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Grey's Anatomy Renewed For Season Five; New Spring Episodes Could Be Ready to Go in Six Weeks

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With the three-month writers' strike effectively over (at last), ABC and Grey's Anatomy are getting back into the show-making business.

ABC has announced that nine fan - and advertiser - favorites would be back on the small screen next fall, with full-season renewals given to Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who? and Dirty Sexy Money.

The 2008-09 season will be the fifth for Grey's Anatomy, although Season One contained only nine spring episodes and this season (Season Four) has been stuck on 11 for weeks now due to the strike. There have been 72 episodes to date.

Chambers, Justin

Justin Chambers and the Grey's Anatomy cast will be back in April!

While the network was quick to tout its fall lineup, it has yet to confirm its spring one. E! reports that writers / actors for Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Lost, Brothers & Sisters and Ugly Betty will be among the first back to work.

Other comments from ABC confirm that Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and Lost will be ready to go within six weeks or so, putting us on track for a return of new Grey's Anatomy episodes in early April. We think.

Kristin Veitch of E! reports in a separate column that the show returns to its usual time slot May 1, whatever that means. So all bets are off.

ABC also plans to move Lost to 10 p.m. on Thursdays, right after Grey's Anatomy, giving it an uber-lineup on TV's biggest night of the week.

As for ABC's trio of new hits, Pushing Daisies, Private Practice and Dirty Sexy Money, the network's Wednesday-night triumvirate will stay dark until the fall, leaving only repeats until the new seasons return then.

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When does Grey's Anatomy season 6 start in South Africa please??? Cannot wait for it!

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When does Greys Anatomy season 6 start in South Africa Please?

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Grey's Anatomy is perfect...
I saw the season finale 5 and it's the most exciting end. Congratulations.. I hope you continue doing Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice because I'm dieing to see what happens next.
Thank you for doing such a GREAT life lessons for people,especially teenagers - I think it's good for them to see how life really is. ;) I love it Keep doing this great job,people.

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FIRST OF ALL SEASON 4 WASN'T AS GOOD AS SEASON 1.2.3. I HOPE THE PLOT THICKENS BETWEEN DEREK AND MERRIDITH AND ROSE. ALSO BRING BURKE AND ADDISON BACK. I ALSO LOVE THE COMODY ON THE SHOW NOTHING BEATS GREY'S ANATOMY. SIMPLY NOTHING. I NEVER EVER EVER MISS IT.

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i love all the season so far,i wish dat merideath could just fall pregnat with mc Dreamy s baby

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I saw all the show 3 times and I'm still in love with it..
I have until 5x14 and I expect 15 anxious =) I LOOOVE it..is Izzie Stevens going to die? About Addie,she's perfect and I think she should be back for couple of episodes. And Burke could be back too and we could see who is Cristina going to choose :) I vote on Hunt, they are so different and they have so much in common.
Just keep on making episodes so we don't lose our addiction xD I could quit smoking, but definitely couldn't quit seeing "Grey's Anatomy"!!!!!!!!

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I like Season 1, 2, 3 , except 4, Season 4 was a bit boring and uninteresting, first you bring in Addison and get her right out!! come on shes the best actress, I love Her, then Dr. Burke never even shows his behind,,,George O'mailley was the Chief's bitch or let me say everyone's bitch and it aint cool, Meredith's sister is so HOT wow!! Izzy we have to make her a little more mature and hardcore on everything, she too sensitive, meredith and Derek i really dont care wat happens between them thou but it will be great to have them struggle in their relationship cause it'll be more entertainment! Believe me It all be great if there were a few more changes ....I hope Season 5 kicks ass

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I cant wait for Season 5 to start in SA. I hope the storyline is much better as I want to continue to watch my fav show! At the moment it's going to much bisexual for my taste and would sure loose me if it continues. I dont want that to happen... Mer and derek is what makes the show. Why do we have to be on edge in every season if they will be together or not? Cant they catch a break in one season at least where they will live happily ever after and we can just be content in them being together? for once at least - THE ENTIRE SEASON!!

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i want to know when is greys natomy season 5 starting in Ireland

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plz make mrideth and derek have babies and stay together for a long time. they should also get married.is there is any chance for DR Burke to be back on season 5? i realy like grey s anatomy with all of my heart i hope mc dreamy will be able to get merideth to the altar. i cant wait for season 5 to begin in south africa hopefully there will be season 6

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Sometimes we have to get lost. To find each other.

Meredith

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)
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