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Katherine Heigl Leaves Grey's Anatomy

Katherine Heigl Leaves Grey's Anatomy

Katherine Heigl and BFF costar T.R. Knight are hanging up their scrubs and leaving Grey’s Anatomy.

“Yes, she is [leaving],” co-star James Pickens Jr. (Dr. Richard Webber) tells Us Weekly. “Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best. [TR Knight's] going too. He just wanted to pursue other career paths.”

“Right now, the whole thing is in the hands of their agents and ABC’s lawyers,” an insider tells EW. “Something will probably be worked out soon, but it’s a safe bet that Katherine and T.R. won’t be returning as series regulars next season.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of George and Izzie leaving the hit ABC medical drama — YAY or NAY?

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  • all I’m sayin’…

    Jump before the ship sinks…this show has lost it’s luster

  • YAY

    YAY! Good luck finding new careers, losers.

  • !!!!!!!

    Yay! cuz she was working my nerves. TR was cool though…

  • noelle

    NOO i love George! And I want Alex and Izzie together!

  • kimberley

    will be strange without izzie on the show. Although her storyline is really bad this season.

  • Jess

    I won’t miss her for a second!!!!!

  • m.i

    Nooo =(

  • maureen

    Nooo =(

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    she thinks she’s going to become a big time movie star. hahaha she’s going to be doing romantic comedy’s forever.

  • bitsey

    I am happy. She thinks she is better then TV acting….. She is not all that….

  • joss

    umm i don’t think she’s going to have much of a successful career once she leaves grey’s


    These two are so ungrateful!! If it wasnt for Grey’s nobody would know who they are!! Plus he is an idiot for quitting, her career is doing okay outside of Grey’s but he has nothing going on!!

  • nicole

    umm i think T.R. should get over himself…cause he is the type of actor that is never going to work again after greys…at least katherine has a shot at a movie career, T.R. is nothing but a male couger…haha…well now since he won’t be working anymore, he won’t have to pay somebody to babysit his boyfriend, he could just do it himself…haha sorry but i don’t like T.R. Knight, he’s a diva, and he was NOTHING before greys and shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds him.

  • sillyme

    Maybe I’ll start watching again.

  • Andrea


  • lylee

    haha without Kate Walsh, Katie Heigl it won’t be the same, the show goes down, well I liked George but I stopped like him somewhere in the end of season 3 so I don’t mind, but I guess I won’t have any reason to watch this show. I used to love GA but I don’t think that they can save it.
    season 4 is not so good, and season 5 started to be good maybe around episode 10, not a good score

  • Julia


    give ellen and patrick more screen time! same with chandra, justin, eric, sara, chandra and the chief!

  • LC

    No great loss


    yay cuz the show is now horrible ! sex with a ghost wtf!

  • buckley

    I have no desire to see him in anything else.
    Let’s hope he changes careers

  • http://HmmReally? stupid is as stupid does

    they are both pulling a david caruso! ha..good luck with that.

  • kate

    Now can we get rid of Shonda Rhimes and the writers too while we’re at it?

  • mike

    i knew it!!!! lol dont be an ass “buckley” lol I love George and Izzy…

  • Heather

    Sounds like it’s either not a great work environment, or a bunch of diva actors on set. You don’t want to be there, go…but don’t assume your movie career will soar. This is what David Caruso did with NYPD Blue…yes, he’s on CSI: MIami now, but it took his career a loooooong time to recover from what his ego was after.

  • Nora


    I can go back to watching Grey’s Anatomy when these 2 bozos leave.

  • http://bellajlo stef

    i will miss them but no so much that if ellen, patrick, sandra or chandra leave grey’s

  • Yasuri yamileth

    FINALLY!! Now I can go back to watching the show again!! So long Izzie Stevens and annoying, self-obsessed loser Katherine Heigl!!

  • Ali

    I also have lost interest in the show – everyone in the cast seems confused and off. what is that? I only watch intermittently now.

    Nevertheless, I don’t think Knight is really an actor at heart. I hope he finds something that is good for him. Heigl, to me, has that star quality that is rare – she’s beautiful and radiates onscreen. The reason Julia Roberts is such a big star is that people recognize she is also authentic. That’s the rub with Heigl – people have heard she is a bit nasty and demanding and bitchy. If she fixes that sense of entitlement (therapy might work???), I think she could be a big star. Also, she needs to stop smoking. Her work in romantic comedies is great, and she could also do more drama too. I think it is a good move for her to jump Grey’s now.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    tr needs to stop being her bish. when he cant find a job then what? lmaooooo

  • Sam

    This sucks!! They were my favourites on Grey’s! Next season definitely won’t be as popular without them.

  • mare

    who cares. Both their heads got too big. They will never work again.

  • seus

    They are awesome, I hope she continues making movies, she is such a good actress. Not too many actresses can jump from T.V. to the big screen,. He is also very good…love love them both.

  • gds

    I never liked either character so I won’t miss them. David Caruso Pas Deux.

    I do like Private Practice and hope that this show won’t be tainted with the inbreeding bed hopping like Grey’s. In fact, McSteamy should follow Addison back to Cali.

  • life

    These two are so ungrateful, IMO. Anyway, the show won’t die. Only Dempsey/Pompeo departure can kill it.

  • vicki pasadena ca

    Good riddance. Bu Bye.Just remember, David Caruso.

  • Andy

    Katherine was nothing before Grey’s, but will go on to do well, as for TR, he won’t be heard of again

  • Jess

    NOOOO! I love Izzie and Georgie!

  • natus

    I have lost interest in that show. If they want to do movies good for them, have to do what makes you happy.

  • O

    I’m happy that she’s leaving. Ms. Hiegel has been totally ungrateful with regards to any of the projects that have helped launched her career. She shat all over “Knocked Up” and had nothing but crap to say about “Grey’s Anatomy.” I can’t wait for her movie career to flop and she’s back on the CW doing two-bit television shows. By the time the smoke has settled, she’ll be begging for a cameo on Grey’s.

  • Marieke

    This sucks! I love katherine (izzie!!!) on Grey’s Anatomy. George’s part was a little played out.

    I’m gonna miss them!

  • Tati

    Naaaaaaaaaaaaay ;_;

  • noo

    not sure why Katherine is leaving-other than maybe to support her best friend. I LOVE TR and his character but you have to admit that they haven’t been giving him much air time lately.
    I wish them both the best of luck-I love them both.
    Met TR in person a few times and he is a doll

  • Patrice

    YAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her storyline is stupid!

  • Ava

    It is better to have them leave than it is to keep disgruntled employees around bringing everyone else down. Personally I think they would’ve been better off staying and riding the gravy train as far as it goes. They could’ve still pursued other interests during the off season.

  • ana

    I dont think I will be watching GA if she leaves. It’s been going downhill for a while now.

  • KMA

    THANK GOD!!!!! They were by far some of the worst characters on the show. And now they are finally leaving!!! YAY!!

  • Chele belle

    Good riddance to rubbish…no one should be on a show unless they want to be…appear without griping to the media and whiny about ‘the quality of the scripts’….yadda yadda…now go on and be a nusiance somewhere else.

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  • lexie

    Nooooooooooooooo :’(

  • shoes4life

    Good riddance and take Denny with you as well! This show use to be soooooo good until they let Burke go and started with all the stupid story lines. I will be watching this Thursday because it seems to be the first time in a long time they will have a decent story line.

    Izzie was annoying and they made George to whimpy. The show is on the verge of tanking with or without them. Who knows maybe new faces will regenerate a better plot and revitalize the sinking ship?