Isaiah Washington is returning to "Grey's Anatomy" for an episode later this season. Seriously.
EW broke the shocking news on Thursday (March 6) that Washington, who infamously left the ABC series in 2007 following alleged homophobic slurs against his gay co-star T.R. Knight, will reprise his role as Dr. Preston Burke for an episode airing in May. This will be the first episode featuring Burke since he left Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) at the altar in Season 3.
Executive producer Shonda Rhimes released a statement explaining that Burke's return is a necessary part of providing closure to Cristina as Oh is leaving the show at the end of Season 10. "It's important to me that Cristina's journey unfolds exactly as it should," Rhimes says. "Burke is vital to that journey -- he gives her story that full-circle moment we need to properly say goodbye to our beloved Cristina Yang."
Are you shocked to see Washington (soon to be seen in "The 100" on The CW) return seven seasons after his controversial exit? How do you think Burke will return onscreen?
And just to clarify: Burke's return in a May episode is not a part of the Cristina-centric episode previously reported as a "Sliding Doors" concept, as that episode will air March 27.
"Grey's Anatomy" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
The March 27 episode, titled "Do You Know," will be all about Cristina Yang, TVLine reports.
The Cristina-centric episode will find Meredith's person imagining the different routes her life could take "via a 'Sliding Doors' concept." Hmm -- sounds like we're in for a dream sequence or two, possibly leading the star doc to make some decisions about her future that will take her away from the ABC medical drama.
"Do You Know" will likely give fans the proper Cristina send-off before Oh leaves the series for good, although it is still unknown how the doc will leave Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital onscreen. Will Cristina move away again? Will she quit life as a doctor? Doubtful. Will she ... gasp, die?
We'll have to wait until the Season 10 finale to find out for sure. "Grey's Anatomy" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
E! is getting into the scripted series game, and right out of the gate the network is promising major drama.
On Thursday (March 6), E! greenlit "The Royals," an hour-long original scripted series from producers of "One Tree Hill" and "Smallville." It is set to premiere in 2015.
The series focuses on a fictional British Royal family set in modern-day London. The family "inhabits a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny." The family must deal with secrets, romance and high-stakes politics.
"The Royals" stars Elizabeth Hurley, Vincent Regan, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Tom Austen, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach and Oliver Milburn, and is executive produced, written and directed by Mark Schwahn ("One Tree Hill"). Brian Robbins and Joe Davola ("One Tree Hill," "Smallville") also executive produce.
With producers well versed in soapy drama and a cast led by Hurley playing a modern-day Queen, "The Royals" promises to be must-watch fare. If only the premiere wasn't so far away.
What do you think of E!'s first original scripted series?
You know those annoying people who talk on their phones at the most inappropriate times? Well, "Jerks With Cameras" jerk Geoff Keith takes that to a whole new level ... by having phone sex in public.
Watch this Zap2it exclusive clip of Keith's phone sex prank:brightcove.createExperiences();
"Jerks with Cameras" airs Thursdays at 11 p.m. ET on MTV.
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