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