After Grey's Anatomy's James Pickens Jr. told reporters this week that the show's writers were planning for the departures of both Dr. O'Malley (T.R. Knight) and the brain-tumored Dr. Izzie (Katherine Heigl), creator and showrunner Shonda Rhimes claims they may pull through yet: "That was a very interesting rumor" she told People at the NAACP Image Awards last night. "And it's not true."
For his part, a probably chastised Pickens says his quote was taken out of context: "When the question was posed to me, I was more trying to congratulate Katie and T.R. on whatever they were going to do," he told People. "But yeah, I don’t have any special info about it either way."
T.R. Knight, Katherine Heigl Not Leaving Grey’s Anatomy [TV Watch/People via Defamer]