‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘State of Affairs’ alum Katherine Heigl joins CBS pilot ‘Doubt’

CBS -Seemingly, Katherine Heigl is far from done giving TV series a shot. After taking a big swing-and-a-miss with “State of Affairs” this past season for NBC, the former “Grey’s Anatomy” star has now booked a starring role on the CBS pilot “Doubt,” which is interestingly a new attempt at a pilot that did not work out last season. Even more interestingly, she is replacing a former “Private Practice” star in KaDee Strickland.

Heigl’s role here is that of Sadie, who per Deadline is a defense lawyer at a small firm who unexpectedly forms a romantic bond with one of her clients. There are many new cast members who are going to be attached to the show, but Laverne Cox, Dule Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould and Kobi Libii are going to be returning from the original group. That’s a nice accumulation of talent, and we’re especially excited to see what Cox and Hill bring to the table.

One thing we do want to comment on is this: The show comes from former “Grey’s Anatomy” executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, so wouldn’t these people know what it’s like to work with Heigl? This casting may help to cut back on some of what has plagued Heigl ever since she decided to leave that show.

If successful, this new version of “Doubt” will be more than likely included in the 2016-17 TV season. It’s really far too early to comment on whether or not it has much of a chance, since there are many other shows still to be ordered.

We’ll have some other news and this and many other shows as they all get closer to coming on the air. Meanwhile, head over here in the event you want some other TV updates on just about everything we cover, sent right in your direction via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: CBS.)

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