‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 8 Confirmed

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May 19, 2011

Shocking right? A breath of relief came this week with the news that Grey’s Anatomy has been officially picked up for season 8!

This fall, number #1 rated TV drama will return on Thursdays (9:00 p.m.) along with Private Practice (10:00 p.m.) and a new show Charlie’s Angels (8:00 p.m.).

Not much to say in terms of spoilers at this moment except that some of the key actors’ contracts expire after Season 8 ( Ellen Pompeo, the title character, and Patrick Dempsey). Make sure to keep an eye on our Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers page for all the latest updates during the summer.

Feel free to drop a comment to share your hopes and thoughts about season 8!

  • Bobbylyons9

    I think that in season 8 Dreak should be gay. 

  • Bobbylyons9

    Would Merideth have cancer? 

  • Bobbylyons9

    Would Baliey  or Teddy die ? 

  • Lauranicolas

    would izzie come back???

  • Rosenefrat

    when will the new season begin? 

  • Rosenefrat

    when will the new season begin? 

  • Rosenefrat

    when will the new season begin? 

  • Rosenefrat

    when will the new season begin? 

  • http://www.spoilersguide.com/ Matej

    Like every year before, sometime this Fall…

  • Leafsgirl10

     Would Burke come back already!!!

  • Cnhmizzou

    I think George has a better chance than Burke in coming back.  And he’s dead…..so…….

  • ghvuvbku

    even if george was alive burke would make the show more interesting then him.george was annoying

  • jaki

    WTF? are u serious. no that Would SUCK!!! like really…..he cannot be gay! he is married–

  • jaki

    It would be pretty coool if burke comes back…at least final episode. I mean Get over it Grey’s anatomy ppl. he is what makes the show….even now with owen its not as good as it used to be with burke. don’t get me wrong I love owen…just Burke is BURKE> 

  • Sarahoff

     Burke is not coming back the actor’s contract was over and it’s just not gonna happen. who cares anyway he was arrogant and annoying… But I also can’t believe Owen kicked her out what an ass.

  • Sarahoff

     why would she?

  • Sarahoff

     That’s just an idiotic thing to say.

  • Amy Pierce

    I believe it. I think the way she’s behaving about the pregnancy is just incredibly insensitive, especially because she KNOWS he wants kids. Frankly I think if she wasn’t even going to consider it, she shouldn’t even have told him. 

  • Guest

    Burke was the best!! The show was great with him on it. He brought something different to the show that they have been trying to capture since he left. Get over it already and bring him back! That would make Grey’s Anatomy great again!! 

  • Penelope

    I hope the alex get married to Lucy they would be so cute as a married couple they both have that whole bad look down 

  • Mscora_bee

    It Derick and Meredith leave the show will suck.  You guys need to get them new contracts.  I would stop watching the show.  Also Burke needs to come back for Christina.  Owen does not work well with Christina not a good match.

  • Mscora_bee

    If Derick and Meredith leave the show will suck.  You guys need to get
    them new contracts.  I would stop watching the show.  Also Burke needs
    to come back for Christina.  Owen does not work well with Christina not a
    good match.

  • Sarahoff

    Lucy’s gone she backstabbed him and took his job-you seriously think he would still be in a relationship with her?? Yes, before she did that I would have agreed but noww….

  • Sarahoff

    Burke’s not coming back-besides, he was annoying and arrogant anyway and he tried to make christina change.

  • Sarahoff

    Burke’s not coming back-besides, he was annoying and arrogant anyway and he tried to make christina change.

  • Sarahoff

    I agree about the way she is behaving. But, I do think he has a right to know anyway even if it is her decision and she is being inconsiderate of him…

  • Kakya32

    cali and arizona arent as “cute” as they used to be.. their relationship now just feels forced.. if burke came back.. i think it would add some good drama for owen and Cristina.. bc i dont think owen knows about burke and yang!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rebecca-Dugger/100000112688700 Rebecca Dugger

    actually i disagree with u on that.Meridth & derek and the hospital actually make the show

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rebecca-Dugger/100000112688700 Rebecca Dugger

    no one else with play Meredith Grey then Ellen Pompeo.No one else would play derek shepherd better then Patrick Dempsey.There great that why it keeps me hooked on this show.if there no back for season 8.i will not watch the show at all.This has been one of favorite shows Sense there is no more of the show ER.I love all the character the way they are if one of them leaves it gonna suck.so please just get Ellen Pompeo & Patrick Dempsey contracted renewed.Cuz the show with no be the same without them as Meredith & Derek.It been 7 season so far just leave the cast as the same character the same and dont change it

  • Kristina

    Burke was an A-hole, and like Christina said in season 6 he took pieces of herself, she lost who she was in him. He was NOT good for her. Owen loves her and is commited to their relationship and what is good for her.

  • Kristina

    That’s his baby too, and for her to unilaterally decide to abort it is cruel and disrespectful. In a marriage it should take two to decide, she doesn’t even listen to him, just says no. She’s selfish, I love her, but she’s selfish.

  • Kristina

    But it’s not “her decision” she wouldn’t just make the decision to buy a car without him, buy a house without him, get a job across the country without him. And this is so much more important because it’s HIS child too!! He has a RIGHT to have a say.

  • MDfan

    Christina needs to die. It isn’t fair for her to deprive Owen of HIS child, just because she doesn’t want to be a mom! Owen offered to stay home with the baby! If she’s looking out for her own career, think about it… at the beginning of season 7, she was a bartender! She is such a confused, pompous bitch, and she doesn’t deserve to represent Grey’s Anatomy. Further more, Meredith needs to be willing to fight for Derek because she will never be able to find anyone else. They are so perfect for each other. Fate wants them to be together. Derek needs to forgive her for screwing with the trial. However, I DO NOT think Meredith should be relieved of the repercussions of her actions. What a stupid thing to do, Mer. You don’t screw with an FDA trial. Like Chief Webber told her: messing with that trial will cause issues for the hospital, and the doctors in it. She didn’t think that through at all. Just because Webber had a thing with her mom DOES NOT give her the right to tamper with medical evidence. No question about it. People need to stop saying that Derek is at fault. Derek did NOTHING but try to find a cure for his wife’s disease. He was not being selfish. Alzheimer’s is a desease that needs to be cured, and Derek was just trying to do so. Derek screwed up when he left Meredith with Zula all alone on their first night. That wasn’t okay, Derek. He should have stood behind his FAMILY even when he and Meredith had a problem. They should punish Zula. Derek is always walking out on her. He needs to really commit. It was his idea to adopt Zula, and even more so- his idea to MARRY Meredith. He needs to stand behind his actions “in good times and in bad times.” 

  • MDfan

    Correction towards end: They SHOULD NOT punish Zula. Sorry- typo

  • Guest2

    there is no need to go around calling Christina a bitch for not wanting to have a baby.  its Christina she is going to end up having the baby, she always changes her mind and she wants to be with owen so she will end up talking to him about it..whether that means giving the baby up for adoption or keeping it. she wont abort it.

  • Latisha2004

    I like Derek an Mer, but as the seasons progress, Derek is getting more whiny and emo its annoying me, everything is not black and white and I’m so confused as how you could see it that way, he character (though I love him) seems to have a one track mind, but Cristina and Owen are a good couple it took me a while for them to grow on me though, i think if Cristina keeps the baby I think Owen should stay home and take care of it for a while and Izzy should come back just to settle business with Alex, Izzy was one of my favorites too, I’m glad George is gone he annoyed me, Arizona and Callie are perfect, I hope nothing too crazy pops up in their relationship, Lexi and Sloan needs to be together, her and Avery are an okay couple but Lexi and Mark have more chemistry. and of course Bailey is a keeper, the nurse she’s with seems a little too pushy though, but it fits her personality (sometimes) But I hope season 8 isn’t that last season, I really don’t see how it would be, how the main characters could turn their back on pretty much the only thing that is bringing them in revenue, I mean of course they could always get into the movie business but they’ll be forever typed casted. 

  • Latisha2004

    Lucy character left the show to do the up and coming Charlie’s Angels tv show, so she won’t be back

  • Latisha2004

    I think they asked them to sign a new contract depending on where the show is going some are speculating that season 8 is the last season, but if not they had offer them contracts to its up to them to sign it

  • Latisha2004

    I don’t know I like Calli and Arizona’s relationship right now but I could see where you are going with that, ever since the accident it seems like its not real

  • Latisha2004

    I agree with you Derek isn’t at fault but his delivery just comes off so whiny and he doesn’t see any “grey” area (so to speak), she shouldn’t of messed with the trial so should be held responsible, but it the roles were reversed and that was Mer what would Derek do, now I’m not saying he shouldn’t be mad at her but he should see it from all points of views, most definitely Derek always runs from everything he should’ve stayed with his family or at least stayed in Alex’s old room so he could be around for Zula she didn’t do anything wrong. As for Cristina she needs to get that chip off her shoulder have the baby, recuperate, and make Owen be a part time stay at home dad when they can’t take the child to daycare or whatever…they both need to sit down and talk but if you kill Cristina off I think that’ll just lose people, Mer character wouldn’t be complete…she’s her “person” 

  • Maya Kerem

    Season 8 has to have accomplished the following:
    - Derek will eventually have to forgive mer and be a good father to Zola. – Buke should come back driving christina crazy, making owen understand how important she is to him. 
    - Christina should have the baby. - alex can ‘go to hell’. - lexie should understand how much she is meant to be with mark!!! <3- henry should become a series regular. !!! 
    - Zola and Sofia have to have playdates!!1 

  • chef chandy

    I really think that  they should find a way to at least have the show make a few more seasons….

  • Miranda Speller

    I think something dramatic and crazy should happen to lexie cause her story ling isnt all that interesting.

  • Miranda Speller

    ya burke was great he made it more interesting but I wish owen and christina would stay together even if he comes back

  • Miranda Speller

    u know what i am hoping…lol I hopechristina keeps the baby. That would be a great development for christina. Show something other than surgery for her future

  • Miranda Speller

    Taking Meredith “Grey” out of “Grey’s” Anatomy would be rediculous! This show would be doomed.

  • Miranda Speller

    owen found out about burke and yang from mark and derek in the chief webers office when owen and christina were at the beginning of there relationship

  • Chels

    AHHH…I read that Meredith might not be coming back for Season 9 she has to MerDer make the show!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jackie.m.cullen Jackie Jaime

    Lol… that actually would be really funny… But NO…

  • Lonely Sol

    I think Christina shouldn’t have told Owen if she knew she didn’t want the baby. They bith have different opinions and she don’t want it he does. I hope Derek forgives Meredith but it was his chance to really cure something and make life better and it was hurtful what he said that she maybe won’t be a good mommy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001647818005 Travis Van Wyck

    This better not be the last season or I will die. 

  • Paige Mulroe

    I just can’t wait to see Meredith and Derek with Zola!!!!

  • Georgia grey

    i don’t want this to be the last season either, but if Patrick and (possibly) Ellen aren’t going to be on the show, then whats the point??

  • Georgia Grey

    Derek isn’t coming back for season 9 :(. And possibly Meredith

  • Georgia Grey

    Derek isn’t coming back for season 9 :(. And possibly Meredith

  • redhead

    I want Izzy and Burke to make a comeback!!

  • Sas6

    Derek need to be reminded that it was him that put the no running clause in their  “marriage post-it” and now he is the one that is doing the running – not consistent!!

  • seguicar

    mmmm I REALLY CAN’T BELIEVE IT! I am shocked! I really like this couple and this is a shame! :( I think that maybe they will finish the TV show..don’t you think…? mmmmm Well if the writers think and choose someone else that brings again passion to the show… maybe it will be saved… I don’t know…  when I saw this I thought that maybe sheperd can’t forgive Meredith for cheating at the trial… but I didn’t know that they are both leaving the show…so …maybe they are happy in spite of all and want like some other kind of life… now that they have a baby…. This is completely shocking! awww! :(

  • Mihaela

    i want Izzie back too she is my favorite character, the 7 season without her sucked… I WANT HER BACK !!!!  

  • Juan

    Would love to have Izzy come back and reconcile with Alex

  • Icebluerose05

    i think u r rong calzona never looked better than ever and they have a gorges baby and now there married and being in love and loving each other moer and moer evey day on the show

  • guest

    i think that if christina didnt want kids and knowing he she should not of married and he is her husband and she should think of his feeling not just think of herself and aftyer watching all of season 8 today i dont like her and i am glad he kicked her out and i cant wait for season 8

  • Lauranicolas

    yeah!! she has to come back, meredith will need izzie if dereck leaves her alone with zhola…and Alex is completly lost without her

  • oscar saluskin

    alex needs to be happy! bring izzy back and they will be together forever, and derek is gonna die, meridith will some how win the harper avery, christina will have the baby with owen, arizona and cali will live happily ever after, and mark and lexi will end, and jackson will marry lexi, while mark randomly gets happy with some lady and takes care of his baby, everyone will have a happy ending besides derek, he will die…. and it will be the end of greys anatomy! the end.

  • YeahYeahYeah

    First of all.. Burk is a doush.. His contract was terminated for calling TR Knight a faggot so he deserves to stay off the #1 show. Its true that things were more interesting for christina with Burke than with Owen (he kinda turned her into a wimp didn’t he?) but after all the crap Burke put her through with both the gunshot story and the marriage fiasco its unlikely that she’d even be interested, only wierded out by his presence.  Actually, a kind of closure of that story would be interesting since we never got it, but I really dont see it happening after the “faggot” incident..
    Second, Izzie is also NOT coming back.. at least not as a recurrent character. she was a great character but not only doesn’t she have ANY reason whatsoever for coming back to SeattleGrace-MercyWest (his best friend being dead and alex way over her)  but shes also got cancer so either way she wouldnt last long.. (so cruel I know -sorry Izzie fans!) what they COULD do is get her back for a few episodes as a cancer patient who needs sugery.. that would actually be interesting, but thats just me..
    Third, I agree that we need a GAY MAN ON GREY’S! i’s gotten way too lesbian with Callie and Arizona.. But it deffinitely should not, could not and will not be Derek… that would be tremendoulsy unrealistic.. it has to be someone new (please let him be hot!) Plus, it’s obvious that Derek will go back to Meredith once he’s over the whole “you ruined my career” attitute.. I mean Cmon! If he married her he had to know she’d be likely to pull a stunt like that for the chief, plus it’s alzheimer’s.. she gets a little crazy (no pun intended) when dealing with that desease..
    Finaly, the Lexie and Mark relationship should be over with by now.. He’s an A-hole for putting her in the same position TWICE! and she’s better off with Avery (younger and even hotter than Mark)
    Anyway, thats all I have to say.

  • Sarah

    I hope that she come back

  • Shondas-No.1-Writer

    I love Christina, but in this case she behaved like a selfish bitch. And what is this shitty Burke-Talk all the time????? HE IS NOT COMING BACK!!!! Or at least he shouldnt! He was an ass who left her at the altar! He was a wuz…..even his child did not know how to position right in Christinas belly. Whats wrong with Owen??? He makes her a better person, she is softer since she is with him. He is not scared to tell her when she behaves like shit. And thats what I love about him.Christina is not against babies deep down. She is just scared due to her daddy issues and her terrible mother. I think she will have this baby. It will be a daughter. A sassy mini-christina in camouflage rompers. And she will love her. If that does not happen I am gonna commit suicide! LOL!  Maybe I shoul apply as writer. Here my story: Owen goes back to the army for a few months to take some time out. In the meantime Christina receives divorce papers and coevally decides not to abort the baby. I imagine her in Mer’s house for some days. being faced with Zola a lots of time. Imagine the funny scenes! Then Mer brings her to the appointment where she makes up her mind! But it shouldnt be tooo much drama. It wouldnt be christina if it is toooo tearful. She would decide to have this baby. Not for Owens sake but for herself. And of course she would not tell Owen, who is still in Iraq. On coming back to seattle grace I imagine the following scene:  He sees Christina from behind and then she turns around. He sees her baby-belly. She walks away from him. And so on. Owen is still angry and Christina cant forgive him for throwing her out. So they should argue during the season. Even after the child is born. They decide to raise the kid, but ot as couple. And then I think Owen should meet another woman. A doctor. She should already have a son. The date a few times. Christina gets jealous, but does not admit it. The other woman falls in love with Owen, but he breaks up with her, cause he wants Christina. The chief sends them both (c+o) to a medical congress, where they sleep together in a hotelroom. But as both are too proud and hurt, they do not find the strenght to try it again. Christina gets offered a job in Los Angeles and leaves with the baby. Owen catches her at the airport last minute and VOILA! Happy Ending…..What do you think?????? I would love that storyline. It would bring some action and passionn back. Think of all the stolen glances and sparks and jealousy again……That would totally rock!!!!

  • angie

    ok, i will be sad if patrik leave grey’s anatomy, but i hope a fairy tale end… and i want lexie back whit mark and cristina have a beautiful corean baby.. XD

  • Anonymous

    ok, i will be sad if patrik leave grey’s anatomy, but i hope a fairytale end, with lexi and mark together, cristina with a beauty corean baby living with meredith and  zhola, oowww i have a lot on my head…XD

  • Jarvis379

    I agree with the first half of this statement…I hope it’s not true @ Patrick Dempsey making season 8 his last! & if it is true, I hope he changes his mind! They finally have a baby & hopefully their house will be built this season,,,it’s just geting good with them two & they need to continue it, at least 1 more season after that!

  • Jarvis379

    I couldn’t agree with you more! I kept saying “post-it” There is “no running” remember? I’m pretty sure he will be back, but idk if he is gonna easily forgive merideth?? I hope he does & they make the best of their time as a family with their new baby, who is soooo adorable by the way!

  • Jarvis379

    Agreed. Derek doesn’t  know that they got custody of Zola though…I think he may have come home & slept in another room on on the couch or something if he knew that they got her..

  • Guest

    OMG! I have been saying this since I watched the finale! I’m glad I’m not the only one that realizes this! I have watched from beginning to end several times & I remember in the season 3 finale (Christina & Burke’s wedding day) in the locker room he said to her that he could never leave her, but she was constantly leaving him…Umm hello…ever since then, he has been the one that leaves her! I LOVE Derek & Merideth together & I hope that the season premier is Derek walking in the front door & hearing Zola crying in the morning & he realizes that he needs to forgive Merideth (he can still be mad, but forgive her) & be a happy family with their baby girl! :)

  • Lauranicolas

    a ginger corean baby??

  • Michaeltodd Hanson

    This season better be good!

  • Porkzburnz

    I hope Patrick Dempsey will change his mind!

  • Johngrisham

    Grey’s Anatomy does seem to be getting a little bland. Don’t get me wrong the season 6 finale was totally amazing, fantastic and a whole lot of other words like those. But, Season 7 seemed like the show is loosing a bit of it’s gusto. I miss the crazy type occurances in the hospital like : A guy getting trapped in cement, bazooka shell in peoples stomachs, extremely fat men having babies with their wive and being compared to a hamburger and a french frie,Christina and Owen walking down halls to a piano plaing victorian music. The show just seems like its going all drama and forgetting the insane yet exciting events that pop up on you. Yes, Derrick is wrong for leaving, Christina is wrong for not giving owen a option in their childs birth, Burke should come back and add a little spice to the Owen/Christina Stew, Izzy can stay gone and Bailey needs to go back to being the old Bailey. Season 7 seemed short, and the plot came off as the writers winding down and giving up on pleasing us. Hopefully Derrick and Meridith stay, but if not I won’t complain much if the show doesnt continue for another season.

  • Hotanglgrl1

    Izzie can stay out, she is to good for the show that made her ass big… Eff her!

  • Keeeeluh(:

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I just want Patrick Dempsey’s babies. ?

  • Arlyndec25

    WHatever…i love all GREY’S ANATOMY SEASONS as long as DEREK AND MEREDITH STAY TOGETHER until the last SEASON…