Isaiah gets Bionic gig


Those who have followed the controversy surrounding former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington and his subsequent firing from the show know that there is no love lost between the actor and ABC. After allegedly making homophobic slurs regarding a fellow cast member, the star's future with the medical drama was in question.

In June, ABC chose not to renew Washington's contract, but did not give any reason for the decision. Washington was allegedly furious over the network's choice, throwing barbs at ABC by claiming they "fired the wrong guy" and suggesting his being an African-American had a part in his firing.

Now, Washington will be able to take ABC head-on. As revealed at the Television Critics Association press tour, the actor has jumped to rival NBC where he will guest star in five episodes of the new drama Bionic Woman. The actor will play a stranger who helps the bionic Jaime Sommers (Eastenders' Michelle Ryan) cope with her powers.

But that's not all for Washington. He has also signed a deal to develop an idea for an "action-series project" that sprang from Washington himself. No further details of the project were announced.

Bionic Woman debuts on September 26 at 9 p.m. For more on the show, read's previous coverage.

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