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Madam Secretary: Season Four Ratings

CBS still hasn't cancelled its Madam Secretary TV show, despite Nielsen ratings declines in both its 18-49 year old demo and total viewership numbers. In the 2016-17 television season, this show's demo ratings ranked 20th out of 26 scripted CBS series, but it drew enough viewers to rank eighth in terms of audience size. Although the Tiffany Network's viewers tend to skew older, how long will this show's performance suffice? Since the fourth season should give it a decent sized package to sell in syndication, will Madam Secretary be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. A political drama airing on the CBS television network, Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Željko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood, and Evan Roe. The drama follows the shrewd, determined Elizabeth McCord (Leoni). As U.S. Secretary of
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Madam Secretary on CBS: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

Vulture Watch How long will Elizabeth McCord remain Secretary of State? Has the Madam Secretary TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on CBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Madam Secretary, season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A political thriller airing on the CBS television network, Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Željko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood, and Evan Roe. The drama follows the shrewd, determined Elizabeth McCord (Leoni). As U.S. Secretary of State, she battles office politics, while driving diplomacy and negotiating global deals.
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Lori McCreary Learned How to Pivot Early. Then She Met Morgan Freeman

Lori McCreary Learned How to Pivot Early. Then She Met Morgan Freeman
Four years ago, Revelations Entertainment CEO Lori McCreary saw the writing on the wall: the funding for the meaningful mid-budget films she and company co-founder Morgan Freeman favored was drying up. Friend and fellow producer Mark Gordon suggested she consider television, so she set up a lunch meeting with then-cbs Entertainment president Nina Tassler. She had no projects to pitch, only questions about what to do. Tassler told her to find a person or place that viewers could spend 100 hours with, then get back to her.

Initially, McCreary was at a loss. It was hard enough to find a character sufficiently interesting to warrant a 90-minute film. Then she saw Hillary Clinton’s forceful reaction to the controversy surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, and she had her answer. It would be a series loosely inspired by Clinton and the two other women who’ve served as U.S. Secretary
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'Madam Secretary's' Tea Leoni Breaks Down Meeting a Long-Lost Relative on 'Finding Your Roots' (Exclusive)

'Madam Secretary's' Tea Leoni Breaks Down Meeting a Long-Lost Relative on 'Finding Your Roots' (Exclusive)
Tea Leoni is getting the full story on her family history.

The Madam Secretary star has long sought out the identity of her maternal grandparents, and on PBS’ Finding Your Roots, she’s finally getting those decades-missing answers.

In Et’s exclusive sneak peek from Tuesday’s emotional episode, the 51-year-old actress sees a picture of her maternal grandmother for the first time and breaks down crying as a result.

“Who’s that?” she asks, peering down at a simple black-and-white photograph of a young woman, before tears stream down her face as the life-changing revelation sets in.

“Gosh. She looks like my mom a lot. I mean, even the way she holds her head,” Leoni says in awe.

As she learns more about her grandmother, Leoni is stunned at the new information. “Wow, that is something. I was ready to have that question answered,” she says. Watch the heartwarming clip above.

Finding Your Roots airs
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Madam Secretary Video: Sara Ramirez Makes Her Distinctive D.C. Debut

Madam Secretary Video: Sara Ramirez Makes Her Distinctive D.C. Debut
When Sara Ramirez shows up as D.C. insider Kat Sandoval in this Sunday’s Madam Secretary (CBS, 10/9c), she’s got a very important message for Téa Leoni’s Elizabeth McCord: Do as I say, not as I do.

So when Elizabeth waxes romantic about following Kat’s example and retiring from politics in order to run an avocado farm, a look of horror crosses the former political strategist’s face.

RelatedMadam Secretary‘s Bebe Neuwirth Exits — Find Out Why Nadine’s Leaving

“You are doing what so many of us wanted to do for years,” Kat fangirls in the exclusive clip above,
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Madam Secretary: Season Four Viewer Votes

Does Elizabeth McCord still have it all in control during the fourth season of the Madam Secretary TV show on CBS? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Madam Secretary is cancelled or renewed for season five. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all the Madam Secretary season four episodes below. A CBS political thriller, Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Željko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood, and Evan Roe. The drama follows the shrewd, determined Elizabeth McCord (Leoni). As U.S. Secretary of State, she battles office politics, while driving diplomacy
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Madam Secretary: Season Four; Sara Ramirez Joins CBS Series

Madam Secretary has some new company. Today, CBS announced Sara Ramirez has joined season four of the TV show.On the political drama, Ramirez will be playing "Kat Sandoval, a brilliant political strategist, legendary in D.C. for her talent and for abruptly dropping out of politics until Elizabeth manages to coax her back into the State Department." She joins fellow cast members Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Željko Ivanek, and Keith Carradine.Read More…
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Ellen Pompeo Aka Meredith Is About To Start A New, Different Show

According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter news team, we're about to see Grey's Anatomy's main actress Ellen Pompeo aka Meredith Grey (above) branch off and do something different, but you guys don't need to worry. Grey's Anatomy will still remain her main gig. She's not crazy. Grey's Anatomy has been extremely good to her. We just got done reading a story about how many houses she owns. It's insane! Anyways, I digress. So, Ellen's new gig that she has lined up consists of her producing a new show for ABC. The Hollywood Reporter is telling us that it's a courtroom drama type of show. They've already given it a name at this point. It's called,"Big Law." They say it's an adaptation of the Colombian format La ley del corazo. They pointed out that the show is officially in development at ABC. The general description for
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Sara Ramirez Makes Her Big Return to TV With ‘Madam Secretary’

Sara Ramirez Makes Her Big Return to TV With ‘Madam Secretary’
Sara Ramirez returns to TV!

The 42-year-old actress has joined the cast of Madam Secretary as a series regular. Ramirez will play Kat Sandoval, a legendary political strategist working for the U.S. State Department.

This is Ramirez’s first series regular TV role since departing from ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy last year, where she played Dr. Callie Torres for over a decade.

Related: 'Grey's Anatomy' Boss Addresses Sara Ramirez's Exit: 'I Had a Different Plan'

The actress took to social media on Tuesday to share her excitement for her new role.

“Can’t wait for you to meet Kat on Nov. 19!” she wrote.

Related: 'Grey's Anatomy' Star Sara Ramirez Comes Out as Bisexual

Madam Secretary also stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Zeljko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood and Evan Roe.

“We are thrilled to have Sara join the Madam Secretary State Department
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‘Madam Secretary’: Sara Ramirez Cast As Regular In CBS Drama Series

With the sudden departure of Bebe Neuwirth’s Nadine Tolliver, there is an opening at the State Department on CBS’ Madam Secretary. And now Grey’s Anatomy alum Sara Ramirez has joined the cast as a new series regular. Ramirez will play Kat Sandoval, a brilliant political strategist, legendary in D.C. for her talent and for abruptly dropping out of politics until Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) manages to coax her back into the State Department. CBS says Ramirez’s character will be…
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‘Madam Secretary’ Casts Sara Ramirez After Bebe Neuwirth Exit

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‘Madam Secretary’ Casts Sara Ramirez After Bebe Neuwirth Exit
Grey’s Anatomy” alum Sara Ramirez is joining the cast of “Madam Secretary,” CBS announced Tuesday.

Ramirez will play legendary D.C. political strategist Kat Sandoval who abruptly left politics until Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) coaxes her back into the State Department.

Ramirez played Doctor Callie Torres for 10 years, and exited the Shondaland staple “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2016. She had been a major character on the show since Season 2.

The introduction of a new political player to the Secretary of State’s team comes just after a shocking exit by Bebe Neuwirth,
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Sara Ramirez Books First Post-'Grey's Anatomy' Series Regular Role

Sara Ramirez is putting Shondaland in her rear-view mirror.

A year and a half after exiting ABC's Shonda Rhimes-created Grey's Anatomy, Ramirez has booked her return to television. The actress and activist has joined the cast of CBS' fourth-year drama Madam Secretary, the network announced Tuesday.

Ramirez will make her debut in the episode airing Sunday, Nov. 19, at 10 p.m.

The actress will play Kat Sandoval, a brilliant political strategist, legendary in D.C. for her talent and for abruptly dropping out of politics until Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) manages to coax her back into the State Department.

"We’re very...
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Madam Secretary: Original Cast Member Leaves the CBS TV Series

Bye-bye Bebe. Bebe Neuwirth has exited the role of Nadine Tolliver, during the fourth season of the Madam Secretary TV show on CBS. The Cheers vet has played the Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni), since the TV series premiere in 2014. A political drama airing on the CBS television network, Madam Secretary also stars Tim Daly, Željko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood, and Evan Roe. The story centers on Secretary McCord as she handles office politics, foreign diplomacy, and global deals. Read More…
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Shocked ‘Madam Secretary’ Fans Have a Ton of Questions After Bebe Neuwirth’s Surprise Exit

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Shocked ‘Madam Secretary’ Fans Have a Ton of Questions After Bebe Neuwirth’s Surprise Exit
Nadine Tolliver is walking away from the State Department on CBS’ “Madam Secretary,” leading to a lot of questions from the show’s fans. Sunday’s episode of the political drama featured the Chief of Staff — played for four seasons by Bebe Neuwirth — exiting Sec. of State Elizabeth McCord’s (Téa Leoni) team. “So grateful to @CBS for accepting my request to depart @MadamSecretary and writing a beautiful exit for me. #IllmissNadine,” the actress tweeted Sunday. Also Read: Bebe Neuwirth Thanks CBS for Letting Her Leave 'Madam Secretary' The surprising twist led to a slew of shocked responses
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Bebe Neuwirth Leaving ‘Madam Secretary’ After 4 Seasons

Bebe Neuwirth is leaving the Global TV series “Madam Secretary” after four seasons. The actress, who plays Nadine Tolliver, chief-of-staff to Tea Leoni’s character Elisabeth McCord on the hit show, made the announcement after Sunday night’s episode, which was her last. Related: Hillary Clinton Is A Fan Of ‘Madam Secretary’: ‘I Get A Big Kick Out […]
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Madam Secretary Shakeup: Bebe Neuwirth Leaving After 4 Seasons

Madam Secretary Shakeup: Bebe Neuwirth Leaving After 4 Seasons
Bebe Neuwirth has left the (State Department) building. The actress announced her exit from CBS's Madam Secretary on social media in a series of tweets after the Sunday, Oct. 22 episode of the drama, her last. Neuwirth thanked CBS and the support she received on Twitter. The episode featured her character, Nadine Tolliver, the chief of staff to Téa Leoni's Elizabeth McCord, stepping down from her position to be closer to her family. She had been with the show since the start, four seasons ago. Tim Daly, Željko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood and Evan Roe also star in the CBS drama. Neuwirth's...
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Madam Secretary's Zeljko Ivanek Previews Looming Government Shutdown, Aka 'Politics at Its Worst'

Madam Secretary's Zeljko Ivanek Previews Looming Government Shutdown, Aka 'Politics at Its Worst'
A government shutdown becomes a very possible event in Sunday’s Madam Secretary (CBS, 10/9c), and guess which tightly wound chief of staff isn’t pleased with that potential outcome?

While Russell Jackson views Congress’ inability to pass a budget — and the resultant consequences — as quite frustrating, “I actually love that storyline, because it’s not too far from possible reality,” star Zeljko Ivanek tells TVLine. “It’s politics at its worst.”

He recalls that, at the end of Season 3, “We elected a president, an independent, who now has to navigate not just one opposition party, but two opposition parties
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Madam Secretary Season Premiere Recap: Fake News, Real Consequences

Madam Secretary Season Premiere Recap: Fake News, Real Consequences
Did you hear that Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord is a murderer?

She’s not (of course!), but the truth doesn’t matter much when a fake news story starts making the rounds in Madam Secretary‘s Season 4 premiere. Not helping matters: Someone does die mysteriously during a closed-door meeting with Elizabeth… but it’s not her fault!

Read on for the highlights of “News Cycle.”

RelatedMadam Secretary‘s Téa Leoni, Tim Daly Tease Fake News, Gov’t Shutdown, ‘Aspirational Politics’ in Season 4

Dead Drop | Elizabeth attends the United Nations General Assembly, even though doing so means she’s
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NCIS: Los Angeles Sneak Peek: Callen Discovers a 'Not Cool' Side of Anna

Anna Kolcheck is keeping one Halo of a secret, as revealed in this sneak peek from CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles.

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In the episode “Se Murio El Payaso” (airing Sunday at 9/8c), Sam (played by LL Cool J) goes undercover as a financier when the daughter of a notorious counterfeiter arrives in Los Angeles, while Callen (Chris O’Donnell) partners with Anna (recurring guest star Bar Paly) to uncover the family’s latest scheme.

But first, as seen in the clip above,
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Madam Secretary's Téa Leoni, Tim Daly Tease Fake News, Gov't Shutdown, 'Aspirational Politics' in Season 4

Madam Secretary's Téa Leoni, Tim Daly Tease Fake News, Gov't Shutdown, 'Aspirational Politics' in Season 4
“There used to be confines to our storylines,” Madam Secretary star Téa Leoni says. She’s sitting in the Queens television studio where her CBS drama is filmed — Henry’s new office, to be exact, but we’ll get to that in a moment — and reflecting on how Elizabeth McCord’s political reality hasn’t changed drastically since the series premiere in 2014… but since the 2016 American election, the outside world sure has.

“Certainly, the handcuffs are off. [Now,] no one’s going to look at this show and say, ‘That would never happen.’ That world left the building,” Leoni tells TVLine.
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