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T.R. Knight is still clocking in at 'Grey's Anatomy'

December 9, 2008 |  5:31 pm

Knight1 Is T.R. Knight coming or going?

News breaking Tuesday morning said that the "Grey's Anatomy" actor has already told showrunner Shonda Rhimes he wants out of Seattle Grace, STAT.

The network declined comment on the matter, but a source tells us that, for now, the actor is still on the clock. "I can tell you T.R. was at the table read yesterday and is shooting this week," the insider said.

This contradicts an earlier report posted Monday on the blog Crazy Days and Nights, which first reported that Knight had "walked off the show." Later in the day, an update was filed, laying out specifics of the actor's intent to leave, including:

"He hasn't attended table reads since episode 2. He is pissed and miserable and thinks his story line is stupid. He said goodbye to his hair and makeup people last week. He says he is done and has quit. ABC has not released him. Shondra
[sic] Rhimes, the producer called him and he told her he had nothing to say. He has packed his dressing room."

But Knight's rep told us that the report is "completely false" and that the actor is in fact still working on the show. She declined further comment on whether he will be leaving "Grey's."

Whether a conversation between Knight and Rhimes has actually taken place is unclear, as are his motivations for allegedly wanting to leave a series that still ranks as TV's No. 1 show among adults 18-49.

Perhaps Knight really isn't happy with his character's drama -- or lack thereof this season -- and isn't willing to chance sticking around. Can you blame him? Look what happened when co-star Katherine Heigl told the press that she was withdrawing from 2008 Emmy contention because she wasn't "given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination." Now Izzie's going nuts and Denny's back -- and this time not everyone is happy.

-- Denise Martin and Maria Elena Fernandez

Photo: T.R. Knight. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times