In an interview with US Weekly on Feb. 7, Grey’s Anatomy actor James Pickens Jr. (who plays Dr. Richard Webber) was asked if co-star Katherine Heigl would be leaving the show, he said, “Yes, she is… Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best.” When asked the same question about their co-star T.R. Knight, Pickens Jr. told the magazine, “He’s going too…He just wanted to pursue other career paths.”
However, Heigl’s and Knight’s reps have made no comment on the story, and neither ABC or ABC Studios have confirmed that the actors were leaving the show.
T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl
US also reports that co-star Eric Dane appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today and was asked about the actors’ departure, but had little to say. He told host Ellen DeGeneres, “I don’t really comment. I worked with them this morning, and they were both very present… I know you want to know, and I get it, but until the boss says this is going down, it’s not happening.”
In light of everything else that’s been happening on Grey’s Anatomy, specifically, the unceremonious departure of Dr. Hahn and the recent out-of-left-field introduction of the Calzona romance, does the news of Heigl and Knight’s departure have any impact on your plans to continue watching the show?
Or did Grey’s Anatomy jump the gurney for your a long time ago?