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Exclusive: T.R. Knight negotiating 'Grey's Anatomy' exit

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The revolving door at Grey’s Anatomy has taken another shocking spin.

Multiple sources confirm that T.R. Knight has asked to be released from

his contract, a request that both ABC and Grey’s show-runner Shonda

Rhimes appear poised to grant. “They’re working out the details now,” whispers an ABC insider. (A network rep was unavailable for comment.)

There’s no word on when Knight would make his final appearance, but,

contrary to a report on the gossip blog crazydaysandnights.com, he has

not walked off the show. “He’s still working,” maintains my Grey’s mole.

Rumors of Knight’s unhappiness at Grey’s date back to the early days of

Isaiahgate. Per an insider, the actor was disappointed that it took Rhimes so long to publicly condemn Washington’s use

of the F-word, even as his co-stars (Katherine Heigl, Patrick Dempsey, etc.) rallied to his defense. (The incident led Knight to come out as a gay man.) The boss lady

eventually released a statement denouncing Washington’s behavior, but

word is, it was too little, too late. Nonetheless, my Grey’s source insists Knight does not want out of his contract for that reason, adding, “He just feels it’s time to move on.”

A spokesperson for Knight declined to comment for this story.

Knight’s probable exit comes at a time when his character, George, has been

given little to do, save for express concern over Izzie’s mental state. There’s no

word if he’ll be given a big on-screen send-off or be banished to

Seattle Grace’s parking garage with fellow gay Dr. Hahn. (I smell a spin-off!)

Got an exit scenario of your own you’d like to pitch? Shocked by

Knight’s decision? Given his lack of screen time this season, can you blame the guy for wanting to move on? Do you hope he takes his real-life BFF, Katherine

Heigl, with him? Is Grey’s cursed? Comment below!

Oh, and I saved the biggest surprise for last: Knight was not — I

repeat not — the subject of my “fired actor” blind item last week.

More Grey’s Scoop:

Izzie/Denny mystery explained!

Mrs. Jon Hamm checks in

Brooke Smith discharged

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