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Tea Leoni Tapped to Star in CBS Pilot ‘Madam Secretary’

Pilot from Barbara Hall and Morgan Freeman centers on a female U.S. Secretary of State

Tea Leoni has found two new gigs at once — one as an an actress, and one as the U.S. Secretary of State.

“The Naked Truth” actress Leoni has been cast to star in the drama “Madam Secretary,” which earlier this week received a pilot order from CBS.

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The drama will revolve around 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.

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