Newswire: Katherine Heigl joins retooled CBS drama Doubt

Katherine Heigl is set to make her re-return to network television after the first attempt, NBC’s canceled political thriller State Of Affairs, couldn’t quite ignite her television career. Heigl has landed the lead role in the new CBS drama Doubt, Deadline reports.

CBS originally piloted the project—which comes from Grey’s Anatomy executive producers and writers Tony Phelan and Joan Reter—last season, with KaDee Strickland and Teddy Sears cast as the leads. The pilot didn’t make the cut to series, but CBS kept it around, deciding to recast the main characters. The project reunites Heigl with Phelan and Reter. Heigl replaces Strickland as Sadie Ellis, a smart defense lawyer at a small firm who gets romantically involved with her client, Billy, who may or may not be guilty. Yep, it sounds like a Katherine Heigl role. It also sounds like a Shonda Rhimes premise without …

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