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MADAM SECRETARY
Air Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#MS309) "Snap Back"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

ELIZABETH TRIES TO STOP WAR FROM BREAKING OUT WHEN ISRAEL THREATENS MILITARY ACTION AGAINST IRAN FOR ITS SUSPECTED NUCLEAR ACTIVITY, ON "MADAM SECRETARY," SUNDAY, DEC. 11

Michael Cerveris Guest Stars as Congressman Jeff Pearson, Henry's Friend from the Air Force

"Snap Back" - As the U.N. Security Council considers reinstating sanctions against Iran for its suspected nuclear activities, Elizabeth tries to stop Israel from taking matters into its own hands when it threatens military action against the Iranians. Also, Russell pressures Henry to woo his old Air Force buddy, Congressman Jeff Pearson (Michael Cerveris)
, to support President Dalton in the House's election vote, and Stevie asks Russell for a recommendation to Harvard Law School, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Dec. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Téa Leoni (Elizabeth McCord)
Tim Daly (Henry McCord)
Bebe Neuwirth (Nadine Tolliver)
´┐Żeljko Ivanek (Russell Jackson)
Keith Carradine (President Conrad Dalton)
Sebastian Arcelus (Jay Whitman)
Patina Miller (Daisy Grant)
Geoffrey Arend (Matt Mahoney)
Erich Bergen (Blake Moran)
Kathrine Herzer (Alison McCord)
Wallis Currie-Wood (Stephanie "Stevie" McCord)
Evan Roe (Jason McCord)

RECURRING CAST:

Clifton Davis (Ephraim Ware)
Johnana Day (Admiral Ellen Hill)

GUEST CAST:

Rene Auberjonois (Walter Nowack)
J.C. Mackenzie (Governor Sam Evans)
David Wohl (Israeli Ambassador Lior Dori)
Sandra Daley (Adele Steele)
Michael Bradley Cohen (Student)
Michael Cerveris (Congressman Jeff Pearson)
Carole Raphaelle Davis (French Foreign Minister Monique Beauvais)
Dariush Kashani (Iranian Foreigh Minister Tousi)
Jon Lieberman (Anchor)
Monna Sabouri (Interpreter)
Val Rich (Russian Immigration Officer #1)
Dean Alai (Iranian Physicist #1)
Kapil Bawa (Iranian Physicist #2)
Mershad Torabi (Iranian Physicist #3)
Jason Liebman (Israeli Commando #1)
Sergio Delavicci (Israeli Commando #2)
Joey Parsons (Joey Parsons)
Tommar Wilson (Sound Guy)

WRITTEN BY: Shalisha Francis

DIRECTED BY: Sam Hoffman

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MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2017)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (23 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, August 2016) SEASON FINALE: Elizabeth received word from Russia's foreign minister that Henry's trusted political operative, Dmitri Petrov, could be alive. However, in return for Petrov, Russia wanted the U.S. to return a notorious spy. Elizabeth got a reluctant President Dalton to agree to the deal, and she and Henry traveled to Finland to make the trade. Despite risking that it could all be a trick and he was actually dead, Petrov was released to Henry and they had a tenuous reunion. Also, President Dalton asked Elizabeth to run with him as Vice President in the next election, and Stevie decided not to rush into marriage after her boyfriend, Jareth, proposed to her. COMING UP: This season, Elizabeth will encourage President Dalton's campaign for re-election, but a proposed shift in foreign policy in response to climate change jeopardizes his candidacy. Henry and Elizabeth worry their family is being stalked after a series of incidents involving Jason terrifies the McCord family. Also this season, Henry returns to work for the DIA and reunites with Dmitri. Academy Award winner and MADAM SECRETARY executive producer Morgan Freeman directs the premiere episode and guest stars as Supreme Court Chief Justice Wilbourne in the episode. CBS News' Jane Pauley returns to guest star as herself. @MadamSecretary
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bebe Neuwirth as Nadine Tolliver
· Erich Bergen as Blake Moran
· Evan Roe as Jason McCord
· Geoffrey Arend as Matt Mahoney
· Katherine Herzer as Alison McCord
· Keith Carradine as Conrad Dalton
· Patina Miller as Daisy Grant
· Tea Leoni as Elizabeth McCord
· Tim Daly as Henry McCord
· Wallis Currie-Wood as Stephanie "Stevie" McCord
· Zeljko Ivanek as Russell Jackson
CREW INFORMATION:
· Barbara Hall as CRTR/EP
· David Semel as DIR (Pilot)
· Lori McCreary as EP
· Morgan Freeman as EP
· Tracy Mercer as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Revelations Entertainment