Madam Secretary

2014, TV Show

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Ratings: Once, Family Guy Return Strong; Madam Secretary Falls

You really can't let it go.

Once Upon a Time's Frozen-fied Season 4 returned to 9.4 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Sunday, up ...
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Free | CBS Aired: 10/19/2014

Season 1, Episode 5
When Elizabeth faces the daunting task of negotiating with Iran over their escalating nuclear program, she is determined to deal with the situation in a peaceful manner, despite the President's position of using military action. Meanwhile, Jason has new admiration for his father when he interviews him for a school report. (TV-14 L, V)

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Free | CBS Aired: 10/12/2014

Season 1, Episode 4
While Elizabeth works to successfully broker a peace treaty between China and Japan, a Chinese student seeking political asylum threatens the deal. Meanwhile, tensions rise at home between Alison and Stevie during Alison's sleepover party. (TV-PG L,V)

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Free | CBS Aired: 10/5/2014

Season 1, Episode 3
Elizabeth is confronted by a hostile reporter who threatens to publish confidential documents that were leaked from inside the State Department. Meanwhile, Henry is dragged into an international negotiation when his wife uses his job as leverage to broker a deal with Pakistan. (TV-PG L, V)

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This Season Pass includes all current episodes and will include future episodes after broadcast date as they become available. Téa Leoni stars as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home.

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Ratings: Once, Family Guy Return Strong; Madam Secretary Falls

You really can't let it go.

Once Upon a Time's Frozen-fied Season 4 returned to 9.4 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Sunday, up ...
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Ratings: Madam Secretary Has Good Debut, But What About Good Wife?

Madam Secretary got off to a decent start Sunday.

Buoyed by an NFL overrun, the new Tea Leoni drama bowed to 14.2 million viewers and a 1.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it ...
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Ask Matt: Shondaland Thursday, Madam Secretary vs. Race, Superheroes, Outlander and More

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Question: I'm wondering what you think about the scheduling of ABC's Thursday night programming. I don't even KNOW if there's a Family Hour any more, but it seems to me that Scandal is pretty heavy on the sex and violence and may not work so well at the 8 pm (Central) hour. Do you see ABC getting complaints about it and possibly switching Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder? — Jan

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Fall TV Popularity Contest: Does Madam Secretary Get Your Vote?

Will you elect Madam Secretary for another term?

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Weekend TV: Madam Secretary Joins The Good Wife

Many observers will try to compare Elizabeth McCord, the fictional Madam Secretary (of State) winningly played by Téa Leoni, to Hillary Clinton — given the high-profile government cabinet position, and the hair color, and a Benghazi-like crisis by the second episode. But the real comparison to be made is with the show's Sunday night companion piece on CBS: The Good Wife, and that's where this well-meaning and generally entertaining Madam comes up a bit short.

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Premiered: September 21, 2014, on CBS
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Premise: This drama follows the professional and personal life of Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, a brilliant CIA analyst-turned-college professor who returns to Washington, D.C., as a favor to the president, whom she considers a friend. While he values Elizabeth's frankness and how she confidently handles the job on her own terms, those qualities aren't always appreciated, especially by other members of the White House staff.

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