Katherine Heigl is set to make a comeback on television with "State of Affairs", a drama pilot about a CIA attaché, who struggles to balance her professional life with her personal life, NBC Network announced on Sunday, according to reports.
Joe Carnahan, will be the director of the drama in addition to being the writer and executive producer, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Should the drama become a series, this will mark Heigl's return to television after leaving ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," where she essayed the role of Izzie Stevens. Heigl left the show in 2010 following creative differences with producers. This included publicly denouncing the show and stating that the writing wasn't good enough.
And, although Heigl tried her hand in Hollywood, several insiders told the Hollywood Reporter that her diva-like demands made her unpopular with producers. "There also is Heigl's habit of airing her grievances in public, including her 2008 denunciation of her first hit film, Knocked Up, as 'sexist,'" Hollywood Reporter said in an article, citing executives and producers who have worked with her.
According to a source close to Heigl, the only way to get good work is to rebuild her image and work with people who feel positive about her.
"She's really determined to put everything behind her," the source told Hollywood Reporter. "The only way to do that is to go to work in film or television with good people and for those people to have good things to report back. And it's not an overnight thing."
"There's a really loyal, huge fan base that's waiting to see her," the source added.