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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)
Returns in Fall 2017 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/14 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's fourth) on 3/23/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, March 2017) CBS today announced early renewals of 18 returning series for the 2017-2018 season, displaying the programming depth and stability of America's Most Watched Network. Additional returning series pick-ups for next season will be announced at a later date. The shows renewed to date include 6 comedies, 9 dramas, 1 reality series, 2 newsmagazines and a roster of hit programs across every night of the week. They also include the #1 scripted program/comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY; the #1 drama NCIS; the #1 new series BULL; the #1 new comedy KEVIN CAN WAIT; and the #1 newsmagazine 60 MINUTES. In addition, 5 freshman shows are part of the Network's early renewals, including BULL, KEVIN CAN WAIT, MACGYVER, MAN WITH A PLAN and SUPERIOR DONUTS. Following are the renewed series to date for the 2017-2018 season: THE BIG BANG THEORY, BLUE BLOODS, BULL, HAWAII FIVE-0, KEVIN CAN WAIT, LIFE IN PIECES, MACGYVER, MADAM SECRETARY, MAN WITH A PLAN, MOM, NCIS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, SCORPION, SUPERIOR DONUTS, SURVIVOR, 48 HOURS and 60 MINUTES. CBS will finish the current season as America's Most Watched Network for the 14th time in 15 years. The Network will announce its new fall 2017-2018 schedule on Wednesday, May 17 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
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
· Sebastian Arcelus as Jay Whitman
· 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