ABC has announced that Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19 has been renewed for a fourth season.
“Krista Vernoff is a sharp, superb storyteller and we’re so grateful to her – along with the talented cast and crew – for all they’ve done to make ’Station 19’ thrive this season,” said Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment. “This addictive, rich show is hitting series highs this year for a reason, and we can’t wait to deliver more great stories to our passionate audience.”
Per ABC, Station 19 is averaging 13.5 million viewers and a 3.7 rating in adults 18-49 in Live+35 viewing on both digital and linear platforms. Season three is currently pacing as the show’s most watched yet, growing 9% over season two.
The bump is a combination of the showrunner change, as the show underwent a soft reboot once creator Stacy McKee exited and Vernoff came aboard; the earlier time slot; and the more frequent crossovers with Grey’s. Considering the show’s health right now and ABC’s desire to foster its drama universe, it seems likely that Station will return in the fall, possibly with its first 22-episode order.
The renewal for Station 19 makes it the third ABC drama to get a pass to 2020-21, joining The Good Doctor, which was renewed last month, and Grey’s. The latter is going into the second season of a two-season renewal.
Station 19 airs Thursdays at 8:00 on ABC.