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Madam Secretary

Madam Secretary

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Photo Credit:  Craig Blankenhorn / CBS
  • Premiered: 
    September 21, 2014
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Barbara Hall 
  • Subject Matter: Political
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Plot Synopsis

This one-hour drama series explores the personal and professional life of maverick female Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life. Elizabeth is married to Henry, a professor of medieval religious history, and they have three children: teenager Jason, a budding anarchist; his popular sister, Alison; and oldest daughter Stevie, who has returned home after dropping out of college. Elizabeth's staff, helmed by Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver, includes: Blake, a young and loyal assistant, who is the only person on staff Elizabeth actually hired; speechwriter Matt; and press coordinator Daisy. Morgan Freeman is an executive producer of MADAM SECRETARY. This series premiered on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 8:30pm ET/8pm PT.

MADAM SECRETARY returned for its second season on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. In the season opener, "The Show Must Go On," Elizabeth must take the oath of office when the President's plane disappears over the Pacific Ocean. Also, Henry is asked to recruit one of his Russian students to work for the U.S. government by Jane Fellows, his new Defense Intelligence Agency handler. Executive Producer Morgan Freeman directed the episode and guest stars as Chief Justice Frawley.

Season 3 of MADAM SECRETARY premiered on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on CBS. Executive Producer Morgan Freeman directs the season premiere and guest stars as Chief Justice Wilbourne, while CBS News' Jane Pauley returns to guest star as herself. In the season opener, "Sea Change," when a storm destroys a naval base in Bahrain, Elizabeth urges President Dalton to reexamine his approach to climate change and his overall foreign policy, something that could jeopardize his re-election campaign. Also, Jose Campos tries to bring Henry back into the DIA fold, and the McCords worry that their family is being stalked when they discover Jason's laptop may have been hacked.

The fourth season of MADAM SECRETARY premiered on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on CBS, with Morgan Freeman returning as Chief Justice Wilbourne. In the season opener, "News Cycle," when the assistant vice minister of Timor-Leste suddenly dies during a meeting with Elizabeth on the first day of the U.N General Assembly, she becomes suspicious after the president of Timor-Leste ships the body back without a proper investigation. Also, a "fake news" story surfaces claiming Elizabeth is responsible for the minister's death, and Dmitri returns to work with Henry.

On Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, CBS premiered the fifth season of MADAM SECRETARY. In the season opener, "E Pluribus Unum," in the aftermath of a deadly attack on the White House, Elizabeth tries to keep a major nuclear disarmament deal from falling apart while a manhunt for the attackers brings D.C. to a halt. For advice, Elizabeth turns to former secretaries of state (guest starring as themselves) Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell.
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On Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT, CBS premiered the Season 5 finale of MADAM SECRETARY. In the season ender, "Better Angels," As Elizabeth prepares to leave the state department and announce her run for president, anti-globalist terrorists attack the United Nations delegation in Geneva who are there to sign the climate migration treaty. Guest cast: Tracee Chimo Pallero (Nina Cummings), Will Chase (Senator Owen Callister), Yasen Peyankov (Russian Foreign Minister Konstantin Avdonin), Christopher Shyer (FBI Director Frank Meredith), Tonya Pinkins (Susan Thompson), Bill English (Senator Scott Eckstad), Skipp Sudduth (Peter Harriman), David Gow (Waiter # 1), Eric Harper (Waiter # 2), Lawrence Arancio (Yeric Kolkin), Rachel Pickup (Lana), Jenna Gavigan (Brooke Harriman), Mickey Theis (Kevin Harriman), Arian Moayed (Mo), Michelle Liu Coughlin (Diplomat # 1), Arnold Kim (Diplomat # 2), and Chagmion Antoine (News Anchor).

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by CBS Television Studios
  • In association with Revelations Entertainment

Settings

  • - Washington DC USA

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • March 22, 2015: Andrew Munsey dies