Katherine Heigl is returning

After a dramatic exit from the show that made her a household name, Katherine Heigl is coming back to TV with her tail between her legs.

NBC has just announced it will pick up State of Affairs, a show about a high-ranking CIA agent played by Katherine who acts as the president’s daily adviser.

You have to appreciate the irony after the actress caused so much trouble trying to leave Grey’s Anatomy so she could pursue her career on the big screen.

Katherine’s Grey’s Anatomy character, Dr Izzie Stevens, was given a no-show exit in 2010 after she made a number of enemies on set with her reported diva behaviour and her public criticisms of the show.

We bet Shonda is feeling a little smug right now…