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Madam Secretary, Ep. 1.12-17 builds on good stories with a great cast

23 March 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Madam Secretary, Season 1, Episodes 12-17

Created by Barbara Hall

Airs Sundays at 8pm (Et) on CBS

Madam Secretary‘s first season has been built on the backbone of the mysterious murder of the former Secretary of State and the question of what he was involved in that would cause him to be murdered. The answers have been coming in slowly throughout the season, as Elizabeth McCord’s list of suspects are cut shorter and shorter. One of the main suspects that McCord had under investigation in the first half of the season was White House Chief of Staff Russell Jackson, whom she confronted with her suspicions in the mid season finale “Game On”, concluding that arc in away that fell in line with the tone of the series.

The show’s return has seen Russell Jackson brought into the loop, but not the President himself, as they all agree not »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Movistar Series Galvanizes U.S. TV Buys in Spain

10 March 2015 4:20 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Madrid –Giant Spanish telco Telefonica’s pay TV operator Movistar TV is making one of Spain’s highest-profile drives into U.S. TV content in the last 20 years, creaming dozens of high-quality TV series for its nre Svod service Movistar Series.

Latest announced deals take in CBS, HBO, Sony Pictures TV and ABC. More will follow. Launching Dec. 10, Ms currently offers 45 series. It aims to raise that number to 70 at least.

Telefonica launched a pay TV operator, Iptv service Imagenio, in Madrid and Barcelona in 2004. But it traditionally played second fiddle to the dominant pricey premium pay TV service Canal Plus Spain.

That has now changed. From 2013, Telefonica begun to load up on premium contents: the Roland Garros tennis tourney, Formula One, the Road Racing World Championship and then bought Canal Plus Spain outright in a $1.0 billion May 2014 deal which still has to be cleared by Spain’s anti-trust authorities. »

- John Hopewell

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‘Madam Secretary’ First Look: Téa Leoni Shows Softer Side With Mother of Dead Soldier (Exclusive Video)

8 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) finds herself in hell — “The Ninth Circle” to be exact — in “Madam Secretary’s” upcoming episode. McCord heads to Turkey to mend political relations after the Turkish government releases a video that could be damaging to the CIA. Adding to the secretary of state’s problems, her son Jason is threatened with expulsion after punching a bully at school. Also Read: Téa Leoni Teases ‘Madam Secretary’ Return: ‘Things Are Certainly Heating Up’ Making matters worse, the mother of a former American Army Ranger, who died while traveling abroad, wants to know why his body is being held up. »

- Itay Hod

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Pilot News: Glee's Jane Lynch to Star as CBS' Angel From Hell

2 March 2015 7:45 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The woman behind Sue Sylvester is lining up her next larger-than-life character.

Emmy winner Jane Lynch will follow up her Glee run with the title role in CBS’ comedy pilot Angel From Hell, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

In the project, brassy and flamboyant Amy (to be played by Lynch) enters a young woman named Allison’s life, claiming to be her guardian angel. They form an unlikely friendship, though Allison can’t be sure if Amy is indeed an angel or just nuts.

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Pilot News: Private Practice Alum KaDee Strickland to Lead CBS' Doubt

2 March 2015 5:56 PM, PST | | See recent news »

One thing is certain about CBS’ upcoming drama pilot Doubt: its leading lady.

Private Practice alumna KaDee Strickland will topline the network’s potential series, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Written by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (Grey’s Anatomy), Doubt will star Strickland as Sadie, a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets romantically involved with one of her clients — who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.

Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly (Elementary, Justified, »

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Supergirl Scoop: Jeremy Jordan to Play CatCo Tech Guru... and More?

2 March 2015 4:30 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Smash alum Jeremy Jordan can put his newest role in the Winn column.

The multitalented actor has signed on to guest-star as Supergirl‘s Winslow “Winn” Schott, a tech-savvy colleague of Kara’s, TVLine has learned.

Related CBS’ Supergirl Casts the Heroic Helen Slater and Dean Cain in Top-Secret Roles

Per CBS’ official character description, Winn is a “superstar It whiz” who works alongside Kara (Glee‘s Melissa Benoist) at CatCo.

But those well-versed in DC Comics lore will recognize Jordan’s character’s name as an alias used by the villainous Toyman, who uses toy-inspired gadgets to wreak havoc and commit crimes. »

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The Good Wife First Look: Finn Is Back — With Another Woman?

2 March 2015 3:50 PM, PST | | See recent news »

From courting Lady Mary to duking it out in civil court — Matthew Goode is a very busy man.

Fresh off his Downton Abbey debut during Sunday night’s Season 5 finale, the actor is back in modern-day duds — a rather fetching chocolate-colored suit, if we may be so bold — in a new set of photos from The Good Wife‘s March 15 installment (9/8c on CBS).

RelatedThe Good Wife EPs Preview Kalinda’s Chance of Dying, Talk Possible Reunion With Alicia and More

But Finn Polmar’s not sharing scenes with his partner-in-flirtation Alicia Florrick this time around. Instead, it looks »

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Battle Creek: Does This Procedural Boast CBS' Better Odd Couple?

1 March 2015 8:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

If you haven’t been able to catch an episode of CBS’ The Odd Couple reboot yet, fret not: The network uses many of the same elements in its newest procedural crime drama, Battle Creek, which debuted Sunday.

There’s the disheveled curmudgeon — in this case, Detective Russ Agnew (Dean Winters, Law & Order: Svu). There’s the well-dressed know-it-all: Special Agent Milton Chamberlain (Josh Duhamel, Las Vegas). And there’s a series of unfortunate circumstances that bring the unlikely duo together, forcing them to be a team in spite of their differences.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, »

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Good Wife Recap: Cash Twenty-Two

1 March 2015 7:29 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Alicia Florrick has a gay brother who happens to be one of her closest confidantes — an inconvenient truth my brain struggled mightily to suppress during this week’s installment of The Good Wife.

After all, to acknowledge the Alicia-Owen bond while big sis made not a peep of protest during a homophobic rant by a potential fat-cat campaign donor (a fantastically nasty Ed Asner) raised some painful questions: Has a heated run for state’s attorney cracked Alicia’s moral compass? Has her desire for victory and thirst for power turned her into a “bad person”? Or has Alicia always »

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Téa Leoni Teases ‘Madam Secretary’ Return: ‘Things Are Certainly Heating Up’

1 March 2015 11:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When “Madam Secretary” returns Sunday night after a two-month hiatus, viewers will finally get a full picture of the show’s main characters. “It’s going to be deeper, better, more,” star Téa Leoni told TheWrap. “We’re getting to know these characters and the extended cast. We can get that much more into some of the points we established in the pilot. Things are certainly heating up.” In part one of a three-episode arc, Secretary McCord (Leoni) is humiliated at a public budget hearing when her staff fails to find the corruption that exists in her microloan program. Also, »

- Itay Hod

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Smith to Have One of His Worst Domestic Openings Ever: 'Focus'

1 March 2015 1:58 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Focus' movie: Will Smith has third weakest weekend box-office debut of his career (photo: Will Smith in 'Focus') According to those referred to in polite society as "conservatives," winter storms and freezing temperatures are evidence that there's no such thing as global warming. Let's not even go there. Instead, let's focus (bad pun intended) on the Focus movie starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie as a con couple, which opened below expectations – with wintery weather as a possible culprit – in North America this weekend, February 27-March 1, 2015. According to box-office tracking, as late as a couple of days ago Warner Bros.' modestly budgeted Focus was expected to take in between $22-24 million. Barring a miracle akin to a sudden halt to rising ocean temperatures (pardon the hyperbole), that's not about to happen. Now, before I proceed: "modestly budgeted"? Well, for a Will Smith movie, $50 million – after »

- Zac Gille

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Madam Secretary's Téa Leoni, EPs Talk Elizabeth's First Scandal, Henry's Spy Game, Staff Bonding and More

28 February 2015 3:37 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Madam Secretary‘s Elizabeth McCord is always one cool politico, no matter what tricky feat of international diplomacy is demanded of her. But those behind the scenes of CBS’ Sunday-night drama admit that its Season 2 pickup last month provided a welcome respite from the nerve-racking renwal waiting game.

“It was a big relief to get it early,” executive producer Lori McCreary says with a laugh.

“Huge,” chimes in fellow Ep Barbara Hall.

Video | CBS Sneak Peek: Madam Secretary Under Fire and More

And now that the pressure is off the series’ team, they can focus on how it’s about »

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PopPolitics: How ‘Madam Secretary’ Became an Antidote to Dark D.C. Dramas (Listen)

28 February 2015 1:06 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Madam Secretary,” which returns on Sunday on CBS after a brief hiatus, has made a mark for what it isn’t — a tick-tock thriller or dark serialized drama that is part of the current wave of D.C.-set shows.

The show stars Tea Leoni as a CIA analyst who is unexpectedly nominated to the top role at the State Department.

Executive producers Barbara Hall and Lori McCreary tell Variety‘s “PopPolitics” on SiriusXM that the show avoids polarization — even though it has featured very-close-to-reality storylines about negotiations over Iran’s nuclear capabilities and the standoff over the Texas border with Mexico.

“Certainly there is an aspirational aspect to the show that this is the way we would like to think the way things could be resolved, because we do want to stay within the realm of reality and we do want to invite people into the process,” Hall says. »

- Ted Johnson

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Tea Leoni Talks Aging in Hollywood, Says Sometimes She Wants To "Throttle" David Duchovny!

24 February 2015 2:45 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Tea Leoni's stronger than ever these days! The actress covers the March issue of More magazine, where she opens up about aging in Hollywood, her relationship with ex David Duchovny and learning to let go of her "fears." While we think the 48-year-old looks amazing, Tea says she's struggled with the idea of getting older ... especially when it comes to her career. "[Brett] Ratner (her director on the 2000 film 'The Family Man')—whom I really like, by the way—was going around telling people that despite my age, I was ‘still doable.’ I think I was 34 then. And he was something like 28. I asked myself, 'Do I still care about that?' And at that time, I did. I felt that pressure to be 'doable.' It was the meanest thought I’d had for myself in a long time," she tells the mag. Today, the blonde beauty »

- tooFab Staff

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Tea Leoni Is "Divorced and Liking It," Says Chasing Youth Is a "War I'm Not Going to Win"

24 February 2015 10:40 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Unlike many of her Hollywood peers, Tea Leoni is fully aware there isn't a fountain of youth, and at 48, the Madame Secretary actress is okay with that. As she approaches her 49th birthday, Leoni tells More magazine she's realized that her happiness is paramount when it comes to aging. "Chasing youth is a war I'm not going to win," admits the star. "It's not like I'm thrilled to turn around and catch my can in the mirror, but I can see now how much of [...] »

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Tea Leoni’s Loving Life, Talks About Hollywood, More

24 February 2015 9:28 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Tea Leoni’s Loving Life, Talks About Hollywood And More in More!  The Madam Secretary Star Opens Up About Her Hit TV Show, Her New Marital Status, and the Transformative Power of a Second Act Tea Leoni’s three decades of experience in the industry has taught her about the power of reinvention. Back with a new hit TV show (Madam Secretary), and with her public divorce in her past, Tea is turning fear into motivation.In the March 2015 issue of More magazine, on newsstands Feb. 24, Tea opens up about tuning out the misogyny and ageism in Hollywood, and learning to live […] »

- April Neale

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Téa Leoni Covers More, Talks Divorce and Ex-Husband David Duchovny: "On Occasion, I Want to Throttle Him"

24 February 2015 8:42 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Téa Leoni looks radiant and fresh on More magazine's March cover, but the 48-year-old Madam Secretary star is the first to admit she used to worry far too much about getting older. "Thankfully, I've moved past all that. Chasing youth is a war I'm not going to win," says the actress, whose divorce from David Duchovny was finalized in 2014. "It's not like I'm thrilled to turn around and catch my can in the mirror, but I can see now how much of my happiness could be a victim of trying to stay young and desirable. And it feels like peace and victory to be relieved of that burden." The mother of two describes her marital status as "divorced and liking it, thank you." But »

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CBS Sneak Peek: A Good Wife Return, Madam Secretary Under Fire and More

6 February 2015 12:57 PM, PST | | See recent news »

With another three weeks left until The Good Wife and Madam Secretary resume their seasons, CBS will whet fans’ appetites this Sunday with a teasey new promo — which, lo and behold, TVLine can bring to you right now.

RelatedThe Good Wife Brings Back Gary Cole for Springtime Story Arc

In the 30-second video, the Good Wife faithful will get a taste for a favorite lawyer’s return, as well as watch Ed Asner get a bit flirty with one of the femmes. Tea Leoni’s Madam Secretary, meanwhile, is facing the music, and as a result, heads may roll. »

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Morgan Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment Signs First Look Deal With CBS TV Studios

3 February 2015 11:12 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment has signed a multi-year first-look deal with CBS Television Studios in scripted television and digital media.

The pact marks CBS TV Studios’ expansion of their relationship with Freeman and McCreary, who serve as exec producers on CBS’ “Madam Secretary.” The political drama, which has been renewed for a second season, is the first scripted television program for Revelations.

“Since the beginning of our partnership on ‘Madam Secretary,’ we were determined to lure Revelations to the studio in a bigger way,” said David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios. “Lori and Morgan are collaborative, insightful and a pleasure to work with in all parts of the creative process.”

Freeman and McCreary commented, “David Stapf and his whole team at CBS Studios have been the best partners we could imagine. Network television has been an amazing ride for us so far, and we can »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Who Is the New Supergirl on CBS?

22 January 2015 10:45 AM, PST | | See recent news »

CBS has found its Supergirl. Melissa Benoist has been cast as Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, for the superhero series of the same name that's in the works for this fall. Benoist - last seen in the Oscar-nominated movie Whiplash and on Glee - will play a denizen of Krypton who escaped amid its destruction years ago. Once she arrived to Earth, she hid the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But at 24, she opts to be the hero. CBS has given a series commitment to Supergirl, a DC Comics character that was first introduced to fanboys and girls in »

- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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