Grey’s Anatomy 16×07 “Papa Don’t Preach” – 11/07/2019
“Catherine is back in town and has no idea what’s been going on between Jackson and Maggie, while her relationship with Richard has become distant. Owen and Amelia treat a woman who fell in the basement and quickly realize that there is more to the story; and Maggie is shocked to learn about some of Richard’s relatives who are seeking help.”
Read our review for Grey’s Anatomy 16×07 “Papa Don’t Preach” here!
Grey’s Anatomy 16×08 “My Shot” – 11/14/2019
“Meredith faces the medical board as her future as a doctor remains uncertain, and she’s forced to reckon with her past in some challenging ways. Meanwhile, the interns are put to the test as they are each vying to be the most successful on their respective cases in the absence of some of the attendings.”
Read our review for Grey’s Anatomy 16×08 “My Shot” here!
Grey’s Anatomy 16×09 “Lets All Go To The Bar” – 11/21/2019
“Jo becomes a safe haven volunteer and gets a call that a baby has been dropped off at Station 19. Meanwhile, Meredith moves forward with her life after facing the medical board. Jackson takes a big step in his budding romance with Vic, while Bailey and Amelia swap pregnancy updates.”
Read our thoughts on Grey’s Anatomy 16×09 “Lets All Go To The Bar” here!
Grey’s Anatomy 16×10 “Help Me Through The Night” – 01/23/2020
“Following the car crash at Joe’s Bar and subsequent rescue efforts led by the Station 19 firefighters, Grey Sloan doctors work through the night to save the lives of their colleagues. Meanwhile, Amelia worries about sharing her pregnancy revelation with Link. Owen and Teddy take a big step, and Bailey deals with grief over her recent loss.”
Read our thoughts on Grey’s Anatomy 16×10 “Help Me Through THe Night” here!
Grey’s Anatomy 16×11 “A Hard Pill to Swallow” – 01/30/2020
“Richard finds out Maggie quit Grey Sloan and is concerned about how she’s handling the death of her patient who was her estranged cousin. Bailey returns to work after taking some personal time off, although Koracick doesn’t make her first day as easy as she’d like. Meanwhile, Meredith thinks she might miss DeLuca, and Amelia has an update for Link on her pregnancy.”
Grey’s Anatomy 16×12 “The Last Supper” – 02/06/2020
“Jackson creates an uncomfortable situation when he invites new girlfriend, Vic, to what he thinks is Richard and Catherine’s anniversary celebration, only to discover the dinner was called for different reasons. Elsewhere, Levi brings Nico on a trip to visit an ailing family member.”
Grey’s Anatomy 16×13 “Save The Last Dance For Me” – 02/13/2020
“DeLuca can’t figure out what’s going on with his incurable patient Suzanne and he turns to a diagnostics genius, Dr. Riley from UCSF, for help. Bailey checks in on Joey, a foster kid that Ben brought into Grey Sloan. Meanwhile, Amelia is getting the results of her paternity test and Jo confronts her about how she is treating Link.”
Grey’s Anatomy 16×14 “A Diagnosis” – 02/20/2020
“DeLuca is irritated after Meredith takes over his patient Suzanne whose symptoms continue to stump the doctors at Grey Sloan. Elsewhere in the hospital, Jackson, Owen and Jo work on a couple injured in a bear attack; and Levi is hurt when Nico doesn’t want him to meet his parents.”
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 16 trailer
What’s to come on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 16
At the end of Grey’s Anatomy season 15 the fate of many character’s futures were left in the air. Most notably, Meredith and DeLuca were dealing with the repercussions of the decision to help their patient Gabby using illegal methods.
Although DeLuca was already in jail, Meredith planned to tell the truth in order to get him out of there. Presumably this will continue to be a big storyline going into next season.
I doubt they will keep Meredith in jail for long, because she’s the main character of the show. But it could become an issue of what Meredith’s life could look like without practicing medicine as she battles the legalities of what she did.
Plus, Meredith and DeLuca May have traded the big “love” word but they could see strains in their relationship because of this issue.
Meanwhile, Jo will have to continue to deal with her depression and Alex will have to learn how to handle being without his best friend Meredith and his wife Jo.
Owen and Teddy are going to have a lot of explaining to do about their sudden jump into a relationship. And also learn what it’s like to actually be together while they learn to parent their newborn along with Leo.
Hopefully there will be closure for Amelia to finally move on from her disastrous marriage to Owen and find true happiness.
Maybe if we’re really lucky Grey’s Anatomy will stop trying to make Jackson and Maggie a thing now that they’ve shown how incompatible they are.
But first we have to figure out what happened to Jackson in the fog.
Check out our Grey’s Anatomy season 15 finale recap for a reminder of what else went down!
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ cast
Ellen Pompeo – Dr. Meredith Grey
Justin Chambers – Dr. Alex Karev
Chandra Wilson – Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens Jr. – Dr. Richard Webber
Kevin McKidd – Dr. Owen Hunt
Jesse Williams – Dr. Jackson Avery
Camilla Luddington – Dr. Jo Wilson
Caterina Scorsone – Dr. Amelia Shepherd
Jason George – Dr. Ben Warren
Kelly McCreary – Dr. Maggie Pierce
Giacomo Gianniotti – Dr. Andrew DeLuca
Stefania Spampinato – Dr. Carina DeLuca
Kim Raver – Dr. Teddy Altman
Debbie Allen – Dr. Catherine Avery
Greg Germann – Dr. Thomas Koracick
Chris Carmack – Dr. Atticus Lincoln
Alex Landi – Dr. Nico Kim
Jake Borelli – Dr. Levi Schmitt
Jaicy Elliot – Dr. Taryn Helm
Alex Blue Davis – Dr. Casey Parker
Sophia Ali – Dr. Dahlia Qadri
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