Katherine Heigl To Leave 'Grey's' In Blaze of Ghost-Humping Glory

When rumors broke that T.R. Knight was performing career surgery to extricate himself from Grey's Anatomy, we know some commenters thought, "Shoulda been you, Katherine Heigl." Well, guess what: now it is!

Page Six caught wind of an upcoming Us Weekly scoop, delivered by Grey's costar James Pickens: both Knight and Heigl are leaving at the end of the season.

"Yes, she is," Pickens told Us Weekly when asked if Heigl is leaving the ABC hospital drama. "Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best."

Pickens, speaking backstage after last weekend's NAACP Awards lunch in Beverly Hills, expressed similar sentiments regarding Knight.

"He's going too," Pickens said. "He just wanted to pursue other career paths."

Suddenly, we can't wait to see how Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes and the notoriously gaywashy ABC resolve both of these actors leaving the show. We imagine that Heigl's Izzie and Knight's George will suddenly discover that they are both lesbians (though the dead-lover-besotted Izzie leans toward ghost-curious), a realization that leads them to link arms, stride into the Parking Lot of No Return, and cry, "We're queer, we're no longer here, get used to it!" before lighting up a celebratory cigarette.