WATCH “State of Affairs”: Take a Behind-the-Scenes First Look at NBC's New Katherine Heigl Drama Series

Katherine Heigl returns to series television Monday night in NBC's new drama "State of Affairs."

The "Grey's Anatomy" alum plays top CIA analyst Charleston Tucker, who provides the President of the United States (Oscar-nominee Alfre Woodard) with a daily briefing of the most vital security issues facing the nation. The cast also features Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and David Harbour.

In the following videos, we go behind the scenes of this new political thriller and hear cast members discuss their roles, as well as take a sneak peek at the debut episode:

Heigl explains what makes Tucker tick: 

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Tucker introduces her crack team of CIA analysts who must prepare "the book" every morning:

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Tracey Ullman chatted with Jimmy Fallon about her musical comedy, “Into the Woods,” and the time she embarrassed her son by asking Kanye West swimsuit advice.

President Payton is briefed by Tucker each morning of the threats facing the nation. Here, Woodard explains her role as Commander in Chief:

Alfre Woodard plays US President Constance Payton in the new NBC drama “State of Affairs.”

Tucker and President Payton share more than a workplace connection. Tucker was engaged to marry the President's son before a tragic terrorist attack took his life. An attack that Tucker survived:

President Payton (Alfre Woodard) asks Tucker (Katherine Heigl) to bring to justice those responsible for killing the President’s son.

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Tucker is on the trail of the terrorists behind the attack that took her fiance's life, and just may have the man responsible in her sites. But does she have enough intelligence information to take it to the President, or should she hold off?

“State of Affairs”: On the trail of a terrorist.

Suspended. Tucker is suspected of withholding vital intelligence from the President. Will Tucker make a run for it when she hears of her suspension, or face the music, and the President?

“State of Affairs”: CIA analyst Charleston Tucker (Katherine Heigl) is suspected of withholding information from the President.

Tune in to find out what happens next when "State of Affairs" premieres on NBC on Monday November 17 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT.

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