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Where Should Isaiah Washington Work Next?

Despite his obnoxious insistence on telling (and telling, and telling) his side of the "Grey's Anatomy" on-set scuffle - slash - f-word debacle, Isaiah Washington is still in demand. According to the Hollywood Reporter, NBC is in talks with Washington to bring him to the network.

It's not known whether Washington would join an existing series or star in a new one, but if NBC needs help envisioning where to place the embattled actor, I have a few suggestions:

  • "Heroes" — Washington comes aboard as Micah's long-lost uncle, who has the power of stretchiness to more easily throttle enemies from across the room.
  • "Scrubs" — In one of JD's dream sequences, Washington plays a surgeon who mistakes Turk's friendliness for flirtiness and asks him on a date.

  • "ER" — Washington plays a late-in-life medical intern who comes to County General to restart his internship after failing miserably in his first program in Seattle.
  • "Friday Night Lights" — Washington plays a high school football scout who gets sued after leaking to the press that one of the Dillon Panthers' top prospects could be gay.
  • "Law & Order" — In a special "ripped from the headlines" episode, Washington uses a gay slur against a coworker, graduates from anger management, does a public service announcement to prove that he's reformed, gets fired from his job anyway, then sues his former company for millions.


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