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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)
Returns Sunday, October 8
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/14 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (22 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, March 2017) CBS today announced early renewals of 18 returning series for the 2017-2018 season, displaying the programming depth and stability of America's Most Watched Network. Additional returning series pick-ups for next season will be announced at a later date. The shows renewed to date include 6 comedies, 9 dramas, 1 reality series, 2 newsmagazines and a roster of hit programs across every night of the week. They also include the #1 scripted program/comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY; the #1 drama NCIS; the #1 new series BULL; the #1 new comedy KEVIN CAN WAIT; and the #1 newsmagazine 60 MINUTES. In addition, 5 freshman shows are part of the Network's early renewals, including BULL, KEVIN CAN WAIT, MACGYVER, MAN WITH A PLAN and SUPERIOR DONUTS. Following are the renewed series to date for the 2017-2018 season: THE BIG BANG THEORY, BLUE BLOODS, BULL, HAWAII FIVE-0, KEVIN CAN WAIT, LIFE IN PIECES, MACGYVER, MADAM SECRETARY, MAN WITH A PLAN, MOM, NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, SCORPION, SUPERIOR DONUTS, SURVIVOR, 48 HOURS and 60 MINUTES. CBS will finish the current season as America's Most Watched Network for the 14th time in 15 years. The Network will announce its new fall 2017-2018 schedule on Wednesday, May 17 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bebe Neuwirth as Nadine Tolliver
· Erich Bergen as Blake Moran
· Evan Roe as Jason McCord
· Geoffrey Arend as Matt Mahoney
· Katherine Herzer as Alison McCord
· Keith Carradine as Conrad Dalton
· Patina Miller as Daisy Grant
· Sebastian Arcelus as Jay Whitman
· Tea Leoni as Elizabeth McCord
· Tim Daly as Henry McCord
· Wallis Currie-Wood as Stephanie "Stevie" McCord
· Zeljko Ivanek as Russell Jackson
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