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MADAM SECRETARY
Air Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time Slot: 10:30 PM-11:30 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#MS410) "Women Transform the World"
[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.]

SECRETARY OF STATE MCCORD STRUGGLES WITH THE REALIZATION THAT SHE MAY NEED TO ADVISE THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT THAT A COMPROMISE WITH THE TALIBAN MAY BE BETTER THAN A WAR, ON "MADAM SECRETARY," SUNDAY, DEC. 17

"Women Transform the World" - Secretary of State McCord struggles with the realization that she may need to advise the Afghan government that a compromise with the Taliban may be better than a war with them. Also, Henry uses Dmitri as bait to convince a Russian spy to help the U.S., and Daisy returns from maternity leave and decides to finally tell Joe's mother about the baby, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Dec. 17 (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)
Sara Ramirez (Kat Sandoval)
�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:

Ephraim Ware (Clifton Davis)
Mike Pniewski (Gordon Becker)
Johanna Day (Admiral Ellen Hill)
Chris Ghaffari (Luis Garcia)
Sam Breslin Wright (Dylan Larsen)
Christine Garver (Molly Reid)
Anna Khaja (Amina Salah)
Yuval David (Matvey Sokolov)
Saundra Santiago (Margarita Garcia)
Tom Wiggin (Ash Mackey)
Vanessa Kai (CIA Agent)
Thom Bishops (General Nawroz Zrezou)
Jay Harik (President Sharza)
Dorcus Leung (Stage Manager)
Judith Lightfoot Clark (Mistress of Ceremonies)

WRITTEN BY: Lyla Oliver

DIRECTED BY: Eric Stoltz

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MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2019)
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