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MADAM SECRETARY
Air Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time Slot: 10:30 PM-11:30 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#MS403) "The Essentials"
[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.]

ELIZABETH TRIES TO FIND FUNDING FOR AN ELECTRICAL GRID IN A SYRIAN REFUGEE CAMP DURING AN IMPENDING U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, ON "MADAM SECRETARY," SUNDAY, OCT. 22

"The Essentials" - With a government shutdown looming, Elizabeth must think outside the box to help fund an electrical grid in a Syrian refugee camp, before riots break out in the country due to the lack of electricity and water. Also, Henry searches for Dmitri when he goes missing, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Oct. 22 (10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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:

Chris Petrovski (Dmitri Petrov)

GUEST CAST:

Michael Gaston (CIA Director Hugh Haymond)
Ethan Peck (Roman Tolliver)
Christine Chang (Shindy)
Sandra Daley (Adele Steele)
Masha King (Talia Petrov)
José Z��iga (Senator Carlos MoreJon)
Peter Ganim (Samir Nassif)
Brian Tarantina (Motel Manager)
Mario Bosquez (News Anchor)
Modi Rosenfeld (Oded Dahan)
Roderick Hill (Sean Bryant)
Rosa Evangelina Arredondo (Valeria Castillo)
Becca Q. Co (Yoga Instructor)

WRITTEN BY: Matt Ward

DIRECTED BY: Charlotte Brandstrom

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MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2017)
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