Initially, McCreary was at a loss. It was hard enough to find a character sufficiently interesting to warrant a 90-minute film. Then she saw Hillary Clinton’s forceful reaction to the controversy surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, and she had her answer. It would be a series loosely inspired by Clinton and the two other women who’ve served as U.S. Secretary
The Madam Secretary star has long sought out the identity of her maternal grandparents, and on PBS’ Finding Your Roots, she’s finally getting those decades-missing answers.
In Et’s exclusive sneak peek from Tuesday’s emotional episode, the 51-year-old actress sees a picture of her maternal grandmother for the first time and breaks down crying as a result.
“Who’s that?” she asks, peering down at a simple black-and-white photograph of a young woman, before tears stream down her face as the life-changing revelation sets in.
“Gosh. She looks like my mom a lot. I mean, even the way she holds her head,” Leoni says in awe.
As she learns more about her grandmother, Leoni is stunned at the new information. “Wow, that is something. I was ready to have that question answered,” she says. Watch the heartwarming clip above.
Finding Your Roots airs
So when Elizabeth waxes romantic about following Kat’s example and retiring from politics in order to run an avocado farm, a look of horror crosses the former political strategist’s face.
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“You are doing what so many of us wanted to do for years,” Kat fangirls in the exclusive clip above,
The 42-year-old actress has joined the cast of Madam Secretary as a series regular. Ramirez will play Kat Sandoval, a legendary political strategist working for the U.S. State Department.
This is Ramirez’s first series regular TV role since departing from ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy last year, where she played Dr. Callie Torres for over a decade.
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The actress took to social media on Tuesday to share her excitement for her new role.
“Can’t wait for you to meet Kat on Nov. 19!” she wrote.
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Madam Secretary also stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Zeljko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood and Evan Roe.
“We are thrilled to have Sara join the Madam Secretary State Department
Ramirez will play legendary D.C. political strategist Kat Sandoval who abruptly left politics until Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) coaxes her back into the State Department.
Ramirez played Doctor Callie Torres for 10 years, and exited the Shondaland staple “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2016. She had been a major character on the show since Season 2.
The introduction of a new political player to the Secretary of State’s team comes just after a shocking exit by Bebe Neuwirth,
A year and a half after exiting ABC's Shonda Rhimes-created Grey's Anatomy, Ramirez has booked her return to television. The actress and activist has joined the cast of CBS' fourth-year drama Madam Secretary, the network announced Tuesday.
Ramirez will make her debut in the episode airing Sunday, Nov. 19, at 10 p.m.
The actress will play Kat Sandoval, a brilliant political strategist, legendary in D.C. for her talent and for abruptly dropping out of politics until Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) manages to coax her back into the State Department.
While Russell Jackson views Congress’ inability to pass a budget — and the resultant consequences — as quite frustrating, “I actually love that storyline, because it’s not too far from possible reality,” star Zeljko Ivanek tells TVLine. “It’s politics at its worst.”
He recalls that, at the end of Season 3, “We elected a president, an independent, who now has to navigate not just one opposition party, but two opposition parties
She’s not (of course!), but the truth doesn’t matter much when a fake news story starts making the rounds in Madam Secretary‘s Season 4 premiere. Not helping matters: Someone does die mysteriously during a closed-door meeting with Elizabeth… but it’s not her fault!
Read on for the highlights of “News Cycle.”
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In the episode “Se Murio El Payaso” (airing Sunday at 9/8c), Sam (played by LL Cool J) goes undercover as a financier when the daughter of a notorious counterfeiter arrives in Los Angeles, while Callen (Chris O’Donnell) partners with Anna (recurring guest star Bar Paly) to uncover the family’s latest scheme.
But first, as seen in the clip above,
“Certainly, the handcuffs are off. [Now,] no one’s going to look at this show and say, ‘That would never happen.’ That world left the building,” Leoni tells TVLine.
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