Tim Daly Joins CBS’ Secretary Of State Drama Pilot ‘Madam Secretary’

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Tim Daly is heading to the State Department. The Private Practice alum has joined the cast of CBS’ Secretary of State drama pilot Madam Secretary, TVWise has learned.

Daly, whose previous credits include Wings, The Sopranos and The Nine, has been cast as Henry, the Secretary of State’s husband who is a college professor. He joins a cast which is being toplined by Tea Leoni, who is playing the US Secretary of State around whom the drama revolves.

Madam Secretary follows the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State (Leoni) as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life. The hour-long drama is being written by Barbara Hall, directed by David Semel and produced by CBS’ sister studio CBS Television Studios. The executive producers are Hall, Morgan Freeman, Tracy Mercer and Lori McCreary.