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Katherine To Exit Grey's Anatomy


Departure Agreed By Mutual Consent

After taking a short break from Grey's Anatomy to bond with her new baby daughter Nancy Leigh (Naleigh), Katherine was expected to return to the medical drama to film the remaining episodes of Season 6 at the beginning of March.

However, despite heading back to Los Angeles from her maternity leave on schedule ready to work she did not end up returning to the set, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that creator Shonda Rhimes and ABC had agreed to release Katherine from her contract.

The magazine added that discussions between the Katherine and the studio had be ongoing for some time and last week both sides mutually agreed that the best solution would be to part company now rather than at the end of the season. All that now remains is for an agreement to be reached between the parties regarding the terms of her departure.

Despite a burgeoning movie career Katherine successfully managed to balance work in both film and television during her 6 year stint on Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens. When confirmed officially, her exit from the show will enable Katherine to pursue a number of film and production opportunities on a full time basis, including her recently announced starring role in the Columbia Pictures movie "One For The Money".

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