IZZIE AND GEORGE LEAVING 'GREY'S ANATOMY'
KATHERINE HEIGL AND T.R. KNIGHT LEAVING 'GREY'S ANATOMY' - New York Post
By MICHAEL STARR
T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl, whose characters George and Izzie were once in love, are both on their way out the doors of "Grey's Anatomy's" Seattle Grace hospital, according to...
Posted: 12:22 pm
February 10, 2009
Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight are both leaving "Grey's Anatomy," according to co-star James Pickens Jr.
"Yes, she is," Pickens told Us Weekly when asked if Heigl is leaving the ABC hospital drama. "Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best."
Pickens, speaking backstage after last weekend's NAACP Awards lunch in Beverly Hills, expressed similar sentiments regarding Knight.
"He's going too," Pickens said. "He just wanted to pursue other career paths."
Both Heigl and Knight have made no secret about their unhappiness on "Grey's."
The vociferous Heigl, who's complained about storylines in the past, made even fewer friends on the show when she blamed her lack of an Emmy nomination last year on the "Grey's" writers (for not giving her more to work with).
Knight has publicly complained about his lack of screen time and was reportedly threatening to leave the show earlier this season.
Ironically, ABC entertainment chief Stephen McPherson told TV critics last month that he expected Knight to return next season (although he didn't say in what capacity that would be).
Can't say I'm sad about this, I haven't liked either character in quite some time.
They completely ruined george for me by hooking him up with Izzie and he's been gong down hill ever since.