Grey's Anatomy season 19 release date and time — how to watch online right now

(L to R) Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and James Pickens Jr as Richard Webber in Grey's Anatomy season 19 poster art
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It’s time to watch Grey's Anatomy season 19 online, and when you check in, you’ll hail to a new chief: Meredith Grey has taken a new role when we get the return of the long-running ABC medical drama. Grey's Anatomy season 19 is bringing big changes to the show — including less of star Ellen Pompeo. 

Grey's Anatomy season 19 start time, channel

Grey's Anatomy season 19 airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 2 a.m. UK, 12 p.m. AEDT.
• Watch in the US: ABC via Fubo
• Watch in the UK: Disney Plus

Last time on Grey's Anatomy, Meredith had taken on the position of interim chief of surgery after Bailey (Chandra Wilson) quit — just as Grey Sloan's residency program had been shut down. She also seemingly broke up with Nick (Scott Speedman) when he suggested she move to Minnesota to be with him and run her clinic full-time.

Season 19 picks up six months later, with Meredith still in charge. The residency program has been reinstated, and she welcomes a new batch of interns to the hospital. They are thrown into the thick of things when a tornado sends multiple injured patients to the ER.

Meredith will also see Nick for the first time since she rejected his offer. Meanwhile, Bailey tells Richard (James Pickens Jr.) that she's not ready to come back to work. 

Aside from the new faces, the biggest change to Grey's Anatomy season 19 is that Pompeo will only appear in eight episodes. She's limiting her role to star in an untitled Hulu limited series inspired by the true story of a couple who adopts what they believe to be an 8-year-old girl but discovers she isn't who she seems to be.

Here's everything you need to watch Grey's Anatomy season 19. Plus, watch the trailer below:

How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 19 from anywhere on Earth

Just because ABC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss Grey's Anatomy season 19 if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

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How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 19 in the US

In the U.S., fans can watch Grey's Anatomy season 19 premiere today (Thursday, Oct. 6) at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

ABC is a broadcast network that can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch ABC on a live TV service, like FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.

Of these options, we recommend Fubo, one of the best streaming services on the market. Its affordable Pro Plan comes with over 120 channels, including all the broadcast networks. 


Fubo.TV offers a 7-day free trial so you check out all of its features without paying upfront. Fubo's channel lineup includes local networks like ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox as well as cable favorites  such as ESPN, AMC, Food Network, FX, MTV, Syfy and more.

After airing live on ABC, Grey's Anatomy season 19 episodes are also available to stream the next day on Hulu.

How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 19 in Canada

In the Great North, Canadians can tune into Grey's Anatomy season 19 at the same day and time as Americans on CTV, and the CTV app.

Cord cutters can access their services easily with ExpressVPN.

How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 19 in the UK

A major change for British fans of Grey's Anatomy. Previous seasons aired on Sky Witness, usually a few weeks after they premiered in the U.S.

However, Grey's Anatomy season 19 is moving to Disney Plus UK and will begin Oct. 26. 

Anyone abroad who wants to watch Grey's Anatomy season 19 live with the services they already pay for should check out ExpressVPN.

How to watch Grey's Anatomy season 19 in Australia

Aussies can also watch Grey's Anatomy season 19 on Disney Plus Australia starting Oct. 26.

If you're traveling abroad in the country and want to watch Grey's Anatomy season 19 live, access your services with the help of ExpressVPN.

Grey's Anatomy season 19 new cast members

Grey's has many a new faces this season with four first-year surgical residents. 

Alexis Floyd plays Simone Griffin, an achiever who has concerns about working in the hospital where she has some traumatic history. Niko Terho plays Lucas Adams, also a first-year surgical resident, who is a smoldering charmer. Midori Francis is Mika Yasuda, whose life as a middle-child set her up to not get much attention. Adelaide Kane plays Jules Millin, an ultra-professional who also breaks the rules. Glee's Harry Shum Jr. is Daniel “Blue” Kwan, who is giving, competitive and expects success. That will practically have to go wrong. 

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Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.