Grey's Anatomy Exclusive: Chandra Wilson, Kevin McKidd Set to Direct in Season 9

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They’re baaaack… in the director’s chair.

Grey’s Anatomy vets Chandra Wilson (Bailey) and Kevin McKidd (Owen) will once again step behind the cameras of the ABC medical drama this season as directors, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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This marks the pair’s seventh and fourth time, respectively, helming episodes of Grey’s. Details on which installments they’ll be presiding over were not immediately available.

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Season 9 of Grey’s Anatomy kicks off Thursday, Sept. 27 on ABC.

Comments (66)

  • “Details on which installments they’ll be presiding over were not immediately available.”

    Are they available NOW? ;)

    Comment by Ok then! – August 10, 2012 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So mad on how the season ended it was not right lol

    Comment by karen delosreyes – August 10, 2012 04:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You are absoultly right, I cann’t wait to watch the new season
      I am a big fan of this series
      And in love with kevin mcckid

      Comment by sama – August 12, 2012 08:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just don’t understand why they had to kill Lexie. I mean, if both Chyler Leigh and Eric Dane are leaving the show, couldn’t we have just got the ending for them everybody wanted? I hated it. i hated how they built up that romance, and crushed it at every possible chance.

    Comment by becky – August 10, 2012 04:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • AMEN. Worst finale ever.

      Comment by Graysfan – August 10, 2012 04:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree 100%!!! So frustrating and disappointing!

      Comment by Juju Scherer (@JujuScherer) – August 10, 2012 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hope at least since Eric is leaving they do not “KILL” him too! Hopefully, he will be ok from the terrible plane crash and they will have him leave due to medically related problems to the accident.

      Comment by Laura – August 10, 2012 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I just read he is definitely going to die, he’s done..

        Comment by Karen – August 22, 2012 06:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I completely agree, It’d be one thing if one was leaving, but since they are both leaving,. they could have stayed for enough episodes to give them a happy ending, stupid show!! This is the least excited I’ve been to see the new season, I’m really disappointed in Shonda

      Comment by Megan – August 10, 2012 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, couldn’t they have fallen back in love, got married, and he got a job in India or something. Why kill her off, she was great!!!

      Comment by Yvonne – August 10, 2012 04:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh yeah, I still crying every time I watch the final ( and I do a lot)
        Why in hell they killed her!!! She was so adorable wiz her hiding love for the great sloan,
        I hope they find any way to put her back in
        . And I hope the new season be much romance and better than the last

        Hope so :(

        Comment by sama – August 12, 2012 08:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • …sometimes the actors choose to move on to other projects so the writers have no choice, it is a 2 way street…believe me the writers will be missing them as much as their fans…

      Comment by dmk – August 10, 2012 06:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • not everyone wanted them back together. I didn’t…

      Comment by sheila – August 10, 2012 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Eric Dane decided AFTER the finale to leave GA.
      But nonetheless, I agree with you that it was the worst finale so far.

      Comment by Mark – August 10, 2012 11:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree

      Comment by Marie – August 10, 2012 11:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know totally agree with you…why couldn’t They have had the happy ending really..I’m so tired of unhappy ending and characters being killed off

      Comment by erin – August 10, 2012 11:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes I also hated this end ,Lexie and Marc where almost there to refound there self and then they both die pffff

      Comment by trancefly – August 11, 2012 12:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ii was also mad how the season ended and I heard more mght be leaving the show. I love this show and watch it every day on Lifetime and I am waiting for the new season. I just hope I am not to upset.

    Comment by colleen foglesong – August 10, 2012 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I read in US magazine that Eric Dane is leaving midseason.

    Comment by ram11273 – August 10, 2012 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i cant wait

    Comment by nicole villarreal – August 10, 2012 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was really hoping that Lexi and mark got together for the long run. I wonder what’s next for kepner( misspelled)

    Comment by Jenn – August 10, 2012 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • @ram11273 Eric dane is leaving after the second episode.

    Comment by Jeremy – August 10, 2012 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Show is unbelieveable now , no one person can go through as much as that staff has

    Comment by kevin – August 10, 2012 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • well, that’s kind of what you’d expect in this kind of show! btw, nobody said it wasnt unreasonable. chirstina, herself, said that in the finale.

      Comment by N – August 10, 2012 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the show and I’m waiting for the new season.
    Excited for what going to happen in it .

    Comment by manal – August 10, 2012 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m still hoping last episode was all just a dream.

    Comment by Carolyn – August 10, 2012 04:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • aren’t we all :( i friggen wish…..

      Comment by Amy M – August 10, 2012 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • for 2 years I watch at least one greys episode everyday before I go to sleep and since the finale I haven’t been able to watch a single episode I’m so sick over lexie.

    Comment by jacqui – August 10, 2012 04:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Maybe they will have her back Meredith will be waking from a bad dream, hence the entire previous years episodes never happened…. sound familiar??? Dallas fans out there???

      Comment by Debbie – August 10, 2012 06:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No me gusto q mataran a Lexie me agradaba mucho su personaje, mejor se hubiera ido a otro hospital y de vez en cuando apareciera, pero q la mataran me
    desagrado, en fin nimodo.

    Comment by magda – August 10, 2012 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree qith everybody about the season finale. I was sick that they killed off Lexie. It ahould have been the other red headed dr.(cant remember name) i didnt know that lexie and Mc Steamy were leaving the show though. I am curious to see how this season is going to be.

    Comment by Terry – August 10, 2012 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve been watching greys anatomy on netflix for a little while and i finished 8 seasons in 2 months and im am so excited for season 9 and i cant wait for it!!!!!

    Comment by shekinah cates – August 10, 2012 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was so mad about the way things ended shonda has never disappointed me in the past so maybe theres a surprise im hoping there is because if there isnt I will never watch that show again

    Comment by Amber Cain – August 10, 2012 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • lol Isnt that a little dramatic? You said this is the first time she disappointed you and you just give up on her. Overall its a good show, and we all know we’re pretty hooked lol no one’s going anywhere.

      Comment by Jea – August 10, 2012 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Heartbroken about lexi being cutout like that,she was so great at what she did please change it, make it like a dream or something:-)

    Comment by Harmony – August 10, 2012 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How could Shonda KILL Lexie… She was one of the best of the bunch… I’ve started watching Grey’s from the first season… I have understood why Burke & George left but Lexie diess??! Mark Leaves!??! But why really… This is by far my most favorite show! I can’t understand why this had to happen… It just looks like one of the Soaps now. I just wish Lexie’s death was just a dream… Shonda should think abt changing the season Finale… I’m sure every viewer is disappointed by the ending…

    Comment by Nooren Kabir – August 10, 2012 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m thinking Mark dies. This way, he and Lexie are together again, and get their happily ever after.

    Comment by Jamie – August 10, 2012 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It was actually Chyler Leigh’s idea to leave the show. She told the producer at the beginning of the season that she wanted it to be her last season and they worked together to maker her exit memorable.

    Comment by Lind – August 10, 2012 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • @Harmony: Lexi wasn’t cut out. She chose to leave the show. If I remember correctly, she wanted to spend more time with her kids and hubby.

    Comment by Shaina – August 10, 2012 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was very.sad when they killed off Lexie. She was an important part of Meredith’s growing up. If Eric Dane is leaving, it would have been better if they had died together in the crash. There is always cast shake ups and changes, but with Grey’s, we have such an emotional attachment to.all of the cast members, I’m still upset over George’s death….

    Comment by Evelyn Kurtock – August 10, 2012 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ohh I loved George … I cried like a baby seeing his death… Couldn’t get over it for days!!! But come on now… They should have stayed alive…

      Comment by Nooren Kabir – August 10, 2012 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too. What are they doing to us???

      Comment by Susan Jones – October 6, 2012 10:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shonda it was really dissapointing you killed off a good character in your show. It really didn’t have to end like that her dying. Maybe she could have been traumatized because the crash and maybe she would have been in a mental institution idk anything but her dying! It’s absurd!!

    Comment by Araceli – August 10, 2012 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I <3 Jackson & Kepner!

    Comment by sheena – August 10, 2012 05:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t want either of them to leave. I am hoping they just think shes dead but she’s really not. LOL Like they do in the soap operas. I like the idea of it being a dream, and that it is a lie that Eric is leaving. But I know it’s probably not, Hear is hoping. I agree with Evelyn Kurtock, If they are both leaving then they should have died together. Or leave the show but in a way that they can come back. Still can’t want till the opener. It has to be better then the finally.

    Comment by Jen Colvin – August 10, 2012 05:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TheRes a total of 6 leaving. Either killed off or just gone

    Comment by Ariel – August 10, 2012 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve been watching this show since the pilot. That was the worst finale ever-but I’m still holding hope for the new season.

    Comment by kl – August 10, 2012 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Actually, Kevin McKidd has announced that he’s directing episode 4

    Comment by anonymouse1013 – August 10, 2012 09:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree with most of the other fans I really don’t think they should have killed off Lexi. We all have to deal with death of loved ones and other horrors of life daily. We watch these tv shows to get away from these things for a little while. These characters have come into our lives on a weekly basis for months and years. Then they are dead,dead its too final. Leaves no room for hope without hope what’s the point of anything

    Comment by taneisha – August 10, 2012 09:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • For Gods sake you lot, get a grip! Its not real!

    Comment by SamJ – August 10, 2012 10:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve been a fan since the beginning. I will miss “Mark” and “Lexie” a lot, but actors move on for whatever reason. That’s just life in the acting world! I thought the ending was great. It left me wondering how everyone is going to cope with another tragedy. I love this show because it doesn’t keep you in some fantasy world, like soap operas do. That’s what makes it great! I think some folks are taking this all a little to personal, but I guarantee you won’t stop watching! You want to see what’s gonna happen just like everyone else!

    Comment by Kris – August 10, 2012 10:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does anyone know when it kick off in Sweden? Please

    Comment by Emma – August 10, 2012 10:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Get real u guys! U talk about being angry w/ someone for having Lexi die & u don’t even know why she left the show! When George was killed by being a hero, yet died horribly by doing that brave act, I was so shocked! I was surprised by the deaths of the gunman even though they said more wld be leaving the show. I was so taken w/ last season’s finale. They have such wonderful writers! I’ve loved the way this show has been built from the beginning. What I don’t appreciate is finding out who is leaving before it happens. It’ the same principle as reading a good book & having someone tell u the end of it before u can get to the end. The directors r not responsible for who leaves or why. They’re responsibility begins w/ & ends w/ doing a great job. Period. Bad & downright evil things happen to good people. We all know that. We need to be thankful that it’s not like a daytime soap. This is an intriguing & medically sound ride that we are all taking together. If we don’t like it then we should not continue this venture, but we all know that we’ll keep on riding because the suspense is what keeps us going to find out what happens to these people we’ve come to know & admire for their contribution of their lives!

    Comment by Candy – August 10, 2012 11:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved the finale. It was not expected. And all viewers were left shocked and upset. It made an impact, which is proven by all your comments. Next season will be even better. And no doubt full of more surprises. Love it.

    When does it start again in the UK??

    Comment by Maria – August 11, 2012 12:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pois eu acho isso mesmo Maria! Este final tem dado muito que falar e pensar… Se tivessem sido happy ever ever after não tinha tinho esta repercussão toda!! Apesar de ter ficado chocada com a morte da Lexie e durante uns dias não conseguia parar de pensar naquele episodio… Na vida real é mesmo assim, as coisas más só acontecem a pessoas boas!! Eu Amo Grey’s Anatomy!! My favorit show ever!! Como em Portugal da sempre mais tarde eu ando sempre a ver através da net o que da no pais de origem!! Não consigo esperar até dar na Fox Live da Tv por cabo… Estou sempre ansiosa que chegue a 6a feira para ver na free tv!! Mas tive muita pena de a Lexie ter morrido e principalmente por deixar a serie… Mc Dream is leaving… My god!! I just love him!! I am so sad…. :(

    Comment by Sofia Costa – August 11, 2012 12:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shonda is great! I loved Lexie too, but in life, sometimes, the people you love die! I love Grey’s because it’s not like one of those predictable shows. People who are saying they won’t ever watch it again are probably the same people who said the same thing when George died; & you still watched it, didn’t you? & the seasons after that were great, weren’t they? It was a great finale. Yes, you didn’t expect it; but it was still great! & that’s why you’re still commenting here.
    Can’t wait for season 9.

    Comment by Skye – August 11, 2012 01:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was a fan from the pilot. I faithfully watched every episode. There were many things over the years that I didn’t like, but said, “well that’s TV” until this finale … I hated this finale. Worst ever! There comes that point where you say enough is enough there are too many other good shows to watch on TV. Move on people … find a better show.

    Comment by dpcjoyce – August 11, 2012 08:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lexie wanted off the show.

    Comment by Bhreid – August 11, 2012 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t know what happened but my gut says no one left the show voluntarily. I think their contracts didn’t get picked up and they are putting the best spin on it. Rhimes is spread pretty thin these days with three shows on the air. I think it came down to she couldn’t or wouldn’t take the time to think up a decent story line for some of the characters and decided their time was up.

    Now on to the topic of this post……….I am glad that the actors who have expressed an interest in directing are being given the opportunity to do so.

    Comment by Debi – August 11, 2012 09:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree to those who believe that this is an excellent show..its true that its really hard to say goodbye to those we love and left the show.but i think this is what makes it more exciting because we all dont know what will hapen and thats the reason why we keep on watching it and thats actually the reason why upto now its on air and the fact that it was considered to be one of the longest medical drama series it means they are all doing a great job!!!i love callie and mark by the way so im really sad and frustrated that mark is leaving but somehow thankful because callie will stay.cant wait for the next season!!!♥♥

    Comment by lei – August 14, 2012 12:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait for the new season either and I was also terribly sad Lex died, I can’t imagine McSteamy leaving the show or McDreamy!! (Which I heard he was too) :(

    Comment by jerica – August 14, 2012 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate that ending! !!! I want lexy back!

    Comment by Hildalys – August 14, 2012 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ive been watching greys since the begining ,, ive seen great characters leave or get killed ,, but that is what makes the show ,, people come people go ,, it gives room for more scripts to be filled ,, come on people ,, it cant be a soap ,, its a show ,, and a great one ,, i hope that it continues for a long time,,but if not it will be definilty missed , ive cried over this shpw more times than i can count ,, and there isnt many that can bring out that emotion in me , so shondra ,, keep up the great work hope to see it in the next 20 yrs to come and keep it exciting ,, the season finally was excellent ,, thoes of you eho might be upset are still sitiiing there on the egde of your seat ,, wating to see the 3 part of flight ,, cant wait just a few more days and it will be aired,,EXCITED have the record button ready!!!

    Comment by Maurien Perkins – September 1, 2012 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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