Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: Is Katherine Heigl leaving Grey’s?

4 years ago, by

January 21, 2010

It seems that the question of Heigl’s permanent return to Grey’s has been a question on everyone’s minds. Her prolonged absences and her character’s husband’s infidelity seem to be proof that perhaps the Grey’s show-runners are making it easier to write her character out. Here are the recent spoilers on this question.. go ahead and read for yourselves!

Question: It’s looking more and more like they are paving the way for Katherine Heigl’s exit on Grey’s Anatomy. Do you know if she is going to stay or not? —Kate
Ausiello:
I don’t. And neither does Heigl. While I’m sure she’d love nothing more than to move on at the end of the season, the decision is not hers to make. Heigl’s got at least another year left on her Grey’s contract, so her fate rests with ABC and Shonda Rhimes. My gut, which has rarely steered me wrong in the past, tells me they’ll let her walk.

Yikes! Looks like she might be leaving. Any of you guys going to miss Izzie? And anyone else as curious as me to see how they’re going to write her out — if they end up doing so?

Source: Ausiello Files

  • aylssa

    noo okay this is just dumb the writer for greys are totaly ruining it !!! personally if izzie is out am not watchin it anymore cuz there is basically nothing left on the show

  • aylssa

    noo okay this is just dumb the writer for greys are totaly ruining it !!! personally if izzie is out am not watchin it anymore cuz there is basically nothing left on the show

  • Amanda

    if she leaves i am not watching greys anatomy anymore.

  • Amanda

    if she leaves i am not watching greys anatomy anymore.

  • kiesa

    I won’t be watching if Izzie goes either, this season I have been waiting for her to come back but after last night they spoiled it for me when Alex said that to her………..so disappointing!!!

  • kiesa

    I won’t be watching if Izzie goes either, this season I have been waiting for her to come back but after last night they spoiled it for me when Alex said that to her………..so disappointing!!!

  • Brookie

    No izzie no greys on my t.v

  • Brookie

    No izzie no greys on my t.v

  • steve & kim

    Izzie is the lamest part of this show intellectually and was only here to establish part of the female audience. I highly doubt even 10% of the females would give up this show. God knows if the dumb blonde left, smarter females would make up the audience numbers by being willing to watch it since the dope Izzie would be gone.

    I hope she leaves.

  • steve & kim

    Izzie is the lamest part of this show intellectually and was only here to establish part of the female audience. I highly doubt even 10% of the females would give up this show. God knows if the dumb blonde left, smarter females would make up the audience numbers by being willing to watch it since the dope Izzie would be gone.

    I hope she leaves.

  • http://duckezhullabaloo.com Melissa

    I really don’t mind either way. Her character is different and it makes the show different. I was really rooting for Alex and Izzie but Izzie putting Alex through all that crap with her leaving, TWICE, he deserves someone who will be around for him. He needs a good woman and its not Izzie, anymore.

  • http://duckezhullabaloo.com Melissa

    I really don’t mind either way. Her character is different and it makes the show different. I was really rooting for Alex and Izzie but Izzie putting Alex through all that crap with her leaving, TWICE, he deserves someone who will be around for him. He needs a good woman and its not Izzie, anymore.

  • Nichol1

    I agree i was already not going to watch when they killed George off but know Izzie?! What are these writers thinking i love the older seasons but know it just looks like there trying to ruin it all together. = (

  • Nichol1

    I agree i was already not going to watch when they killed George off but know Izzie?! What are these writers thinking i love the older seasons but know it just looks like there trying to ruin it all together. = (

  • Shaff

    The only reason that I have been watching the show this season is to see Izzie come back. I won’t be watching it anymore if Izzie goes.

  • Shaff

    The only reason that I have been watching the show this season is to see Izzie come back. I won’t be watching it anymore if Izzie goes.

  • Tonya

    I used to love Izzie in the earlier seasons but Kathrine Heigl’s rise to fame and the need for more spotlight on the show has diminished Izzie’s role in my eyes. She’s too emotional and instead of being a doctor, just appears to be a complete fake. Where I once loved her, I’ll be glad to see her go!

  • Tonya

    I used to love Izzie in the earlier seasons but Kathrine Heigl’s rise to fame and the need for more spotlight on the show has diminished Izzie’s role in my eyes. She’s too emotional and instead of being a doctor, just appears to be a complete fake. Where I once loved her, I’ll be glad to see her go!

  • MVJ

    No Izzie, no GA for me. They’ll realize once they get rid of her how important she is to the show. This used to be a good show and now it’s just a soap opera.

  • MVJ

    No Izzie, no GA for me. They’ll realize once they get rid of her how important she is to the show. This used to be a good show and now it’s just a soap opera.

  • CharlieQLA

    They should keep Izzie. Not sure why Katherine wants to leave so badly. Chances are that when she’s gone, her career will wind down to nothing but a starring actress in Lifetime movies. She should definitely remain on the show.

    They really need to get rid of Chyler Leigh!! She sucks! Her character is a waste of air-time.

  • CharlieQLA

    They should keep Izzie. Not sure why Katherine wants to leave so badly. Chances are that when she’s gone, her career will wind down to nothing but a starring actress in Lifetime movies. She should definitely remain on the show.

    They really need to get rid of Chyler Leigh!! She sucks! Her character is a waste of air-time.

  • Jim

    She said she would never leave the show. A lot of people speculated that she wanted to leave to focus on her film career, but she said that’s not going to happen. Katherine also expressed concern when her character nearly died last season. She is on a brief leave of absence from the show because she was shooting a movie and she recently adopted a child which she wants to spend time with. Katherine will be appearing on and off this season, and she probably will continue to stay throughout her contract and even more. Katherine has been grateful for the show which has opened doors for her. She probably will continue to stay on the show and she may patch things up with Alex Karev despite their disagreements.

  • Jim

    She said she would never leave the show. A lot of people speculated that she wanted to leave to focus on her film career, but she said that’s not going to happen. Katherine also expressed concern when her character nearly died last season. She is on a brief leave of absence from the show because she was shooting a movie and she recently adopted a child which she wants to spend time with. Katherine will be appearing on and off this season, and she probably will continue to stay throughout her contract and even more. Katherine has been grateful for the show which has opened doors for her. She probably will continue to stay on the show and she may patch things up with Alex Karev despite their disagreements.

  • Jerry

    Truthfully, at this point, Katherine Heigl = Shelley Long, only Grey’s Anatomy isn’t at its peak in terms of ratings the way Cheers was. Heigl wants to be a diva, but after the whole fiasco that was The Ugly Truth, she should be thanking her lucky stars that she still has a day job to go back to that’s afforded her the opportunity to PRODUCE the films she stars in (since it doesn’t seem that other producers are willing to pony up for her otherwise).

  • Jerry

    Truthfully, at this point, Katherine Heigl = Shelley Long, only Grey’s Anatomy isn’t at its peak in terms of ratings the way Cheers was. Heigl wants to be a diva, but after the whole fiasco that was The Ugly Truth, she should be thanking her lucky stars that she still has a day job to go back to that’s afforded her the opportunity to PRODUCE the films she stars in (since it doesn’t seem that other producers are willing to pony up for her otherwise).

  • Sarah

    The show is becoming one of those stupid soap operas where everyone sleeps with everyone and they keep adding annoying actors like that new deer looking short girl with the big ugly eyes… If izzie leaves the show is just stupid..its becoming boring anyways, they might as well just make it the last season and get it over with!!!!!!!

  • Sarah

    The show is becoming one of those stupid soap operas where everyone sleeps with everyone and they keep adding annoying actors like that new deer looking short girl with the big ugly eyes… If izzie leaves the show is just stupid..its becoming boring anyways, they might as well just make it the last season and get it over with!!!!!!!

  • Hayden

    Actually, Jerry, at this point, Katherine Heigl is one of the highest paid movie stars in Hollywood ($12m per flick). The Ugly Truth grossed 6 1/2 times its production budget. Shelley Long never had that kind of big screen success. Ever.

  • Hayden

    Actually, Jerry, at this point, Katherine Heigl is one of the highest paid movie stars in Hollywood ($12m per flick). The Ugly Truth grossed 6 1/2 times its production budget. Shelley Long never had that kind of big screen success. Ever.

  • Amy

    I love Greys, seriously, but Issy’s storyline at the moment is so not in her character, personally I hope she just doesn’t ‘run away’ I would rather her get sick again a die in the hospital. I just really hope that this doesn’t ruin greys, because that would suck!!!!

  • Amy

    I love Greys, seriously, but Issy’s storyline at the moment is so not in her character, personally I hope she just doesn’t ‘run away’ I would rather her get sick again a die in the hospital. I just really hope that this doesn’t ruin greys, because that would suck!!!!

  • Sam

    I hate to say it, but I used to like Heigl, but as of late, I feel she’s become such a brat. Just read today that she didn’t show up for work, after a 3 month break, and all I could think is if she no longer wants to be part of the show, then so long. Heigl needs to be professional, finish the current season and get out of her contract, instead of just avoiding work altogether because she is unhappy. She is just being unprofessional right now and I don’t feel sorry for her and really do wish Grey’s fans would stop being sympathetic to her. If Heigl cared about her Grey’s fans, then she would have been back to work on time. She gets absolutely no sympathy from me and I do hope if she is officially off the show, that the show does not fall apart. I guess only time will tell…

  • Sam

    I hate to say it, but I used to like Heigl, but as of late, I feel she’s become such a brat. Just read today that she didn’t show up for work, after a 3 month break, and all I could think is if she no longer wants to be part of the show, then so long. Heigl needs to be professional, finish the current season and get out of her contract, instead of just avoiding work altogether because she is unhappy. She is just being unprofessional right now and I don’t feel sorry for her and really do wish Grey’s fans would stop being sympathetic to her. If Heigl cared about her Grey’s fans, then she would have been back to work on time. She gets absolutely no sympathy from me and I do hope if she is officially off the show, that the show does not fall apart. I guess only time will tell…

  • ashley

    im not gonna watch the show anymore if she leaves theres nothing left on it :(

  • ashley

    im not gonna watch the show anymore if she leaves theres nothing left on it :(

  • Kendra

    If my favourite character Izzie leaves there is nothing left on the show greys anatomy. Izzie reaches out to her fans (also katherine heigls fans) she is my role model and if she leaves, my dream to become a surgeon will be broken and i will never be the same, so as Izzie’s biggest fan i am begging her to stay, and i am also begging Katherine Heigl!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STAY I WILL MISS YOU!!!!!

  • Kendra

    If my favourite character Izzie leaves there is nothing left on the show greys anatomy. Izzie reaches out to her fans (also katherine heigls fans) she is my role model and if she leaves, my dream to become a surgeon will be broken and i will never be the same, so as Izzie’s biggest fan i am begging her to stay, and i am also begging Katherine Heigl!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STAY I WILL MISS YOU!!!!!

  • HeiglHater

    OMG!! I will actually watch this show now! Heigl is pathetic – dying her hair then making her dress rip. I so agree with Sam – she is a brat. Hayden get a serious life please – Jerry is right. the ugly truth highlighted her mass weakness and she needs other cast members to support her. Even Miley Cyrus could have acted better and that is why she got a cameo in S and the City.

  • HeiglHater

    OMG!! I will actually watch this show now! Heigl is pathetic – dying her hair then making her dress rip. I so agree with Sam – she is a brat. Hayden get a serious life please – Jerry is right. the ugly truth highlighted her mass weakness and she needs other cast members to support her. Even Miley Cyrus could have acted better and that is why she got a cameo in S and the City.

  • Mel

    I may actually start watching the show again. I thought that she was very unprofessional by not completing her contract and by not showing up and really don’t think she will ever get another prime time show again due to her behavior. I stopped watching it after she started acting like she was the reason the show was successful. And lets be real, her acting skills are not unique (Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker). At least they are humble enough to not condemn the person who gave them their start. Without GA, she would be a nobody. and There are REAL actors out there and she just doesn’t fit that bill. Two successful movies don’t make you or give you longevity (ask Jennifer Lopez).

  • Mel

    I may actually start watching the show again. I thought that she was very unprofessional by not completing her contract and by not showing up and really don’t think she will ever get another prime time show again due to her behavior. I stopped watching it after she started acting like she was the reason the show was successful. And lets be real, her acting skills are not unique (Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker). At least they are humble enough to not condemn the person who gave them their start. Without GA, she would be a nobody. and There are REAL actors out there and she just doesn’t fit that bill. Two successful movies don’t make you or give you longevity (ask Jennifer Lopez).

  • meggs

    izzie was the best part of the show. i caant stand to watch it if shes gone .the writer should really read theese responses .like seriously!!!!!!!!
    shes the most bouncy person there!!!!!!!!!

  • meggs

    izzie was the best part of the show. i caant stand to watch it if shes gone .the writer should really read theese responses .like seriously!!!!!!!!
    shes the most bouncy person there!!!!!!!!!

  • Lexie

    for all the people you just bashed katie suck it! katherine heigl is amazing and deserves nothing but the best. she wanted to leave to spend time with her family and focus on her movie career. neverless to say katie will return next year for a few episodes. so she said herself. izzie is soo important to her you think she feels good about leaving all of us (her fans that is) behind? of course not! she had to choose between her family and career which is not easy! so cut her some slack! we all make mistakes and just bc she is in the spotlight doesnt mean we ahve a right to be mean to her. katheirne heigl is amazing! love her biggest fan (i swear ask me anything) lexie.
    p.s. follow me on twitter @iloveKATIEHEIGL heheh ;)

  • http://twitter.comiloveKATIEHEIGL Lexie

    for all the people you just bashed katie suck it! katherine heigl is amazing and deserves nothing but the best. she wanted to leave to spend time with her family and focus on her movie career. neverless to say katie will return next year for a few episodes. so she said herself. izzie is soo important to her you think she feels good about leaving all of us (her fans that is) behind? of course not! she had to choose between her family and career which is not easy! so cut her some slack! we all make mistakes and just bc she is in the spotlight doesnt mean we ahve a right to be mean to her. katheirne heigl is amazing! love her biggest fan (i swear ask me anything) lexie.
    p.s. follow me on twitter @iloveKATIEHEIGL heheh ;)

  • Veronica

    While i wouldn’t want to see Izzie leave it wouldn’t bother me as bad as seeing Derrick or Merideth or Baily or Chief Webber leave. Izzie was an important part of the show as far as human emotions and how to seperate them. I personally feel that she should work her problems with Alex out. Now the person I was sad to see go was George he was a special person.

  • Veronica

    While i wouldn’t want to see Izzie leave it wouldn’t bother me as bad as seeing Derrick or Merideth or Baily or Chief Webber leave. Izzie was an important part of the show as far as human emotions and how to seperate them. I personally feel that she should work her problems with Alex out. Now the person I was sad to see go was George he was a special person.