Katherine Heigl

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Katherine Heigl is back in the TV business.

The rumors that the Grey's Anatomy alum would be returning to the small screen were true, as NBC announced today that they have acquired the rights to the untitled CIA drama starring and executive produced by Heigl.

"The story is not only compelling and intelligent but a look behind the curtain at the CIA we haven't seen before in film or television," Heigl said in a statement. "I am thrilled and honored to have been asked to be a part of developing these stories and this character and bringing it all to life. NBC has been a true partner in their passion and support for the show that we've dreamed of making and I could not be happier about joining forces with them. Together, with our brilliant writer Alexi Hawley, I believe we are going to make great television!"

Heigl will produce alongside Robert Simonds, her mother/manager Nancy Heigl, Henry Crumpton, Rodney Faraon and Julia Franz. The script comes from The Following producer Alexi Hawley.

The drama series will follow Heigl as a CIA officer who takes on the role of communications liaison for the president of the United States, while other storylines would focus around CIA operations around the world and Heigl's character's complicated personal life.

After Heigl departed Grey's, the actress appeared in a string of films such as One for the Money and The Ugly Truth, and even did a NyQuil Sleep-Aid commercial. 

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