TV NotebookIsaiah Washington Checking Out of Grey's Anatomy?Us Weekly
Wednesday May 23, 2007
The doctor may be out on Grey's Anatomy.
On the May 17 finale, Isaiah Washington's Dr. Preston Burke left his tentative bride-to-be, Cristina Yang, on their wedding day. And now it looks like Washington himself will be taking off as well.
He will not be back as a series regular, a source close to ABC tells Us, noting that the embattled star, 43 - who has been under fire ever since calling costar T.R. Knight, 34, a fgot - could possibly show up for a few episodes next season.
Still, Washington's rep insists, Isaiah is not off the show. We do not have a contract yet, but we expect to."
Katherine Heigl, 28, said her costar just needs to stop talking after Washington used the f-word again at the January 15 Golden Globes, but the damage had been done.
The cast - especially the women - just don't like him, says a Grey's source.
The stars of the show really felt ABC made a mistake by keeping Isaiah [after his controversial behavior].
Counters a Washington pal, They won't get rid of Isaiah because, with Kate [Walsh] leaving, they don't want to ruin the magic.
An ABC rep could not be reached for comment.http://www.usmagazine.com/isaiah_was...grey_s_anatomy