According to Entertainment Weekly, show creator Shonda Rimes has agreed to let Katherine out of her contract with the show she’s been on for six years.
Apparently Heigl was scheduled to return to work on March 1st to shoot the five remaining episodes left in the season. But now we’ve learned that she never showed up! A source close to Heigl says she “was at home and ready to return to work.” Another insider “insists it’s much more complicated than that.”
Heigl and ABC have reportedly been at odds for months, and last week both sides mutually decided that the best solution would be to part ways now as opposed to at the end of the season.
So in short, that means we may never get to officially say goodbye to Dr. Izzie, because she may have already shot her last episode! But again, this has been a long time coming. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors of Heigl complaining about being on Grey’s.
Now she’s free to strictly do movies, which she’s obviously been wanting to do for years. Do you think she’ll be as successful as she has been doing both TV and movies?