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Isaiah Washington to join "Bionic Woman"

Isaiah Washington to join "Bionic Woman"

One story that got the room buzzing this morning at the TCA press tour was the news that Isaiah Washington will be joining the cast of "Bionic Woman," appearing in five of the show's early episodes.

NBC entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman said NBC had been talking to Washington even before he was ousted from "Grey's Anatomy." Despite the controversy that has surrounded him, Silverman said he wasn't worried about alienating part of "Bionic Woman"'s potential audience. "The bottom line is he's a wonderful actor," Silverman said. "We think, inside 'Bionic Woman,' the character that's been created for him is very strong and one that he'll do a great job at." According to USA Today, Washington will "play an outsider with a mysterious agenda" who will either help the main character or try to undermine her.

Whatever the circumstances surrounding Washington's firing by ABC, I'm glad that he's moving on — and maybe now we can all focus on his acting again. What do you think? Will you be able to watch him without thinking about the "Grey's" mess?

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smp7328 smp7328 9 years
i agree with esk4. I will definitely give the show a shot and i think he will do well in it.
bleu-skittle bleu-skittle 9 years
...wait...it's CBS...Oh forget it. I have no idea. I only know the channel numbers... :/
bleu-skittle bleu-skittle 9 years
I totally meant ABC up there, btw. We love the NBC, they show CSI. Lmao.
bleu-skittle bleu-skittle 9 years
You know, I probably won't watch the show but I'm happy to see that NBC finally got it's act straight. It's one thing to fire someone after the incident, it's another thing to draaaaag the whole fiasco out and then fire him after the finale. Here's a hint, Isaiah probably had less to do with your crappy ratings than you'd like to think. If you're going to do something, at least do it for the right reasons and stop trying to act so friggen clueless about it. I think NBC messed up and they're trying to cover their asses before people start screaming that he was fired because of racial reasons or something. I have a sad feeling this was going to get a lot worse before it would get better. I think this decision was the right thing to do, now here's hopeing we can all move on.
Karma-Co Karma-Co 9 years
I like Isaiah as an actor... He was one of my fav charecters on GA...
jenintx jenintx 9 years
for me, it's not the 'incident' that has made me hate him. it's the fact that he WON'T SHUT UP ABOUT IT! well, maybe he will now that he has a new job. but that's what i was referring to when i said this substantiates all of his b!tching and moaning. i was over it a long time ago, but he clearly didn't want us to be with his incessant whining.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
What do people want? He apologized, went to "rehab" and filmed a PSA against hate speech. (I'm saying this for the 3rd time.) Is he never supposed to work again? Is he supposed to live in a Dumpster? He's an actor. Acting is his job. Those who don't like him won't watch. As for me, I loved Dr. Burke b/c Isaiah made him so wonderful. I'm over the stink about him, Imus, Mel Gibson and Michael Richards. Let's move on. (And Isaiah, that means you, too. No more Larry King interviews!)
esk4 esk4 9 years
I'm glad I'll be seeing him this fall, honestly I don't believe most of the the BS surrounding the incident, and his side actually seemed more believable to me... so I'll be watching him... oh and anooshka ABC fired him, and NBC has hired him, I think you may have been slightly confused about that, he was fired from a show on ABC not from all of television... and also none of us honestly know, because none of us were ther, what happened back in october, so who are we to say when justice has or has not been served.
jenintx jenintx 9 years
boo! this just seems to substantiate all of his b!tching and moaning! glad i wasn't planning on watching it in the first place. and anooshka, abc didn't create another role for him (or rehire him)...different network. but i agree that i'm SICK of him!
anooshka anooshka 9 years
oh wow. great job for firing him and then CREATING another role for him and re-hiring him. wow. perfect. justice has really been served. he's a pompous a*s and really i'm tired of him.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i do want to see that show so with or without him, i'm in!
haydee haydee 9 years
he's a good actor. It should be ok.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Now I really have a reason not to watch The Bionic Woman! I do love the description of the role being developed for him--"...an outsider with a mysterious agenda" who will either help the main character or try to undermine her. Sounds perfect!
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 9 years
Blech...luckily, I had no plans to watch this show in the first place.
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