CBS Orders Morgan Freeman-Produced Pilot ‘Madam Secretary’

Drama pilot focuses on a female Secretary of State as she balances her professional and family life

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CBS is stepping into the political arena with its latest pilot order.

The network has placed an order for the drama pilot “Madam Secretary,” which counts Morgan Freeman among its executive producers. The pilot will chronicle the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.

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“Joan of Arcadia” creator Barbara Hall is writing as well as executive producing. Lori McCreary and Tracy Mercer are also executive producing the pilot, which comes from CBS Television Studios.