“Grey’s Anatomy” will launch a spinoff series next season, a decade-plus after the debut of its first spinoff, “Private Practice.”

The new show will launch midway through the 2017-18 season. It has a straight-to-series order from the network and will be created by “Grey’s” veteran Stacy McKee (pictured above), with Shondaland principals Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers also executive producing.

The spinoff will be set in a Seattle fire station and follow the lives and work of the crew there, presumably with occasional interactions with the staff at Grey Sloan Memorial.

“No one can interweave the jeopardy firefighters face in the line of duty with the drama in their personal lives quite like Shonda, and ‘Grey’s’ signature Seattle setting is the perfect backdrop for this exciting spinoff,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey says in a statement.

The new show will likely be introduced during an episode of “Grey’s” next season.

“Private Practice” spun off from “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2007 and ran for six seasons.

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Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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