Transitioning from one career to another can be a difficult experience, even if you’re just acting. After playing a surgeon for so many years on Grey’s Anatomy, Jason George’s character, Dr. Ben Warren, has given up his scalpel for a hose — he’s taken a job as a Seattle firefighter on ABC’s new drama, Station 19. While the two professions are both about saving lives, they go about it in very different ways. So, after being immersed in medical practices and terminology on Grey’s, how did he go about making the transition to fighting fires? (Click on the media bar below to hear Jason George)
Station 19 airs Thursday nights at 9/8c, right after Grey’s Anatomy, on ABC.
When the new Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff, Station 19, premieres next month, it will feature something unusual: a Latina in the lead role. Jaina Lee Ortiz gives a lot of credit to the show’s producer, Shonda Rhimes, for putting the spotlight on strong women in her shows. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jaina Lee Ortiz)
Station 19 joins the ABC Thursday night lineup on March 22.
Jason George may have come to the Grey’s Anatomy party late — he joined the cast in the show’s sixth season — but if all goes well, his character will live on well after Grey’s has gone away. George stars in the new spinoff Station 19, which has Dr. Ben Warren transitioning into a new job and a new life as a Seattle firefighter. George is the only Grey’s star making the move to Station 19, so it’s really an all-new show, but George says that playing the same character in a new setting makes the new job a very comfortable one for him. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jason George)