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MADAM SECRETARY
Air Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#MS413) "Reading the Signs"
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ELIZABETH SEEKS CREATIVE SOLUTIONS WHEN THE PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA'S PSYCHIC CONVINCES HIM TO NOT MOVE FORWARD WITH A TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S., ON "MADAM SECRETARY," SUNDAY, MARCH 11

"Reading the Signs" - Elizabeth seeks creative solutions when the president of Sri Lanka's psychic convinces him to not move forward with a trade agreement with the U.S. Also, Alison grapples with guilt for missing the warning signs after her college roommate attempts suicide, and Henry makes an abrupt career decision, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, March 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/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:

Clifton David (Ephraim Ware)
Mandy Gonzalez (Lucy Knox)
Jayne Atkinson (Teresa Hurst)
José Z��iga (Senator Carlos Morejon)
Sam Breslin Wright (Dylan Larsen)

GUEST CAST:

Faran Tahir (President Tarindo Nandasiri)
Debargo Sanyal (Ranuga)
Charles Socarides (Scott Goodman)
Christine Garver (Molly Reid)
Ursula Taherian (Nafisa Samadi)
Christiane Noll (Michaelle Harberts)
Judy Rotardier (Maggie)
John Procaccino (Congressman Lee Baskin)
Patricia Kalember (Senator Kate Fletcher)
Emma Factor (Lucinda)
Rebecac Eichenberger (Janet)
George Dvorky (Terence)

WRITTEN BY: Moira Kirkland

DIRECTED BY: Phil Bertelsen

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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