Katherine Heigl Drama ‘State of Affairs’ Loses Showrunner

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Ed Bernero exits over creative differences, an individual familiar with the situation tells TheWrap

Katherine Heigl‘s upcoming series “State of Affairs” has had a shakeup.

Ed Bernero has exited the NBC drama because of creative differences, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap on Friday.

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The exit isn’t related to Heigl, who serves as an executive producer and star on the series, the individual said.

A replacement for Bernero has not yet been chosen, though production is continuing on the series, which is slated for a Nov. 17 premiere.

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The series stars “Grey’s Anatomy” alum Heigl as a CIA attaché who counsels the president — played by Alfre Woodard — about high-stakes incidents around the world.

Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and Leslie Odom, Jr. also are among the cast.