Topic: For those of you who watch Grey's...

Grey's Anatomy stars Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight are leaving the hit U.S. hospital drama, a castmate has confirmed.The pair has played doctors Izzie Stevens and George O'Malley in the medical drama since it first aired in 2005, but have chosen to end their runs, according to co-star James Pickens Jr.

He tells Usmagazine.com, "She (Heigl) is (leaving). Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best."

He adds, "(Knight is) going too. He just wanted to pursue other career paths."

But there is hope Knight will return in the future to reprise his role.

A source says, "Writers are scrambling to find a believable exit for George, one that would leave the door open for him to come back someday."

Grey's Anatomy producers could not be reached to to confirm the departures as WENN went to press.

Re: For those of you who watch Grey's...

For me the show can withstand the loss of George but the loss of Izzy may be too much to bear.

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Re: For those of you who watch Grey's...

Shonda Rhimes says previous reports of Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight leaving Grey's Anatomy aren't true.

Remember those reports that flooded the entertainment press regarding Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight leaving Grey's Anatomy? Well, they may have been a little… not so true. According to Shonda Rhimes, who should know what's going on with the show since she runs the darned thing, the rumors lack truthiness.

"That was a very interesting rumor," Rhimes said at the NAACP Awards when asked about the possibility of the two actors leaving, according to People. "And it's not true."
Said rumor began when Grey's Anatomy actor James Pickens Jr. was quoted as saying "Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best." Of Knight, he said, "He's going too. He just wanted to pursue other career paths."

Now Pickens says his quotes were taken out of context and he's backtracking on what appeared he thought to be fact. "When the question was posed to me, I was more trying to congratulate Katie and T.R. on whatever they were going to do," Pickens said, according to People. "But yeah, I don't have any special info about it either way."

There's been no response yet from Heigl or Knight's people. This is either a quote gone awry, or some quick damage control done by Rhimes and company. I'm leaning towards the latter given the way she's done the same thing with the Heigl Emmy business and the Brooke Smith pink-slipping.