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Isaiah Washington Lands First TV Role Since Gay-Remark Controversy

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Jul 16, 2007 | 12:16pm EDT

Actor Isaiah Washington has landed his first TV role after being fired from Grey's Anatomy for using a homophobic slur during an on-set fight with costar Patrick Dempsey.

Washington was dismissed by bosses at TV network ABC earlier this summer--seven months after the behind-the-scenes fracas hit the headlines, prompting another costar, T.R. Knight, to 'come out' as a homosexual.

Washington publicly apologized for his comment and met with gay leaders to seek forgiveness--but it wasn't enough for him to keep his job.

However, the controversy hasn't ended the actor's TV career--he will guest star on NBC's upcoming Bionic Woman show, an update of the 1970s program starring Lindsay Wagner.

Washington has also signed a development deal with NBC to star in an action drama, which is being lined up for the 2008-2009 season.

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