Here’s How to Watch ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ For Free to See the Return of Addison & More Surprise Cast Members

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After months of waiting, Grey’s Anatomy is back for season 19! And the good news doesn’t end there: Fans also have a few ways on how watch Grey’s Anatomy live online for free this year, and we’re diving into each of those options below.

Grey’s Anatomy, created by Shonda Rhimes, premiered in March 2005 with original cast members Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey), Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang), Katherine Heigl (Izzie Stevens), T.R. Knight (George O’Malley), Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey), James Pickens Jr. (Richard Webber), Isaiah Washington (Preston Burke) and Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd.) More than 15 years later, only three original cast members remain: Pompeo, Wilson and Pickens. But season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy may have some other blasts from the past in store for fans.

For everything there is to know about season 19 of the beloved ABC medical drama—from how to watch Grey’s Anatomy live online for free, to when season 19 airs—just keep on reading below!

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When does Grey’s Anatomy 2022 air?

Grey’s Anatomy season 19 airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

How to watch Grey’s Anatomy 2022 live online

How can fans watch Grey’s Anatomy live online? Grey’s Anatomy airs on ABC, which is available to stream on services like Hulu+ With Live TV and Fubo TV. Fubo TV costs $64.99 per month, while Hulu+ With Live TV costs $69.99 per month and also comes with free subscriptions to Disney Plus (a value of $7.99 per month) and ESPN Plus (a value of $6.99 per month.) Grey’s Anatomy is also available to stream on Hulu, which costs $6.99 per month for its ad-supported plan and $12.99 per month for its ad-free plan, the day after it airs.

Hulu also offers a student discount for $1.99 per month for its ad-supported plan (which saves users $5 per month or $60 per year.) Users can also subscribe to The Disney Bundle, which includes Hulu’s ad-supported plan, Disney+ and ESPN+ for $13.99 per month. The bundle saves users about $8 per month from subscribing to each service individually.

How to watch Grey’s Anatomy 2022 live online for free

How can one watch Grey’s Anatomy live online for free? Read on for our tips and tricks to stream Grey’s Anatomy season 19 for little to no cost.

Watch Grey’s Anatomy With Fubo TV’s Free Trial

The best way to watch Grey’s Anatomy online for free is with Fubo TV’s free trial. Fubo TV offers a seven-day free trial. Along with ABC,  Fubo TV offers more than 100 channels, including NBC, CNN and CBS, at least 250 hour of DVR and a streaming library with hundreds of hours of TV shows and movies. After the free trial ends, Fubo TV costs $69.99 per month, so be sure to cancel it before you’re charged.

Watch Grey’s Anatomy With Hulu’s Free Trial

Hulu is the most affordable option to watch Grey’s Anatomy if you can wait a day. The service offers a seven-day free trial and upload new episodes of ABC shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, less than 24 hours after they air live. Though you can’t watch episodes live (unless you subscribe to Hulu+ With Live TV), Hulu—which offers more than 1650 TV shows and 2,500 movies along with Abbott Elementary—starts at $6.99 per month for its basic subscription with ads. It’s ad-fee plan costs $12.99 per month. Both plans come with a 30-day free trial, so users can test it out before committing to a subscription.

Watch Grey’s Anatomy With Verizon’s Free Disney+, Hulu & ESPN+ Bundle

If you’re a Verizon customer (or know someone who is), there is another free option. For a limited time, customers with unlimited plans, such as Get More Unlimited and Play More Unlimited, have access to Verizon’s complimentary The Disney Bundle, which includes Disney+, Hulu and ESPN. Disney+ and ESPN are nice, but Hulu is the real reward here to watch Abbott Elementary online for free. So how do you claim your free Hulu subscription? Well, Verizon has a FAQ here that explains the steps a Verizon customer needs to take to access Disney+ for free, but here’s the gist: Go to My Verizon site or the My Verizon App. In the app, go to the Plans & Devices page and click Explore Adds. On the site, choose Account on the top menu and click Add Ons & Apps. There, customers will be able to choose The Disney Bundle, which includes Disney+, Hulu and ESPN. After choosing the bundle, click Get It Now. Enter the email address you want to use for your subscriptions, check your email for confirmation and voila.

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Who is in the Grey’s Anatomy 2022 cast?

Who’s in the Grey’s Anatomy season 19 cast? Original cast members Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey), Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey) and James Pickens Jr. (Richard Webber) are all confirmed to return for season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy. They will also be joined by other returning cast members Kevin McKidd (Owen Hunt), Camilla Luddington (Jo Wilson) and Kim Raver (Teddy Altman), according to Deadline.

There are also some surprise casting announcements for fans on season 19 of Grey’s Anatomy—including the return of Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, who played Dr. Derek Shepherd’s estranged wife on the series from season 1 to season 3. See below for the full Grey’s Anatomy season 19 cast.

  • Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey
  • Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey
  • James Pickens Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber
  • Kevin McKidd as Dr. Owen Hunt
  • Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd
  • Camilla Luddington as Dr. Jo Wilson
  • Kelly McCreary as Dr. Maggie Pierce
  • Kim Raver as Dr. Teddy Altman
  • Jake Borelli as Dr. Levi Schmitt
  • Chris Carmack as Dr. Atticus “Link” Lincoln
  • Anthony Hill as Dr. Winston Ndugu 
  • Alexis Floyd as Dr. Simone Griffith
  • Niko Terho as Dr. Lucas Adams
  • Midori Francis as Dr. Mika Yasuda
  • Adelaide Kane as Dr. Jules Millin
  • Harry Shum Jr. as Dr. Benson “Blue” Kwan
  • Jaicy Elliot as Dr. Taryn Helm
  • Scott Speedman as Dr. Nick Marsh
  • Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Montgomery
  • Debbie Allen as Dr. Catherine Fox
  • Marla Gibbs as Joyce Ward

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC. Stream the next day on Hulu.

How to Save a Life: Inside the Story of Grey's Anatomy

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How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy

For more about Grey’s Anatomy, read Lynette Rice’s behind-the-scenes book, How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy. In the New York Times Bestseller, Rice investigates the past decade and a half of Grey’s Anatomy and reveals the never-before-told stories behind the controversial exits (and firings) of cast members like Isaiah Washington, Katherine Heigl and Patrick Dempsey, who left the show after accusations he “terrorized the set.” How to Save a Life is a must-read for any Grey’s Anatomy fan.

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