Each day, the president of the United States is faced with dozens of life-and-death decisions. And to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst—Charleston Tucker (Katherine Heigl, Grey’s Anatomy)—assembles the President’s Daily Briefing. This list of the most vital security issues facing the nation brings with it moral and political judgment calls for Charleston and her trusted group of brilliant analysts at the agency.

Aside from the political minefields she has to walk, Charlie has a close personal relationship with President Constance Payton (Alfre Woodard, Desperate Housewives), because she was once engaged to her son before a tragic terrorist attack took his life. Charlie survived that attack and is now determined to bring the perpetrators to justice.

On tonight’s series premiere, CIA analyst Charleston Tucker and President Payton seek revenge for a convoy attack that killed Payton’s son.

State of Affairs debuts tonight on NBC at 10:00 ET.