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T.R. Knight Not Coming Back for 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 6

May 28, 2009 08:17:16 GMT

When George O'Malley went flat-line at the end of season 5, it could as well be an exit story created for the depicter, T.R. Knight.


T.R. Knight Not Coming Back for 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 6
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As "Grey's Anatomy" enters the sixth season later this fall, there might be one character noticeably missing from the line-up. Sources are telling E! News' Marc Malkin that T.R. Knight will not be back to the show after his rift with creator Shonda Rhimes became too "unbearable for both".

The root of the departure dated back when T.R. complained on the creative direction of his character, George O'Malley. The actor thought George had less screen time and lacked a story line. Therefore he wanted to be detached from the contract so that he can pursue other things. Rhimes herself refused to be explicit about the issue, simply saying "I think that there have been lots of rumors about TR, but TR's never said anything. Take from it what you will."

On the season 5 finale that aired earlier this month, George shocked Bailey and the rest of the crew when he wanted to join U.S. army as a trauma surgeon. However, in a twist of fate, he was struck by a bus while trying to save a woman from being hit. He flat-lined toward the end of the episode, joined by Izzie who also lost the sign of life.

Nothing was addressed about Katherine Heigl, who has submitted her name back as an Emmy Awards contender for her portrayal of Izzie.

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posted by yoghurt on Feb 08, 2010
cant believe he left... the show is not the same without george and i thik this is why the show has gone down hill a bit. he was my fave character, cant believe they would'nt just write him in to a story his last real story was marriage and cheating, they should have given him more after. he was amazing, made the program, the others can be hard to identify with as there bitchy and condercending, but george was great he aspired to greatness without being in your face about it like christina, or all broken and annoying like merideth (like no one else goes what she goes through). the show isnt going to be the same and from what ive seen its not and i cant see how their going to pick up the slack, the writting for 6 is awful and the acting seems forced rather than enjoyed like it did in previous seasons
posted by Jonny on Jul 06, 2009
O'malley has always been the nice guy. It angers me that he is leaving whereas alex (who's character is still deeply flawed and who is nothing more than a aggresive and irrational child) survives! George will be greatly missed
posted by Jonny on Jul 06, 2009
O'malley has always been the nice guy. It angers me that he is leaving whereas alex (who's character is still deeply flawed and who is nothing more than a aggresive and irrational child) survives! George will be greatly missed
posted by sara on Jul 04, 2009
please omalley and stevens don't leave the show
posted by kalabana on Jul 04, 2009
if omally leave the show i'll not see it again.......
posted by kalabana on Jul 04, 2009
if omally the show i'll not see it again
posted by dana on Jul 04, 2009
please omally don't leave the show
posted by Damien on Jun 19, 2009
It does matter if the both of them leave and so what if George didn't get that much screen time everyone still loves him and izzie she is just an amazing actress I think she can do her movies and be on greys I love the both of them as characters and actors
posted by bleep on Jun 03, 2009
They shouldn't let Katherine Heigl go. She's usually the comedic relief of the show. And the show won't be the same without her.
posted by Izzie Rocks! on Jun 02, 2009
If Izzie leaves the show will never be the same.Please stay Katherine!!!
posted by ruz ruz on Jun 01, 2009
O'Malley and Izzy should be back. otherwise the show will die with them
posted by missy on Jun 01, 2009
well even if the real omalley wants to leave it doesnt matter his face is going to be too messed up..so they will have to put a new face on him...which means..new actor!
posted by christy on May 31, 2009
if O'Malley leaves everyone would miss him but where practically used to not having him on the show but izzy she cant leave alex would break apart and the show would go down
posted by christy yanes on May 31, 2009
if O'Malley leaves everyone would miss him but where practically used to not having him on the show but izzy she cant leave alex would break apart and the show would go down
posted by San on May 30, 2009
I wouldn't like O'Malley die...but.. I guess it's already said..at least Izzie will stay..it would be stupid to put both out of it!!
posted by Annie on May 30, 2009
I think they should both be cut from the show they are too proud n boring!
posted by Annie on May 30, 2009
I think they should both be cut from the show they are too proud n boring!
posted by Grey\'sAnatomy\'sfan on May 30, 2009
Grey's Anatomy is never going to be the same again. =/ seriously. It really started getting worse after burke and kate walsh left. Don't do this...
posted by ash on May 30, 2009
Katherine hiegl rox
posted by greysanatomyroxmywor on May 30, 2009
who really cares he is a loser
posted by Dan on May 28, 2009
Hey ... if O'Malley or Stevens die, the show won't ever be the same. It could be the end of the series!! Come on do not srew this one!!! Please

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