A number of doctors from Grey Sloan Memorial are about to have a extensive-awaited reunion.
Grey’s Anatomy alums Katherine Heigl and Justin Chambers, who played Izzie Stephens and Alex Karev, respectively, on the ABC series, are established to make an physical appearance at the 2023 Emmy Awards alongside their former castmates. The duo will just take the stage in the course of the Monday, January 15, ceremony together with Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey), James Pickens Jr. (Richard Webber) and Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey), to announce a single of the night’s big categories.
The clinical drama will not be the only legendary display linking back again up at the 75th yearly awards show, which will get place at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. Other noteworthy actors from iconic demonstrates reuniting on stage contain: Lorraine Bracco and Michael Imperioli from The Sopranos, Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Carl Anthony Payne II and Tichina Arnold from Martin, Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Peter MacNicol and Gil Bellows from Ally McBeal, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler from Saturday Night time Are living, Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott from American Horror Tale: Murder Household and Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger and George Wendt from Cheers.
“It was truly about, how can we celebrate 75 several years of television in a different way?” Emmys govt producer Jesse Collins advised The Related Press previously this month.
Lovers have been seeking Heigl 45, and Chambers, 53 — who performed adore interests on the show — to reunite considering that Heigl abruptly exited the sequence during time 6 in 2010. Her departure came immediately after Heigl publicly feuded with series creator Shonda Rhimes.
In November 2020, Krista Vernoff, who worked on seasons 1 as a result of of Grey’s in advance of returning as the showrunner for season 14, told the Los Angeles Times that there was a prepare to wrap up Izzie’s arc in a diverse way.
“There was a resolution to Izzie’s story. We had planned to have her arrive back for an episode to truly appropriately tie up Izzie and Alex,” she defined to the outlet. “And I wrote that episode, and it was attractive. The working day prior to it was supposed to begin prepping or taking pictures, I just cannot keep in mind, we got a call that Katie was not coming. Just wasn’t coming. Was not likely to do it. It grew to become my task to remain up all night for many nights and reimagine a script that didn’t contain Izzie.”
Vernoff included: “And for yrs and decades and several years and yrs and yrs, the enthusiasts scream at us, ‘How could you?’ Well, that is the driving-the-scenes story. Which is what occurred. I’m not saying that to bash Katie. I really don’t know what was happening in her everyday living.”
Sources near to Heigl, having said that, rebutted Vernoff’s promises at the time, sharing that the showrunner was “mistaken” when recalling her departure from the series. “Katherine was again in L.A. right after parental depart (when she adopted her daughter) waiting to be known as to set,” the insider told Us Weekly at the time.
Chambers, meanwhile, remained on the collection until finally time 16. Immediately after his exit, it was exposed that his character still left his spouse, Jo (Camilla Luddington), to reunite offscreen with Heigl’s Izzie. Heigl later reacted to the information of the plot twist, telling Amusement Tonight, “I did not see it. … Wasn’t he with someone? Listen, isn’t that an a–hole move? I’m sorry!”
As Grey’s Anatomy gears up for its time 20 premiere in March, Heigl’s formal stance remains that she will “never say never” to reprising her role on the present. “I imagine it would just be entirely dependent upon the staff above there, how they experience about it, and the story,” she told The Washington Moments in 2021.
The 2023 Emmy Awards air on Fox Monday, January 15 at 8 p.m. ET.