Katherine Heigl is taking a five-episode break from filming “Grey’s Anatomy” to film “Life as We Know it,” a romantic comedy dircted by Greg Berlanti, Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello reports.
Heigl’s hiatus will most likely coincide with the maternity leave of co-star Ellen Pompeo.
Said Ausiello in his report, "Grey’s boss Shonda Rhimes warned me over the summer that change would be in the air this season. ”Eventually, everybody is going to leave the show,” admitted the exec, citing T.R. Knight’s exit and the temporary loss of Pompeo. ”So we’re looking at [ways] we can mess with the structure now…. Season 6 is about finding the longevity of the show and figuring out if there is a future for this show beyond these characters.”