Katherine Heigl leaving 'Grey's Anatomy' to shoot movie
It looks like Katherine Heigl will be leaving Grey's Anatomy this season after all, Entertainment Weekly says. But don't get your hopes up; Izzy will only be gone for five episodes as Heigl goes off to shoot a movie.
The shooting schedule of Greg Berlanti's rom-com Life As We Know It will require Dr. Stevens to make a house call starting this month, meaning she'll disappear onscreen in November. That will be around the same time Ellen Pompeo will be on maternity leave, meaning we won't have Izzy or Meredith for a few weeks. Wow, the show may get better in that time.
So Heigl has recently made romantic comedies Knocked Up, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth and now this, going from annoying doctor who doesn't know what she wants to annoying TV reporter/executive assistant/Gerard Butler groupie who doesn't know what she wants. Way to stretch those chops. But creator Shonda Rhimes isn't fazed, adding new pretend doctors Nora Zehetner, Robert Baker and Jesse Williams this season. So they're turning it into ER already; man, that show was never the same after Anthony Edwards' Dr. Greene left.