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tried to get out of the show."
Despite Pompeo's take on the
dramatic altercation between
Heigl and the producers of
"Grey's Anatomy," Heigl main-
tains she hoped to become a
full-time wife and mother, thus
spending more time at her pri-
vate home in Utah.
"I would come home angry
and frustrated that I had missed
everything with my kid that day; I
didn't get to wake her up from her
nap, or do bath time or bedtime,"
Heigl said in an interview with
"Good Housekeeping" in 2010.
"I'd have to sneak into her room
and kiss her when she was sleep-
ing, hoping not to wake her."
Heigl got her start in film as a
teenager in the early '90s, but her
first big gig after her breakout on
the-counter cough and cold
This new political drama
chronicles the exploits of Special
Analyst Tucker, who is tasked
with briefing the president of the
United States — played by Alfre
Housewives") — with the most
vital homeland security issues at
home and abroad. The highly
anticipated espionage thriller,
premiering Monday, Nov. 17, on
NBC, has been described as a
cross between ABC's political
thriller "Scandal" and NBC's
White House-based drama "The
West Wing," and thus a notable
stretch from Heigl's role as surgi-
cal intern Izzie Stevens.
While the actress maintains
she left the long-running medical
drama to spend more time with
her young family and pop rock
husband Josh Kelley, some critics
argue she left to pursue a more
desirable career on the big screen.
In fact, Heigl's own colleagues
spoke out against her decision to
leave the show, citing increased
pay and "hurt feelings" as the
leading factors in what would
become Heigl's ultimate verdict.
"You could understand why
she wanted to go — when you're
offered $12 million and you're
only 26," said "Grey's Anatomy"
star Ellen Pompeo in an interview
with "The New York Post" in
2013. "But Katie's problem was
that she should not have
renewed her contract. She re-
upped, took a big raise and then
ating some buzz with her return
to prime-time television follow-
ing an abrupt departure from
the popular medical drama
"Grey's Anatomy" in 2010. She
created a memorable stir
among fans and members of
the media, who extensively doc-
umented the actress's sour —
even ostentatious — fallout
with the show. "State of
Affairs" will be the first time
Heigl has appeared on the small
screen since "Grey's," aside
from a commercial for an over-
screen help boost her image
and her career?
Heigl, who will assume the
program's leading role as CIA
analyst Charlie Tucker, is gener-
By Meagan Sylvester
t's a question many film
and television critics are
pondering this month in lieu
of the premiere of NBC's new
political drama "State of
Affairs": will Katherine
Heigl's return to the small
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Katherine Heigl stars
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