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Katherine Heigl 'loved every second' of producing short-lived 'State of Affairs'

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Karen Butler
Actress Katherine Heigl attends the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015. Heigl's new TV show Doubt is to premiere Wednesday. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Actress Katherine Heigl attends the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015. Heigl's new TV show "Doubt" is to premiere Wednesday. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winning actress Katherine Heigl describes her time producing and acting on the short-lived, NBC espionage thriller State of Affairs as "extraordinary."

"I had an extraordinary experience on State of Affairs. It was the first time, really, in my career that I had an active producing role. I'd had producing titles on things, but it was more, to be quite frank, more of a vanity title than actually me doing anything," Heigl said in a recent teleconference with reporters about her new legal drama Doubt.

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"So, State of Affairs was my first real opportunity to get involved as a producer with decisions like casting or story lines or writers or marketing. It was really incredibly satisfying and incredibly fun for me and a wonderful evolution of my career, I guess. I've been doing this a really long time, so to tell a story from the other side of the camera was extraordinary. I loved every second of it. This project [Doubt] was already well-established and well-placed before I came on-board," she explained. "You are attached as a producer when you are kind of bringing the project to the table. This project was brought to me. That's not to say that I won't be hitting up [co-creators] Tony [Phelan] and Joan [Rater] for an opportunity to produce at some point on this show. If it's really successful and we keep going, I'm going to keep begging. But it's totally different as a performer/producer. There is just far more work that one has to do. As just a performer, less of me is involved."

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Co-starring Laverne Cox, Steven Pasquale and Dule Hill, Doubt debuts on CBS Wednesday night.

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