‘Grey’s Anatomy’: 3 Medical Dramas to Stream Now While Awaiting the Season 17 Premiere – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

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Grey’s Anatomy fans are anxiously awaiting the return of the long-running medical drama. However, there is still no premiere date set for season 17. The show will return sometime in the fall of 2020. In the meantime, fans can stream these three medical dramas instead.

Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on 'Grey's Anatomy'
Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Raymond Liu/ABC via Getty Images

‘The Resident’ has more medicine than the drama of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

The Fox series The Resident follows senior resident Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) as he leads first-year residents in both the good and bad of medicine. In the first of the three seasons, Conrad teaches Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) what it’s like to balance his moral compass with a hospital’s business.

“It’s soapy, but in a different way than Grey’s,” one fan of both shows wrote on Reddit. “GA is a hospital with doctors who act like teenagers. The Resident is more about fighting ‘the system’ and good people vs. bad people. I like the entire main cast as far as acting is concerned.”

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The series, which was renewed for a fourth season, focuses more on the medicine than the drama.

“The Resident is more in your face about the fact that it’s a medical drama [than Grey’s Anatomy],” another fan wrote. “There is a bit of the romantic drama, but it’s not the main focus of the show. There’s love triangles, but not love dodecahedrons. We’re not going to go an episode and forget these characters are doctors.”

‘9-1-1’ has the traumatic emergencies of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Grey’s Anatomy fans also compare another Fox drama, 9-1-1, to the long-running series. While the four-season drama is not set inside a hospital, it shares many of the same intense situations that Grey’s Anatomy does. 9-1-1 follows first responders, including police officers, firefighters, and dispatchers, into various high-pressure emergencies. It also revolves around the main characters’ problems in their own life, as Grey’s does. 

“It’s a workplace drama with a found family, a warm heart, and characters with internal conflicts of varying intensity,” one Redditor wrote about 9-1-1.”

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9-1-1 shares some similarities with the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19 as it follows firefighters in their daily experiences. Many of the scenarios in the Fox drama are from real-life situations.

“911 is the best f*cking show that has come out in years!” another fan added. “It is my new Grey’s Anatomy, I’m totally obsessed with it and can’t wait for season 2!!!!!!!!!!!”

‘New Amsterdam’ has a ‘better balance between medicine and personal drama’

The NBC medical drama New Amsterdam is set in New York City at one of the United States’ oldest public hospitals. Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) becomes the medical director in the pilot episode. The series focuses on his aim to reform the neglected facility by providing better care to patients.

“I love New Amsterdam, and get so excited when new episodes come out,” one Grey’s Anatomy fan wrote on Reddit. “It has just as much drama, but it’s a better balance between medicine and personal drama than Grey’s (in my opinion). I also love that it focuses not just on flashy physical health issues but deep psychological health issues, too.”

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Other fans compare the show to This Is Us and Parenthood, stating that it has the same “vibe.”

“[New Amsterdam] feels much more grown-up and mature,” another fan wrote. “And it has interesting medical cases.”

New Amsterdam is currently streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime.

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