Katherine Heigl Demoted to TV?

She'll play 'maverick' CIA agent in new NBC pilot

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 20, 2014 8:40 AM CST | Updated Jan 20, 2014 10:52 AM CST

(Newser) – For a while there, Katherine Heigl looked like she was headed for America's Sweetheart status. Then she made a bunch of bad movies and got a reputation as being difficult to work with ... and now, well, she appears to be headed back to the small screen she left in 2010. NBC has officially picked up the pilot for State of Affairs, a drama set to star Heigl as a "maverick" CIA officer who becomes the president's daily briefer, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which notes the show is "described as Scandal meets The West Wing." Joe Carnahan will write, direct, and executive produce.

Actress Katherine Heigl and Precious the Pug are seen at the premiere of the animated film The Nut Job on Saturday, Jan.  11, 2014 in Los Angeles.
Actress Katherine Heigl and Precious the Pug are seen at the premiere of the animated film "The Nut Job" on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
Katherine Heigl poses during a photo call  to promote the film 'Einmal ist Keinmal' original title 'One For The Money' in Berlin, Monday  Feb. 6, 2012.
Katherine Heigl poses during a photo call to promote the film 'Einmal ist Keinmal' original title 'One For The Money' in Berlin, Monday Feb. 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/dapd/ Adam Berry)
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