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.