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A CIA officer plucked from the field to become the president's daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America's most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job.

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Series cast summary:
Katherine Heigl ...  Charleston Tucker 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Alfre Woodard ...  President Constance Payton 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Adam Kaufman ...  Lucas Newsome 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Sheila Vand ...  Maureen James 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Cliff Chamberlain ...  Kurt Tannen 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Tommy Savas ...  Dashiell Greer 13 episodes, 2014-2015
David Harbour ...  David Patrick 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Chris McKenna ...  Nick Vera 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Christopher Michael Holley ...  Earl Givens 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Farshad Farahat ...  Omar Fatah 12 episodes, 2014-2015
James Remar ...  Syd 9 episodes, 2014-2015
Courtney B. Vance ...  Marshall Payton 8 episodes, 2014-2015
Nestor Carbonell ...  Raymond Navaro 7 episodes, 2014-2015
Adam Arkin ...  Victor Gantry 6 episodes, 2015
Mark Tallman ...  Aaron Payton 7 episodes, 2014-2015
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A CIA officer plucked from the field to become the president's daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America's most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job.

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All the President's men are nothing compared to her

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USA

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17 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Assuntos de Estado See more »

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16:9 HD
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First major televised role since Grey's Anatomy for Katherine Heigl. See more »

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The President's Daily Brief is prepared by the Director of National Intelligence, a separate organization from the CIA. See more »

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Referenced in Conan: Katherine Heigl/Drew Brees/Milo Greene (2015) See more »

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Solid show
13 January 2015 | by alyssamaasSee all my reviews

I don't know why there's so much hate for this show, it seems that most negative reviews are written by people who have something against Katherine Heigl. The complaints seem to range from her being a producer (Oh my god an actor producing! That's never been done before!), to her wardrobe (which I find to be quite understated and more realistic than a lot of other shows), to her personally (it's a vanity project, she's not serious enough, too serious, etc.), even people who won't shut up about the name of her character (really, Charleston Tucker is the dumbest name you've ever heard? Really??). I had neither a positive nor negative opinion of her before watching this show, so to me, she is just fine in the role and I find her to be believable and likable, a flawed but nevertheless genuine character. I like the flow of the story arc, each episode is meaningful to the overall story yet adds in new plot lines rather well. I think the supporting cast is solid and interesting. The only issue I have is some of the details can be unbelievable (no spoilers but they are minor details so far) but for a network TV show I'm willing to suspend disbelief at times and give it the benefit of the doubt if it doesn't bore me to death or make me scream at the television for insulting my intelligence, and State of Affairs so far hasn't been boring or ridiculously stupid. In fact, it's one of the only shows on television I watch, and I can count those on one hand. I like it, and I like Katherine Heigl in it. Good for her, and I hope all the negative comments about her don't prevent the show from having a chance.


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