Seven years after being fired from “Grey’s Anatomy” for allegedly using a gay slur, ABC says Isaiah Washington will return to the hit medical drama for a guest appearance in May.
Washington left the series in 2007 after an on-set altercation the year before, in which he was accused of hurling a gay slur at another cast member at the time.
Washington’s return as Dr. Preston Burke will coincide with the announced departure of series star Sandra Oh at the season’s end in May. Her character, Dr. Cristina Yang, was engaged to Washington’s Burke at one point in the long-running drama.
The exact date in May of Washington’s episode was not announced.