You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Isaiah Washington Returning to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

As “Grey’s Anatomy” prepares to say goodbye to one original cast member, it is welcoming back another: Isaiah Washington will reprise his role as Dr. Preston Burke for one episode, set to air in May.

Best Instagram and Twitter Photos from the Oscars

Washington played the cardiothoracic surgeon (and love interest of the departing thesp Sandra Oh’s character, Cristina Yang) before famously leaving ABC’s long-running nighttime soap in 2007. Series creator Shonda Rhimes said bringing him back now allows for the “full-circle moment we need to properly say goodbye to our beloved Cristina Yang.”

“It’s important to me that Cristina’s journey unfolds exactly as it should,” Rhimes said. “Burke is vital to that journey.”

Batkid Was Snubbed from the Oscars

Since departing “Grey’s Anatomy,” Washington has worked on films including “Blue Caprice” and “Go for Sisters.” He appears in the new CW show “The 100.”

“Grey’s” is produced for ABC Studios through Mark Gordon Company.

More TV

  • The Walking Dead Season 7 Mid

    Microsoft Picks Up Six-Second Ads in AMC's 'Walking Dead'

    As “Grey’s Anatomy” prepares to say goodbye to one original cast member, it is welcoming back another: Isaiah Washington will reprise his role as Dr. Preston Burke for one episode, set to air in May. Best Instagram and Twitter Photos from the Oscars Washington played the cardiothoracic surgeon (and love interest of the departing thesp […]

  • Apple Video Taps Amazon Alum Morgan

    Apple Video Taps Amazon Alum Morgan Wandell to Head International Development

    As “Grey’s Anatomy” prepares to say goodbye to one original cast member, it is welcoming back another: Isaiah Washington will reprise his role as Dr. Preston Burke for one episode, set to air in May. Best Instagram and Twitter Photos from the Oscars Washington played the cardiothoracic surgeon (and love interest of the departing thesp […]

  • nickelodeon animation loud house

    Female Animators Call for End of Culture of Sexual Harassment in Open Letter

    As “Grey’s Anatomy” prepares to say goodbye to one original cast member, it is welcoming back another: Isaiah Washington will reprise his role as Dr. Preston Burke for one episode, set to air in May. Best Instagram and Twitter Photos from the Oscars Washington played the cardiothoracic surgeon (and love interest of the departing thesp […]

  • Finn Wolfhard Stranger things

    'Stranger Things' Star Finn Wolfhard Exits APA After Agent Accused of Sexual Abuse

    As “Grey’s Anatomy” prepares to say goodbye to one original cast member, it is welcoming back another: Isaiah Washington will reprise his role as Dr. Preston Burke for one episode, set to air in May. Best Instagram and Twitter Photos from the Oscars Washington played the cardiothoracic surgeon (and love interest of the departing thesp […]

  • Steve Bannon 60 Minutes

    From Opioid Report to Oprah Winfrey, ‘60 Minutes’ Is Having a Moment

    As “Grey’s Anatomy” prepares to say goodbye to one original cast member, it is welcoming back another: Isaiah Washington will reprise his role as Dr. Preston Burke for one episode, set to air in May. Best Instagram and Twitter Photos from the Oscars Washington played the cardiothoracic surgeon (and love interest of the departing thesp […]

  • Canal Plus

    Canal Plus, Telecom Italia Launch Joint Venture

    As “Grey’s Anatomy” prepares to say goodbye to one original cast member, it is welcoming back another: Isaiah Washington will reprise his role as Dr. Preston Burke for one episode, set to air in May. Best Instagram and Twitter Photos from the Oscars Washington played the cardiothoracic surgeon (and love interest of the departing thesp […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content