Think there’s something going on at Disney? ABC has abruptly ended gay story lines in two of its most popular series.
It’s true. Sources confirm that Brooke Smith, who plays Dr. Erica Hahn (a doctor who recently realized she is gay), has been axed from Grey’s Anatomy.
Even more, I’m told by those who work on the ABC series that the gay-themed storylines and gay characters are being downplayed and even erased from upcoming scripts.
And that goes for the series’ latest newcomer, Melissa George of Alias, who joins the show this month…
“Melissa came on as a lesbian character,” a reliable insider tells me, “but they changed the script and now she isn’t. She starts off flirting with Callie but it never goes anywhere.”
ABC also dismissed Rebecca Romijn-who plays transgender Alexis Meade-as a series regular from Ugly Betty at the end of last season.
Fool me once … And you know the rest.
I think there might be some sort of pattern of behavior here. Hrm.