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Exclusive: Katherine Heigl Eyes TV Comeback

Former Grey’s Anatomy doc Katherine Heigl is poised to return to the small screen for the first time since checking out of Seattle Grace in 2010.

The Emmy winner has signed on to produce and star in an HBO original movie based on Ann Hood’s best-selling novel The Knitting Circle. HBO Films optioned rights to the semi-autobiographical book, which centers on a mother mourning the death of her young daughter and struggling to overcome the grief that jeopardizes every aspect of her life — including her marriage. She begins to find her way back into the world through a knitting circle.

Dirty Sexy Money creator and award-wining playwright Craig Wright will pen the adaptation. The gig brings Wright back into the HBO fold for the first time since his days as a Six Feet Under scribe.