Katherine Heigl hasn’t been on TV (or in much of anything too successful) since her rather controversial exit from Grey’s Anatomy in 2010. This fall she returns to the small screen with NBC’s Washington-set drama State of Affairs, in which she plays Charleston “Charlie” Tucker, a high-powered CIA analyst who was engaged to the murdered son of the President (Alfre Woodard). Heigl is also an executive producer of the show.
NBC has released a trailer for the series, which packs plenty of drama into four minutes and 20 seconds: explosions! hostage situations! conspiracies! anonymous texts! Carrie Mathison-esque anonymous sex! Heigl also delivers the cringeworthy line, “Total slob in my personal life; total sniper in my professional one.”
State of Affairs premieres November 17 in the Monday slot formerly occupied by The Blacklist, which is moving to Thursday night (the shows share a director, Joe Carnahan). It will join another new female-centric, Washington-set show, CBS’s Madam Secretary, starring Téa Leoni and executive-produced by Morgan Freeman.
Take a look at the trailer for State of Affairs below.