ABC | 9:00 pm
Season 17 opens with a two-hour episode that picks up with a slight time jump from the end of Season 16, which had to shut down prematurely due to the coronavirus outbreak. As the action resumes, the pandemic has been raging for a couple of months, and the doctors already are taxed to their limits. The real-life crisis posed challenges off-screen as well, with new camera lenses used to make actors look as if they're standing closer than they really are. Ellen Pompeo and Chandra Wilson return.