Grey’s Anatomy still has seven more episodes until the Season 9 finale, but with erratic scheduling and hiatuses, we never know exactly when the show is going to end.

However, now you can buy your scrubs and plan your finale parties: ABC has finally released the season finale date — and it’s sooner than you’d think!

According to a press release, Grey’s will air its finale on Thursday, May 16, 2013, which means we will have at least two off-weeks between now and the season closer. Since Season 9, Episode 18: “Idle Hands” airs tomorrow, March 21, that leaves eight weeks until the finale with only six remaining episodes after tomorrow’s.

But hey, two weeks without our favorite show isn’t bad and gives us plenty of time to prepare for the long summer hiatus ahead. (Don’t think too much about it — we’ll get through it together.)

Are you surprised that Grey’s Anatomy is ending the season so soon, or does mid-May seem perfect to you? Sound off below.

 

Alyse Whitney is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @AlyseWhitney.