T.R. Knight Comes Home to Shondaland in Recurring Role on The Catch

Joel Keller
T.R. Knight,
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Interesting news coming out of Shondaland today: T.R. Knight has been cast in a recurring role on Season 2 of Shonda Rhimes' intriguing drama The Catch. The role is yet to be announced, but it seems that both Rhimes and Knight are excited over the reunion.

"This has been a thrilling secret to keep!  One of my favorite family members is home!” Rhimes said in a statement. Knight was equally gaga. "Working with Shonda, Betsy [Beers], and Allan [Heinberg] again fills me with immense joy. I am heartened to be returning to Shondaland and excited to work with this exceptional cast!"

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Why is this interesting? Because Knight didn't leave Shondaland in the best of circumstances. When he left Grey's Anatomy in 2009, he departed over a severe reduction in screen time, which came after he expressed frustration that Rhimes took time to defend him after co-star Isaiah Washington hurled an anti-gay slur at him on set.

But time heals all wounds, especially in Hollywood. Knight's a fine actor, and is a known quantity to Rhimes and company. He should be a good addition to the ABC romance caper, and a good complement to stars Peter Krause and Mireille Enos.