T.R. Knight to Return For Season 4, Isaiah Washington Likely Back as Well

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While the Grey's Anatomy season finale left fans with lots of questions, at least one lingering mystery appears to have been solved.

T.R. Knight, a.k.a. the lovable George O'Malley, is expected to return as a series regular, Entertainment Weekly reports this morning.

Speculation has been swirling about his departure from Seattle Grace â€" not only because of what happened in the finale (George didn't pass his intern exam) but because of two incidents earlier this season with his co-star, Isaiah Washington, who referred to Knight using a homophobic slur.

According to one insider close to the negotiation, T.R. Knight has agreed to a new contract that will boost his per-episode salary to roughly $125,000 and give him a small piece of the show profits (pay hikes and profit points were also granted to many of Knight's co-stars, including Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, and Sandra Oh).

Still up in the air, however, is the fate of Washington, whose character, Preston Burke, appeared to flee Seattle in the finale.

That said, the same insider hints that Isaiah Washington will be back as a series regular (although possibly without the same boost in pay).

"A cliffhanger is meant to keep the audience in anticipation and intrigue until fall," demurred an inside source at ABC Television Studios, which produces Grey's Anatomy for ABC.

Washington's publicist also declined comment. Meanwhile, TV Guide reports that a final decision involving Isaiah's contract status and his return to the series is expected within the next week or so.

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excelente!!! serie ..... muy buenos actores


i love Burke i really want him back to see how Yang will react to his stupid act in the wedding it will be good to see them again and i wish that they can solve his problems with Goerge as i like him to but his thing with ezze is so boring


I just recently watched the show, I used to be a fan of scrubs since I like the lighter side of things. Bottom line is certain people make the show and Isaiah Washington made the show "Christina and Burke" were the only reason why I started watching the show, bought season 2 and 3 because of that.I have no intentions of buying season 4 if Dr Burke is not there. Now there is Dr Hunn and I do not like her, I know that it must be hard for the producer's to keep the peace but in the longer it's all about keeping the viewers happy and currently we are not happy without Burke.


i agree i hate isisah washington he deserved to be fired for what he said to tr


isaiah washington is not coming back. he was fired. thank god.


yeah im glad issiah is comming back...!!!!!me and my circle of friends really liked his character!!!! pls for the sake of the fans!!!!!


This is out of our control and we just have to see what happens! What IW said may not have been good enough reason to be fired and yes Knight should not have been given bonuses, but hell, GA is still GA, we need to support it, just imagine the feeling when GA is eventually gone.........doesn't bare thinking about arrrhhhh


I think it totally sucks that Burke is going to be gone. I wish they would just keep them more separated and just do their job. It was really good watching Christina and Burke together. Even though it took me a long time to even like Burke. He grew on me. Christina without him is going to be no fun.


seems like everyone here is in favour of returing Burke back. DAMN RYT!! he should be bak. to hell with TR. Knight, Burke makes a better actor not to mention 'Hotter'. and for sure burke and cristina where ma fav crew!!!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.