— Domani Spero
Tea Leoni stars as the Secretary of State, one of the most powerful people in the nation. After years away from the CIA, she is pulled back into the political arena where she gets things done, even if it means not always playing by the rules. She’s tough, fair and smart driving international diplomacy and wrangling office politics. But when she goes home for dinner with her husband and teenage children, politics takes on a whole new meaning.
@MadamSecretary is already on Twitter. Let’s see what she’ll do with the hashtags.
The actress told E! News, “There was something—I adored her. I adored her by page two, there’s no sarcasm to her. Sarcasm is too slow….”I want to wake up and be her every day.”
Next season, Madam Secretary will be in excellent company on Sundays. 60 Minutes kicks off the night at 7 pm, Madam Secretary at 8 pm and the number #1 in viewers on Sunday, The Good Wife at 9 pm.
We’re cautiously optimistic as we anticipate the first season. The last State Department related drama series dates back to 2002, with the short-lived The American Embassy at Fox. The series aired in March-April 2002, and was canceled before the sixth episode where JO Emma Brody was sent from London to Paris to authenticate the ownership of a painting. See the problem in that one? The series was executive produced by Danny DeVito.
Below are some names/credits from the Madam Secretary team that may make your Sunday this fall with the fictional Seventh Floor interesting. Or not. We shall see!
Producer/Writer: Barbara Hall (Homeland, Joan of Arcadia)
Executive Producer: Morgan Freeman (Producer: Invictus, 10 Items or Less)
Executive Producer: Lori McCreary (Invictus, Curiosity)
Executive Producer: Tracy Mercer (Through the Wormhole, Curiosity)
Executive Producer/Director: David Semel (Intelligence, Person of Interest)
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- First Look – Patina Miller, Bebe Neuwirth Star in New CBS Series MADAM SECRETARY (broadwayworld.com)
- Madam Secretary Preview: First Look at CBS’ New Political Drama (screenfad.com)
- CBS’ New Series Trailers: ‘Extant’, ‘Madam Secretary’, ‘NCIS: New Orleans’, ‘Scorpion’, ‘Stalker’, ‘The McCarthys’ (m.deadline.com)
- Téa Leoni on Her Return to TV: I Want to Be Madam Secretary (eonline.com)
- Coming Soon to Your Cable Network: Stanistan, a Dramedy with @StateDept and Spooks (diplopundit.net)