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Madam Secretary's Upcoming Sixth Season Will Be Its Last

Elizabeth McCord's story will conclude with a 10-episode season

Liam Mathews

Madam Secretary's upcoming sixth season will be its last, CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl confirmed Wednesday via TVLine. The story of Secretary Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) will wrap with a short 10-episode season.

"We liked to be able to do this, to send the show off with a great deal of respect and celebration," Kahl said.

Madam Secretary is CBS' lowest-rated scripted series, but has continued to stay on the schedule thanks to syndication and streaming deals. It's one of two long-running CBS dramas ending with shortened seasons in 2019-20, with Criminal Minds returning for a fifteenth and final season at midseason. Other broadcast series announced as ending next season include Fox's Empire, ABC's Modern Family, NBC's Blindspot, and The CW's Supernaturaland Arrow.

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Season 6 will likely follow Elizabeth's experience running for president, as she announced her candidacy in the closing moments of Season 5.

Madam Secretary Season 6 will air Sundays at 10/9c on CBS.

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​Tea Leoni, Madam Secretary

Tea Leoni, Madam Secretary

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