State of Affairs Cancelled at NBC

State of Affairs Cancelled

The State of Affairs is not good.

NBC has cancelled Katherine Heigl’s comeback vehicle after one low-rated season, TVLine has learned.

Back in January, NBC president Robert Greenblatt copped to Affairs‘ disappointing ratings, telling TVLine, “It’s a show that I think is a really fine show, so I’m scratching my head a little bit about why we can’t get more people to be there for it.”

Are you disappointed Affairs isn’t getting a Season 2?

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  1. abz says:

    And here come the Katherine Heigl conspiracy theories and rumors…

    • AddieM says:

      Well having Heigl as the star certainly didn’t help the show.

    • smartysenior says:

      The very real people who do not care for Heigel did not watch. No conspiracy. I actually watched about l5 minutes of the show to give it a chance but I thought her typical over acting was too much as usual.

      • rowan77 says:

        And the writing was pretty bad. Having to change head writers after the first few episodes were in the can was a bad sign. There were some talented actors on the show, but the writing was just not good and Heigl’s character just rang false to me.

        • Candy Armstrong says:

          I beg to differ

        • Kristy says:

          You obviously were interested enough to inject yourself into this feed…. considering you weren’t a fan.

          • rowan77 says:

            I interject myself because I am a friend of one of the shows stars, so I watched out of support, hoping the writing would get better. It didn’t.

        • Mike says:

          yeah… it’s a deep, smart show. you must be lacking a certain intelligence level to even understand it… if it wasn’t popular, that just proves to me there are alot of stupid people out there… and smart serried shows are just over their head. but general speaking most of this country is stupid…but they still won’t work a job for less than 15. an hour. however, they pry know how to play that super complex game on their iphone… (that was developed in china). ;)

          • rowan77 says:

            Sorry Mike, but there was nothing “deep” or particularly smart about State of Affairs. We’ve seen a lot of the plotting before. It was pretty obvious where stories were going. They’ve gone on to do other things. No point in obsessing over a mediocre show that was cancelled a year ago.

      • Candy Armstrong says:

        She did not over act. She is perfect.

      • Theresa H says:

        I think the show is just too deep for some people in spite her acting if people would give it a chance they would see it’s incredibly good and interesting and I believe that it has a lot to do with what’s going on in the real world. But everybody’s entitled to their own opinion. they need to bring it back for those of us who are willing to hang in there think deep and understand what’s going on and the overall picture regardless of the actors who play in the movie

        • Jeff says:

          I totally agree with everything u said some shows take time to bring viewers in. I personally loved the show and your right it is what goes on in the real world.

        • Sammi says:

          I agree, I really enjoyed the show.

        • yes cant agree more and it is to deep for some people. But they can rent old Bay Watch movies

        • Stephanie says:

          I completely agree with you. Shows like #StateOfAffairs and #MadamSecretary, to me at least, give a side of government politics that most of the general public do not see or care to understand. Instead they would rather watch nonsense like “reailty tv.” And as far as Heigl goes… I love her… But again I’m not a person that watches shows or movies to judge and criticize abilities sadly that is above my pay grade.

          • Vmalt says:

            I agree. Love a state of affairs! All good acting storyline was intense, very addictive! Was looking forward to season 2😪 A lot of good shows were surprisingly cancelled. Complications was also fantastic and was also cancelled!

    • Mzglorybe says:

      Yup. And there they are, the Heigl-bashers. Personally, we in this household thought all the actors were superb, including Katherine H.

    • Kristin West says:

      I thought it was amazing. I am a Katherine fan which is why I started watching but I was drawn in by the other actors immediately. The storyline was interesting and different. I will miss the show. I hate that so many shows I enjoyed this year were cancelled. Time to delete things from my DVR.

    • Tonya Thomas says:

      I believe there should be a second season of state of affairs we need to know did Nick Save Charlie r did Charlie die what happened to the corrupt president my family and I watch this show religiously every Monday popcorn in hand no phones allowed on and now you guys are letting me down I love this show that is my family at least you guys can air an episode at least answer all the questions the viewers that love this show have thank you and don’t give up on state of affairs

    • Cazzy says:

      I really enjoy this show.

  2. alex says:

    yeah yeah, next!

  3. Erika says:


    • Mr. Tran K says:

      Leave NBC alone Erika and stop complaining about the Peacock network.

      • Unfortunately, Erika is correct. NBC may be cancelling ALL of their first year shows, which they haven’t done since 1965(someone gave me the info). They treat Law & Order SVU horribly, cutting the payroll and the budget every season since the end of season 12. Nobody except Mariska is signed for next season. All of their contracts end this season. Costs of this show AREN’T increasing every year. NBC is the COMCAST CASH COW, and they can afford to pay a little more to make what is one of their last quality shows. Kelli Giddish made practically NOTHING her first 4 seasons on the show and they need to make it up to her NOW! NBC paid over $200,000 per episode to Katherine Heigl and Debra Messing for their shows this past season. Both of their shows were AWFUL, especially The Mysteries of Laura. Dick Wolf will have 4 dramas on NBC next season, which tells you how well NBC would be doing WITHOUT him. Don’t give the Peacock network ANY credit. They don’t deserve it.

        • DeeDee says:

          Michael, I agree with you. It is very sad to see how NBC is allocating their finances to their shows. Sad that they strip SVU to the bone, at the cost of the viewers. I guess they figure we will continue watching for the show rather than the cast. Too bad they margined their $$$ on previous “headliners” at the cost of their bread and butter shows. Poor decision making is at the core of their problems.

        • WayneAdneyC says:

          Agree completely except…wait for it, dary say for the Mysteries of Laura which should have been more like Rizzo and Isles in feel…they could have stepped up the dramatic scope of the crime in each show and have some sort of grit spiced in with the humor on the down moments and still come off light and humorous like the writers, creators and producers seemed to be going for. Maybe their slightly re-tool for season two if renewed and throw those suggestions in the creative hat.

        • Mr. Tran K says:

          Who cares? Really hope NBC still has high hopes for Game of Silence and The Player (fka Endgame) to get picked up as a series. Never knew that State of Affairs was a disappointment from the start maybe because of Katherine Heigl, the casting nor the premise of the series. Guess we may never know what really went down in the finale ending cliffhanger. You people better stop COMPLAINING about NBC for the rest of your life and there’s a reason why I always hate COMPLAINERS. Stop ignoring about the things I’ve said and act like mature adults not grown up BULLIES.

          • Being intelligent and knowledgeable doesn’t make you a HATER! Understanding why really good shows aren’t doing well and trying to save them doesn’t make you a HATER! Demanding that NBC stand up and take responsibility for making ridiculous financial decisions and intentionally sabotaging the only good shows they have doesn’t make you a HATER! We have a right to be angry when there are shows on that say “Take Me Off I’m Horrible and Lousy” and the network renews them because they in love the lead actress. Let’s see some responsibility from the network for continuous lousy decisions.

          • joey says:

            oh man no kidding they could of at least finished the series and not left us hanging oh well guess I can go watch the simpsons for the 28 th year NOT!!!!

        • Elaine Lawless says:

          Pay them well if you want to keep good actors, otherwise you deserve to lose good talent.

        • Darknet says:

          SVU is not quality, I don’t know how anyone can take it seriously. I mean, they had an episode where all video gamers were ISIS terrorists who gang rape women. The show is a joke that parrots myths that contribute to fear-mongering.

          And Kelli Giddish was a relatively unknown actress who had previously starred in 3 shows all cancelled after one short season. So of course she’s gonna get paid less than a well-known actresses from successful projects.

          • SVU is going into its 17th season. What was that about quality? Not every episode is going to be good. Laura didn’t have any episodes that were good. Every time I tried to watch it I turned it off. Don’t pick on Kelli Giddish because She hasn’t had a break like Debra Messing got with her early comedy. Right Place, Right Time is EVERYTHING! Just like the 3 most important things when starting a business: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Kelli is every bit the actress as Debra Messing, and She doesn’t make a Buffoon of herself on SVU like Messing did on Laura. If NBC was paying Messing close to 3 times what Giddish makes on SVU, everyone associated with Laura should have been fired. Messing was maybe worth $125,000 an episode, That they’re going to pay her possibly more than $3 million for another 13 episodes of this garbage is pathetic and disgusting. Unfortunately, there is ZERO accountability at NBC, so the stupidity continues.

        • AddieM says:

          Obviously Messing would get paid more than Kelli Giddish, she’s a household name & she’s talented. TMoL is quirky & fun to watch. Tbh SVU is not that much quality anymore just mediocre quantity.

        • Rich patterson says:

          Your correct pretty clueless of NBC .hellow CBS 😁

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    Guess we may never know what happened to that finale ending cliffhanger.

  5. Martina says:

    Did anyone really think this wouldn’t be cancelled?

    • Evan says:

      Heigl and her svengali…….I mean mother? That’s how you celebrate Mother’s Day!

      Somewhere, I can hear Shonda Rhimes laughing.

      • TAL says:

        Shonda may not be laughing next year. Though her shows have been renewed, her ratings are falling. And the fans are getting tired of her monologues, OMG storytelling and gaping plot holes…

        • CK says:

          And? Unless something utterly catastrophic happens, Shonda will still have a show or two on television by the end of the next T.V. season. She’s capable enough to rebound the next season, and if not, she has what, 3 new shows in development?

          • TAL says:

            Yes, but ABC is likely to pass on any new shows for Shonda if her current shows continue to fall in the ratings. If they really want any new show from Shonda after this they will have greater oversight of the show than she is used to…

      • nurseJAZZ says:

    • I really thought that they would announce the cancellation of The Mysteries of Laura and The Slap FIRST. I’m starting to get a nagging feeling that they might renew the Mysteries of Laura, which would be the WORST renewal of the season, beating out CBS’s Madam Secretary.

      • sassykay says:

        I have to agree with you about The Mysteries of Laura, what a terrible show, IMHO.
        My Wednesday night lineup includes SVU and Chicago P.D. It would be nice if NBC had something worth watching BEFORE SVU comes on.

      • Elaine Lawless says:

        Sorry – but I thoroughly enjoy MADAM SECRETARY and hope it continues on. The characters are believable and I enjoy the different and varied personalities and relationships portrayed. I say a JOB WELL DONE!

        • The characters are believable? Ms. Leoni has made some of the most ridiculous decisions on that show that it’s hard to believe that the world she lives in on that show isn’t involved in World War III. This is the woman who thought that David Duchovny wouldn’t cheat on her, RIGHT?

          • Temperance says:

            You are bright enough to understand that Tea doesn’t write the show, right? Your posts in this thread are pretty bizarre.

      • Elaine Lawless says:

        I really looked forward to THE SLAP after seeing the first previews — sorry, watched it 2 1/2 shows, it was a total disappointment. Deleted it from my Auto-Recording of shows (Cable’s TIVO ‘s “Season Pass”)

  6. TAL says:

    Yes. I’m very disappointed. The pilot killed the show. It’s a shame because the concept was great but the writers/editors simply did not deliver…

    • Didn’t you get the feeling that the writers and the show runner really didn’t know what they wanted to do or were doing with this show? I did.

      • TAL says:

        Yes. They squandered a good concept. There was already upheaval on set before the show even premiered. I think that negativity really hurt the show in terms of energy being better spent writing better storylines…

        • nurseJAZZ says:

          @Tall, maybe they need to bring Shonda Rhimes on board.

          • TAL says:

            Nope, not at all. Shonda has her own issues that are creeping up on her shows. Her ratings are falling. Fall 2015 will be very interesting to see how TGIT performs. She lost a lot of viewers after killing off McDreamy. And many of those viewers are turning away from Scandal because they do not trust Shonda any more…

      • Elaine Lawless says:

        Yes, it was like waiting for even the first ‘shoe to drop’

  7. Adam says:

    I really enjoyed the show. It was thrilling and I thought the characters were really, really good. I’m disappointed that they didn’t get another season.

  8. Dianne says:

    I am very disappointed that the show was cancelled. I really liked the show.

  9. Glen Williams says:

    Well, I did watch it..sorry

  10. Ninoska says:

    If you can take closer look. From yesterday to today all major networks had been announcing renewasl and cancellations from many show that were pending to announce their fate all at the same time they are just officially announcing. the networks final decision.

  11. Sam says:

    Nooo :(

  12. Helen says:

    I am disappointed State of Affairs was canceled .I really liked it. Please reconsider.

  13. PJ says:

    Very disappointed to read this!! I really enjoyed the show and was hoping for a 2nd season :(

  14. Arlene says:

    expected this but am disappointed, really liked the show — lesson learned from NBC’s handling of this show, Allegiance, Friday Night Lights, Medium, and so many others…boycott NBC. The owners may change, but the lack of respect for actors and consumers continues.

  15. Helen says:

    They really need to cancel some of those silly comedy shows. Big Bang and Modern Family.

  16. donholley77 says:

    Good! Now NBC can put ‘The Blacklist’ back on Monday nights where it belongs!

  17. Glenna Germain says:

    Wish State of Affairs had not been cancelled!

  18. Carolee says:

    I am sorry to see it go. I enjoyed it!

  19. Wendy says:

    Totally upset! Reality shows are making the ratings drop on everything!!! They need to change the curve!!!!

  20. james says:

    I thought it was a good show maybe the times that it aired was not good. A lot of people record shows and watch them later. There is no way of finding that out so they will see how well it does. I guess the only way is to check to see how many people watch it on On Demand. But I have Direct TV and I have to use Comcast for On Demand and it is pitiful. I wish Direct TV would take over On Demand and improve it.

    • Drewer says:

      Figures on 7-day DVR figures for shows are available, but they don’t mean nearly that much to networks/advertisers because people can fast forward through the ads.

  21. Wendy says:

    I love this show!!!! So sad!

  22. Tony Lang says:

    “Hello, Shonda? It’s Kat, I was wondering if…”
    “Bwhahahahahahaha!” *click*

  23. judyb says:

    I enjoyed the show… wish it could be renewed. I like Katherine Heigl… worse show are always being renewed.

  24. Linda says:

    Poor man’s Homeland and that’s even a stretch.. too many shark jumping moments and she was not believable in the role.. FAIL!

  25. mari johnson says:

    I wasn’t sure that she would be good in the show, but she was. We were open minded and watched. It was good, she was good, and the supporting cast was good. We knew it was doomed on NBC, just like Allegiance.

  26. Will says:

    Wow…NBC has been having the best track record (i.e., cancellations). RIP to Revolution, Allegiance, and now State of Affairs. What’s left? With ABC’s cancellation of Forever, I just may give up giving any chance for new shows….only to be cancelled later.

    • Rhonda says:

      I agree. I loved all three of those. I’ve learned not to even give it a chance until season 2. Then Netflix season 1 to catch up. Too many disappointments. If they cancel The Blacklist (best show ever…watched the whole thing through twice), I’m done.

  27. Gwen says:

    No Covert Affairs, no State of Affairs. Me sad. :(

  28. Kris says:

    I watched it twice & gave up. NBC has a terrible track record.

  29. Georgia says:

    Yep, this news makes me sad, but i expected it. IMO, State of Affairs was a good show. Why so many haters? (Am puzzled why people hate Katherine Heigl so much and don’t wish her well. She’s a great actress and beautiful, as well. Is it because she’s a diva? There are/were rumors she was difficult to work with on Grey’s Anatomy…let’s face it…her story line was awful at the end…who can blame her???? Being vocal about that fact is no reason for the public to hate her. Strange how some people are accepted and forgiven and then others hated no matter what. It is amazing she stays out of the limelight and off social media with all this going on.)

  30. m3rcnate says:

    Happy to hear this Homeland rip off has died. Called it when i watched its first pilot trailer on TVLine. I called that this show would die by season 1 and i really liked how Madam Secretary looked and bet on it to last longer, looking to be true.

  31. wmkabala says:

    i was shocked there was a first season

  32. obbyscuba says:

    We get a particularly good new show and poof it is gone. The numbers show fewer watching cable so sometimes they miss the new gems. Shame

  33. Christina says:

    I can’t believe they cancelled State of Affairs, it was such a good show. I am tired of all the crappy shows continuing and the good ones always get cancelled. The only shows I actually watch on NBC is Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Grimm. That’s it…NBC is gping down the tubes!

  34. Kim R says:

    My husband and I both liked this show. It got better a few episodes in but that is the case with a lot of new shows. Another cliffhanger that won’t get resolved. Sigh.

  35. Laura robichaud says:

    I really liked the show. Might be a little too political for some people. I’ll miss it.

  36. DDR says:

    Of course, a great new show is cancelled and yet the networks keep renewing all this reality TV crud that I could care less about and stupid slapstick comedies with laugh tracks. No thank you. Seriously, the networks are driving me to cable TV stations and Netflix!

  37. chris says:

    Omg. I just watched the whole first season of State of Affairs on Hulu and immediately began searching for the start of season 2. This was an awesome show. And the way it ended on the season finale was definately a cliffhanger. I am truly disappointed in this. Please bring this back. Please.

  38. nscar3lovr says:

    Well it figures, it seems like every show I watch gets kicked to the curb.

  39. Di says:

    So disappointed. Why do they cancel the shows that actually are good? I really like Heigl and I think she’s getting a bad wrap! She acted well in this show. Not happy😟

  40. I was very engaged with this show… so much so that it became scary, very scary in fact, to think that things that were happening from episode to episode were probably based on REAL LIFE things that are happening in our world. Katherine Heigl was very good in this role. I am thinking this probably caused more women than men to watch as women like to see women in strong roles. But, I don’t think most women really want to watch a weekly show that makes them scared about the bad things happening in our world. When that happens, it stops being entertaining and more of a preclude to a nightmare.

    • Detta says:

      How true you are. I thought this was a good show and Heigl is always great. Why leave a cliff hanger and then leave everyone that watches never knowing what happens really not fair to the people that watched this show every Monday night. You guys at the networks need to get it together and stop with the reality shows. Some of them are so out there that it is almost sad.

  41. Brenda Crofts says:

    They need one more season to prove themselves! Every time a good show turns up you.station lunk heads cancel!

  42. Amanda says:

    I’m SO disappointed!!! What a great show! This sucks 😡

  43. Angel says:

    I’m so bummed this is being canceled! I loved this show and loved seen Katherine Heigl in TV again. Season 1 ended with such an intense cliffhanger and now I’ll never know what happens! There are so many other crappy shows that could have been canceled, why this one?? Typical, cancel the good shows and keep the dumb ones.

  44. Sorry, I liket it. Seeing female operatives with guts and no qualms at all

  45. Mark S Brackney says:

    Yes, it should be renewed .
    An intelligent woman empowerment series.

  46. ellajwade says:

    Did you think about giving it a good time slot? You put it on against hits. What did you expect?

  47. Archie owens says:

    I wish one of the cable companies would revive it. I thought it was a great show

  48. Pat says:

    Knock it off! The show was great, all the actors were terrific! I don’t know what is happening all these horrible shows keep coming on and getting renewed and the good shows are canceled,I’m disgusted with the networks…

  49. Marsha Boyd says: