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Katherine Heigl is in a good 'State' as she returns to TV
Katherine Heigl is in a good 'State' as she returns to TV

Katherine Heigl was in a rush. One late October afternoon, the 35-year-old actress had just finished shooting a scene for her new NBC thriller, "State of Affairs," where she plays a CIA briefer who has a tangled professional and personal history with the president she serves, played by Alfre Woodard. Then, with no time even to finish a lunch salad in a to-go container, Heigl hustled across the Universal lot to an editing room, where she offered notes on some footage that had just been put together for a different episode. In addition to her acting, Heigl serves as an executive producer on the series. She jokes that she didn't even know what "POTUS" meant before...

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