"Grey's Anatomy" fans are no doubt delighted by an upcoming spinoff from the ABC series, which was announced recently. While this comes as a good news, the question about how the spinoff will be different from the original show remains.

What the spin-off will be all about

According to reports, the "Greys Anatomy" spinoff will be helmed by no other than the original series' showrunner herself, Stacy McKee. As expected, Shonda Rhimes will remain as one of the executive producers along with Betsy Beers. The spinoff will center around the heroic story of firefighters.

There is no definite title yet for the spinoff of ABC's critically acclaimed medical drama.

However, this continuation will ideally be launched in one of the original show's episodes. As for Channing Dungey, the ABC Entertainment President, “No one can interweave the jeopardy firefighters face in the line of duty with the drama in their personal lives quite like Shonda, and ‘Grey’s’ signature Seattle setting is the perfect backdrop for this exciting spinoff.”

Untitled spinoff's possible release

It can be recalled that "Private Practice" is the first spinoff of the long-running drama. The show ran for six seasons before it finally ended. The series focus on the life of Kate Walsh's role as Dr. Addison Forbes. It started in 2007 and bid its goodbye in 2013.

Now, like #GreysAnatomy, the new series will be set in Seattle. The planted episode is expected to launch on Season 13 finale, where an explosion at the hospital will reportedly happen.

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Moreover, showrunner McKee wrote most of the original show's episodes.

Considering her promotion from being just a simple staff writer, her veterans is expected to deliver a good result. On the other hand, the decision to come up with a new series is due to the series' continuous ace performance on ABC.

On the other hand, the decision to come up with a new series is due to the series' continuous ace performance on ABC. This is since the show debuted in 2005. Rhimes aims to have at least five shows on schedule in the network. "Grey's," "Scandal," "For the People," "Murder," and the new spinoff. If fate is on her side, "Still Star-Crossed" might become the six show she has on the air.

"Grey's Anatomy" season 13 achieved 3.5 ratings in Nielsen’s live-plus-7 with 11.3 million viewers. Furthermore, Rhimes is also planning for the possible spinoff of "Scandal," pertaining to the storyline of B613.