If you’ve been missing T.R. Knight since leaving “Grey’s Anatomy“, then your prayers are about to be answered. The former George O’Malley is making his return back to television, albeit a short one. The 38-year-old actor has signed on for a guest starring role on an upcoming episode of “Law & Order: SVU“. Reportedly, he’ll play a suspected serial rapist who maintains his innocence despite evidence to the contrary. Hmmm, doesn’t that sound like most of the sexual offenders on the show.
Since leaving Seattle Grace in 2009, Knight hasn’t appeared on the small screen. He’s kept busy by spending his time on stage. T.R. starred in the Los Angeles production of the musical “Parade” and the revival of David Mamet’s “A Life In The Theatre” on Broadway in New York.
Knight spent five years on the ABC hit show. An on-set argument between his co-star Isaiah Washington and himself made headlines. Washington made references to Knight’s sexuality, that eventually lead to Washington leaving the show in 2007. Knight left in 2009 after asking the producers to write him off. His death scene is arguably one of the most heart-wrenching moments on the show. And on Grey’s that’s saying a lot.
No date has been set for Knight’s return to the small screen but SVU is set to return for its 13th season on Wednesday September 21 on NBC. Are you looking forward to seeing the adorable Knight again? I’m glad he’s playing a character against type and hopefully this will signal more upcoming roles on television.