Katherine Heigl Wants Back on Grey's Anatomy?!

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According to Katherine Heigl herself, she is not only open to a return to Grey's Anatomy ... she has even come out and ASKED to return! She said the following while promoting her new film One For the Money:

"I've told them I want to," she admits. "I don't know... Being a showrunner and being a writer of a TV series like that is so complicated that I mean she's got how many characters are there now?"

"There's a lot and so she's currently balancing about 40 different storylines, so I don't know if it fits in to their sort of vision for this season or next or however many seasons it goes."

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Katherine last appeared on Grey's Anatomy in the middle of the sixth season, in January 2010, after which she was written off with little explanation in an awkward, open-ended departure for her character.

She left the series on a less-than-stellar note after a number of public and private disputes with ABC. Ostensibly, the final straw was her desire to spend more time at home with adopted daughter Naleigh.

If she was bitter about her departure or toward the show in general, it looks like that's blown over. She reiterated that if ABC or Grey's producers were to call up and ask her to return, she'd do it.

"Yeah totally. I really, really, really want to see where [Izzie] is. I just want to know what happened to her and where she went and what she's doing now," the 33-year-old actress said.

"My idea is that she actually like figures it out, and finds some success at a different hospital. She was always floundering, always one step behind the eight ball. I want to see that girl take some power back."

Could Alex's heart and brain withstand that turn of events? Will it ever actually happen?

Share your comments on this surprising interview by the star and vote below ...

Do you want to see Katherine Heigl back on Grey's Anatomy?

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I think if things can be repaired behind the scenes then i would love to see here come back, even just for a little bit. At this point, i feel like Alex's storyline is just hovering there, undecided on which way to lean. With this announcement, maybe they are secretly trying to figure something out. Shonda has been pretty realistic with the story lines with all of the actors leaving and it has all put emotional toll on the characters. So if she thinks it will be okay for Izzie to return, I could see Mer welcoming Izzie back in some way because she’s different, but it would be interesting to see how things would pan out. It would be a good storyline to carry us in to a 9th season, and would give a possibility for Dempsey to not be in as many episodes and follow his racing goals. I did recently see an interview with her and how she was having difficulty doing movies and being a parent. For an actor i don't think you can get more stable than a television series.

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No Way!!! It doesn't seem right! She LEFT Grey's because she wanted to become some big actress and now that didn't happen - she wants back on Grey's!! Don't seem right to me! I really missed her at first when she left but now I'm over it and there are many more storylines happening. I wonder if they are thinking of hiring her to somehow try and make up if "Derek and or Meredith leave."


Not sure why everybody is dumping on Shonda because KH left. She thought she was going to be a famous movie star and it didn't pan out. She sees that people still love Grey's and wants to come back. No surprise. I say if they give her a second chance, Isiaiah Washington should have one too. We didn't get a sufficient ending to that story, either. BTW, the "big fat bitch" created this show and the characters and without her, we wouldn't have Grey's Anatomy. Seriously!


And who cares the reasons why Katherine Heigl left? Truth is, the show was better with Izzie on it and it would bring back its amazingness of the first seasons.


Absolutely YES! Please Shonda, there is no one who can be a good partner for Alex other than Izzie. They've tried several times (Lexie, Lucy...) and nothing works out. I mean, they were the best couple in the show and they need to end up together, even if she only shows up at the end of the show. Besides, Izzie was a great character and her going away was a really terrible shocker. Conclusion: Katherine Heigl leaving the show was the worst mistake ever. YES to her comeback! YES to Izzie! YES to her and Alex!


I think the actress made a mistake (we all make mistakes, whether we're movie stars or normal people), by leaving Grey's too early and she's trying to make up for it. Give her a chance, benefit of the doubt and let her back on. If we refused to offer a second chance to others after they made a mistake, we'd have no body.


I think they should totally bring her back and revisit things with her X. BringIzzieBack!!!




no! absolutely not. she didnt leave on a good note and she only wants to come back bcos her movie career was a flop. HELL NO! DO NOT BRING HER BACK


almost 80% of all people want her back so suck it up!

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