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'Brilliant but flawed' women rule NBC's TCA presentation
'Brilliant but flawed' women rule NBC's TCA presentation

The portrayal of women emerged as a major theme Sunday at NBC's presentation at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour. The network's fall schedule includes a trio of shows ("Bad Judge," "The Mysteries of Laura" and "State of Affairs") about brilliant-but-flawed female protagonists, women who excel in the workplace but lead chaotic personal lives. Questions about so-called difficult women began during the panel for the new drama "State of Affairs," starring Katherine Heigl plays as a talented CIA analyst with a penchant for booze and casual sex, a la Carrie Mathison of "Homeland."  But in a self-reflexive twist,...