Isaiah Washington Makes Bionic Leap to NBC

They can rebuild him.

WashingtonNBC is set to announce that Isaiah Washington, whose contract ABC decided not to renew for another season on the hit show Grey’s Anatomy following months of controversy after his much-publicized gay slurs, will guest star on the NBC’s remake of The Bionic Woman this fall.

USA Today reports that the actor has also designed a development deal with the network “to star in a potential action drama he pitched to the network for the 2008-09 TV season.”

Said Katherine Pope, president of NBC’s Universal Media Studios: “[Isiaiah Washington is] a brilliant actor…I think people watch characters on TV, not personalities.”

Washington has reportedly signed on for “at least five episodes” of Bionic Woman. According to the paper, “he’ll play an outsider with a mysterious agenda who is introduced early in the series and may either help the superpowered Jamie (Michelle Ryan, in the role first played by Lindsay Wagner) or take her down.”

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