Michael Ausiello has a pair of Grey's Anatomy scoop! TR Knight is officially out as Dr. George O'Malley and Jessica Capshaw is a series regular as Dr. Arizona Robbins. Knight may even have another gig already lined up.
Fall's still months away, but one of last season's bigger Grey's Anatomy cliffhangers has already been resolved: Sources confirm to me exclusively that T.R. Knight's wish to be released from his contract has been granted. The official decision, I'm told, came down in the past few days, just as many of his castmates began receiving their formal pickup letters from ABC.
Fans of Grey's know that there has been plenty of speculation over TR Knight's status with the show when the news hit the net that he wanted out of his contract three years premature. As for Capshaw, it looks like Callie's (Sara Ramirez) love interest and love life are still going strong with Capshaw signing on as a series regular.
According to Entertainment Weekly, it looks like Callie (Sara Ramirez) may be hooking up with another broad - Arizona Robbins. Her portrayer Jessica Capshaw (ex-The Practice) has inked a contract to keep her onboard for the rest of the current season, with an option of being picked up as series regular for season six.
Following the firing of Brooke Smith (Erica Hahn), there were rumblings that ABC was uncomfortable with a same-sex relationship on Grey's Anatomy. Speaking about Smith's exit on a press tour last month, network president Steve McPherson had this to say:
The character was not working for us and the relationship was not working for us.
I'm hoping Callie's latest potential love-interest sticks around for the long-haul. Sure beats watching Dead Denny.
Is T.R. Knight looking to jump ship? Are ABC nixing same-sex storylines? Is Izzie romancing dead Denny just stupid? With debate swirling around Grey’s Anatomy at the moment, I wanted to take a lighter look at couplings that are on the horizon. Who’s the hottest of the potential love matches?
Personally speaking, I love Cristina (Sandra Oh can do no wrong) and her off-the-chart chemistry with McRambo AKA Owen (Kevin McKidd). Seriously, as Meredith might say, who didn’t see a touch of the old Grey’s magic in their steamy scene? I want vents like that at my work. More screengrabs and potential new pairings after the jump. READ MORE