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[12/16/14 - 08:01 AM]
CBS Rings in 2015 with All-New Episodes of Its Series, Beginning Friday, Jan. 2
The Eye details the winter returns of its series (SPOILERS!).

[12/05/14 - 11:01 AM]
CBS Announces March Premiere Dates for New Dramas "Battle Creek" and "CSI: Cyber"
The newcomers will launch Sunday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 4, respectively, at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/03/14 - 10:41 AM]
CBS's Thanksgiving Week Feast Includes the Top Five Dramas, Top Five Comedies and Top Four New Shows
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 24-30.

[12/01/14 - 11:16 AM]
Rudolph Is Saluted by His Fellow CBS Stars in a Network On-Air Campaign Celebrating the Holidays and the 50th Anniversary of the Classic Special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
These holiday spots, which launched on Thanksgiving and will run through the end of December, feature an array of CBS stars congratulating their four-legged network peer on his impressive milestone.

[11/19/14 - 11:37 AM]
"Madam Secretary" Elevates CBS's Sunday Upscale Audience
CBS spins the numbers for its Sunday lineup to date this season.

[11/17/14 - 08:43 AM]
ABC Scores Best-Since-Premiere Sunday - "Revenge" Jumps to Nearly 8-Month High
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 16.

[11/11/14 - 11:42 AM]
CBS Opens the Season with Seven Straight Wins for the First Time in Eight Years
CBS spins the numbers for the week of November 3-9.

[11/10/14 - 08:29 AM]
ABC Is Up Year to Year on Sunday and Beats Its Non-Sports Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, November 9.

[11/04/14 - 11:30 AM]
CBS Announces Premiere Dates for "The Mentalist" and "Undercover Boss"
The former returns Sunday, November 30 while the latter is due back on Sunday, December 14.

[11/04/14 - 11:06 AM]
CBS Wins in Viewers for the Sixth Consecutive Week and Places First in Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 27-November 2.

[11/03/14 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 3
Updates include: Nick Stoller signs onto NBC's Jerrod Carmichael comedy pilot; Frankie Shaw latest cast in USA's "Mr. Robot"; and Ben Cory Jones, Anthony Hemingway team for "Bros" at HBO.

[10/28/14 - 11:16 AM]
CBS Wins the Week in Viewers and Key Demos Versus Five Games of the World Series
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 20-26.

[10/27/14 - 04:16 PM]
CBS Gives Full Season Orders to All Four of Its New Dramas
"NCIS: New Orleans," "Scorpion," "Madam Secretary" and "Stalker" have all been given full seasons.

[10/27/14 - 08:32 AM]
"Once Upon a Time" Ranks as Sunday's No. 1 Scripted Broadcast in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 26.

[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Stars Get Social with a Week-Long #CBSInstagramTakeover Oct. 27 - Nov. 2!
In addition to Instagram, fans can follow along on the series' Facebook pages and CBS.com.

[10/23/14 - 06:31 AM]
CBS Studios International and Sky Announce UK Licensing Agreement for New Hit Drama "Madam Secretary"
Sky Living is already the home to CBS drama "Elementary," which has been one of the top-rated shows on SKY Living since its debut in 2012.

[10/21/14 - 10:24 AM]
CBS Wins Fourth Straight Week to Start the Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 13-19.

[10/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Freshman Dramas Post Strong Second-Week Live +7-Day Lifts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Builds Year Over Year on Sunday for the 4th Straight Week This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 19.

[10/14/14 - 10:14 AM]
CBS Scores Double-Digit Growth in Viewers and Demos vs. Same Week Last Year
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 6-12.

[10/13/14 - 11:38 AM]
CBS Grows +2% in Premiere Week Versus Last Year with Live + 7-Day Playback Added; Even in Key Demos
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[10/13/14 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's Sunday Grows Year to Year for the 3rd Consecutive Week This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 12.

[10/11/14 - 10:59 AM]
Restated Nielsen Data: ABC Premiere Week Highlights
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[10/08/14 - 01:20 PM]
CBS Is the #1 Network Among Upscale Adults Through the First Two Weeks of the Season
CBS spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 5.

[10/07/14 - 01:30 PM]
CBS Scores Second Straight Weekly Win to Begin the Season
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/06/14 - 09:38 AM]
Drama Combo of "Madam Secretary" and "The Good Wife" Both Post Week-to-Week Demo Growth
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, October 5.

[10/06/14 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's Sunday Is Up Year to Year for the 2nd Consecutive Week This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 5.

[09/30/14 - 10:49 AM]
CBS Wins Premiere Week for the Sixth Consecutive Year
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/30/14 - 07:26 AM]
ABC's Sunday Sees Big Adjustments in the National Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/29/14 - 01:38 PM]
CBS to Win Premiere Week for the Sixth Consecutive Year
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/29/14 - 09:39 AM]
"The Good Wife" Grows by More Than Two Million Viewers Over Its Year-Ago Season Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/29/14 - 08:37 AM]
ABC's Season Premiere Sunday Is Up with "Once Upon a Time" Opening at Nearly 2 Year-Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/22/14 - 02:24 PM]
CBS to Rebroadcast "Madam Secretary" Premiere This Saturday, September 27 at 8:00/7:00c
The Téa Leoni-led drama launched this past Sunday on the Eye.

[09/22/14 - 09:52 AM]
"Madam Secretary" Draws 14.3 Million Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/17/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Aligns with Georgetown Cupcake to Promote the Network's New Drama Series "Madam Secretary"
This Saturday, locations in Georgetown, SoHo, Los Angeles and Boston will give away free red velvet cupcakes with a special fondant topper adorned with the CBS series' logo.

[09/09/14 - 08:01 AM]
CBS to Expand Eye-Lert System as of Sept. 14
The system will now enable iOS users to receive push notifications via the CBS App and will continue to provide updates via on-air graphics, a ticker on the home page of CBS.com and social media posts.

[08/22/14 - 08:59 AM]
Talent Announced for 2014 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews September 6 - 15 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills
The annual celebration features multiple screenings at the Center's L.A. and N.Y. locations, with L.A. hosting interactive panel conversations at each event.

[08/21/14 - 07:01 AM]
"CBS Fall Preview," A Special Presenting a "First Look" at the Network's New Fall Series, Will Be Broadcast Monday, Sept. 1
Jim Nantz hosts the annual offering, which highlights the network's five new fall series.

[08/20/14 - 09:04 AM]
CBS to Broadcast a Special "Doubleheader" of the Series Premiere of "Madam Secretary," Starring Tea Leoni, On the Same Night as Its Debut, Sunday, Sept. 21
Look for the pilot episode at 8:30/7:30c and 10:30/9:30c on said night.

[08/05/14 - 07:14 AM]
2014 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Lineup, Dates Announced
The Paley Center for Media will present the 10th annual PALEYFEST Fall TV Previews on September 6-15, 2014 at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles, and September 6-7 in New York.

[07/14/14 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 14
Updates include: Yahoo in talks to revive FOX's "Enlisted"; Kristen Connolly joins the cast of ABC's "The Whispers"; and quartet boards NBC's "Aquarius."

[06/24/14 - 12:16 PM]
CBS Announces a Multi-Phase Rollout for Fall Premiere Dates
"Madam Secretary" will be the Eye's first newcomer out of the gate on Sunday, September 21.

[05/21/14 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 21
Updates include: Bill Hader inks development deal with HBO; Zeljko Ivanek named regular on "Madam Secretary" at CBS; and Gillian Jacobs lands role on HBO's "Girls."

[05/14/14 - 02:41 PM]
Video: First Look at New 2014-15 Primetime Series from CBS
Check out the full trailers for "Madam Secretary," "The McCarthys," "NCIS: New Orleans," "Stalker," "Scorpion" and more!

[05/14/14 - 06:12 AM]
CBS Announces Its 2014-2015 Primetime Schedule
Highlights include the relocated "The Big Bang Theory" to lead off Monday nights at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/09/14 - 02:15 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9 - Five Dramas, Two Comedies Kick Off Series Orders at CBS
Comedies "The McCarthys" and "The Odd Couple" will be joined by dramas "Battle Creek," "Madam Secretary," "Scorpion," "Stalker" and "NCIS: New Orleans."

[03/10/14 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 10
Updates include: James Roday to star in "Good Session" at CBS; Mary Elizabeth Winstead to get "Exposed" at ABC; and Josh Duhamel to topline "Battle Creek" for CBS.

[03/06/14 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 6
Updates include: Bebe Neuwirth among the latest cast in CBS's "Madam Secretary"; Spencer Grammer bound for ABC's "Saint Francis"; and Isaiah Washington to return for Sandra Oh's "Grey's Anatomy" farewell.

[03/05/14 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 5
Updates include: Patricia Arquette to lead latest "CSI" spin-off at CBS; Diogo Morgado cast in The CW's "The Messengers"; and Penelope Ann Miller, Timothy Hutton board ABC's "American Crime."

[02/25/14 - 11:54 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 25
Updates include: Matthew Perry's "The Odd Couple" gets pilot order at CBS; Viola Davis to lead "How to Get Away with Murder" at ABC; and Ashley Judd set for "Salvation" at NBC.

[02/24/14 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 24
Updates include: Tim Daly marries "Madam Secretary" at CBS; FOX gives off-cycle pilot order to "Home"; and Lily Rabe nabs female lead on ABC's "The Visitors."

[02/03/14 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 3
Updates include: Scott Bakula, CCH Pounder to lead latest "NCIS" spin-off; Ken Marino to "Marry Me" for NBC; and Jack Davenport boards ABC's "Sea of Fire."

[01/29/14 - 11:57 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 29
Updates include: Tea Leoni is "Madam Secretary" at CBS; Jennifer Carpenter to lead "Sea of Fire" for ABC; and The CW greenlights a trio of drama pilots.

[01/27/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 27
Updates include: Jonathan Banks to return for AMC's "Breaking Bad" prequel; ABC greenlights a pair of comedy pilots; and CBS adds "Good Session," "Madam Secretary" to its pilot roster.

[08/16/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 16
Updates include: Lauren Graham brings "Someday, Someday, Maybe" to The CW; Megan Park joins NBC's "Undateable"; and MTV gives series order to "Jerks with Cameras."







MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)
Returns Sunday, January 4
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/14 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (22 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
full season (of presumably 22 episodes) ordered on 10/27/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, October 2014) CBS has given full season orders to all four of its new dramas, including the #1 and #2 new series of the season, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS and SCORPION, Sunday's #1 scripted broadcast, MADAM SECRETARY, and the time period-winning suspense thriller STALKER. These pick-ups include three of the top four new shows launched on television this season, and three series that rank among the top 15 of ALL prime time programs. The four freshman dramas, along with the Network's returning hit series and NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, have helped CBS win the first four weeks of the season for the sixth consecutive year, with growth of +5% over the comparable period a year ago. MADAM SECRETARY ranks as Sunday's #1 scripted broadcast and #4 new series with 13.53 million viewers, a +45% time period improvement. It averages 1.8 in adults 18-49 and 2.8 in adults 25-54 leading into THE GOOD WIFE, which has posted growth this season in viewers and adults 25-54.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bebe Neuwirth as Nadine Tolliver
· Erich Bergen as Blake Calibrese
· Evan Roe as Adam McGill
· Geoffrey Arend as Matt Mahoney
· Katherine Herzer as Caroline McGill
· Patina Miller as Daisy Finch
· Tea Leoni as Elizabeth Faulkner McGill
· Tim Daly as Henry McGill
· 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