Isaiah ‘Dr Burke’ Washington Returning To Grey’s Anatomy 7 Years After Being...

Isaiah ‘Dr Burke’ Washington Returning To Grey’s Anatomy 7 Years After Being Fired

By HuffPost on March 7, 2014
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Isaiah Washington attends the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

ABC says Isaiah Washington will return to “Grey’s Anatomy” for a guest appearance in May, seven years after he was fired from the hit medical drama.

Washington exited the series in 2007 after an on-set clash the year before, in which an anti-gay epithet was directed at another cast member at the time, T.R. Knight.

Washington’s return as Dr. Preston Burke coincides with the announced departure of series star Sandra Oh at the season’s end in May. Her character, Dr. Cristina Yang, was engaged to Washington’s Burke at one point in the long-running drama.

The date of Washington’s episode was not announced.

During the controversy involving him, Washington also used the epithet backstage at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards. He publicly apologized and tried to make amends by meeting with gay-rights organizations.

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  1. Yay. This is great news. I wasn’t happy with George and Izzie aka Katherine Heigl aka one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood for their role in getting him fired. He is really talented and captures the screen in every scene. Last I heard of Katherine Heigl is that no one wants to work with her arrogant self.

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