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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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mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Once again, I repeat my old mantra that perhaps the Sugar gals should treat Paris Hilton the same way they treat Isaiah Washington (who, unlike Paris, apologized, went to some kind of hater rehab and made a PSA against hate speech.) What we get on Paris -- who used drugs, the N word and anti-gay slurs all preserved ON VIDEO -- is posts about whether she colors her roots and how to get the cute little outfit she sashayed out of jail in. Kind of hypocritical, if you ask me.
christie christie 10 years
Oooo I'm feeling some animosity towards him, but it's probably deserved. He always came off as a, uhh well not nice person.
jenintx jenintx 10 years
i think he should work on his attitude next, and then on listening to his publicist/manager/agent (b/c you know those people are probably contemplating suicide right about now).
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
oh and I also agree with LILBRWNAYZNDOL. sry Buzz, usually enjoy your postings but you're just bashing Isiah on this one. I think what he did was not right, but he did everything he was told to do. I think if the ABC wanted to continue one of their excellent show in the right way, they should have done more than just sit and watched everything turn to a giant snowball. By letting go Isiah, their losing a great actor. He actually had more depth than McDreamy. Their was chemistry between Sandrah Oh and Isiah and even with the whole cast. ABC should have sat down the actors and told them what happened on the set should stay on the set and don't go to every media outlet available to them and talk about it. *ahem, Katherine Heigel, ahem* People will generally forget about the whole thing and just continue to watch the show. By not setting up a rule in the beginning, ABC has now allowed the cast to talk about everything that goes on the set, salary problems, rivalries, etc. I mean can't we just enjoy a great show without hearing about the drama on set. Okay I'm done.
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
Or how about Law and Order SVU. He can play a lawyer or a detective. Or Scrubs, show a different side of him in a comedic role.
controlledspin controlledspin 10 years
Wasn't The Biggest Loser on that network? If they create a new show for him, they could always do a remake of the Odd Couple with him and Michael Richards.
lilbrwnayzndol lilbrwnayzndol 10 years
none of your suggestions were funny. you are just bashing him to no end.
shafiii shafiii 10 years
Oh Isiah.. i really hope that he doesn't get a part on Heroes. no offense or anything to him, but he's just not cool enough to be on it. ER is a good one for him, keep the medical aspect going. or maybe its time for Isiah to take a break .
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Good point. Its time to move on. And if what he says about the show and network is true, why would you want to stay there? Sure, in his ideal world he wants TR to leave, I guess. But it is what it is, just let it be. Its become messy enough.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Love the suggestions, Buzz! I will miss him on Grey's, but his exit does open up opportunities for him and the show to move on. The "truth" is likely to be somewhere in the middle, but he only diminishes himself by retelling the story. Time to really move on.
esk4 esk4 10 years
I don't know. I've been reading some of the stuff thats come out lately and I really think IW is telling the truth. I mean after everything happened it was probobly really easy for abc/disney to make IW look like a villan, and force him to keep his mouth shut.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
This whole thing is so silly. I wish Isaiah would just accept the decision that was made instead of sounding like a spoiled sport all the time. Maybe Katherine is right. He just shouldn't speak in public.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
LOL, good suggestions.
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