Isaiah gets Bionic gig

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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 TV.com's previous coverage.

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nice article
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nice article
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want him back on grey's...

love him and cristina...
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I want Isaiah back on greys.I like him
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azortex why do you hate him? maybe because he doesn't agree with your positive example of homosexuality?
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Happy for Washington, he has made mistakes and learnt from it I am sure no one is perfect. Those who criticize Washington for his remarks should also understand this, everyone learns from mistakes and Washington has paid his by getting fired from Grey's Anatomy. He should get another chance. Looking forward to Bionic Woman, one of my favourite dramas when I was a kid. Really miss him from Grey and sad for Sandra's character. All the best to Grey for coming season and Washington's future.
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That's cool that Isaiah will be on for a few episodes. I will have to check this out now. Never did watch grey's anatomy anyway.
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Great news! I loved the bionic woman as a child and I loved Washington in Grey's anatomy.

It would be AWESOME and culturaly sensitve if Washington became the new Bionic man. If only???
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cool but i want him back on greys
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Bad move for NBC, Bionic Woman looked interesting but now I won't be watching it.
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bionic woman is a much better show than grey's anatomy anyways.
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I enjoyed his performance and I hope he'll do fine. I don't know for sure why he was fired from Grey's. If it was because he didn't get along with most of the cast and it arose problems for the program, I understand it, but if it was just because of his inappropriate commentaries then I'd say it's wrong. tolerance goes both ways.
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I'd never heard of Isaiah until Greys Anatomy. I liked him in the show and I feel that for whatever reason, ABC wanted to force him off the show. I'm glad that he's getting another chance. The Bionic Woman is a show that I didn't plan to watch but now that Isaiah will be around for a few episodes, I just might check it out.
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I honestly believe the degree of the situation wasn't completely his fault. He is a very good actor, but he still needs to work on his anger.
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Good on screen, questionable off screen, but this casting could work maybe... can't wait to see :)
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Good for you,hope you get the job the whole season.
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gud 4 him. screw greys
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Glad to hear he is getting another chance. He was one of the strengths of Grey's Anatomy and will be missed. Bionic Woman isn't high on my watch list but if I stumble across it I may take a look now.
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Smart move NBC, you picked a very good actor. Good for you Washington, forget the haters.
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i don't like him
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Him in an action show? He's kind of old and freaky looking... I didn't even like him on Grey's.
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smart move for nbc?
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good for him
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