‘Madam Secretary’ Episode Guide (Jan. 7): The Vice President Sets Elizabeth Up for Failure

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‘Madam Secretary’ Episode Guide (Jan. 7): The Vice President Sets Elizabeth Up for Failure

“Mitya” Season 4 Winter Premiere (01/07/18) – When Vice President Hurst (Jayne Atkinson) feels threatened that Secretary of State McCord is vying to be the next president, she attempts to set Elizabeth up for failure by promising that Americans will continue to be able to adopt Russian orphans, despite the potential ban by Russia’s president.

Also, Elizabeth and Henry find out Stevie is dating Dmitri after he is followed by a Russian assassin, on “Madam Secretary,” Sunday, Jan. 7 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Guest starring in “Mitya” are Ephraim Ware (Clifton Davis), Jayne Atkinson (Theresa Hurst), Nicholas Guest (President Salnikov), Flor De Liz Perez (Sofia Martinez), Sam Breslin Wright (Dylan Larsen), Christine Garver (Molly Reid), Kumiko Konishi (Angela Loftus), Rudy Dobrev (Gruff Man a.k.a. Igor Reznikov), Mark Prizov (Trucker a.k.a. Yaroslav Ryback), Tijuana Ricks (Rhonda Gunderson), William Ragsdale (Peter Gunderson), Joshua Begelman (Nikolai), Veronica Reyes-How (Waitress), Natasha Romanova (Presenter), Ari Barkan (Sergei Khulakov), Nana Mensah (Sally Palermo), Alyona Minkovski (Anchor), Anastacia McCleskey (Assistant), Gabriel Lawrence (Tac Team Leader), and Tony D. Head (Colonel).

“Mitya” was directed by series star Geoffrey Arend. It was written by Alexander Maggio.

CBS’s “Madam Secretary” stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home.

A college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth returned to public life at the request of President Conrad Dalton, who values McCord’s apolitical leanings, deep knowledge of the Middle East, flair for languages and ability to not just think outside the box, but to not even acknowledge there is a box. McCord’s team includes chief of staff Nadine Tolliver; policy advisor Jay Whitman; speechwriter Matt Mahoney; press coordinator Daisy Grant; and charming assistant, Blake Moran.

As McCord debates third world problems, finesses foreign dignitaries at work and does battle with the president’s combative chief of staff, Russell Jackson, that’s just a warm-up for when she goes home to her supportive husband, theology professor turned intelligence operative Henry, and their three children, where “politics” and “compromise” take on new meaning.

“Madam Secretary” stars Téa Leoni (Elizabeth McCord), Tim Daly (Henry McCord), Bebe Neuwirth (Nadine Tolliver), Željko Ivanek (Russell Jackson), Keith Carradine (President Conrad Dalton), Sebastian Arcelus (Jay Whitman), Patina Miller (Daisy Grant), Geoffrey Arend (Matt Mahoney), Erich Bergen (Blake Moran), Kathrine Herzer (Alison McCord), Wallis Currie-Wood (Stephanie “Stevie” McCord), and Evan Roe (Jason McCord).

“Madam Secretary” is produced by CBS Television Studios, in association with Revelations Entertainment. It is executive produced by Barbara Hall, Lori McCreary, David Grae, Eric Stoltz and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman. The series was created by Barbara Hall.

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