‘Grey’s Anatomy Station 19’ Crossover: Which to Watch First When Streaming

After a long winter break, Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 had their first crossover event on March 11. With cord-cutting becoming the norm instead of the exception, many fans need to know which show to watch first when streaming the series.

Greys Anatomy and Station 19 crossover with Kim Raver and Greg Germann
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’ crossover with Kim Raver and Greg Germann | Ron Batzdorff via Getty Images

‘Grey’s Anatomy Station 19’ crossover: How to watch for free without cable

If you no longer have cable, the easiest way to watch Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19’s crossover event is on Hulu. The long-running medical drama and the Seattle firefighters drama are available for streaming the next day after the show airs. If you do not subscribe to Hulu, you could register for a 30-day free trial. 

Individuals with a basic account can only watch four recent episodes. However, those with a Hulu Plus subscription have access to every episode, including the current season. Recent episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 are also available on abc.com the day after.

‘Grey’s Anatomy Station 19’ crossover: Which to watch first

When streaming the Grey’s Anatomy Station 19 crossover event, fans need to watch the firefighter drama before the medical series. When watching live, Station 19 airs at 8 p.m. EST and then Grey’s Anatomy immediately follows at 9 p.m. EST.

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It’s sometimes tricky to figure out which episodes overlap. However, showrunner Krista Vernoff and the writing team follow the same guideline each year. The season premiere and season finale of both shows typically line up for a crossover. Additionally, both shows usually return from their winter break together for a crossover event, similar to the March 11, 2021 spring premieres.

How many seasons of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ are there?

Currently, Grey’s Anatomy is in season 17, while Station 19 is airing season 4. All of the first 16 seasons of the medical drama are available for streaming on Netflix. The first three seasons of Station 19 are also on Netflix.

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Will there be a season 18 of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’? 

While ABC did not renew Grey’s Anatomy yet for season 18, there will likely be another season. Most of the cast and crew did not give a straight answer when asked if season 17 would be the last. However, Chandra Wilson, who portrays Miranda Bailey, gave fans the best clue about season 18.

“Especially in light of what’s happening right now, it’s like, do we want the last season to be about COVID?” Wilson told Entertainment Tonight. “Or do we want us to be able to put some nice ribbons around it with rainbows and balloons and things?”

Since Grey’s Anatomy is still amid the COVID-19 pandemic in season 17, it sounds like they will need a season 18 to wrap things up.