Sources have confirmed that "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes has finally agreed to let Katherine Heigl (pictured here looking even more boring than usual with her new brown hair) out of her contract after years of threats and shit-flinging so she can go make more of those crappy romantic comedies she likes s'darn much.
After taking more than half of the current season off to make another movie and connect with her adopted daughter, Heigl was scheduled to return to the Grey's set on March 1 to begin work on the five remaining episodes of the season. There's just one problem: March 1 came and went and there was no Heigl.
A source within the actress' camp claims Heigl "was at home and ready to return to work."
Another insider, however, "insists it's much more complicated than that." The source adds that talks between Heigl and ABC have been going on for months and last week both sides mutually decided that the best solution would be to part ways now as opposed to at the end of the season. As a result, Heigl is not expected to return to the Grey's set, which means her final episode as Izzie has already aired. (Source)
The saddest part about this is that with Heigl not coming back at all to film her last episodes, loyal "Grey's Anatomy" viewers won't get the long-awaited payoff of seeing her character meet her grisly demise. Maybe they can give her a nice "Poochie"-style send off. "Note: Katherine Heigl died on the way back to her home planet."