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MADAM SECRETARY
Air Date: Sunday, October 08, 2017
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#MS401) "News Cycle"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

A "FAKE NEWS" STORY SURFACES CLAIMING ELIZABETH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A DIPLOMAT'S DEATH AFTER HE SUDDENLY DIES IN THEIR PRIVATE MEETING, ON THE FOURTH SEASON PREMIERE OF "MADAM SECRETARY," SUNDAY, OCT. 8

Morgan Freeman Returns as Chief Justice Wilbourne

"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 the fourth season premiere of MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Oct. 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Morgan Freeman returns as Chief Justice Wilbourne.

REGULAR CAST

Téa Leoni (Elizabeth McCord)
Tim Daly (Henry McCord)
Bebe Neuwirth (Nadine Tolliver)
�eljko Ivanek (Russell Jackson)
Keith Carradine (President Conrad Dalton)
Sebastian Arcelus (Jay Whitman)
Patina Miller (Daisy Grant)
Geoffrey Arend (Matt Mahoney)
Erich Bergen (Blake Moran)
Kathrine Herzer (Alison McCord)
Wallis Currie-Wood (Stephanie "Stevie" McCord)
Evan Roe (Jason McCord)

RECURRING CAST:

Eric Stoltz (Will Adams)
Chris Petrovski (Dmitri Petrov)
Morgan Freeman (Chief Justice Wilbourne)

GUEST CAST:

Francis Jue (Chinese Foreign Minister Chen)
Michael Gaston (CIA Director Hugh Haymond)
Masha King (Talia Petrov)
José Z��iga (Senator Carlos Morejon)
Tzi Ma (President Miguel Da Silva)
Raul Aranas (Rogerio Bento)
Clark Jackson (Interrogator)
Emma Factor (Lucinda)
Karl Kenzler (Marty Hawk)
Midori Nakamura (Ana Bento)
Joey Parsons (Reporter # 1)
Tom White (Reporter # 2)
Kent Shocknek (News Anchor)
Duarte Geraldino (News Anchor # 2)

WRITTEN BY: Barbara Hall

DIRECTED BY: Morgan Freeman

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MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2018)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (20 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
season five confirmed as 20 episodes on 7/13/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) SUNDAYS - A new drama launches between two hits on CBS' winning night. The acclaimed 60 MINUTES, television's #1 primetime news program for five decades, returns at 7:00 PM, providing a dominant lead-in to the new humorous and uplifting drama GOD FRIENDED ME at 8:00 PM. NCIS: LOS ANGELES, a top 10 broadcast drama that grew its time period by +8% in adults 18-49 this season, returns at 9:00 PM. MADAM SECRETARY starring Téa Leoni grew its time slot by +20% in viewers, closes out the weekend at 10:00 PM.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Erich Bergen as Blake Moran
· Evan Roe as Jason McCord
· Geoffrey Arend as Matt Mahoney
· Katherine Herzer as Alison McCord
· Keith Carradine as President Dalton
· Patina Miller as Daisy Grant
· Sara Ramirez as Kat Sandoval
· Sebastian Arcelus as Jay Whitman
· Tea Leoni as Elizabeth Adams McCord
· Tim Daly as Henry McCord
· Wallis Currie-Wood as Stephanie "Stevie" McCord
· Zeljko Ivanek as Russell Jackson
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Bebe Neuwirth as Nadine Tolliver
CREW INFORMATION:
· Barbara Hall as CRTR/EP
· David Semel as DIR (Pilot)
· Lori McCreary as EP
· Morgan Freeman as EP
· Tracy Mercer as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Revelations Entertainment