It looks as though Katherine Heigl is heading back to the small screen - as a producer.

American channel the CW has placed a script order for a drama to be executive-produced by the former Grey's Anatomy star and her mother Nancy via their Abishag production company.

The series, currently titled Trending, is based on the 2006 Cynthia Langston novel Bicoastal Babe, about a young woman who inadvertently lands at a job at an advertising agency spotting trends.

On top of her career difficulties, she must also contend with a messy romantic life.

Gren Wells, who penned the Kate Hudson/Gael Garcia Bernal rom-com A Little Bit of Heaven, will write as well as executive-produce.

Heigl is also developing for HBO an adaptation of Ann Hood's 2007 novel The Knitting Circle, in which she'll also star.