What's Hot Today

Katherine Heigl Opens Up About Her Return to TV in State of Affairs

  Google " Katherine Heigl is a" and you get descriptors that haven't even been applied to ruthless dictators. Among the former Grey's Anatomy star's crimes against humanity:telling Vanity Fair in 2008 that her hit film...   //www.tvguide.com/News/Katherine-Heigl-State-Affairs-1089260.aspx?rss=breakingnews

State of Affairs (NBC) Series Premiere 2014 “Pilot”

State of Affairs  series premiere 2014 “Pilot” airs Monday, November 17th at 10PM ET/PT on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  State of Affairs Series Premiere 2014 “Pilot” – CIA Analyst Charleston Tucker (Katherine Heigl) still can’t remember what really happens a year ago when the diplomatic convoy she was on was attacked in Kabul. While she and then-Senator Payton (Alfre Woodard) barely made it out alive, Charlie’s fiancé, Payton’s son Aaron (guest star Mark Tallman), wasn’t so lucky. Today is the one-year anniversary of Aaron’s death; Payton is president, Charlie is her CIA briefer and together they’re faced with a choice – try and avenge Aaron’s death by going after Fatah (guest star Farshad Farahat), the terrorist responsible for the convoy attack, or hold off in favor of taking down his entire network in the future. Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and David Harbour also star. Guest starring Chris L. McKenna, Ramsey Faragallah and Derek Ray.   Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/11/17/state-affairs-nbc-series-premiere-2014-pilot/

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of November 17, 2014

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   State of Affairs (Series Premiere) Monday at 10:00pm on NBC Why: Katherine Heigl is back (whether or not you want her to be is not really the issue)! Here's the setup: Heigl plays a star CIA analyst who briefs the president (Alfre Woodard) AND was engaged to the president's dead son. This would totally be allowed to happen in real life, by the way; I'm sure of it. Prepare to talk about:  Whether you still hate Katherine Heigl; whether this is a legit replacement for  The Blacklist   (with which  State  shares some of its creative team); whether there is a potential for a crossover with  The Blacklist ; how it always seems that you have to know someone to get a plum job, and how that's just not fair in what is supposed to be a meritocracy!    Reign Thursday at 9:00pm on The CW Why:  Inquisitors from the Vatican are coming to investigate Protestants! Not to spoil it for those of you who didn't study modern European history, but it doesn't really end well for the Protestants in France. Then again, this is  Reign , where actual events have no place in the storyline. Fingers crossed! Prepare to talk about:  How Mary's dresses are just RIDICULOUS at this point; how Francis needs to grow the eff up and be less concerned about killing his father because I'm pretty sure in olden times that happened ALL THE TIME; how it seems a little odd for a CW drama to be milking a truly terrible period of French history for the sake of what is essentially teen drama.     Grey's Anatomy (Midseason Finale) Thursday at 8:00pm on ABC Why:  Despite being eclipsed by Shonda Rhimes newer (better) dramas  Scandal  and  How to Get Away With Murder ,  Grey's  still has the ability to punch you in the gut (emotionally), and the midseason finale is certain to be crazypants-batshit/unspeakably sad. Prepare to talk about: How you're still weeping for the end of Calzona; whether Geena Davis' character is a cut-rate Mark Greene from  ER  (RIP!); just how many half-siblings Meredith has out there in the world anyway, and why do they all have to be doctors? There are other professions, you know, even/especially in Seattle! How is it that not one of these myriad family members works for Starbucks?     Leah E. Friedman  is the editor of SideReel.com. You can follow her musings on  Twitter .

[Video] 'State of Affairs' Preview: Meet the President's Right-Hand Woman

Judging from the title of Katherine Heigl's new NBC series, it's easy to assume that State of Affairs is yet another political procedural drama. The former Grey's Anatomy actress stars as CIA analyst Charleston Tucker who is tasked with briefing the President about crucial issues facing the country but promotions for this show suggest there's a deeper ongoing arc to be explored.   Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/state-of-affairs/video-state-of-affairs-preview-54969.aspx