April Kepner (Sarah Drew): Sarah told us that she is officially coming back next season. Despite April’s boards failure, the writers will have tofind a way to work her into the plot.
Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd): Owen is one of the few characters who is obviously safe: He is keeping his job at Seattle Grace-Mercy West and he wasn’t in the plane crash. Plus, Kevin McKidd has chatted a lot about what he hopes to see for the character next season.
Miranda Bailey (Chanda Wilson): Like Owen, Bailey is safe and sound at Seattle Grace-Mercy West, and there are even spoilers about her plotline next season — namely that Jason George, who plays her hottie fiancee Ben, will still be around some of the time.
Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) and Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez): Although there hasn’t been much Grey’s talk from either actor, there’s no reason to think Richard or Callie won’t be back, since they are also in the special category of “employed by Seattle Grace-Mercy West and not in the crash.”