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MADAM SECRETARY
Air Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#MS316) "Swept Away"
[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'S LANDMARK GLOBAL CLIMATE TREATY IS JEOPARDIZED WHEN CHINA THREATENS TO BACK OUT OF THE DEAL DUE TO HER PLANNED MEETING WITH THE DALAI LAMA, ON "MADAM SECRETARY," SUNDAY, MARCH 19

Jan Maxwell Guest Stars as Vice President Teresa Hurst

"Swept Away" - Elizabeth's landmark global climate treaty with more than 200 countries is jeopardized when China threatens to back out due to her meeting with an ailing Dalai Lama. Also, Henry worries about his undercover operative's safety, and Jay is surprised when Abby serves him with a custody agreement for their daughter, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, March 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jan Maxwell guest stars as Vice President Teresa Hunt.

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:

Mandy Gonzalez (Lucy Knox)
Francis Jue (Chinese Foreign Minister Chen)

GUEST CAST:

Sarita Choudhury (Prime Minister Jaya Verma)
Stephanie J. Block (Abby Whitman)
Jan Maxwell (Vice President Teresa Hurst)
Roslyn Ruff (Marguerite Sanchez)
Arian Moayed (Mohammed "Mo" Alwash)
Darren Pettie (Ian Conroy)
Patrick Page (Reverend Slattery)
Clyde Kusatsu (Choden Gyatso)
Sanjit De Silva (Ben Hajianpour)
Nelson Lee (Geshe Tashi)
Gibson Frazier (Senator Chandler Morton)
Tina Chilip (Sonam Bhuti)
David Shih (Yonten Bhuti)
Agnes Chung (Commentator)
Losang Samten (Rinpoche)
Mel Maghuyop (Monk)
Marlie Hall (Newscaster)

WRITTEN BY: Alex Cooley

DIRECTED BY: Felix Alcala

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MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2017)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (23 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's fourth) on 3/23/16
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
· 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