NBC Orders Katherine Heigl Drama ‘State of Affairs’ to Series (Photo)

Actress returns to television for first regular role since “Grey’s Anatomy”

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

NBC has ordered Katherine Heigl drama “State of Affairs” to series.

The drama follows Heigl as CIA attach√© Charleston Whitney Tucker, who counsels the president — played by Alfre Woodard — on high-stakes incidents around the world.

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The cast also includes Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and Leslie Odom, Jr.

Writer-director Joe Carnahan (“The Blacklist”) serves as executive producer with Heigl, Nancy Heigl, Robert Simonds, Sophie Watts, Henry Crumpton, Rodney Faraon and Julia Franz.