Everything We Know About ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14 (PHOTOS)

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Everything We Know About ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14 (PHOTOS)

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Everything We Know About ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14 (PHOTOS)

What’s the prognosis for Grey’s Anatomy Season 14? Drama, of course.

But it’s also going to be a lighter, sexier season, the stars say — with new faces joining the show and familiar faces coming back for more action.

The season is still weeks away, though, so our prescription for you is to click through the slides of this gallery. Just be warned: Side effects include spoilers.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 premieres on Thursday, September 28, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Everything We Know About ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14 (PHOTOS)
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Season 14 premieres on September 28

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Season 14 premieres on September 28

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That’s Thursday, September 28, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, to be exact.

In fact, the last time a season of Grey’s premiered any time other than the week of September 21-28 was Season 1.

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We’re getting a two-hour premiere

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We’re getting a two-hour premiere

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Twice the episode for twice the fun! Shonda knows how to treat us.

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The first episode is titled “Break Down the House”

The first episode is titled “Break Down the House”

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It was written by new showrunner Krista Vernoff, who’s returning to the show for the first time since Season 7, and directed by exec producer/star Debbie Allen.

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Season 14 picks up right where Season 13 left off

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Season 14 picks up right where Season 13 left off

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The docs will still be reeling from the hospital explosion and from now-departed doc Stephanie’s brush with death.

“There’s obviously some damage to the hospital,” Kelly McCreary tells Entertainment Weekly.

“But it is, in true Grey’s Anatomy style, a completely surmountable obstacle, because we are superhuman doctors.

“It serves more as a metaphor of the transformation that the show is going to go through tonally.”

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Season 14 won’t be as dark as Season 13

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Season 14 won’t be as dark as Season 13

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“It’s lighter this season,” Kelly McCreary continues.

“The hospital definitely is undergoing some changes in the form of a new crop of students coming in.

“It’ll look a bit different in certain areas, and some relationships have come to an end or are blossoming, so repairing the damage is more of a metaphor.”

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Season 14 will introduce a spin-off

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Season 14 will introduce a spin-off

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This spin-off, as of yet untitled, will focus on the firefighters of Seattle and will premiere in early 2018. (Here’s everything we know about that show.)

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Owen’s sister will be back, with a new face

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Owen’s sister will be back, with a new face

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We’ll see more of Megan Hunt now that she’s been found, though she’ll be played by Timeless star Abigail Spencer.

(Bridget Regan, who played Megan last season, couldn’t return because she’s filming The Last Ship.)

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Teddy Altman will be back, too

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Teddy Altman will be back, too

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We last saw the cardiothoracic surgeon in Season 8, when Owen generously fired her so that she could pursue her dream job at MEDCOM in Germany… which happens to be the army facility to which Megan Hunt, Owen’s sis, was transferred en route to Seattle.

Kim Raver is bringing the character back for multiple episodes in Season 14, and we imagine Teddy will help Megan in her recovery and her acclimation to Seattle.

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The cast and crew have been filming in Seattle

The cast and crew have been filming in Seattle

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It’s the first time in a decade Grey’s Anatomy has filmed where it’s actually based — instead of, y’know, a Hollywood soundstage — and these exterior scenes will be interspersed throughout Season 14, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Cast members have filmed scenes on a ferry — you know how much Grey’s loves its ferries! — and at the real-life house that plays Meredith’s house.

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Camilla Luddington promises a “sexy” season

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Camilla Luddington promises a “sexy” season

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Especially because the Alex-Jo-DeLuca love triangle is still a thing, as Camilla tells TV Guide:

“This season’s going to be very sexy … I can imagine [Jo] maybe feeling a little bit jealous if DeLuca started dating someone else.

“But I think she's at a time in her life right now where she has to deal with her own emotional journey and what she’s going through in her past ... before she really jumps straight into a relationship with someone else.

“There’s some stuff that she has to work through.”

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Spoiler alert: Alex and Jo will get back together

Spoiler alert: Alex and Jo will get back together

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Footage from the Seattle set shows Alex playfully chasing Jo in a park, and once he catches up to her, they embrace and kiss.

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Paul Stadler, Jo’s abusive ex, will be back

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Paul Stadler, Jo’s abusive ex, will be back

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Alex and Jo better watch out!

Glee alum Matthew Morrison said he’ll be reprising his Grey’s role.  

“I have a big role in Grey’s Anatomy coming up,” he told The Argonaut in an interview published on August 2.

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Jo is advancing in her career

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Jo is advancing in her career

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“We will absolutely explore Jo’s story more,” Camilla Luddington told TVLine.

In fact, Camilla heard rumblings that Jo will take her board examinations and find another mentor.

“This season Jo may feel inspired by someone again,” she says.

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We’ll meet DeLuca’s sister, another medical professional

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We’ll meet DeLuca’s sister, another medical professional

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“We are bringing my sister [in] as a new character,” Giacomo Gianniotti told ETOnline.

“She is going to be a new presence at the hospital. She comes from Italy, as my character is Italian, and you get to see us exchanging some blows in Italian, which will be very interesting

“Her profession, although we can’t disclose it, is a very interesting one. It’s going to keep a lot of the doctors on their toes, make some doctors uncomfortable, [and] some people will be glad about [her coming on]. She’ll stir things up with a European background and take on medicine.”

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Carina DeLuca will be played by Stefania Spampinato

Carina DeLuca will be played by Stefania Spampinato

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The 35-year-old actress and dancer is Sicilian and had a two-episode arc on USA’s Satisfaction in 2015.

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Eliza Minnick won’t be back

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Eliza Minnick won’t be back

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We’re one step closer to a Calzona reunion, people!

Eliza, the education consultant that wooed Arizona, was fired in the Season 13 finale, and TVLine confirms that Marika Domińczyk won’t be returning for Season 14.

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What’s the prognosis for Grey’s Anatomy Season 14? Drama, of course.

But it’s also going to be a lighter, sexier season, the stars say — with new faces joining the show and familiar faces coming back for more action.

The season is still weeks away, though, so our prescription for you is to click through the slides of this gallery. Just be warned: Side effects include spoilers.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 premieres on Thursday, September 28, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.