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Isaiah Washington Coming to NBC

July 16, 2007 10:34 AM

As if Ben Silverman didn’t need enough tough questions at the panel, he has signed fired “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Isaiah Washington for episodes five and six of “Bionic Woman.”

“He’s a wonderful actor and a great performer and he became available,” Silverman said, provoking laughter. “I started talking to him before he became available. … I didn’t quite understand what had gone on there. And we think the character who has been created for him is really strong.”

Other NBC news:

Jerry Seinfeld will do a guest spot on “30 Rock,” playing himself.

New reality show “Phenomenon,” hosted by debunked mentalist Uri Geller and magician Criss Angel, searching for paranormal talent, based on a format from Israel, will “go on air as soon as possible.”

Norman Lear will return to the network with a new one-hour comedy, telling the story of a gender battle.

“The Singing Bee” is on the fall schedule; “1 vs. 100” is off.

Monday schedule shakeup. Now “Chuck,” “Heroes” and “Journeyman,” all shows with fantastical themes.

More coming.


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