Review: 'State of Affairs' an uneven comeback vehicle for Katherine Heigl

November 17, 2014 1:40 PM

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Katherine Heigl is back on TV, everyone, after leaving "Grey's Anatomy" way back in the last decade because she didn't like what was being written for her, as she said at the time, or because she wanted to spend more time with her family, as she said later. Whatever! (She was right the first time, though it's not the sort of thing you're supposed to say, especially about a hit show for which you win an Emmy.)

"State of Affairs," which premieres Monday on NBC, is her way back to the small screen after "Knocked Up" and some movies Judd Apatow didn't direct, and presumably Heigl likes what's being written for her here, because she's an executive producer (as is her manager-mother, Nancy Heigl). As CIA analy...

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