Madam Secretary

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  • TV-PG
  • 2014
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.8  (26,199)

Madam Secretary is a political drama television series that aired on CBS from 2014 to 2019. The show follows the life of Elizabeth McCord, portrayed by Téa Leoni, a former CIA analyst who becomes the Secretary of State after her predecessor dies in a plane crash. Alongside her husband, Henry (Tim Daly), a religion professor, and her three children, Stevie, Alison, and Jason, McCord navigates the challenges of diplomacy, politics, and family life at the highest level.

Throughout the six seasons of the show, the audience is taken on a journey through the twists and turns of international politics, crises, and conflicts around the globe, ranging from terrorist attacks to political coups and human rights abuses. McCord's bold and principled approach to diplomacy, her focus on protecting American interests alongside those of other nations, and her commitment to upholding democratic values and human rights, all make her a captivating character.

The show also has a strong ensemble cast, including her chief of staff, Nadine Tolliver (Bebe Neuwirth), speechwriter Matt Mahoney (Geoffrey Arend), and press coordinator Daisy Grant (Patina Miller), who help to bring a wide range of perspectives and opinions to the table.

Despite the high stakes and weighty subject matter, Madam Secretary is also known for its lighter moments, often involving the McCord family's interactions and the subplots that arise from them. This balance of drama and humor makes the show accessible and engaging for a wide range of viewers.

Throughout the series, Madam Secretary explores themes of power, leadership, morality, and the human impact of international politics. It also takes a nuanced approach to the portrayal of national security issues, offering a well-rounded and multifaceted perspective on the complex challenges faced by those tasked with protecting their country and its values.

Overall, Madam Secretary is a thought-provoking and inspiring political drama that offers a window into the world of high-stakes diplomacy and the lives of those who navigate it. With its compelling characters, engaging plotlines, and incisive examination of complex issues, it is a show that truly holds up over time and is well worth a watch.

Madam Secretary is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (120 episodes). The series first aired on September 21, 2014.

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Leaving the Station
10. Leaving the Station
December 8, 2019
President Elizabeth McCord kicks off a new landmark political initiative with help from members of the World Cup Champion U.S. Women's Soccer team, while Flo Avery, who was born the day women were granted the right to vote, looks on. Opposing the initiative is Senator Amy Ross from Ohio. Also, the McCords overcome last-minute obstacles to pull off a spectacular family celebration with a reunion of familiar faces, that includes a performance by Peter Frampton.
Carpe Diem
9. Carpe Diem
December 1, 2019
Elizabeth faces a national security crisis when a military conflict in international waters spirals to the brink of nuclear confrontation. Also, with the imminent threat of impeachment looming over the McCord administration, Elizabeth and Henry make a wish-list of things to do while she's still in office
Ships and Countries
8. Ships and Countries
November 24, 2019
When an American tech CEO goes missing in a foreign country, Elizabeth navigates complicated diplomatic terrain to get him back without triggering a regional conflict. Also, things get personal when Stevie and Henry testify at House impeachment proceedings.
7. Accountability
November 17, 2019
When U.S. intelligence locates the mastermind behind a foreign country's hack, Elizabeth must decide whether to risk war by extracting him from the country while she also prepares for the White House correspondents' dinner. Also, Jason faces backlash after he confronts his school newspaper over its coverage of Elizabeth.
6. Deepfake
November 10, 2019
When a fabricated video makes it look like Elizabeth and Henry are making fun of a foreign dignitary, they struggle to convince him not to pull out of an important international agreement. Also, Stevie says goodbye to an important person in her life.
5. Daisy
November 3, 2019
When evidence implicates Daisy in the leak of hacked information during the presidential campaign and threatens to topple Elizabeth's presidency, Elizabeth must decide what to believe and how far she's willing to go to uncover the truth. Also, Henry and Elizabeth host former President Dalton at the White House after his interview with Bob Schieffer.
4. Valor
October 27, 2019
Henry teams up with a Marine veteran to fight for legislation that helps Veterans Affairs provide better mental health care, but he encounters surprising resistance from Vice President Carlos Morejon. Also, Senator Hanson questions Daisy about an arrest in her past.
Killer Robots
3. Killer Robots
October 20, 2019
Elizabeth must decide whether to use autonomous unmanned weapons or send U.S. soldiers to bring the mastermind of the UN gas attack to justice. Also, Blake is questioned by Senator Hanson about potential campaign finance violations related to his love life, and Henry and Elizabeth search for the perfect dog.
The Strike Zone
2. The Strike Zone
October 13, 2019
Elizabeth faces mounting protests over rising fuel costs as she prepares to throw out the first pitch at a New York Mets game. Also, Mike B. is questioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of the investigation into whether the McCord campaign conspired with Iran to steal the election.
Hail To The Chief
1. Hail To The Chief
October 6, 2019
Elizabeth must fend off a baseless investigation into her past that threatens to derail the first major legislation of her presidency. Also, First Gentleman Henry squirms after his appearance on THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT results in heightened scrutiny of the romance in the First Couple's marriage.
Where to Watch Madam Secretary
Madam Secretary is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Madam Secretary on demand at Apple TV Channels, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 21, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (26,199)