‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Cast Sign For Seasons 9 &10

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 23rd, 2013 at 9:42 am,

For fans worried sick (sorry) over which beloved cast members are going to make it to the next season of Grey’s Anatomy, the prognosis is good. Series originals Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh and Justin Chambers – along with Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. – have all put pen to paper on a deal that will see them return for a ninth and tenth season on the ABC medical drama.

In a radio interview with Carson Daly this week, Dr. McDreamy himself discussed his relief over the end of the long contract negotiations. “It’s just so nice to have a job and it continues on as a wonderful thing, so, very grateful that it’s happening,” says Dempsey. “[I'm] very happy … to move forward and looking forward to another couple of years of the show.”

Despite the official two-year contract, Dempsey seems open to idea of extending his term at Seattle Grace beyond a possible 10th season:

“We’ll see how we feel at the end of two years, but that’s been a long run, hopefully with these next two years we can infuse some new life into the show. I know there are a lot of interesting things coming up on the last two episodes that I think will be quite moving for people.”

Greys Two Year Deal 2 Greys Anatomy Cast Sign For Seasons 9 &10

Grey’s Anatomy is often praised for its compelling onscreen drama – but the show’s off-screen drama has also been the center of some gripping news.  Despite leaving the show in a storm of controversy in 2010, after criticizing her character Dr. Izzie Stevens, series original Katherine Heigl admitted earlier this year she’d like to return to the show:

“I’ve told them I want to [return]. I don’t know … Being a showrunner and being a writer of a TV series like that is so complicated that I mean she’s got how many characters are there now? There’s a lot and so she’s balancing about 40 different storylines, so I don’t know if it fits in to their sort of vision for this season or next or however many seasons it goes.”

While the news of the contract renewals is great for a lot of fans, the recent announcements somewhat take away from the previously-publicized big news that one of our much-beloved doctors will be taking a one-way trip to the morgue in the season 8 finale.

With showrunner Shonda Rhimes saying “A lot of our writers were crying, which is a very rare thing, it seems the announcement of the two-year contract deals could have been kept quiet for a little bit longer to add to the suspense of next week’s finale. Considering Pompeo, Dempsey, Oh, Chambers, Wilson, and Pickens Jr are all coming back, it’s safe to say none of them will meet their maker – unless Grey’s Anatomy is about to become a far more dark and demented show.


Grey’s Anatomy Season 8 finale airs Thursday May 17th @9pm on ABC

Expect to hear news of Grey’s Anatomy season 9 renewal next week.

Source: TV Guide

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  1. If Mark Sloan dies so will my soul >:c

    • I don’t know if he dies, but I just read from news that he is leaving the show =( so he’s not gonna continue acting in Greys, probably he dies.

    • He’s leaving the show.

  2. Love this show keep it comeing please

  3. I hope Izzie comes back :D!!

    • yeaaahh please izzi come back to the show

      • I soooo want Izzy back on the show. It’s just not the same without her. I’m not the only one. She needs closer. We don’t know what happened to her and we deserve to know because of us this show still exists.
        -Fans !

        P.S. If Shonda don’t want to put her back on show ’cause of some personal stuffs, it’s unprofessional and it’s not good either for show either for fans ! :P

  4. Please send me the dates which greys air on so excited for this show to come on #1 show on TV u guys are the best

  5. When is the new season going to be a ring on abc

  6. I am a huge fan! I’ve been watching since day one. We have netflix as well as cable & I only watch Grey’s on it. I waatch each season & then start all over again. Yang is my absolute favorite. But I do love them all & I am so sad they got rid of Lexi. I still keep hoping it will be a bad dream. To hear that mark & Arizona won’t be there either is insane but I’m dying to see how she makes it work. Love love love this show!

  7. I freakin love this show I just started watching it on netflix,and I am so hooked I can’t get enough plz tell me how I can see season 8. Netflix only has up to season 7. Thank u

    • I just finished season 8 on netflicks it was great!!

    • I use Hulu+. Every episode is on there.

  8. Whew…As long as my darling Evil Spawn Alex isn’t going anywhere I’m a happy camper…Sorry Mark gals.

  9. Watched the show since day one on Sundays. Have always been a fan. Love the story lines. Been a Patrick Dempsey fan since “Can’t buy me love”. Cute kid. Love all of the cast. So sad and seriously cried to see Sloan die. I felt like family. Thank you for these seasons. Always something to look forward to. Best of luck from Houston, Texas. We have a pretty good Medical Center here, you know?!

  10. Hajj

  11. They should bring izzi back and say that it wasn’t George in the accident!! That he was just away on leave and had no idea what happened!

    • plz brng back george gud has to prevail nice guys need to finnish first for once

    • Yeah.. That sounds realistic….NOT!

  12. What about Capshaw and Ramirez? I hope they sign up for another season.

  13. Will the show air at a different time or maybe online for today’s showing (10/11) since the vice presidential debate will be playing instead of it?

  14. want BURKE too..he too deserves a chance…he is an exellent actor….and its right time to return

    • I like Burke he my favorite actor he good in acting too.

  15. They need to end this show with season 9. No season 10 please it’s well past the use by date.

    • If you are not interested anymore, don’t watch. I don’t think the show will end because YOU are not happy.

      • I just hope Richard’s storyline ends soon; I know the actor signed on for the tenth season, but I’m tired of him being all grandfatherly and obnoxious.

  16. love this show if possible(nothing is impossible) izzie stevens should be back

  17. i hope izze comes back.. at least for few epi.. alex needs at least a closure.. the show had made us fall in love with the couple alex and izze and leavs us with nothing.. not even a clean break.. thts so unfair! pls pls pls bring back izze for alex… i don like the show like i used to nymore without lex nd izze.

  18. I seriously want O’maily George bck and Isobel Stevens….love the show

  19. I believe and hope that they bring Izzie back, she added so much to the show. Her character and George were my favorites because their acting was truly outstanding. Here’s hoping that they are brought back for the next seasons. They are snarly missed.

  20. I really think that Dr. Burke (Isahia Washinton) should return.. the comlexity between his relationship with Dr. Yang (Christina Oh) and his job was absolutly outstanding. Plus he is a very accomplished actor. He can add the seriousness and brilliant humor the show needs without all the sleeping around the show seems to be about,..the show needs those kinda values,.. and I think it will complement Dr. Bailey (Chandra Wilson) character. Return Dr. Burke please please please!!!!!!!!!!!!! let the fans decide!!!!!!!!

    • They won’t bring him back because when he was apart of greys he made fun of goerg being gay in real life and was basically a d-head for that I don’t think he deserves to come back

    • He should come back! Besides George is dead. Dr Burke was the best of the show. Please bring him back!


  22. It Should not end because I have grow very fond of it. Its been a part of my life for 8 years so I personally feel it should not end

  23. Will there be a 10th season of Greys Anatomy?!?!?

  24. i need izzie back………..ASAP…WHEN O’MALLEY DIED i was sad but after few episodes i started to forgetting him but ever since izzie left i have not slept(exaggerating :)) but seriously,,,i want izzie back.!!>>>

    • I will never forget George I still want him back and I’m crying every time I see his death. And I want Izzi back too. One my dream has come true Veronica Mars Movie so I’m still hoping for them to be back.

  25. Lets bring derricks did & boyfriend to the show . She was just getting interesting.

  26. Ijust finished watching all of the seasons starting at season one. Love it soooo much. I am a little confused at the end of season 8 they were in a plane crash.Was there another season after that? Now i am watching the current season. What happened with the after effects of the crash?

  27. i love grey’s anatomy i have watched it a thousand time’s and i never get tired of it best show medical drama ever!!!!

  28. They should bring Izzie back. I hope season 10 will be good

    • I’m hoping to see Izzie on season 10

  29. Please bring back Dr Burke!! ( isaiah Washington) christina and him were a better couple. That army dr is ugly and weird take him out! I also want to see addison and izzy!