Grey's Anatomy Buzz 3.2 Medical drama, starring Ellen Pompeo Share: Calculate how much of your life you've spent watching TV Carousel Navigation 1 Related First pictures of Isaiah Washington's return to Grey's Anatomy Cardio surgeon Preston Burke will return to the hospital drama as his jilted fiancé Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) bids farewell this season Isaiah Washington to return to Grey's Anatomy after gay slur row Following a seven-year absence from the hit medical drama, Washington will reprise his role as Dr Preston Burke in an episode set to air in the US in May Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo sign two-year contracts to stay on Grey's Anatomy Derek and Meredith Shepherd will remain a permanent fixture at Seattle's Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital following Sandra Oh's decision to depart Corrie's Chris Fountain and the stars who've been sacked From Charlie Sheen and Richard Bacon to Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross - here are the famous faces who've been shown the door after their ill-advised antics Sandra Oh quits Grey's Anatomy Her character Dr Cristina Yang will be written out of the upcoming tenth series of the long-running medical drama Susan Sarandon, Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Oh filming in Niagara Falls Female Hollywood stars descend on Ontario’s State Park to shoot comedy Tammy Who is the best celebrity Patrick? Swayze. Duffy. Dempsey. Stewart. McGoohan. Macnee. Moore. Kielty. Vieira. Troughton. St Patrick himself... Who will YOU choose? Grey’s Anatomy: What to expect from series nine Following the dramatic series eight finale, what questions remain unanswered ahead of tonight's season nine opener? TV's top 5 shock deaths As Downton Abbey's Lady Sybil meets her maker, we count down the small-screen demises that no one saw coming CSI: Miami and Pan Am axed - which TV shows have been renewed or cancelled in the US New episodes of Grey's Anaomy and Touch on their way, plus a full run for modern-day Sherlock Holmes series Elementary Katherine Heigl wants a return to Grey's Anatomy The actress - who played Izzie Stevens on the medical drama - desires more shifts on the wards of Seattle Grace LoveFilm signs up Desperate Housewives, Lost and Grey’s Anatomy A deal with ABC TV will give the movie streaming service non-exclusive rights to shows Teleprompt: Really They've bought the rights to Ellen, The OC and Grey's Anatomy, but what are Really all about?