Isaiah Washington Lands First TV Role Since Gay-Remark Controversy

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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