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Report: Katherine Heigl Wants Out of Grey's Anatomy

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We can't confirm this Grey's Anatomy gossip with any degree of certainty, but BuddyTV is reporting that Katherine Heigl wants to leave the series that has vaulted her to critical acclaim and fame on the big and small screens.

Heigl, who has experienced success at the box office with movies Knocked Up and 27 Dresses, reportedly seems more focused on pursuing her big screen career now and believes that she may have "outgrown" Grey's Anatomy.

Rumors say that Katherine Heigl, who plays Dr. Izzie Stevens, has even asked the producers of the hit medical drama to kill off her character - and to do so in such a manner as to hopefully elicit record ratings for the show.

SIDE NOTE: It would be tough to top the viewer response that followed last season's three-part episode in which Meredith Grey died and was later revived.

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Katherine Heigl is allegedly swamped with movie offers these days.

The Emmy-winning Grey's Anatomy actress has apparently been swayed by impressive box office performances of her theatrical releases that she no longer wants to be attached strictly to her small screen persona.

She is rumored to be keen on focusing on her film career and has even put together a production company with her manager and mother, Nancy Heigl.

Even if this were true, and we're not sure it is, simply orchestrating a dramatic exit from the Grey's Anatomy cast won't be easy for Katherine Heigl.

Not if the show wants her back, that is. Heigl's contract with ABC and Touchstone has her locked in at Seattle Grace for the next several years.

What do you think? Do you buy this report? And would you like to see Katherine Heigl (and Izzie Stevens) bid farewell to Grey's Anatomy?

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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    I believe if Izzie leaves I may not watch it anymore I have been waiting for her to come back...Shes my favorite on the show...

    Lexzie

    im voting 4 katherine heigel not leave the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    izzie izzie , dont you dear leve the show , cause if you leave i leave!

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    okej please guys stop being so hard to katherine! she is the best character in greys anatomy and i dont think im going to look any more if she leaves, yeah of course i like meredith derek and christina too but really those episodes without izzie have being so bad!!! i hope she is going to stay! seson 5 were just the best season ever and i cried so much when she were dying in cancer. i love izzie and alex together they're so cute! but i think there is a big misstake to let katherine leave greys anatomy.. they would lost alots of fans !! I LOVE TOU KATHERINE AS IZZIE AND YOU*RE JUST PERFECT FOR THE SHOW! dont leave please.... and you guys that dont like izzie .keep youir mouths shut becaus you guys are just stupid when you say that you dont need her in the show ! trust me we need izzie to keep the show going!

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    SHE CANT LEAVE!! WITHOUT HER THERE WOULD NOT BE GREYS ANATOMY ANY MORE ! PLEASE KATIE DONT LEAVE CAUSE YOURE THE BEST!!

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    Absolutely not!!!!!! Izzie Stevens is by far my favorite character and sincerely, Grey's Anatomy would be much worse without her. What about Alex Karev?? Him and Izzie,the newly weds?? In my opinion Izzie has played a great role and even though she WANTS to leave in oreder to make movies she shouldn´t. Want a better opportunnity than Grey's Anatomy?? She is a talented actress and PERFECT as Izzie Stevens. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do NOT leave!!
    IF her decision is final, that's too bad, but i will be watching every single movie of hers. And as for Alex i would like hinm to NOT date other people for at least a season and half, and please dont make alex halucinate about Izzie cuz that´s just repetitive. This is my opinion if I was the director of Grey's Anatomy i would do anyhting to hold on to Katherine Heigl... Good luck!!!!

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    please..please.please... Izzie.. you've started here in Grey's. don't leave.. i love your character.. especially when you and dr.alex karev are together.. please..please.. thank you..more power and big big movies..

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    To all of those who claim they will leave if Katie leaves.. I am very dissapointed. You can look at all the actors on the show and truly believe she is all that Grey's Anatomy has to offer? There is such a well thought out storyline with amazing people not only behind the scenes, but convincing actors that lead this show. Izzie has definatly died out and I use to enjoy her charactor, and she has just become annoying over time. I can understand why she would not be relating to her charactor anymore, because all she does is whine. I began to lose interested once she fell for every man that crossed her path. It was just a sick reminder of those annoying girls that truly do exsist.
    If she left, I would be happy. She can play other charactors and do a thrilling job at it. I believe she can be more successful elsewhere, and easily replaced on Grey's. Her time is over.

    Janalea

    I just recently got into this show by renting the older seasons on dvd. Although Izzie and George are two of my favorite characters, I will still tune in because who knows what is going on behind the camera? Some actors demand too much money. This is a terrific cast and they will survive without them.

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    I couldn't agree more. Izzie is my favorite character on the show. The show will surely not survive if she leaves. I won't have any interest in watching anymore.. that's for sure.
    PLEASE IZZIE DON'T GO!!!!!