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Madam Secretary’s Fall Finale gives interesting development to an underwhelming showdown

1 December 2014 12:18 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Madam Secretary, Season 1, Episodes 8-11

Airs Sundays at 8pm Et on CBS

The first half of Madam Secretary Season one has come to a close with the fall finale, “Game On”, where we get some momentum in the investigation of the former Secretary of the State’s murder. The season has been very consistently well paced, offering interesting characters and political drama with the underlying intrigue of a murder conspiracy that has been building throughout the season. This included the possible involvement of White House Chief of Staff Russell Jackson and the President of the United States, and was resolved in the last episode. The resolution is indicative of the type of series that Madam Secretary is trying to be, a show that addresses political issues with idealism rather than pessimism. This is working for the series in distinguishing itself from other political shows like House of Cards, which presents »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Madam Secretary is a well crafted and entertaining political procedural drama

2 November 2014 2:46 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Madam Secretary, Season 1, Episodes 2-7

Airs Sundays at 8pm Et on CBS

Madam Secretary has progressed impressively within its first handful of episodes, continuing to display a great lead character along with a supporting cast that has slowly, but increasingly, shown interesting development. The pilot set the stage with its strong writing and talented cast, yet also underwhelmed with its political drama and generic production values. But the series has continued to build on its strengths and has improved enough that it’s no longer marred by its pilot’s weaknesses. The lead character is well crafted and so are her relationships with the supporting cast, which makes for greater clarity between the character’s main narrative and the political drama, with a better integrated story and more development. The only potential faults of these early episodes is that at times, the writers sacrifice narrative complexity for optimistic and comprehensive storytelling, »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Madam Secretary: Season One Ratings

27 October 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

ABC has done very well with their political drama, Scandal. Will Madam Secretary be a similar ratings hit for CBS? Will it be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled? Stay tuned.

On Madam Secretary, former CIA analyst Elizabeth McCord (Tèa Leoni) returns to public life after being recruited by the President (Keith Carradine) to become the new Secretary of State. The rest of the cast includes Željko Ivanek, Bebe Neuwirth, Geoffrey Arend, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Tim Daly, Katherine Herzer, and Evan Roe.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.

10/28 update: CBS »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Madam Secretary’ Coming To U.K. On Sky Living; NBCUniversal International Television Production Pacts With TV3 Group Ireland: Global Briefs

23 October 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

CBS Studios International and Sky have inked a deal for the exclusive U.K. broadcast rights to the new drama series Madam Secretary, which will premiere in the coming months on Sky Living. Téa Leoni stars as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed U.S. 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. Bebe Neuwirth, Geoffrey Arend, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Željko Ivanek and Tim Daly co-star. “I knew as soon as I saw Madam Secretary at this year’s L.A. Screenings it was perfect for Sky Living,” said Channel Director Antonia Hurford-Jones. “It’s a smart, pacy quality drama which has you hooked from the start. I feel confident our customers are going to love it.”

NBCUniversal International Television Production and TV3 Group Ireland are partnering to »

- The Deadline Team

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What's The Big Frigin' Difference?!

19 October 2014 12:25 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Exactly how Geoffrey Arend landed Christina Hendricks is the most puzzling thing in these seemingly identical pictures -- but don't waste your time with that... use your brain power to find the hidden differences between the two pics!**Hint -- There are Three differences in the above photographs!**  Read more »

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Fifth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Photos

16 October 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

We have added a set pictures from the event Fifth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. Guests included Rachel Zoe, Lauren Conrad, Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman, Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend. Photos are copyright by David Gabber / PRPhotos.com. Rachel Zoe attending the Fifth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at the Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades, CA, USA. Photo is copyright by David Gabber / PRPhotos.com. »

- James Wray

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Madam Secretary: Cancel or Keep the New CBS Drama?

5 October 2014 11:09 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Though politics are an extra touchy subject these days, CBS decided to order a new drama about a blonde, female Secretary of State -- Madam Secretary. Some feel that it's a thinly-veiled allusion to Hillary Clinton while others see the show as a piece of fiction. Either way, CBS is a corporation that makes money from selling advertising and must attract healthy ratings to do that. Is Madam Secretary a success with viewers? Will it survive? Cancel or keep it?

On Madam Secretary, former CIA analyst Elizabeth McCord (Tèa Leoni) returns to public life after being recruited by the President (Keith Carradine) to become the new Secretary of State. The rest of the cast includes Željko Ivanek, Bebe Neuwirth, Geoffrey Arend, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Tim Daly, Katherine Herzer, and Evan Roe.

The series debuted on September 21st to a mediocre 2.0 rating in the »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Téa Leoni Says a Certain Family Member Gave Her the Ok to Return to TV

30 September 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Téa Leoni is back on the small screen, starring as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord in CBS's new Sunday night drama Madam Secretary, which airs at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central. We caught up with Téa at the Washington DC premiere of the program, and she opened up about her decision to return to work despite taking time off to take care of her two children. Along with the rest of her colleagues, including producer Morgan Freeman and costars Keith Carradine, Geoffrey Arend, and Bebe Neuwirth, Téa spoke about how the series is influenced by real-life events. »

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Téa Leoni Says a Certain Family Member Gave Her the Ok to Return to TV

30 September 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Téa Leoni is back on the small screen, starring as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord in CBS's new Sunday night drama Madam Secretary, which airs at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central. We caught up with Téa at the Washington DC premiere of the program, and she opened up about her decision to return to work despite taking time off to take care of her two children. Along with the rest of her colleagues, including producer Morgan Freeman and costars Keith Carradine, Geoffrey Arend, and Bebe Neuwirth, Téa spoke about how the series is influenced by real-life events. »

- Allie-Merriam

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Madam Secretary

21 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: CBS

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: September 20, 2014 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Tèa Leoni, Željko Ivanek, Bebe Neuwirth, Geoffrey Arend, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Tim Daly, Katherine Herzer, Evan Roe, and Keith Carradine.

TV show description:

This dramatic series revolves around Elizabeth Faulkner McCord (Tèa Leoni), a newly appointed Secretary of State. She's a shrewd and determined woman 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 the agency for ethical reasons, Elizabeth returns to public life at the request of the President -- following the suspicious death of her predecessor. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Madam Secretary' react: The new face in DC and on CBS

21 September 2014 7:03 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

CBS’ new drama Madam Secretary can best be described as the D.C. follow-up to The Good Wife. They both feature spectacular-looking actresses in their late 40s playing women essaying roles often depicted on television by men, with a supportive husband (though in this case, for now anyway, hubby keeps it in his pants) and a winsome daughter and bright, could-be-trouble son. And both feature marvelous ensemble casts filled with TV veterans and newbies with their eyes on stardom.

After an opening that nearly tricks you into thinking you’re dipping into the new season of Homeland, Madam Secretary drops us in Syria, »

- Jason Clark

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Tim Daly Talks Madam Secretary, What Attracted Him to This Character, the Vital Family Dynamic, and More

21 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In the new CBS drama series Madam Secretary, Elizabeth McCord (Tèa Leoni) unexpectedly becomes the newly appointed Secretary of State and must quickly learn to handle international diplomacy, office politics and how to circumvent protocol, as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home.  The show also stars Tim Daly, Keith Carradine, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Patina Miller, Bebe Neuwirth and Zeljko Ivanek. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Tim Daly (he plays supportive husband Henry McCord, who is also a professor of religion) talked about how he came to be a part of this show, what attracted him to this character, how her new career will affect their marriage, the vital family dynamic, the long arc of intrigue and mystery vs. solving dilemmas on a weekly basis, and how much he enjoys working with Téa Leoni.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. »

- Christina Radish

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Review: CBS' 'Madam Secretary' a work in progress

19 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

CBS has scheduled its new drama "Madam Secretary" to air on Sunday nights before "The Good Wife," which means two things: 1)You should expect its start time to often be interfered with by football (though its regular timeslot is 8 p.m. Eastern, it's tentatively set to debut this weekend at 8:30), and 2)CBS hopes that Téa Leoni and friends can do for political drama what Julianna Margulies and company have done for the law genre: find a way to juggle the formulaic procedural qualities of a broadcast network drama with the narrative and moral complexities of what you can find on cable. "Madam Secretary" — which stars Leoni as Elizabeth Faulkner McCord, a former CIA analyst and college professor appointed to be Secretary of State after her predecessor dies in a plane crash — doesn't lack for talent on either side of the camera. The show was created by Barbara Hall, the »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Take Me To The Pilots '14: CBS' 'Madam Secretary'

2 August 2014 10:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.] Show: "Madam Secretary" (CBS) The Pitch: "Yo NBC, I see your shocking show about a woman who's a detective And a mother and I raise you... A Secretary." "That's not actually all that progressive." "Of State?" "Good enough." Quick Response: It seems silly that "Madam Secretary" has to steal its core premise from ABC's short-lived "Commander in Chief" -- A woman with ties to a Virginia university is chosen to become a DC power-player due to her outsider credentials and lack of interest in higher office -- but nearly everything in the set-up to "Madam Secretary" is silly, from the excruciating posturing from President Keith Carradine -- "You don't think outside the box. You don't even know there is a box." -- to the Vast Government Conspiracy that may or may not be afoot. [Hint -- It is. It always is.] If you get past all of the silliness, maybe you'll be able to see a confident »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Press tour: Tea Leoni's 'Madam Secretary' is more 'Good Wife,' less 'Scandal'

17 July 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Madam Secretary" shares a Washington D.C. setting with one of TV's hottest dramas, "Scandal," but the similarities will end there. "Secretary," a new CBS drama starring Tea Leoni as a one-time CIA analyst who steps into the role of Secretary of State, airs on Sunday nights beginning this fall, serving as a natural bridge between the in-depth current events reporting of "60 Minutes" and the high class drama of "The Good Wife." So don't expect to see Leoni sleeping with the President or facing off with a mother who's an international terrorist. As executive producer Barbara Hall ("Joan of Arcadia") explained during a panel discussion at the TCA 2014 summer press tour, she's aiming for something more, shall we say, realistic. "From what I understand about 'Scandal' and [NBC's] 'State of Affairs,' [our show] is a little less heightened reality than that," Hall explained. "We're really trying to pull back the curtain on »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Fall TV First Impression: CBS' Madam Secretary

6 July 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The broadcast networks have more than two dozen shows debuting this fall, including a new Shondaland drama, and a trip to Gotham, a third NCIS and a Flash-y Arrow offshoot. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

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Photos Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New!

The Show | CBS’ Madam Secretary (Sundays at 8/7c, premiering Sept. 21)

The Competition | NBC’s Sunday Night Football, ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Fox’s The Simpsons/Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The Cast | Tea Leoni (The Naked Truth), Tim Daly »

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Indie Comedy ‘Worst Friends’ Lands At Level 33

2 July 2014 2:34 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Indie comedy Worst Friends has been acquired by Level 33 Entertainment, which is planning a multiplatform September 16 release. Richard Tanne, Noah Barrow, House of CardsKristen Connolly, Magic Mike‘s Cody Horn, Geoffrey Arend, and Larry Fessenden star in the pic from writer-director Ralph Arend, who conceived the story with Tanne and Barrow. Tanne stars as self-involved prankster Jake, who’s left in a wheelchair after a car accident with only his childhood friend Sam (Barrow) and his no-nonsense physical therapist (Horn) to care for him. When Sam’s high school crush Zoe (Connolly) moves back to town, old rivalries resurface. […] »

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Ryan Gosling's Cannes Premiere Is Met With Wild Applause

20 May 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Cannes got a few degrees hotter on Tuesday when Ryan Gosling dropped into the French town to premiere his directorial debut, Lost River, at the Cannes Film Festival. The actor-turned-director attended a photocall and a red carpet premiere with the film's stars, marking his first few public appearances in nearly a year. He was joined at the famous photo-op by Christina Hendricks, who posed alongside husband Geoffrey Arend and Matt Smith, both of whom star in the project. Their work was met with applause following the screening, which was attended by model Coco Rocha and Ryan's Drive and Only God Forgives director, Nicolas Winding Refn. The crowd was so wild about the movie that they gathered around the stars in the theater, making it difficult for them to exit. Despite the good reception at the premiere, the film has been getting mixed reviews. While Ryan has stepped back considerably from »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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5 reasons why Tea Leoni looks perfect for 'Madam Secretary' in the new trailer

14 May 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When I first saw the trailer for CBS' new fall show "Madam Secretary," my first thought was, hey, Tea Leoni! I love Tea Leoni! My second thought was, man, have not been seeing much of her in recent years. Sure, she was just in "Tower Heist" in 2011, but no one saw that, and it's been a whole lotta years since "Flirting with Disaster." There have been many projects in between, but not enough of them have been ideal showcases for Leoni's talent, plus movies like "Jurassic Park III" and "Deep Impact" weren't really about the actors, and plenty of other stars dominated hits like "A League of Their Own." Here are five reasons why I'm really hoping this is the hit Leoni has long deserved.  1) She's smart by any standard Yes, she dropped out of Sarah Lawrence, but let's remember that she got into Sarah Lawrence. Watching her on screen in any role, »

- Liane Bonin Starr

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'NCIS: New Orleans,' 'The Odd Couple,' 'Scorpion' lead CBS pickups

9 May 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long as the other networks have been frantically renewing and canceling established shows and picking up new shows, CBS has been the cool kid leaning up against the wall in a leather jacket smoking a cigarette. [Yes, I'm picturing Pre-Upfronts Week as a '50s problem drama.] Late Friday (May 9), CBS decided to get in on the action, announcing seven series pickups, five dramas and two comedies. [Actually, it's kinda only six series pickups, since Vince Gilligan's "Battle Creek" had been acquired as a 13-episode series commitment pre-pilot.] On the drama side, CBS is moving forward with the "Battle Creek," the planted spinoff "NCIS: New Orleans," "Stalker" (formerly "Untitled Kevin Williamson"), "Scorpion" and "Madam Secretary." On the comedy side, CBS has ordered "The McCarthys" and "The Odd Couple" to series. It's unclear which shows are headed for midseason and which are targeted for fall. And CBS isn't expected to announce any additional pickups or cancellations today. So let's get down to the details on CBS' new shows for the 2014-15 season, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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