The madness of 2014's Upfront season has come and gone, but that doesn't mean the major networks are without a few bombshells to drop. Sure, we've seen most of the official schedules, but NBC is the first to officially unveil their slate of fall 2014 premieres, surprisingly placing comic adaptation 'Constantine' for an October bow, with Katherine Heigl's TV return 'State of Affairs' moving even further back to November.
Earlier today we saw NBC delivering the first full trailer for its upcoming 'Constantine' adaptation, but the network had plenty more to give in advance of the Upfront presentation tomorrow. Not only has NBC set the basic structure of its fall lineup, breaking up its Thursday comedy lineup and keeping 'Parks and Recreation' on the bench for the moment, but the network has also released full trailers for its other offerings, including Katherine Heigl CIA drama 'State of Affairs,' and 'HIMYM' alum Cristin Milioti's 'A to Z.'
NBC's gamble in resurrecting the live TV musical paid off handsomely (for viewers and tweets, anyway), so the network has set their sights even higher. NBC will next look to adapt 'Peter Pan' as a live televised performance, and has also given a series order to 'Wizard of Oz' drama 'Emerald City,' and a pilot order for 'Grey's Anatomy' vet Katherine Heigl's CIA drama 'State of Affairs.'
We like Katherine Heigl (?). She gets an unfair wrap for some of her public comments about the films and writers she works with, and beneath all the negative press hides a very intelligent, if misunderstood, and talented actress wrapped in a pretty package.
Now we're not quite to the point of forgiving 'Two for the Money' or 'The Ugly Truth' but, hey, we've all got to make a buck now and again.
Unfortunately, 'Grey's Anatomy' seems to feel much the same way about Heigl, despite having launched her career as Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Katherine Stevens for six seasons of the popular ABC drama. After departing the series in season 6, Heigl had recently expressed interest in returning to the series if only to provide some closure to the character, but no one from the series seems to be having it.