Updated August 24:
According to TV Guide, a 'bromance' between "Grey's Anatomy" doctors, Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) is in the cards for Season 8. Expect the pair to bond over their issues with their wives, who are BFFs, as Owen helps Derek continue to build his and Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) dream home.
Updated August 16:
Shonda Rhimes confirmed to TV Line that Teddy (Kim Raver) and Henry's (Scott Foley) romance will continue for at least part of Season 8. As the new season kicks off, the romance between the pair, who entered a marriage of convenience last season, will be red-hot.
Updated August 9:
When Dr. Webber (James Pickens Jr.) steps down from his position as Chief, it will be Dr. Owen Hart (Kevin McKidd) who replaces him, according to TV Guide. Expect Owen to be surprised, and to continue to go to Webber for advice.
Updated August 8:
'Calzona' season 8 spoilers have surfaced in TV Guide indicating that Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) will enjoy a period of relative calm after their disastrous car wreck last season. The now-married couple will adjust to life as new parents. As for the baby's father, Mark Sloane (Eric Dane), TV Line reports that he will continue to feel connected to Lexie (Chyler Leigh), so moving on won't be easy. Lexie's current beau, Jackson (Jesse Williams), will be in a difficult position as he is forced to work under Mark to learn his chosen field of plastic surgery.
As for the fallout from Meredith tampering with the clinical trial, TV Guide reports that Richard (James Pickens Jr.) will take the fall for her actions and vacate the position of Chief of Staff. Richard will stay with the hospital, but his position will be filled by one of the following: Bailey (Chandra Wilson), Mark, Owen (Kevin McKidd), Derek (Patrick Dempsey), or Callie.
Updated August 1:
More details have come to light regarding the "Grey's Anatomy" season premiere. According to TV Line, the opener will pick up with the characters only five days after we last saw them in last season's finale - so not much will have changed. Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) will still be struggling with their marriage as well as parenting their newly adopted daughter, and Christina (Sandra Oh) will still not have gone to have an abortion, though as previously reported, her final decision on her pregnancy will be clear by the end of the episode.
Updated July 26:
Hot on the heels of Shonda Rhimes sharing the title of the season 8 premiere, TV Guide has revealed some hints about the plot of the "Grey's Anatomy" 2 hour season opener. Reportedly, the first episode will revolve around a sinkhole that opens up in the streets of Seattle. Additionally, we'll see Derek (Patrick Dempsey) beginning to work on his and Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) dream house again, and the episode will reveal whether or not Christina (Sandra Oh) will keep her baby.
Updated July 22:
We've given you details on casting for the season premiere of season eight below and now we know what the title will be. Shonda Rhimes posted a photo of the script on her Twitter page, showing the title of the season's first episode to be 'Free Falling'. Can't wait!
Original article July 12:
"Grey's Anatomy" has been casting roles in preparation for the debut of their eighth season. Aside from some guest roles, the show was looking to fill the role of 'Logan' a stressed-out new intern who will have to deal with a patient who is coding. Other roles for the first episode include 'Tara', a daycare worker, 'Nicky' a seven year-old, 'Jerry', who is Nicky's father, and an EMT.
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