It has been confirmed that Josh will be returning to Grey’s Anatomy, THIS APRIL! E! News has reported that Josh’s role in the show will go on as scheduled and he will be courtin’ a romance with Sandra Oh’s character, Christina. Edit — Ooh, this may have been premature for E! News to announce, but it’s looking like due to Josh’s FRINGE TV show, he may not have the time to fit in an appearance on Grey’s. (see below) I’ll be adding video about this news this weekend, since I’m about to leave for San Francisco to see Josh (and other celeb guests) at WonderCon.
From Ausiello’s Scoop
“Cut to present day: The strike is over, Grey’s is headed back into production, and Jackson is — yep, you guessed it — no longer available. During the work stoppage, J.J. Abrams hand-picked the actor to headline his new X-Files-esque Fox series Fringe, which is currently in production in Toronto (and will be through mid-March). Although an attempt was made to make the scheduling work, ultimately the logistics proved too daunting.
Now Grey’s is forced to either recast the role or scrap it entirely. An ABC spokesperson declined to comment, but a Seattle Grace insider says a final decision will likely be made in the coming days.
Personally, I’m bummed we won’t get to see Pacey and Cristina mix it up. I have a thing for unlikely romantic pairings, and this one was about as unlikely as they come. Feel free to agree or disagree with me in the comments section below. And while you’re at it, throw out some names of potential replacements — should Grey’s opt to go the recast route. Hey, I hear James Van Der Beek’s free! ”
I hope to come back from WonderCon with photos and video to share with all of you — fresh from Josh’s appearance on the SHUTTER panel. Let’s hope he makes it! We’re experiencing a lot of rain out here in California, and I know that it makes for some interesting traveling. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!