PUBLISHED: 10:41, Fri, Oct 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:41, Fri, Oct 30, 2020
Grey's Anatomy series 16 proved to be a memorable season as it saw the end of Dr Alex Karev's (played by Justin Chambers) time on the show after 15 years. The series will also be remembered because it had to be cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic. There is no need to worry though as the ABC drama had already been renewed for another season.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Grey's Anatomy.
Dr Alex Karev left Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital behind as well as wife Dr Jo Wilson (Camila Luddington).
There was confusion as to why he disappeared until he sent letters to some of his colleagues, including Jo and Dr Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) about how he had reunited with ex-wife Dr Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl).
He found out she had used their frozen embryos to have children after they broke up and was actually the father of five-year-old twins.
Alex is now living in Kansas with his family, leaving Jo heartbroken.
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Grey's Anatomy: When will season 17 start in the UK? (Image: ABC)
Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 had to be cut short because of the pandemic. (Image: ABC)
Season 16 had to be cut short because of the lockdown so while it was intended to have 25 episodes, it ended up only having 21.
The next series won't pick up from where it left either as the first two episodes will begin one month into the pandemic.
In America, these first two episodes of series 17 are going to air on Thursday, November 12, on ABC.
Unfortunately for UK fans, a release date hasn't been announced for these new