T.R. Knight is back in the Shondaland fold.
The former “Grey’s Anatomy” star is joining the cast of ABC’s “The Catch” as that drama returns for a second season. The network is keeping his character under wraps, however.
“This has been a thrilling secret to keep,” Shonda Rhimes said in a statement. “One of my favorite family members is home.” Executive producer Allan Heinberg said the role was “created and written especially for him.”
Knight said that working again with Rhimes, Heinberg and executive producer Betsy Beers “again fills me with immense joy. I am heartened to be returning to Shondaland and excited to work with this exceptional cast.”
Mireille Enos stars as Alice Vaughan, an L.A. private eye who is the victim of fraud by her fiance (Peter Krause).
Knight’s credits include ABC’s upcoming limited series “When We Rise,” and also stars on Hulu’s “11.22.63.”
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Knight starred as Dr. George O’Malley on “Grey’s Anatomy” for the show’s first five seasons, from 2005 to 2009, earning an Emmy nomination for the role. Soon after he left the show in 2009, Knight told “Entertainment Weekly” that his departure was due to a “breakdown of communication” between him and Rhimes, and that he asked to leave after he felt his character had been downgraded. The actor came out publicly in 2006 after a it was revealed that then-star Isaiah Washington had referred to him on set with a gay slur.