‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 8 Confirmed

3 years ago, by

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!

  • Chrishortonxo

    how could izzie come back? she died!
    although the show would be sooo much better with her 
    did she quit? or was she fired?

  • she didnt die.. 

  • Babygcruz1798

    i think if meredith and derek leave the show they should make it as they moved and will be living somewhere else the show wont survive without them unless one dies and i still dont think they can make it work those two were meant to be so they should end up together in the end and i like christina and owen together it makes sense 

  • Abihla

    if owen want “HIS” baby then he should carry the baby not force christina to because he provided the sperm… she has a choice its her body n pregnancy is a big deal

  • cookiesandcream

    yeah she didnt die she left. where have you been??

  • KatherineHeiglFan

    It would make my Year if Katherine Heigl (Izzie Stevens) came back to the show!! haha

  • Micpac18

    she wants an abortion i would kick her out too..but then again she might change her mind anfter hanking with merideth and baby z.. ya never know…

  • Lauranicolas

    she didn’t die, she continued working at the hospital until the chief fired her.
    and katherine heigl quited

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/MÅri-TÖni/1807525867 MÅri TÖni

    Owen did all that was right…trying to make Kristina understand that there’s the two of them in the marriage, and not just her. If Kristina wants to keep Owen and their marriage then she’ll have to learn how to compromise. Derek, on the other hand is the type of guy who stands by his principles but am hoping he wont have to have to choose those over Meredith and Zula and their almost complete family. Shame, Alex was ready to move a step further with Lucy but she wasted it all by taking that job in Africa behind Alex’s back when the mere fact is that he gave it up to be with her. Now Lucy will never be able to win Alex back. Cali and Arizona’s relationship? It’s good. It may be a li’l too good to be true, one finding the other and vice versa. But hey, it happens sometimes! Perfect ’3rd-gender’ couple if i may say. Anyhow, the best thing that ever happened for me though aside from all mentioned involving the main characters? It’s Altman and Henry. I’ve been praying Altman wouldn’t push thru with Andrew Perkins and Germany and that she’d choose to stay and be with her instant-hubby Henry. Boy, am i glad my prayers got answered? :) I love that couple much. Nice and their story’s not very typical, esp with how they met and became close to each other.. Just couldnt be happier for them and i cant wait for S8 already! ^_^

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/MÅri-TÖni/1807525867 MÅri TÖni

    Owen did all that was right…trying to make Kristina understand that there’s the two of them in the marriage, and not just her. If Kristina wants to keep Owen and their marriage then she’ll have to learn how to compromise. Derek, on the other hand is the type of guy who stands by his principles but am hoping he wont have to have to choose those over Meredith and Zula and their almost complete family. Shame, Alex was ready to move a step further with Lucy but she wasted it all by taking that job in Africa behind Alex’s back when the mere fact is that he gave it up to be with her. Now Lucy will never be able to win Alex back. Cali and Arizona’s relationship? It’s good. It may be a li’l too good to be true, one finding the other and vice versa. But hey, it happens sometimes! Perfect ’3rd-gender’ couple if i may say. Anyhow, the best thing that ever happened for me though aside from all mentioned involving the main characters? It’s Altman and Henry. I’ve been praying Altman wouldn’t push thru with Andrew Perkins and Germany and that she’d choose to stay and be with her instant-hubby Henry. Boy, am i glad my prayers got answered? :) I love that couple much. Nice and their story’s not very typical, esp with how they met and became close to each other.. Just couldnt be happier for them and i cant wait for S8 already! ^_^

  • <3Calzona

    WTFF!!!!!!!!!!! PATRICK AND ELLEN CAN’T FRICKIN LEAVE!!!!!! i mean what the hell man…

  • Malei71

    hope on the season 8 of a Greys Anatomy there will be a HAPPY ENDING to all of them and make it till episode 25 or 30.. ty

  • Malei71

    and season 8, is it already done? can i download it now/…TY

  • Cassidynery

    so true amen to  that

  • Cassidynery

    arizona and callie are the insprirational couple and bailey and eli wud probably get married! izzie shud come back and dereck must come back to meredith…they have zola now! lucy and karev should sort there issues out and april should hook up with stark!

  • Kathkath228

     ummm didn he throw her ass to the cerb becaus she said she didnt want to put a baby befor her career

  • Lolaroyce

    Alzheimer maybe but why cancer?

  • Hahaha

    I think what might happen, is that Derek and Merideth will get another job oppurtunity somewhere else, and choose to take it. that kills off their two charactors. Just to say: CHRISTINA AND DOCTOR HUNT BETTER GET BACK TOGETHER. but…. I hope Chiristina doesn’t have the baby. Otherwise it will change HER, what I personally like best about her, Her bluntness and utter funniess. Let’s hope for the best for season 8…

  • http://twitter.com/JCapForever ILoveJessicaCapshaw

    When does this come out in Australia? 
    Like what date does it come out on tv?? xo

    CALZONA <33

  • Megangentry3

    i want Izzy to come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mili

    I want Izzie back!

  • Bianca

    where do i find the season? can you give me a tip ?:D :) a web site or something ?

  • ilovegeorgeo’malleyforever

    i miss george</3

  • BelgiumGrey’sAnatomyLovingBoy

    OK, people!!!
    if you don’t know that Izzie is alive, why are you on this site?
    Buy the 7 seasons, watch it and then you can come back!
    i would love for Izzie to return anbd starting over Alex!
    if someone has to die, it shouldn’t be Bailey or Teddy, it should be someone from Mercy West avcery or April, because they’re not welcome!.Bailey and Eli? that wil bring us soem fireworks I think. What about Cristina is she going to have an abortion?
    Derek and Mmer should NOT break up, because they are perfect together!!!
    What i’d find funny is: Mer and Cristina going to LA to see Addison to try to get pregnant of Derek!!Because she’s the girl who screwed with an attending, who turned up to be married, with the person who’s gpoing to make Meredith have a baby with Derek, that would be hi-larious!!! If you write the right dialogs.
    If this really would be the last season nobody from the original cast should get sick, so no Mer getting cancer or alzeheimers!
    Mer and Cristina becoming attending! and both become pregnant in the far future would be amazing!!!Because everybody loves a happy ending!!

  • Lauranicolas

    there will be 24 episodes

  • Lauranicolas

    they started recording it last monday

  • Lauranicolas

    we will be able to watch it when they do the season premiere, 22 of septembre 

  • Fire_pixi_180

    I prefer the show without Burke on it

  • Jessica

    She did consider it. The whole day. The point is, she doesn’t want kids. She considered his opinion. You can’t make someone have kids who doesn’t want them. It’s not right. And another thing, she’s not ready. She’s not at a place in her life to have kids.

  • Random8

    PLUS HE’S TOTALLY FRIKKIN HOT

  • PdnutMOH

    I hope that Derek and Meredith stay together coz they are sooooo cute and patrick dempsey is sooooooooooo lush i mean like seriously – plus they are like officially legally married now right so how the heck could he get out of that – another divorce – another failed marriage – if that happens then it might as well turn into friends

  • Iwanta72inchlcd

    it really didnt – izzie’s run her course and besides that alex has moved on already – it was too traumatic for him when she left so i dont think she should come back no matter how much i did actually like her character

  • Philosophersstone

    its DEREK dumbo – and there is no way he can leave her alone with that cutie little baby – i mean i doubt he’s the kind of guy to leave a woman alone with a baby let alone his wife – and that baby loves him – and he loves her i mean did you see how he lit up when he first held her i mean that was the most adorable thing i have ever seen – he is just perfect

  • Guest28

    he didnt get fired dumbass she left 

  • i-iz-accurate

    it starts this september and the first episode’s name has already been shown on like wiki or sumthin

  • Mevstheworld

    why the hell would he come back and what the hell seriously stop waiting for him to come back its been like 5 seasons already – he’s not coming back and really he shouldnt he is totally unneeded as a character so quit that stupid dream of him coming back coz it aint gonna happen

  • Twitterbeater

    i think you’ll find burke was the annoying one – he was boring and at least george was cute and when he was in it in it he was actually pretty funny

  • Pissed

    yh burke was a good surgeon but the whole point of the show is that its merediths life NOT CHRISTINA’s he didnt make the show he was barely in the show – he was always so pithy it was annoying and stupid

  • Xcell

    no frikkin derh – ur right 

  • Opionatedandlovingit

    its derek and meredith that make the show no freaking derhhh – it is called GREY’s anatomy for a reason you know – and to prove it – the first episode the first season – who were the first two characters show – Derek’s ass and Meredith hiding herself behind a blanket – so i think that proves my point

  • Lalalah

    he wont come back dick head – burke was breaking her thats what he realised when he decided to leave – he was distroying her and trying to turn her into what he wanted rather than accepting her for what she is

  • Lalalah

    i wish christina would be more careful in bed – i mean this is the second time he’s fallen pregnant and she’s gotten rid of both of them – what a waste – and it was insenitive to even tell him considering she knows how he feels about having a family and the fact that she doesnt want that but i dont think he was being an ass i think he just overreacted

  • Bizness

    btw naomi is the fertility specialist not addison

  • Pissed

    bullshit! – he was an arrogant ass – who gives a shit about him – he should never come back – and in fact he wont come back so get the frikin over that! ass

  • MOHLAK

    first of all ist DEREK – and second Meredith CANT leave the show coz the show is GREY’s anatomy – what you think it was just a happy coincidence that her name was the title of the show seriously use your brain – if you cant im sure that hottie dooty brain surgeon DEREK would fix it for you

  • Enchantedbythemadeofhonor

    OMG i would let derek shepard operate on me any day – he is sooo yummy!

  • Batterygame

    on that tv show – forgotten what one but whatever - Patrick Dempsey said he was gonna be in season 8 and 9 

  • Jeffreygumptin

    dude i think i understood what you were saying but i have to ask – do you actually speak english coz that was like the worst writing ever

  • Lalalah

    btw i dont think he knew that meredith was left with zola coz she got given her after derek got all freaked and bailed – but he has to come back – he is so sweet it is utterly impossible for him not to come back – man i love his face and his hair and his eyes and his smile omg the smile – omg THE LOOK awwwwww man weak at the knees ovaries bursting and all

  • Lknklsdjlfabgdfia

    you’re a bit of a dooooooosh

  • FUCKYOU

    FUCK YOU – DEREK CANT FUCKING DIE BITCH HE IS THE SHOW DAMN IT – HIM AND MEREDITH THEY ARE IT THEY ARE THE WHOLE FUCKING POINT YOU BIG WANKER – HOW THE FUCKING DARE YOU SAY THAT – I HOPE SOMEONE SHITS IN YOUR MOUTH YOU PEACE OF FUCKING SHIT

  • guest

    she didnt die alex told her to leave and not come back because he knew that he deserved better!

  • Sameramasoud

    what about Gorge coming back from war ?? that body was not his .

  • Taz20032@yahoo.com

    i love all of the characters from greys anatomy ………. i jus cant wait till this season start

  • Lauranicolas

    she got fired because she almost killed a pacient that was waiting a kidney transpant

  • fizzkat

    Did they ever officially get divorced cause if not then there is an opening for her to come back at least for divorce precedings etc.

  • Lovergirl4259

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000503461923 Hannah Julia Leichert

    I am so exited and just can’t wait until I can watch the 8th Season on TV!!

    Love Callie, Mark, Arizona+ Sofia Robbins Sloan Torres. :D

    Derek Gay?! NO WAY!

  • Guest

    There is still another “grey” to carry on…

  • Kaylagriffin1988

    does anyone know the exact start date 

  • anonymous

    does yang have the baby

  • Dericklowe87

     Dude first of all Derek  ain’t gay, and second of all season 8 could be the last season so all of the fans should just savor the show while it is still on. A lot of peoples contracts are going to be up after season 8 so who knows what could happen. I think that Burke needs to come back into the picture in this season and Izzie as well. We just need to put this show back at its roots and stick with the original characters. I also think it would be cool if they could somehow get George into the picture for an episode, like a flashback scene where it shows where they all began, and where they are now. I hate to say it but I do think this show kind of went downhill a little bit after Burke left, and then it went even more downhill after George died, so we should just be thankful the show is still on the air.

  • Taylorlaw059

    I think that it would be interesting to see Dr Ericka Han return, not permanently but for a surgery and coincidently spot’s Callie and instantly old feelings starts to rise to the surface. Callie is lost for words when she walks into Ericka and tries to avoid her, remembering the last time she seen Ericka, she was walking off after a rough argument. Callie eventually gets over the past and welcomes Ericka with open arms. The two exchange numbers and Callie fills her in with the latest details of her life with Arizona, Sofia (baby) and Mark being the father. Han is a little breathe taken by all which she heard, but is still confident that she can steal the heart of what use to be her “love”. Callie knows that Arizona would not approve of such a thing so she decides to keep it a secret. Arizona notice that Callie has been glued to her phone lately and one night Callie puts it down to take a shower and Arizona looks through her phone and what’s been keeping her wife so preoccupied. Arizona waste no time and immediately confronts Callie. Callie is silent, Arizona is waiting for a answer and end of the scence…. My name is Taylor and thought this should be played out this way lol I have way to much time on my hands today :-) taylorlaw059@yahoo.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/mhartbrown Mary Hart Brown

    I hope that Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo both have extended contracts because they have both become like family watching them through the years. Grey’s is my favorite show Ever.

  • Anlek

    she did got fired…

  • Furscheeroper

    I hope Christina keeps her baby.

  • Xxamanda1305xx

    omfg no he cant be gay hts messed up
     

  • Xxamanda1305xX

    omfg no he cant be gay tht is so fuckin messed up u damn retard wat is wrong with u 

  • Anonymous

    Clearing up any misconceptions about Izzie, she left since Alex told
    Dr. Webber he should take it easy on Izzie since she’s not up on her game. She left Alex and was missing then… reappeared to tell everyone she apply for a job at a new hospital. She quit.

  • Anonymous

    Clearing up any misconceptions about Izzie, she left since Alex told
    Dr. Webber he should take it easy on Izzie since she’s not up on her game. She left Alex and was missing then… reappeared to tell everyone she apply for a job at a new hospital. She quit.

  • nonurbiz

    when is season 8 supposed to start
     

  • Graicie Lou Freebush

    lol Derak is DONALD MILLER in cant buy me love! baaahahahahhaa

  • Cdivanderwal

    Season 8 starts 22 September. It is NOT the last season. But maybe Derek and Mer will quit the show.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey%27s_anatomy#Season_Eight:_2011.E2.80.932012

  • ellie12

    *derek and no he really shouldn’t, he’s too hot 

  • Soup Eating Monster

    She did get fired! After returning from cancer treatment, Izzie made a fatal mistake while treating a patient and was fired by the Chief. 

  • munch

    i would love if izzie came back :)

  • jenny

    1 want izze back with alex for season 8 pleassse!! i really totally complete my favorte character.. i beggg you!!!

  • GreysAnatomy=Life

    teddy’s husband should die and it should be because of like chistina or owen

  • Vickie_moreland

    They sincerely need a fresh story line because Meredith and Derek breaking up and getting back together is getting really old and boring!

  • thesoundsfan#1

    there is no way they are going to bring izzie back the show is better off without her and i don’t think the cast wants her back and i hope this isn’t the last season i just started watching it i’m on the seventh season right nowi have been watching the new ones though so i won’t be to far behind