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Thursday June 18, 2009 11:00 pm

T.R. Knight Leaves Grey’s, Heigl Stays

T.R. Knight and Katherine HeiglUPDATE: You can read statements from both Knight and creator Shonda Rhimes here.

We knew someone would be a goner…now we know which one.

According to multiple sources, T.R. Knight won’t be climbing out of that hospital bed anytime soon. Although there was a chance of seeing him again (in some form) next fall, his rumored departure from Grey’s Anatomy was just made official. The actor, who had been reportedly unhappy with his dwindling role on the series, made the request to be let go. It’s now believed T.R. may take a break from television and pursue opportunities on the stage.

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Unfortunately for George, Izzie doesn’t have any plans to get off that elevator to join him in the light. Despite an active career on the big screen, Katherine Heigl will remain on the ABC show for now. Heigl, who at one point seemed seemed dissatisfied with the drama, recently expressed an interest in staying on. Since her option has now been picked up, she can aim for at least one more Emmy with that meaty cancer storyline of hers.

In non-death related news, a casting decision has been made on one other actor. , who was originally slated as a recurring cast member, has just been promoted to series regular. Her character, Arizona Robbins, was brought on last season to fill the void Dr. Hahn’s exit created.

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