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State of Affairs 

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A CIA officer plucked from the field to become the president's daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America's most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Katherine Heigl ...  Charleston Tucker 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Alfre Woodard ...  President Constance Payton 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Adam Kaufman ...  Lucas Newsome 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Sheila Vand ...  Maureen James 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Cliff Chamberlain ...  Kurt Tannen 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Tommy Savas ...  Dashiell Greer 13 episodes, 2014-2015
David Harbour ...  David Patrick 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Chris McKenna ...  Nick Vera 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Christopher Michael Holley ...  Earl Givens 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Farshad Farahat ...  Omar Fatah 12 episodes, 2014-2015
James Remar ...  Syd 9 episodes, 2014-2015
Courtney B. Vance ...  Marshall Payton 8 episodes, 2014-2015
Nestor Carbonell ...  Raymond Navaro 7 episodes, 2014-2015
Adam Arkin ...  Victor Gantry 6 episodes, 2015
Mark Tallman ...  Aaron Payton 7 episodes, 2014-2015
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A CIA officer plucked from the field to become the president's daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America's most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job.

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All the President's men are nothing compared to her

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assuntos de Estado See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

First major televised role since Grey's Anatomy for Katherine Heigl. See more »

Goofs

The National Security Act of 1947 which created the CIA charters it for the collection of overseas foreign intelligence. It is specifically forbidden from operating on US soil and cannot, as depicted in the series, operate in any sort of law enforcement capacity on US soil. See more »

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Referenced in Hell's Kitchen: Fusion Confusion (2017) See more »

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Good but could become stale very quickly.
13 March 2015 | by Shopaholic35See all my reviews

I'm kinda digging this show. It's sort of like Homeland but it doesn't take itself as seriously. It has a good cast with some star power and it's success doesn't rely solely on "celebrities". The story does need a little fleshing out though. So far there has only been one personal life explored, and that has been limited. Right now it is very work focused and the human side of the characters are not being explained very well.

The show definitely has room to grow but I'm not sure if it will take that opportunity. I feel that it could become stale very quickly if they don't develop the concept. Aside from that it's still a pretty good show with plenty of potential.


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