Credit: Ron Tom/© 2011 Disney ABC Television Group Photo: Meredith Smiles at the Baby Shower on Grey's Anatomy, March 24, 2011

In a perfect world, Grey's Anatomy would be on all the time. Alas, the world is far from perfect. However, at least now you can mark your calenders, because Season 8 of Grey's Anatomy has an official premiere date: Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 9/8c.

That's right, Grey's isn't back until near the end of September. We're crying a little bit, too. But it's not all bad news. Season 8 returns with a premiere that’s two hours long, so it should be back with a bang. (Hopefully not a literal bang — another shooter might strain believability a little too much.)

Time to start watching the whole series all the way through again — we’re going to need something to occupy our time.

Source: ABC