Katherine Heigl's Role In New NBC Procedural Drama Should Earn Back Her Former Fans

Sorry, Katherine Heigl-haters: it looks like you'll be seeing a lot of the ex-Grey's Anatomy star next year, when she returns to TV in an NBC procedural drama. The as yet untitled series will star Heigl as a CIA analyst who works with the president, according to Entertainment Weekly. It's being written by Alexi Hawley (Body of Proof, Castle) and Heigl will produce alongside Robert Simonds (This Means War).

The news of Heigl's TV comeback is more than welcome. The actress has gotten a lot of flack over the years, and while some of it is deserved (yes, Killers was awful), a lot of it is unwarranted. She's a talented actress (don't forget, she earned an Emmy for her work on Grey's), and doesn't deserve to be hated on just because she's not afraid to speak her mind every once in awhile.

It's still a long ways away until Heigl returns to our TV screens, but we couldn't be more excited. We've been rooting for Heigl to make a TV comeback for a long time, because her recent rom-com filled movie career isn't doing her any favors.

She shines on TV and hopefully, if the show's half-decent, she'll finally be able to earn back the respect from the public that she unfairly lost post-Grey's.