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[08/21/14 - 07:01 AM]
"CBS Fall Preview," A Special Presenting a "First Look" at the Network's New Fall Series, Will Be Broadcast Monday, Sept. 1
Jim Nantz hosts the annual offering, which highlights the network's five new fall series.

[08/20/14 - 09:04 AM]
CBS to Broadcast a Special "Doubleheader" of the Series Premiere of "Madam Secretary," Starring Tea Leoni, On the Same Night as Its Debut, Sunday, Sept. 21
Look for the pilot episode at 8:30/7:30c and 10:30/9:30c on said night.

[08/05/14 - 07:14 AM]
2014 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Lineup, Dates Announced
The Paley Center for Media will present the 10th annual PALEYFEST Fall TV Previews on September 6-15, 2014 at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles, and September 6-7 in New York.

[07/14/14 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 14
Updates include: Yahoo in talks to revive FOX's "Enlisted"; Kristen Connolly joins the cast of ABC's "The Whispers"; and quartet boards NBC's "Aquarius."

[06/24/14 - 12:16 PM]
CBS Announces a Multi-Phase Rollout for Fall Premiere Dates
"Madam Secretary" will be the Eye's first newcomer out of the gate on Sunday, September 21.

[05/21/14 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 21
Updates include: Bill Hader inks development deal with HBO; Zeljko Ivanek named regular on "Madam Secretary" at CBS; and Gillian Jacobs lands role on HBO's "Girls."

[05/14/14 - 02:41 PM]
Video: First Look at New 2014-15 Primetime Series from CBS
Check out the full trailers for "Madam Secretary," "The McCarthys," "NCIS: New Orleans," "Stalker," "Scorpion" and more!

[05/14/14 - 06:12 AM]
CBS Announces Its 2014-2015 Primetime Schedule
Highlights include the relocated "The Big Bang Theory" to lead off Monday nights at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/09/14 - 02:15 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9 - Five Dramas, Two Comedies Kick Off Series Orders at CBS
Comedies "The McCarthys" and "The Odd Couple" will be joined by dramas "Battle Creek," "Madam Secretary," "Scorpion," "Stalker" and "NCIS: New Orleans."

[03/10/14 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 10
Updates include: James Roday to star in "Good Session" at CBS; Mary Elizabeth Winstead to get "Exposed" at ABC; and Josh Duhamel to topline "Battle Creek" for CBS.

[03/06/14 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 6
Updates include: Bebe Neuwirth among the latest cast in CBS's "Madam Secretary"; Spencer Grammer bound for ABC's "Saint Francis"; and Isaiah Washington to return for Sandra Oh's "Grey's Anatomy" farewell.

[03/05/14 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 5
Updates include: Patricia Arquette to lead latest "CSI" spin-off at CBS; Diogo Morgado cast in The CW's "The Messengers"; and Penelope Ann Miller, Timothy Hutton board ABC's "American Crime."

[02/25/14 - 11:54 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 25
Updates include: Matthew Perry's "The Odd Couple" gets pilot order at CBS; Viola Davis to lead "How to Get Away with Murder" at ABC; and Ashley Judd set for "Salvation" at NBC.

[02/24/14 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 24
Updates include: Tim Daly marries "Madam Secretary" at CBS; FOX gives off-cycle pilot order to "Home"; and Lily Rabe nabs female lead on ABC's "The Visitors."

[02/03/14 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 3
Updates include: Scott Bakula, CCH Pounder to lead latest "NCIS" spin-off; Ken Marino to "Marry Me" for NBC; and Jack Davenport boards ABC's "Sea of Fire."

[01/29/14 - 11:57 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 29
Updates include: Tea Leoni is "Madam Secretary" at CBS; Jennifer Carpenter to lead "Sea of Fire" for ABC; and The CW greenlights a trio of drama pilots.

[01/27/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 27
Updates include: Jonathan Banks to return for AMC's "Breaking Bad" prequel; ABC greenlights a pair of comedy pilots; and CBS adds "Good Session," "Madam Secretary" to its pilot roster.

[08/16/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 16
Updates include: Lauren Graham brings "Someday, Someday, Maybe" to The CW; Megan Park joins NBC's "Undateable"; and MTV gives series order to "Jerks with Cameras."







MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)
Premieres Sunday, September 21
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/14 - ???
STATUS:
new this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2014) MADAM SECRETARY stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home. A college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth returns to public life at the request of the President following the suspicious death of her predecessor. The President values her apolitical leanings, her deep knowledge of the Middle East, her flair for languages and her ability to not just think outside the box, but to not even acknowledge there is a box. McCord's team includes her Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver (Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth), speechwriter Matt Mahoney (Geoffrey Arend), press coordinator Daisy Grant (Patina Miller) and her charming assistant, Blake Moran (Erich Bergen). As McCord debates third world problems and finesses foreign dignitaries at work, that's just a warm-up for when she goes home to her supportive husband Henry (Tim Daly) and their two bright children (Katherine Herzer and Evan Roe), where "politics" and "compromise" take on new meaning. MADAM SECRETARY is a CBS Television Studios production, in association with Revelations Entertainment. Barbara Hall ("Judging Amy") is an executive producer with Revelations' Lori McCreary and Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Morgan Freeman, and David Semel. The pilot was directed by David Semel.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bebe Neuwirth as Nadine Tolliver
· Erich Bergen as Blake Calibrese
· Evan Roe as Adam McGill
· Geoffrey Arend as Matt Mahoney
· Katherine Herzer as Caroline McGill
· Patina Miller as Daisy Finch
· Tea Leoni as Elizabeth Faulkner McGill
· Tim Daly as Henry McGill
· 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