15 Shows Like ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to Add to Your Streaming Queue

From 'ER' to 'Code Black'

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If you've Googled fan theories about Teddy's fate or spent hours contemplating what's next for Simone on Grey's Anatomy, then perhaps it's time for your streaming queue to get an upgrade. Or, more specifically, to include a few binge-watch shows like Grey's.

According to Deadline, the ABC drama got renewed for a 20th season in March 2023, further expanding its record as the longest-running primetime medical drama. So far, we know that the upcoming season will be the first to not feature Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) as a series regular, although she'll continue to serve as an executive producer and do voiceovers.

Pompeo told Variety, "It’s a little bit of trickery, because I’m not completely gone...Meredith’s character left to go to Boston because her daughter needed to go to a special school. I will be making some appearances hopefully next year, if I can find some time."

She added, "It’s not a complete goodbye. And I think we’ve got an interesting story to tell." 

We'll be keeping an eye out for season 20 updates, but for now, we're turning our attention to these 15 must-watch dramas that bear a striking resemblance to the hit show. Not only does each series offer a dramatized look at medicine, but they also examine the characters’ interpersonal relationships.

From New Amsterdam to Chicago Med, keep reading for 15 TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy.

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1. Station 19

  • Cast: Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Boris Kodjoe, Chandra Wilson
  • Number of seasons: 6

This Grey’s Anatomy spin-off follows Dr. Miranda Bailey’s husband, Ben Warren. It documents his journey working as a firefighter alongside Andy Herrera, the hardworking daughter of the head of the firehouse. Station 19 often has crossover events with Grey’s, so we highly recommend you give it a try.

2. Private Practice

  • Cast: Kate Walsh, Benjamin Bratt, Kadee Strickland, Taye Diggs, Audra McDonald
  • Number of seasons: 6

Another Grey’s Anatomy spin-off—but this time, it follows Dr. Addison Montgomery. After her infamous divorce with Derek Shepherd, the neonatal surgeon gets a fresh start in Los Angeles, where she joins a clinic that’s run by her friends, Sam and Naomi.

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3. New Amsterdam

  • Cast: Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims
  • Number of seasons: 5

Some doctors are put off by the always-charming Dr. Max Goodwin, who joins the team as the new medical director. He’s determined to reconfigure the hospital’s outdated hierarchy, no matter the costs.

4. The Night Shift

  • Cast: Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Ken Leung, Brendan Fehr
  • Number of seasons: 4

Meet T.C. Callahan, a night-shift doctor at San Antonio Memorial. His job is highly critical, since he runs the emergency room, which often presents dangerous cases.

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5. Code Black

  • Cast: Marcia Gay Harden, Raza Jaffrey, Bonnie Somerville, Melanie Chandra
  • Number of seasons: 3

In this hospital, “Code Black” refers to when the influx of patients outweighs the facility’s resources. This series follows the staff of the nation’s busiest emergency room as they race to save lives.

6. Saving Hope

  • Cast: Erica Durance, Michael Shank, Huse Madhavji
  • Number of seasons: 5

Chief of Surgery Charlie Harris ends up in a coma, forcing his fiancé Alex Reid to work alongside another surgeon to save his life. In a weird twist of fate, Dr. Harris “departs” his body and begins wandering the hospital as a spirit.

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7. Chicago Med

  • Cast: Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel DiPillo
  • Number of seasons: 8

The series introduces viewers to the elite team at The Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. Similar to Grey’s, it documents their most challenging cases, along with their interpersonal relationships.

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8. Transplant

  • Cast: Hamza Haq, Laurence Leboeuf, Ayisha Issa
  • Number of seasons: 4

Dr. Bashir Hamed flees his homeland in search of a new life in Canada. Although he already has a medical degree from Syria, he must redo his training if he wants to continue practicing. As a result, he becomes a resident at Toronto’s biggest emergency department, where he’s forced to prove himself.

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9. ER

  • Cast: George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Anthony Edwards, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle
  • Number of seasons: 15

When it comes to shows like Grey's Anatomy, ER is as close as you'll get. Over 15 seasons and 331 episodes, ER followed the issues that doctors and other hospital personnel faced within the emergency room of Cook County General Hospital.

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10. House

  • Cast: Hugh Laurie, Olivia Wilde, Omar Epps, Kal Penn, Amber Tamblyn
  • Number of seasons: 8

Laurie stars as the brilliant Dr. Gregory House, who has a knack for solving difficult cases that range from rare diseases to extreme physical injuries. The only problem? He struggles with a drug addiction and doesn't take well to authority, which causes him to clash with his peers and dismiss most of the hospital rules. From romances to bitter rivalries, this series will quickly fill the Grey's-shaped void.

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11. Nurse Jackie

  • Cast: Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Haaz Sleiman
  • Number of seasons: 7

It bears a few similarities to House, since it revolves around a nurse who's dealing with a drug addiction, personal drama and a broken health care system. The series takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, and Falco delivers a captivating, unforgettable performance.

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12. The Good Doctor

  • Cast: Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Hill Harper
  • Number of seasons: 6

Tension and awkwardness ensue when Dr. Shaun Murphy, a skilled surgeon with autism, becomes a new resident at the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, thanks to his unfiltered commentary and often unpredictable outbursts. Seeing him navigate his day-to-day tasks, while dealing with past trauma and personal issues, is more than enough to keep any viewer on the edge of their seat.

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13. Nurses

  • Cast: Tiera Skovbye, Natasha Calis, Jordan Johnson-Hinds
  • Number of seasons: 2

This Canadiam gem follows a group of promising nurses who work in a busy Toronto hospital. Though it only lasted for two seasons, the show does a phenomenal job of shedding light on the lives of young nurses as they deal with emergencies, complex cases and ethical dilemmas.

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14. The Resident

  • Cast: Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Bruce Greenwood, Manish Dayal
  • Number of seasons: 6

Grey's has never shied away from timely, controversial topics, and the same goes for The Resident, which follows the staff of the fictional Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. Aside from following their personal lives, the drama expertly tackles hospital politics and ethical issues.

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15. Scrubs

  • Cast: Zach Braff, Donald Adeosun Faison, John C. McGinley
  • Number of seasons: 9

The tone of the series is quite different, since it's more light-hearted and comedic, but like Grey's Anatomy, it focuses on the complicated lives of doctors and nurses. J.D.'s imaginative daydreams and the slapstick comedy provide a welcome balance to the more emotional episodes.

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