Airdate: State of Affairs

2015-02-11_1332Seven’s next US drama title State of Affairs will premiere next week at 9pm Thursday February 19th.

This should pit it against Gogglebox, Inside Story and ABC drama Hiding but may strategically win some viewers missing Madam Secretary.

The series stars Katherine Heigl plus Alfre Woodard, Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and Leslie Odom, Jr.

CIA Analyst Charleston Tucker (Katherine Heigl) still can’t remember what really happens a year ago when the diplomatic convoy she was on was attacked in Kabul. While she and then-Senator Payton (Alfre Woodard) barely made it out alive, Charlie’s fiancé, Payton’s son Aaron (guest star Mark Tallman), wasn’t so lucky. Today is the one-year anniversary of Aaron’s death; Payton is president, Charlie is her CIA briefer and together they’re faced with a choice – try and avenge Aaron’s death by going after Fatah (guest star Farshad Farahat), the terrorist responsible for the convoy attack, or hold off in favor of taking down his entire network in the future. 


9pm Thursday February 19 on Seven.


  1. Seven must be really lacking in content if they are putting this show there. The ratings in the US have been awful. I guess they don’t want to throw one of their other shows e.g. The Blacklist under the bus by giving it the 9pm Thursday timeslot

    • Seven is actually the most clever when it comes to launching imported drama in my opinion. Just because State of Affairs isn’t doing so great there, Seven is most likely to make it work here

    • Lacking in content? MKR, Australia: The Story of US, How To…, Winter, State Of Affairs, Revenge, The Blacklist, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Criminal Minds plus repeats of Grimm and Chicago Fire for late night slots if they need them.

      Thursday night is their 5th ranked drama slot (without a MKR lead-in) so they were never going to show a better drama there. And they will want to get State of Affairs on where there isn’t a lot of competition from other dramas before May because it is likely to be cancelled.

      Seven have twice listed two TBAs for Monday night, likely to be Revenge (1 or 2 eps?) but have been getting away with showing movies behind MKR as they see how Gallipoli is doing (the later ep only got 800k). They have been only putting on one new drama a week to avoid swamping the audience.

      It looks like they are saving The Blacklist for when Winter is finished, and DA…

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