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Grey's Anatomy Cast to Return in Full Next Season?

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Will the Grey's Anatomy cast be back in full next year for a ninth season?

That's been the burning question for months now, and truthfully, it's still one without a definitive answer. But according to reports, network executives are already in the process of trying to make this happen.

Whether they're successful remains to be seen, but ABC wants them all back next season, according to TV Line. The network has begun preliminary talks with the Grey's Anatomy cast to extend their contracts.

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Cast Photo

The talks include Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey, who have been the most vocal about the possibility of exiting Seattle Grace once their original deals with the show expire at the end of Season 8 this May.

It's possible that Pompeo and Dempsey will agree to return for a full season or an abbreviated number of episodes, allowing them more personal and professional freedom, while still keeping them in the cast.

All speculation for now, but it'll be interesting to keep our eyes on.

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The above picture layout is great. It would be even better if cursured (a word?) to any character and their character name would pop up. Otherwise it looks good.

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Sorry typo: my name is Frankie not Frakie. Thanks.

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Katherine H. was Wonderful more so w/the series than w/movies. I have not been interest in one of her movies since she left - no interest. She should have stayed w/Greys Anatomy The other characters need to stay w/o them the show in done. Derek, Meredith,Miranda,Yang,the Chief (current actors) were and are all now wonderful! It will be nothing w/o them. Cally, George Teddy I like them too. I hope these guys return if not some of them are non-compromising to me and I can and will not watch the show. I am dismayed by the fact the show just left the air like a cloud of smoke! Oh well I will continue to watch late night weekend reruns too.

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They really need to keep the show going its the best they have soo many viewers. I would so sad if it ended i have been watchen sence the very start in 2005. I love the show.

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It will ruin the show if anything happens to Ellen, Patrick, Sandra, and James Pickens, Jr. I agree that the characters make the show and I couldn't imagine anyone else filling their shoes. I love Grey's, and look forward to the next episode. Until then, I will watch re-runs.

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I would be upset with new people. Meredith+ Derrick need to make good with each other+ they need a baby. I didn't like that crap with the adoption not working out. I like Catherine in movies, she's so funny, but I didn't care for her much in Grey's. I'd like to see more of a strong story line with Owen and Christina. Now that they have killed teddy's hubby off, they need to get rid of her. I want little grey back with Solone. Plus, lm a lover of George, since they killed him off the way they did, they should just bring him back from war, hey Cally could of been mistaken about the freckle shaped like Texas on his hand.

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i love greys i cant wait to watch season nine like now its thursday and i was so wanting to watch it after that is private practice

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I would love for the original cast to be there for a next season. To be quite honest... i LOVE Grey's but i don't know if i would watch it without the original cast. It wouldn't be doing it justice, Grey's Anatomy is all about the characters... the characters and their personalities and their relationships with one another MAKE the show. It's not ER or any one of those other hospital shows that just change characters. NO. This is Grey's Anatomy.
I would actually love it if Izzie did make an appearance in an episode as well, but not for Alex to get back with her. I mean, they're so many things that can be done with her character... She's out there "living with cancer". They could bring her back because her cancer started to grow back. Even possibly kill her off =|. It'd make for a really heavy couple two or three episodes if they do a trilogy based on the same event like they used to do in the old days, like they did with the ferry boat accident (Walk on Water, Drowning on Dry Land and Some Kind of Miracle).Who knows... but there's so different ways to go.
I hope they do bring her back though.

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I hope they leave and get replaced with younger, hotter actors.

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when is Grey's coming back on? It has been about a month now since an episode has aired.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

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)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith
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