When Season 8 of Grey's Anatomy premieres (Thursday, 9/8c on ABC), Meredith and Derek are on the outs, Alex has been shunned by his fellow Seattle Gracers and Cristina is grappling with whether or not to abort her and Owen's child. But there's oh so much more that will be happening at the hospital so you might need a quick refresher on where we left off — and a juicy tease about what comes next in the doctors' final year of residency.
Grey's Anatomy: Shonda Rhimes talks Mer-Der's struggle, Cristina's pregnancy
Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo)
Where Were We? She tampered with the Alzheimer's clinical trial in hopes of saving Adele's life, which caused her to be suspended from the hospital. She also adopted baby Zola, but ended up having a huge fight with Derek.
What's Next? As we've seen in the promos, Meredith will soon be out of a job, but...
ABC has bought another one-hour drama from Shonda Rhimes.
Still untitled, the series is about a young Minneapolis defense lawyer who struggles to start his own firm after being fired from his high-powered gig. As he delves into his new path, he realizes he may have been cashiered from his old firm after getting to close to a deadly cover-up.
Guess what, ABC? A year and a half after she said she would "finish the show when my contract is up," Ellen Pompeo is open to continuing as Grey's Anatomy's Meredith. Just one problem: "I was invited for eight years — that was my contract — and no one has asked me for a day more," she says. "I know [creator] Shonda Rhimes has said the show will continue, but I wouldn't presume that they want to continue with me. You don't get dressed for the party if you don't have an invitation."
Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes
ABC is staying in Shondaland — this time with lush accommodations.
The network has just bought Gilded Lillys, another one-hour drama from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Written by KJ Steinberg (Gossip Girl, The Nine) and set in 1895 in New York, Lillys is described as chronicling the history of...
Awww. Good to know that Derek has something to smile about after leaving Meredith at the end of last season upon discovering that she tampered with his clinical trial.
"The story of [their adopted] baby, Zola, is...
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Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey
The season finale of Grey's Anatomy left many things on the verge of disaster. Among the most-damaging: Alex revealed that Meredith tampered with the clinical trial, jeopardizing her job and her marriage with finally official husband Derek, and a pregnant Cristina announced she didn't want to have Owen's child.
Before the final year of residency for the Seattle Grace doctors kicks off, executive producer Shonda Rhimes talked to TVGuide.com about the difficulties the docs will face and the future of ABC's long-running medical show:
Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo
While this may be the last season of Grey's Anatomy for stars Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo, creator Shonda Rhimes is proceeding as if "everything's going to work out. I know both Patrick and Ellen are excited about the ...
Is it true Patrick Dempsey is leaving Grey's Anatomy after next season? — Amy E., via email
I chatted up P. Demp at the MTV Movie Awards, where he was promoting his role as car-collecting mogul Dylan Gould in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (out June 29). "It's not in my court — it's up to ABC and...