(from CBS's press release, January 2015) CBS announced today that the hit freshman dramas NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, MADAM SECRETARY and SCORPION have been renewed for the 2015-2016 broadcast season. The series represent the #1, #2 and #3 most-watched new programs on broadcast television this season: NCIS: NEW ORLEANS is the season's #1 new series and broadcast television's #2 drama (behind #1 NCIS), MADAM SECRETARY is the #2 new series of the season, and SCORPION is #3. All three rank among network television's top 10 series, and are produced by CBS Television Studios. MADAM SECRETARY is the #2 new series of the season, averaging 14.9 million viewers and ranking as Sunday's most-watched scripted broadcast. It has improved the year-ago time period by +49% in viewers. Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Željko Ivanek, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Geoffrey Arend, Kathrine Herzer, Evan Roe and Wallis Currie-Wood star. Barbara Hall, Lori McCreary, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and David Semel are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios, in association with Revelations Entertainment.