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Madam Secretary Creator Barbara Hall on Being a Female Showrunner and Creating a Reluctant Hero

  Last night, CBS debuted Madam Secretary , the new show from Joan of Arcadia creator Barbara Hall in which Ta Leoni plays the secretary of State, to a very good-size audience . In his review, Vulture's Matt Zoller Seitz wrote, " Madam Secretary is ... attuned to the ways in which women exercise (and are expected to exercise) great power on those occasions when they manage to acquire it." When John Horn, host of Southern California Public Radio's new arts and entertainment show, the Frame , spoke with Hall, she spoke about how her time being a woman in a man's world has influenced Madam Secretary and her other shows. (Listen to Horn and Hall's interview below and subscribe to the Frame at iTunes or Stitcher .)   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2014/09/madam-secretary-creator-barbara-hall-on.html

Madam Secretary Season Premiere 2014 “Pilot”

Madam Secretary  “Pilot” Season 1 Episode 1 airs Sunday September 21 at 8:30 PM ET. Episode Synopsis : “Pilot” – Newly-appointed Secretary Of State Elizabeth McCord is immediately faced with a maelstrom of complex political challenges, and an international hostage situation is her top priority. Meanwhile at home, Elizabeth questions whether she did the right thing by taking this job, as her children are finding it difficult to adjust to their new schools, on the series premiere of MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, Sept. 21 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET, 8:00-9:00 PM, PT, with an encore broadcast at 10:30-11:30 PM, ET, 10:00-11:00 PM, PT), on the CBS Television Network. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/09/21/madam-secretary-season-1-premiere-2014-pilot/

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 ...   Read More...   //www.tvguide.com/News/Ratings-Madam-Secretary-Good-Wife-1087370.aspx?rss=breakingnews

MADAM SECRETARY: What You Need to Know About the New CBS Series

There are a ton, ton, ton of new shows launching this season, and its going to get difficult to keep track of them all. To help you out, for every new show, Im going to basically create a hub of info on the day of the premiere pilot photos, whats been written about it []   Read More... //www.givememyremote.com/remote/2014/09/21/madam-secretary-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-cbs-series/

'Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni's nomination is heartily confirmed

Of the non-comic-book-related dramas debuting this fall, Barbara Hall's "Madam Secretary" on CBS is clearly a front-runner.   Read More... //feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/tv/~3/EPmsI3e6Lb0/la-et-st-madam-secretary-review-20140920-column.html