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MADAM SECRETARY
Air Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time Slot: 10:30 PM-11:30 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#MS508) "The Courage to Continue"
[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 ATTEMPTS TO ENSURE DEMOCRACY IN HAITI WITHOUT RESORTING TO MILITARY ACTION, AFTER THE COUNTRY'S PRESIDENT REFUSES TO STEP DOWN AFTER LOSING THE ELECTION, ON "MADAM SECRETARY," SUNDAY, NOV. 25

"The Courage to Continue" - When Haiti's democracy is threatened by a president who refuses to step down after losing the election, Elizabeth tries to solve the problem without resorting to military action. Also, Blake has one week to find a new job before Elizabeth fires him as her assistant, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Nov. 25 (10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Téa Leoni (Elizabeth Adams McCord)
Tim Daly (Henry McCord)
Zeljko Ivanek (Russell Jackson)
Keith Carradine (President 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)
Sara Ramirez (Kat Sandoval)

RECURRING CAST:

Mike Pniewski (Gordon Becker)
Mandy Gonzalez (Lucy Knox)

GUEST CAST:

Sean Patrick Thomas (Claude Galbert)
Hubert Point-Du Jour (Dany Victor)
Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Hervé Dupont)
Noamy Ambroise (Aide)
William Youmans (David Clark)
Julian Elfer (Serge Nadeau)
Ray Iannicelli (Bob)
Michael Rogers (Haitian General)

WRITTEN BY: Matt Chester

DIRECTED BY: Sam Hoffman

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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