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'State of Affairs' canceled by NBC

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Katherine Heigl is leaving network TV again. NBC has axed State of Affairs, her Monday night D.C. political thriller. 

Despite having a huge lead-in from The Voice, State only averaged 8 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 this season, and that includes seven days of DVR playback. 

The move comes on the heels of NBC canceling Constantine, which is now being shopped to other distributors. 

The news comes on the heels of NBC ordering drama series orders Chicago Med, the Chicago Fire/P.D. spin-off, other medical drama Heartbreaker, starring The Slap’s Melissa George, and Blindspot, about a Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) who is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. See that picture here. On the comedy side, the network ordered Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s People Are Talking, America Ferrera and Ben Feldman workplace comedy Superstore and family fare Crowded.

More to come: We’re in the thick of a frantic annual three-day period of TV broadcasters making big decisions, so expect more series orders today—and perhaps some verdicts on existing shows as well. Follow @jameshibberd and @natalieabrams for up-to-the-minute details. 

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