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It may seem like a morbid thought to have going into the new Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, but any fan of the parent series can recognize that stable or present parenting was not a common occurrence for the staff of Seattle Grace Hospital. In fact, it’s a rarity that anyone on the show has more than one parent to fall back on, if they have any at all.

Series creator Shonda Rhimes hints at the intent behind this in a 2006 interview with Jet magazine. “I really wanted to do a show about people who spend so much time at work that their personal life plays out there,” Rhimes explains. That leaves little room for external personal affairs, meaning cutting down parental dramas was almost a necessity. While not everyone is without a father or mother figure, it is rare. With Rhimes also working on the Station 19 spin-off, it’s not unthinkable that the cast of characters, including lead Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz), will have their own tragedy surrounding their parents or lack thereof.

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