‘Station 19’ canceled after season 7 shortened: Shonda Rhimes and Jenna Lee Ortiz react – LSB

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Station 19 Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes And the star Jaina Lee Ortiz He spoke after ABC confirmed that Gray’s Anatomy The spinoff will end with an abbreviated 10-episode Season 7.

“Grateful for this unforgettable tour,” Rhimes, 53, wrote via Instagram on Friday, December 8. A sincere tribute to the exceptional actors whose brilliance brought the characters to life and to the viewers who continue to make this possible! Thank you for the magic, moments and memories. #Station19.”

Ortiz, who plays firefighter Andy Herrera, shared Rhimes’ post on her Instagram Story, adding, “We’re still processing this…the love is so deep. Thank you Shonda ❤️.”

Boris Kodjoe, who plays fellow firefighter Robert Sullivan, hinted that he was raising his head amid the news. “So many fires left to fight. Back to work. 🔥 #Season7,” Kodjo, 50, wrote alongside a photo of himself in costume on Friday.

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Station 19created by Stacey Mackeyfollows a squad of Seattle firefighters near Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital, where they are based Gray’s Anatomy It is happening. Doctor turned firefighter Ben Warren (Jason George(Married to hospital president Miranda Bailey)Chandra WilsonWhile firefighter Maya Bishop (Daniel Safer) is in a romantic relationship with obstetrician Carina DeLuca (Stefania Spampinato). This was the second prime-time showing of the medical drama. The first was Special trainingWhich ran for five seasons from 2007 to 2013.

Station 19 was canceled after season 7 was shortened, Shonda Rhimes and Jenna Lee Ortiz react

Station 19

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News of the cancellation came just two days after the cast returned to begin filming again after WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes delayed production.

“For seven seasons Station 19 It was a highlight of ABC’s lineup thanks to Shonda and Betsy’s incredible vision, lovable characters, and compelling storytelling. Craig ErwichThe Disney Television Group president told Deadline in a statement on Friday. “With tares [Clack] And Peter [Paige] And on top of the upcoming farewell season, we have a lot to look forward to, most notably celebrating the show’s 100th episode.

Zoanne Clack and Peter Paige were announced as new entrants to the show earlier this year, taking over the reins from Christa Vernoff. Paige is also sad about Freeform’s cancellation Good problem After five seasons, a drama he created (which was inspired by his other creation, Sponsor it).

“Well, yesterday was pretty surreal: #Station19 is coming to an end, and #GoodTrouble has been cancelled,” Paige wrote via Twitter. X (formerly Twitter) On Saturday, December 9th. “Not a great day – I’m still wrapping my head around the news. These shows (along with #TheFosters) have been my home and family for over the past decade.

He added, “I was surrounded by talented, good, kind people who truly believed in using the power of television to make the world a better place. There are no words to express how these shows changed me, nor to express my gratitude.”

“My love to the cast, the writers, the crew, everyone at Shondaland, the people from the networks who supported the shows, and especially the fans – none of this would be possible without all of you. Thank you,” Paige concluded. “And although I am sad, I I feel so much more grateful. “We really are the lucky ones.”

Station 19 It will end with a total of 105 episodes. Season 7 will premiere on ABC on Thursday, March 14 at 10 PM ET.

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