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It's a hard time to be a Grey's Anatomy fan. With Lexie's (Chyler Leigh) death, Eric Dane's (Mark Sloan) departure, and so many fates still up in the air, we're almost dreading Season 9 as much as we're looking forward to it.

Fortunately, showrunner Shonda Rhimes recently confirmed that three key players will survive the Season 8 plane crash.

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"I can confirm to you that Meredith, Cristina and Derek survive," Shonda told The Hollywood Reporter in a recent spoilerific interview.

That's the good news. The bad news? She doesn't want to talk about Arizona's (Jessica Capshaw) fate. Please tell us she's just keeping the mystery alive!

For much more from Shonda, check out the whole interview here.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 will premiere on Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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