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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 medication. 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 Woodard ("Desperate 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 TV Media I 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 Wishbone Restaurant 2 x 6.5" TV November 16 - 22, 2014 TIFTAREA TIFTAREA Katherine Heigl stars in "State of Affairs" SUNDAY DAYTIME NOVEMBER 16, 2014 10 AM 10:30 11 AM 11:30 12 PM 12:30 1 PM 1:30 2 PM 2:30 3 PM 3:30 4 PM 4:30 5 PM 5:30 6 PM 6:30 BROADCAST CHANNELS

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