Will Season 8 Be the Last Season of Grey’s Anatomy?
After a long summer of contract chatter and cryptic interviews, the premiere of Grey’s AnatomySeason 8 is finally upon us. But with no confirmation of more seasons from show creator Shonda Rhimes or anyone in the cast, is it possible that Season 8 will be a swansong for Grey’s?
It certainly doesn’t bode well for Grey’s that Shonda has been busy creating a spate of new shows for ABC — her show Scandal premieres this fall, and she recently sold pitches of a show called Gilded Lillys and an as-yet-untitled legal drama. With Private Practice still on the air, that makes five shows Shonda’s got on her plate — and even if she scales back on her involvement with some of these others, it’s more than any one person can be expected to juggle. Something’s gotta give, and after eight seasons, it seems likely that thing would be Grey’s.
So will Grey’s live to see another season? Official word on the subject will only come from one source: Shonda. For now, she remains tight-lipped — but we suspect much hinges on the success or failure of her other ventures. Sound off below and tell us: Should Grey’s end on Season 8?