Madam Secretary is an American political drama television series created by Barbara Hall which follows Elizabeth Adams McCord, the shrewd, determined 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.
A college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) returned to public life at the request of President Conrad Dalton following the suspicious death of her predecessor.
The President values McCord's apolitical leanings, her deep knowledge of the Middle East, her flair for languages and her ability to not just think outside the box, but to not even acknowledge there is a box.
McCord's team includes her Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver, speechwriter Matt Mahoney, press coordinator Daisy Grant and her charming assistant, Blake Moran.
As McCord debates third world problems, finesses foreign dignitaries at work and does battle with the President's combative Chief of Staff Russell Jackson, that's just a warm-up for when she goes home to her supportive husband, Henry, and their three children, where "politics" and "compromise" take on new meaning.
A production of CBS Television Studios, Madam Secretary is executive produced by Barbara Hall, Morgan Freeman, Téa Leoni, Lori McCreary, Tracy Mercer and David Grae.
Season 1 premiered on M-Net on Monday 29 June 2015, at 19h30. It changed timeslot to 21h30 from Episode 13 ("Chains of Command"), which aired on 28 September.
Season 1 premiered on M-Net City on Friday 26 February 2016, at 20h30. Thereafter new episodes broadcast in a double bill weekly, from 19h30.