Shonda posted the photo you see below to her WhoSay account — a sweet snapshot of Justin Chambers (Alex Karev) and Camilla Luddington (Jo Wilson) beaming side-by-side. (We'll give the former a pass for wearing sunglasses indoors — he's still a winner!)
FYI, a table read is when the cast and crew go over the script together so they can get a sense of the installment's dialogue and plotlines before filming. The Grey's folk have one before shooting every episode.
This Friday (July 25) is scheduled to be the first day of filming, so we can all take comfort during this unbearable hiatus in the knowledge that Season 11 is actually in production!
Before getting down to work, the talent behind Grey's partied it up at a bash thrown by the medical drama's new showrunners, Stacy McKee and William Harper.
And now they know how the second decade of the hit ABC show will get started… which means it's time for us to start begging them for spoilers on Twitter!
Grey's Anatomy Season 11 premieres Thursday, September 25, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.