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Katherine Heigl Takes Hiatus From Grey's Anatomy

Katherine Heigl Takes Hiatus From Grey's Anatomy

Katherine Heigl will be stepping away from Grey’s Anatomy for five episodes this season, EW reports.

The 30-year-old actress needs the break to shoot her new romantic comedy Life as We Know It, which is being directed by Greg Berlanti (The Broken Hearts Club). Her leave of absence is bound to coincide with co-star Ellen Pompeo‘s maternity leave.

E! reports Izzie (Heigl) will disappear for awhile after getting fired during the merger of Seattle Grace and crosstown rival Mercy West. Meredith (Pompeo) will also fade into the background for a bit while new doctors take front and center: Nora Zehetner, Robert Baker, and Jesse Williams.

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  • Rosie

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • Heather ♥

    oh god, 5 episodes? whatever will we do?

  • nunu

    Jesse Williams is so hot!
    I´ve been waiting for his career to take off!
    Yippee!

  • Markus

    Poor Ellen she is shooting for two episodes just this week alone so she won’t miss any episodes.. shes a trooper..

    read it here
    http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b142387_greys_anatomy_find_out_why_izzie.html

  • lene

    who the f cares? what about MERDER? give them a baby! and the newbies? oooh gawd!

  • http://modblog.bmezine.com Anna

    Only five episodes? Make it last forever!

  • waterhouse

    rather a hiatus, than a hitaus ;)

  • Kelly

    The show loses its only star for 5 episodes. Not good.

  • davidhot

    You misspelled the word hiatus

  • annefan

    5 episodes without Izzie ? haha HUGE smile on my face :)

  • paddisonluvr

    No! I love Izzie – how are they going to even have shows without Ellen AND Katherine? This is not good news. Well, at least Izzie hasn’t died yet!

  • Jess

    I wasn’t gonna watch Greys for a lot of different reason and a big one being her! maybe i will tune in when she is gone!!

  • Tina

    No Katherine, no me. She’s the best star on this sinking ship.

  • lucy

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! WHY?? SHE’S MY FAVORITE! AND ELLEN TOO!

  • wikig

    she is so over rated!!! I just would she would make up her mind to stay or go??????

  • Realme2008

    “reports Izzie (Heigl) will disappear for awhile after getting fired during the merger of Seattle Grace and crosstown rival Mercy West.”- WTF, Izzie gets fired? Is no one else reading this? Okay, LVAD wire pulling, dead Denny, Quitting her job, Coming back, Seeing ghost Denny, having sex with ghost Denny, finding out she has cancer, and getting married? Now she’s getting fired? What the *uck!

  • really

    I hope the show is better this season!! it stunk last year it’s way to gay

  • pukey

    ya please NO gay seens this year

  • Maddie

    Officially freaking out. GAH! Izzie gets fired and is missing for 5 eps or whatever? Mer fades into the background? Mercy West and SGH merge. More new doctors?

    We just got 2 new ones!! Arizona Robbins and Owen Hunt. They wanna put more it? Seriously?!?! GAH! If this screws my favorite show up I’m gonna go nuts. MerDer better still be the centre of this damn show or I’m gonna riot.

  • Jenna

    I thought Izzie was gonna die off??? So, now they bring her back, but then she gets fired?!? I’m totally confused. They are screwing us all up so we can continue to watch…they need ratings, so they are leaving us all confused!!!

  • lisa

    I had a group of friends at work who watched this show all the time.. Now they could care less.. This happens all the time. I myself could not stomach the show with all that McSteamy and McDreamy crap.. come on.. Are women really that childish.. My favorite is Christine.. She should have gotten more of the spot light; Her character was the most interesting to me… But NO the show keep going with that boring Derek and Meredith.. Sorry they are too boring. and contrived..

    But hey I am not a viewer anymore.. so maybe the fans of the show like all this stuff.. Go figure..

  • lisa

    I had a group of friends at work who watched this show all the time.. Now they could care less.. This happens all the time. I myself could not stomach the show with all that McSteamy and McDreamy crap.. come on.. Are women really that childish.. My favorite is Christine.. She should have gotten more of the spot light; Her character was the most interesting to me… But NO the show keep going with that boring Derek and Meredith.. Sorry they are too boring. and contrived..

    But hey I am not a viewer anymore.. so maybe the fans of the show like all this stuff.. Go figure..

  • Topdog

    Who cares? This chick really can’t act, anyway. Another romantic comedy? She’s not cut out to play romantic comedy roles. castrating bi#$% maybe…

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    im still shocked that she’s still employed to work on this show
    ive never seen it but she must be important if she’s allowed to bitzch all the time and still doesnt get fired

  • hopeso

    GOOD RIDDANCE,BUT HOW ABOUT SHE NEVER RETURNS THEN I CAN WATCH THE SHOW WITHOUT HAVING TO LOOK AT HER SMUG EGLYASS FACE

  • Lisa

    Happy about Heigl dissapearing, but not happy for the SGH/MErcy West merger, and the plan for Grey’s to be the next ER as reported by E!

  • marla

    Hey KH must be allowed to shoot a lot of critically bombed rom coms. After all someone should cater to the low intellect self gratifying movie goers. She’s doing her part in dumbing down Americans with her cliche string of movies. She’s making lot of slapstick cheap laugh sxist comedies that are hits. The ill educated Americans also have the right to be entertain.and judging by the success of her latest garbage that fact is alarming.

  • tamz

    whats going on with G.A???? this made me freak out.. even tho’ im not exactly the biggest izzie fan she’s still a huge part of the show..

    I dont even wana think abt E.P not being on cos that’d probably make me cry!!

    and more new members???? greys is starting to give me stress!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P

  • Douglas

    They’re just going to keep bringing new doctors and replacing the lead ones…Just like ER…This sucks!!! Better end the show with a great finale and with all of the original cast!!!! My opinion…

  • Jacob

    Could this be the nail in the coffin for Grey’s Anatomy? ABC better be praying that it isn’t.

  • life

    Ellen Pompeo won’t be absent for five episodes.

  • Ellen Pompeo Fan

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    everything will change this Season of Grey’s OMG I can cry now I’m really really exciting about S6 but T.R is gone and now Ellen Pompeo will be on the background that’s seriously not normal but it”s good for Ellen she need some privacy and a break and than Kath she stay now in Grey’s but than she is leave Grey’s now also for a time how stupid and than there will be come 3 other stupid inturns of what the they going to play hate this I want everything will be stay how it before was. and I hope there will be MerDer! with out them no Grey’s!!

    but I’m going to watch Grey’s and hope for the best because I have trust in Shonda and the writes and the actors that they know how they going to make Grey’s S6 good and that we still have the best Grey’s like before.

  • wanda

    they should simple bring back addison for the episodes izzie and meredith are missing

    she could hook up with derek and with karev and for old times sake with mark too *g*

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    There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also.

  • LittleMo

    I don’t like katherine heigl but izzie was a good fit for alec. i don’t really care what they do with any of them as long as they keep Mark and Lexie together and Owen and cristina.

  • SAm

    Bye bye Izzie. Good luck with the movie career. I won’t miss you because even though I loved the character in the beginning…………a little goes a long way.

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