Coming on the heels of the news that T.R. Knight won't be returning
next season on Grey's Anatomy
, sources have now revealed that Katherine Heigl will continue on the ABC medical drama, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Heigl's option on the medical drama has reportedly been picked up, which means that the show won't pull the plug on her character Izzie Stevens just yet.
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It has been a turbulent year for both Heigl and her on-screen counterpart on Grey's Anatomy.
Izzie has been diagnosed with cancer in the brain and liver, and seemingly died when she flat-lined in the final minutes of last season's finale, while exit rumors have been attached to Heigl's name ever since she pulled her name from the list of contenders for the 2008 Emmy ceremony, blaming her withdrawal on Grey's Anatomy
's scripts. She has also been rumored to have lobbied for a release from the show to focus on her booming film career.
Last season, however, Heigl's cancer stricken storyline has given the actress enough chances to brush up her Emmy submission. Moreover, the actress has stated publicly that she wanted to continue on the medical series so the news that Heigl will continue on the show for the last year of her contract shouldn't really be surprising.
Of course, ABC won't confirm the news just yet.
Meanwhile, fans can catch Katherine Heigl in The Ugly Truth,
which hits theaters on July 24. The romantic comedy features Heigl as a romantically challenged morning show producer who is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous test by her chauvinistic correspondent, played by Gerard Butler, to attempt to help her find love. However, his clever schemes lead to unexpected results. The film also stars Bree Turner, Eric Winter, Cheryl Hines and Nick Searcy, just to name a few.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Hollywood Reporter(Image courtesy of ABC)