Wondering when this Grey's Anatomy Season 8 extended hiatus will be over? Never fear, Wetpaint Entertainment is here to keep you up to date on when your favorite medical drama is returning to the small screen.

So, is Grey’s Anatomy new on Thursday, December 22? Sadly, no. ABC will be airing a Christmas special, I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, during Grey’s usual time slot of 9 pm ET/PT. However, ABC will be airing a rerun of Grey’s (Season 8, Episode 7: “Put Me in Coach”) at 10 pm ET/PT.

Grey’s will return with new episodes on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 9 pm ET/PT.

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