Madam Secretary follows 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.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-09-21

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The first season of the American political drama series Madam Secretary began airing on September 21, 2014, on CBS in the United States. It was produced by CBS Television Studios, and Revelations Entertainment with series creator Barbara Hall serving as executive producer, alongside Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary, and Tracy Mercer. The series follows Dr. Elizabeth Adams McCord (Téa Leoni), a former CIA analyst who is appointed to the position of United States Secretary of State by incumbent Democratic President of the United States Conrad Dalton (Keith Carradine). In accepting the position, McCord must negotiate not only with foreign dignitaries, but also with her husband Henry (Tim Daly), and a staff inherited from her deceased predecessor, including his mistress Nadine Tolliver (Bebe Neuwirth). On October 27, 2014, after airing only 6 episodes, CBS placed a full season order consisting of 22 episodes for the first season. On January 12, 2015, Madam Secretary was renewed for a second season. The first episode premiered to 14.75 million viewers, and garnered a 2.0/5 adults 18-49 rating, winning its timeslot.

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