Former Prime-Time Star Eyes Return to Network TV After Foray Into Movies

Aug 9, 2013  •  Post A Comment

An Emmy-winning actress who was a fixture on prime-time television until she exited a few years ago for a move to the big screen is looking to get back on network TV.

Katherine Heigl, who left "Grey’s Anatomy" more than three years ago, is on board as the lead in a new drama project that’s being shopped to cable and broadcast networks, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.

"NBC appears a strong contender, though I hear that there is interest/offers from multiple networks, so a decision likely won’t be made until next week," Andreeva writes.

The project is written by Alexi Hawley, who serves as supervising producer on Fox’s "The Following."

"I hear the procedural focuses on how the CIA handles hotspots around the globe, with Heigl playing an adviser/communications liaison for the U.S. president," the story says. "Heigl, who I hear responded to the strong female character at the center of the show, is executive producing with her mother/manager Nancy Heigl," as well as producer Robert Simonds of "The Pink Panther" and Julia Franz.

Heigl won an Emmy for her performance as Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens on ABC’s "Grey’s Anatomy" in 2007, and has had success in a string of feature films including "Knocked Up," "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory" and "27 Dresses."

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