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Norway’s TV3 picks up NBC’s State of Affairs

Katherine-HeiglNorwegian free-to-air channel TV3 has picked up State of Affairs, the political drama that airs on broadcast net NBC in the US.

The show, which stars Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up) as a brilliant CIA analyst briefing the president on security matters, is produced by Universal TV, Abishag Productions and The Bob Simonds Company.

It is distributed by NBCUniversal International Television, which has shopped it to Seven in Australia among others.

On TV3, the series will debut in a 10.30pm slot on Thursday, December 4. The channel is owned by free and pay TV channel operator the Modern Times Group.

The show recently debuted on NBC, recording solid opening episode ratings, winning 8.6 million, but fell away for the second installment – with news coverage of the social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri blamed for taking viewers from various drama series – which dropped to under 6.3 million.