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'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16 Finale To Air Early, Season Cut Short Due To COVID-19

'Grey's Anatomy' Season 16 Finale To Air Early, Season Cut Short Due To COVID-19
March 27, 2020 - 21:08 / Lucas Anderson

Grey's Anatomy season 16 will end early as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The finale episode, which was to air on May 16, will also move to an earlier date. Get all the details below.

Grey's Anatomy is currently airing its 16th season on ABC. But the popular series will shorten its season because of concerns about the coronavirus. The season 16 finale episode will air on April 9 on ABC - instead of its originally scheduled date of May 16.

Grey's Anatomy season 16 finale to air early

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The shortened season means that only two episodes remain in season 16 of Grey's Anatomy. The season's 20th and 21st episodes will be the last of the current season. They air on Thursday, April 2, and Thursday, April 9, both at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT on ABC. 

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Grey's Anatomy cast and production unable to finish season 16

Grey's Anatomy was unable to complete filming for the final four episodes of season 16. ABC has announced that a return date for production is unknown, which means that episode 21, "Put on a Happy Face," will likely serve as the season finale

But Grey's Anatomy was already renewed for a 17th season, which can provide comfort to fans who are disappointed by the news. Tune into ABC for the final two episodes of season 16 on April 2 and April 9.