ABC Is Expanding Its Seattle Universe With a Grey’s Anatomy Spinoff

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It looks like ABC might be building up its answer to NBC’s Chicago universe of TV programming. The president of ABC Entertainment announced today that Grey’s Anatomy will be getting a spinoff set in a Seattle firehouse. The yet-to-be-titled show is getting a straight-to-series order, and promises to follow a group of brave men and women “as they risk their lives and their hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock.” Considering it’s a Shondaland production, both of these things are unsurprising. If NBC has Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D., it seems reasonable to suspect that we’ll get a Shonda-sponsored Seattle P.D. before too long. If ABC really wants to be on-brand for the Pacific Northwest, though, they need to get Rhimes on a rom-dramedy called Seattle Coffee about a coffee shop where all the baristas are hooking up, and a salacious nighttime soap called Pike’s Place, centered around a queer female lead named Pike. You have your marching orders. Now go forth.

ABC Expanding Seattle Universe With Grey’s Anatomy Spinoff