Remember when NBC had such enormous hopes for “State of Affairs“? This was a series that they heavily promoted alongside star Katherine Heigl, and the general sentiment was that this was going to be their next bit hit.
Unfortunately, something happened wrong for them that led to the network canceling the show on Friday. Maybe it was a combination of things, from the lack of public support for Heigl following “Grey’s Anatomy” to an overly-done premise to it airing at a rough time of the year. It’s hard to pinpoint the show’s failure on any one thing, but it is no more after just a single season and a story that drew mixed reviews at best.
Is it possible that another network or streaming provider could swoop in and save the show? It’s possible, but unlikely. We don’t see this as the sort of show that has the devoted cult following of a “Constantine,” which was also canceled earlier today. Also, it could be relatively pricey, and moving a show after only one year is always a difficult thing to pull off, especially one whose season ended a long time again.
We do think that Heigl will get another shot at TV again at some point, but she may be better suited to join a comedy or drama with a larger cast rather than something that puts her so far out there as the selling point. One of the reasons she became so popular in the first place was her work alongside a large ensemble. Given that Anna Gunn is exiting the “Criminal Minds” spin-off, could that be a spot for her?
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