We still have no clue if all our favorite doctors will make it to the Grey's Anatomy Season 9 premiere alive, but we’re still excited to hear about brand new characters who will be scrubbing in next season.

TVLine reveals that showrunner Shonda Rhimes is busy casting four new roles, in addition to the pretty patient we reported on earlier.

Since Seattle Grace-Mercy West is missing so many of its top physicians after the Medical Boards exodus, Lexie’s (Chyler Leigh) death, Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) hand injury, and April’s (Sarah Drew) firing, Owen (Kevin McKidd) and his dwindling staff need to start hiring new superstar docs.

Up for positions are Dr. Parker, “a top-of-his-game physician in his 40s or 50s, and Dr. Mel Barnett, who’s slightly younger.” In addition, “Seattle Grace is also looking for two medical professionals” who will be cast as “a man and a woman who are ‘smart’ and ‘not Hollywood handsome/pretty.’”

Already, we’re worried for our favorite ‘ships. What if Cristina, in typical Cristina (Sandra Oh) fashion, falls for the brilliant older physician? And what if Derek starts to resent one of these new surgeons when he sees Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) working with them?

Stay strong, shippers!

Miss Grey’s? Us too. Luckily the show will return to Thursdays at 9 p.m. with all-new episodes in the fall on ABC.

Source: TVLine

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