The firefighter drama will continue in 2020-2021.
March 11, 2020
ABC announced today that Station 19 has been picked up for a fourth season. The good news ensures that the Grey's Anatomy spin-off will stay a part of the network's lineup for the 2020-2021 season.
The firefighter drama premiered as a mid-season entry in 2018 and performed well during its 10-episode springtime run. The show was moved to the network's regular fall schedule for Season 2, but found itself back as in the midseason again this year. Now airing as a lead-in to Grey's Anatomy on Thursday nights, the series is pulling in some of its best viewership numbers ever - proving that its multiple crossover episodes with Grey's are paying off.
Station 19 follows the crew at Seattle Fire Station 19, where everyone from the captain to the rookies puts their hearts and lives on the line regardless of whether they are on duty or off the clock. These heroic men and women are like a big family, and together they risk their lives as first responders in order to save others.
#Station19 is returning for Season 4 AND there’s a new episode tomorrow!? This is the BEST DAY EVER. 🎉 pic.twitter.com/gEmeCnSbq4— Station 19 (@Station19) March 11, 2020
Chicago lineup can handle a TRUE crossover.
Hawaii Five-O and Magnum PI can handle a TRUE crossover.
Hell the DC shows on CW can handle TRUE crossovers.
A real crossover is when the entire story carriers over to the next show to come to a closure of said story.
Warren coming home to his wife and saying I'm sleeping all day and the homeless children going into foster care isn't a TRUE Crossover. Both these events that carried over some weeks ago lasted a whopping 3 minutes tops out of a 42-43 minute show.
The majority of these crossovers have contained about the same amount of crossover meat and shouldn't be called a crossover.
Heck they even screwed up and showed the end of a meet up at the bar between Bishop and the doc then when the show moved to Grey's they showed the beginning of this meetup.
You can carry slight character transitions across shows and not call them a crossover which is pretty much what these so called crossovers have been. Chicago does this all the time. A crime happens here and one of the detectives comes in to question and that's it. This very minor amount of beef is basically what they are doing between these shows and they should not be calling a crossover.
Shows are mentioned as being a crossover so people tune in to see what happens (the outcome) When you don't really deliver an outcome that's really going to stick with viewers this is how a show tanks and ends up being cancelled.
Frankly I believe Grey's is way overdue to get the axe. Their numbers have probably been showing this. So they are grasping straws with these "crossovers" as they call it to increase viewership. If they keep not delivering with these claimed crossovers they not only will kill Grey's (darn I'm crushed) but will also kill Station 19 in the process.
On the other hand Station 19 has become way too much like Grey's with all the relationship drama that take's up more then half the show these days. It didn't start this way but has become this way. It's more like an evening soap opera and is becoming stale in it's own right.
In the end both will be cancelled and replaced with another dumb reality show. LOL