Station 19 is the latest Shondaland show that you could swear you've heard so much about, but what do you really know?
The Grey's Anatomy spin-off will give TGIT fans an inside look into the lives and drama of the firefighters of Seattle's Station 19. It'll be filled with the same action, emotional speeches and steamy hookups that you've learned to love on other Shondaland shows like Grey's, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, but this time with fire! You can take that literally and metaphorically.
Here's everything you need to know about the spin-off and what to expect when Station 19 becomes your next TGIT addiction.
When is it airing?
The first episode of Station 19 will premiere at 9/8c on Thursday, March 22 with a special two-hour premiere after Grey's. However, you'll get your first introduction to Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) in a crossover episode of Grey's on March 1.
Who are the firefighters?
Andy Herrera (Ortiz): Every Shondaland show needs a female heroine. Andy is your girl for Station 19. She's strong, independent and ready to take over when her father, Captain Pruitt, is taken out of commission in the first episode.
Capt. Pruitt Herrera (Miguel Sandoval): He's the guy in charge and expects the most out of his team, especially his daughter Andrea, better known as Andy. He collapses during a fire in the first episode which will leave his seat at the station open, at least temporarily.
Ben Warren (Jason George): He's your main connection to Grey Sloan Memorial hospital. After training as a surgeon, Ben left the medical field to become a firefighter at Station 19 and is the newest member of the squad.
Lt. Jack Gibson (Grey Damon): Hello McFire! Please meet your eye candy of Station 19, who has some obvious sparks with Andy right off the bat.
Victoria (Vic) Hughes (Barrett Doss): Vic is the second most rookie of the team — after Ben — and "everyone's little sister." She loves all of her coworkers, is the station sweetheart and she's best friends with Travis.
Travis Montgomery (Jay Hayden): Travis is "very loyal and protective" of his fellow firefighters and considers them to be his family. He's like their guardian angel.
Maya Bishop (Danielle Savre): Maya Bishop is an Olympic Gold Medalist — though we don't know what sport she earned it for yet. She's Andy's ride-or-die girl friend.
Dean Miller (Okierete Onaodowan): Dean Miller is the "bad boy with a big heart." We can tell from the trailer he's not afraid to find the bright side of this tough job and use it to his advantage, which we can't hate on.
Ryan Tanner (Alberto Frezza): Ryan is a police officer who grew up a few houses down from the Herrera family. He was a troubled kid but managed to turn his life around and become a positive force in the community.
Where's the drama?
You better believe there will be some tension when the Captain can't return to work at the fire station and Andy has to prove that she's ready to take on the responsibility of her father's position. However, that's going to be complicated because there's already a love triangle forming between Andy, Station 19 hottie Jack and her childhood best friend Ryan. That's going to make for some awesomely awkward staff meetings.
Is there a trailer?
Yes! At the top of this post.
Where's Station 19?
Seattle! The firehouse is actually just three blocks down from Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Will it crossover with Grey's Anatomy?
You bet! In fact, Andy Herrera (Ortiz) already made her first appearance on Grey's Anatomy to introduce her to the TGIT audience. We can't tell how often but crossovers will happen as need be when fire victims need to be taken to the hospital or catastrophic events take place that require both teams to be on the scene.
What about the other Shondaland shows?
Sorry, don't get your hopes up too high. It's never been established that Grey's and Scandal are in the same universe (and as of March 1, Scandal will share a universe with How to Get Away with Murder). However, there is still potential for Station 19 and For the People to crossover — except For the People takes place in New York. Maybe save that dream for later seasons.
Will there be any special guest stars?
When does it air again?
Station 19 premieres March 22 at 9/8c on ABC and continues Thursdays at 9 p.m. for the rest of the season.
Additional reporting by Lindsay MacDonald