T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl are not leaving Grey’s

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It’s long been noted that the “Grey’s Anatomy” set must be a horrible place to work. There is such an insane amount of drama going on there. And it’s Hollywood – some drama is to be expected. But when you’ve got the most chaotic and high-strung set on the West Coast, that really says something.

On Tuesday “Grey’s” cast mate James Pickens Jr. confirmed that both T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl are leaving the show. But now executive producer Shonda Rhimes says that’s untrue.

Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes wants to set the record straight: T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl are not leaving the show. “That was a very interesting rumor,” Rhimes said Thursday night at the 40th NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles. “And it’s not true.”

Rhimes was referring to a recent comment in the press attributed to Grey’s castmember James Pickens Jr., in which he was said to be confirming the departure of Heigl and Knight. “That was absolutely taken out of context,” said Rhimes. “Things happen, and … I think rumors become fact very easily. And you know I don’t like to tell you what’s going to happen on the show – but that is a rumor,” she emphasized.

For his part, Pickens says he meant to wish the pair well in general. “We’ve been living with these rumors for a long time,” he said before the NAACP’s awards show. “When the question was posed to me, I was more trying to congratulate Katie and T.R. on whatever they were going to do. But yeah, I don’t have any special info about it either way.”

[From People]

It’s been rumored for a long time that Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight have wanted off the show. Knight’s storylines are trivial filler. They are the acting equivalent of busy work. And Heigl’s storylines are just flat out stupid. I’m sorry but the ghost of her ex is following her around for multiple episodes for no reason, and then it turns out she’s sick or something but you don’t care at that point because it’s so dumb.

Even without all the reported drama and negativity on the set, I wouldn’t blame either Knight or Heigl for wanting to leave. Wearing a sandwich board promoting the local hoagie shop would probably be more creatively satisfying at this point.

Here’s Katherine and T.R. in L.A. this past summer. Images thanks to Fame.

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  1. comeonalready says:

    Totally agree CB!

  2. Kait says:

    I know Katherine Heigl is supposedly this huge bitch and drama queen, but I kind of love that she’s not some skinny stereotypical Hollywood girl. She’s not fat by any stretch of the imagination, but standing next to Ellen Pompeo she looks healthy and lovely.

  3. Persistent Cat says:

    My guess, her storylines are inane because the writers have no incentive to write anything good for her. And he’s just not interesting.

    I used to watch that show but all the characters became so unlikeable. I can’t stand her so if she leaves, I’d love to see her become the female David Caruso. As for him, where’s he going to get work again? He seems so meek.

  4. Feebee says:

    TRK’s storylines has sucked for a long time but his character is so blah, what do you do with him? I thought the ghost thing with KH was payback for the crappy remarks she made when withdrawing from Emmy contention…

    Whatever, I’m disappointed my earlier high over them possibly leaving has been dismissed. It’s not ill-feelings for them but it wouldn’t hurt to lose a couple of characters to tighten Grey’s up a little.

  5. Annie says:

    So much confusion….

    And that’s why I stopped watching after Season 1.

  6. rbsesq says:

    I just want her outfit, minus the sweater.

  7. CB Rawks says:

    They aren’t leaving? Those teases.
    Not that I would start watching again if they did. The Herp and McBlech would have to leave also. And Yang.

  8. ana says:

    Dang, I was so excited. But in a way, I’m thinking that the creater is just saying this so they end of the season will be a surprise.
    I cannot stand this womans legs. What is up with them? It’s like her knees go in and rub together. And don’t even get me started on her teeth.

  9. TinaWithPom says:

    Kait: I agree with you on that.

  10. boobaloob says:

    My theory is that Izzie has a brain tumor — the tumor causes her to see things that aren’t there and, fingers crossed, will eventually kill her.

  11. c says:

    what’s with the Yang hate? I she’s one of the more interesting characters on the show (which I’ll agree has its dumb elements) and that she’s one of the better actors on the show. and love Yang’s thing with Owen.
    anyway, my 2 cents.

  12. vdantev says:

    I’m disappointed, I don’t like either one of them on the show.

  13. Misskitty says:

    Crud – really hope that little miss ungrateful would be tossed to the curb. Could not stand Izze before Ms Heigl became so high and mighty and really can;t stand her.

    then again – maybe they are playing with her….runor is your fired, no she’s not and then kill her off! I would so love that. Karmic payback for being.

    Gotta 2nd — why the Yang hate? My two favorites are Yang & Bailey

  14. CB Rawks says:

    I actually really like Sandra Oh. I just don’t like Yang.

  15. CB Rawks says:

    I (and about 3 other people) used to watch Arliss, and I liked her in that.

  16. pebbles says:

    yeah, i think that Izzy’s headed for a brain tumor…now we’ll have to wait and see whether it’s gonna kill her or not…….

  17. Florence says:

    I think Shonda Rimes is a problem. The writing started out great and then her blogging about the show was so ego-driven. I don’t know what it is but whenever I have seen her speak or read what she says, I wonder what her part in the show’s demise is besides the bad writing, of course.

  18. doodahs says:

    Yep, .. she’s not seeing things out of her right eye (couldn’t see scissors and tape in Thursday’s episode, the Denny bonking nonsense) and it seemed she was having hand problems (or did I imagine that?) which might indicate a tumor, or maybe early signs of MS.

    Okay whatever. Just because you watch the show Doodahs does not a doctor make you.