Katherine Heigl will attempt another stab at TV with a starring role in a pilot for CBS’s Doubt. TheWrap reports that Heigl will play a defense attorney named Sadie, who “becomes romantically involved with one of her clients charged with a violent crime.” KaDee Strickland was reportedly attached as the show’s original star, but Heigl will replace her in a reworked script fashioned by Grey’s Anatomy’s Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, and directed by Adam Bernstein. Other initial castings — including Laverne Cox, Elliott Gould, Dulé Hill, and Dreama Walker — will remain intact, according to the trade, and Phelan, Rater, Bernstein, Carl Beverly, and Sarah Timberman will be executive producers. Heigl’s last starring TV role was in NBC’s State of Affairs, which was canceled after its first season in May. If this shot doesn’t work out, no word yet whether Katherine intends to say “bye-gl” to television.
Katherine Heigl. Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImages