Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh all signed for season 9 – so who dies in season 8 finale?

There has been no official confirmation that Grey’s Anatomy is returning for a ninth season and we have to admit, we were getting slightly worried by rumours that some of the show’s biggest stars were considering jumping ship at the end of the current run.

However, Deadline today reports that all our favourites will be back for another series next year, claiming that Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, James Pickens Jr. and Chandra Wilson have all inked new deals which will see them not only starring in one upcoming run, but will also have them re-upped for two more years. So we may even get a season ten out of them!

Shonda Rhimes recently confirmed that a prominent character on the show will be killed off in the season eight finale, which means that all the previously mentioned actors will survive the fatal incident.

The finale is due to air in just two days time – May 13th – in the US and later this month in the UK and the creator also revealed that at least one other familiar face would be leaving.

So who does that leave? Well Sara Ramírez aka Callie hasn’t been mentioned as having signed a new deal, neither has her on screen partner Jessica Capshaw aka Arizona Robins or her baby daddy Eric Dane, aka Mark Sloan.

Kevin McKidd’s Owen Hunt could be another character at risk, which would be especially heartbreaking considering the trouble he and Cristina have been having over his affair or perhaps Kim Raver’s Teddy Altman will be the one to expire.

Or could we be lucky enough to see the back of Sarah Drew’s ever annoying April?

So who do think could be leaving and who would you be most upset to see go? Are you glad that We have Meredith and Derek for another while at least? Leave your comments below….

1 Comment

  1. Wanda on May 21, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Lexie who died. She was crushed by the back of the plane.

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