In the wake of yesterday’s reports that T.R. Knight had walked off the set of Grey’s Anatomy comes confirmation from EW: “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.” Astonishingly, the show’s writers seem strangely amenable to forgoing the now-standard long, drawn-out death from brain tumor they usually inflict on their insubordinate actors. So how will they kill Knight’s Dr. O’Malley? We hope it’s a shark attack!
Exclusive: T.R. Knight negotiating ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ exit [Ausiello Files/EW]