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MADAM SECRETARY
Air Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#MS512) "Strategic Ambiguity"
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ELIZABETH MUST SALVAGE A DEAL WITH A MILITARY CONTRACTOR BUT RISKS TRIGGERING A WAR IN THE PROCESS, ON "MADAM SECRETARY," SUNDAY, JAN. 13

"Strategic Ambiguity" - Elizabeth must salvage a deal with a military contractor by supplying fighter jets to Taiwan, but she risks triggering a war with China in the process. Also, Daisy gets frustrated with Matt for failing to help take care of her dog like he promised, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Jan. 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Téa Leoni (Elizabeth Adams McCord)
Tim Daly (Henry McCord)
Zeljko Ivanek (Russell Jackson)
Keith Carradine (President 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)
Sara Ramirez (Kat Sandoval)

RECURRING CAST:

Clifton Davis (Ephraim Ware)
Mike Pniewski (Gordon Becker)
Mandy Gonzalez (Lucy Knox)
Francis Jue (Chinese Foreign Minister Chen)

GUEST CAST:

Tracee Chimo Pallero (Nina Cummings)
John Bolton (Attorney General Hank Nolan)
John Bambery (Pilot)
Casey Biggs (James Champlin)
David Wilson Barnes (Gary Martin)
Meredith Holzman (FBI Agent Becca Smalls)
Nathan James (FBI Agent Jensen Brock)
Danny Garcia (Bartender)
Don Noble (Canadian Foreign Minister Warren)
Rod McLachlan (Congressman Kevin Brandt)
Michael Cervesis (Congressman Jeff Pearson)
Andrew Pang (David Wu)
Carlo Alban (Jose)
Nathan Hinton (FBI Agent # 2)
Todd Cervesis (Congressman Chivvers)
Bradford Cover (Congressman Herb Faustino)
Carol Halstead (Congresswoman Susan Robertson)
Gene Gillette (FBI Agent)

WRITTEN BY: Matt Ward

DIRECTED BY: Executive Producer Eric Stoltz

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MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/14 - 12/8/19
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2019-2020 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
6 (120 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
series finale aired on 12/8/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, November 2019) The series finale of MADAM SECRETARY will feature a host of esteemed guest stars who will help celebrate the critically acclaimed series' six-year run. The episode will air Sunday, Dec. 8 (10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. In the series finale, members of the World Cup Champion U.S. Women's Soccer team, Crystal Dunn, Allie Long, Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger, visit the White House to help Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) kick off a new landmark political initiative. Cicely Tyson guest stars as Flo Avery, who was born the day women were granted the right to vote, and joins the soccer stars at the White House. Tyne Daly guest stars as Senator Amy Ross from Ohio, who opposes the initiative. Also, Grammy Award winner and music icon Peter Frampton performs during a McCord family celebration. Previously, Frampton performed during the series' fifth season.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Erich Bergen as Blake Moran
· Evan Roe as Jason McCord
· Geoffrey Arend as Matt Mahoney
· Katherine Herzer as Alison McCord
· Keith Carradine as President Dalton
· Patina Miller as Daisy Grant
· Sara Ramirez as Kat Sandoval
· Sebastian Arcelus as Jay Whitman
· Tea Leoni as Elizabeth Adams McCord
· Tim Daly as Henry McCord
· Wallis Currie-Wood as Stephanie "Stevie" McCord
· Zeljko Ivanek as Russell Jackson
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Bebe Neuwirth as Nadine Tolliver
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