Pilot Scoop: Private Practice's Tim Daly Cast as Husband of Tea Leoni's Madam Secretary

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Tim Daly Madam SecretaryPrivate Practice alum Tim Daly is eyeing a full-time TV return with a series-regular role in Madam Secretary, CBS’ drama pilot about a maverick female Secretary of State, TVLine has learned.

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Daly will co-star as Henry, the husband of SoS Elizabeth McGill (Tea Leoni) and the father of their two children. Henry works as a college professor of medieval religious history, and can talk about St. Thomas Aquinas for hours without repeating himself.

Homeland writer/producer Barbara Hall penned the script and will serve as an EP alongside Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and Tracy Mercer.

Daly will next be seen playing a love interest to Mindy Kaling’s title character in Fox’s The Mindy Project.



Comments (8)

  • This pilot is looking promising.

    Comment by Kaycee – February 24, 2014 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stop trying to make Tea Leoni happen.

    Comment by Miffay – February 24, 2014 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This. She is simply awful.

      Comment by Lya – February 24, 2014 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I disagree, she’s can be a very funny actress (ex. The Naked Truth, which is highly underrated). I haven’t seen her in drama as much except The Family Man which she was good in. I’d enjoy seeing her on TV on a weekly basis again.

      Comment by Steven – February 24, 2014 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love him! I am really starting to look forward to this series. I really hope CBS moves forward with it after the pilot is shot. Can’t wait to see Tea again – she’s great.

    Comment by Sophie – February 24, 2014 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes, yes, and yes. Tim Daly should always have something in the ‘wings’ (couldn’t resist). The man should never be out of work.

    Comment by Carol – February 24, 2014 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Tim Daly. It will be good to see him back.

    Comment by Elaine Byrne – February 24, 2014 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this sounds interesting, I wonder if Fox News will complain that it’s too much like Hillary to be on TV. Tim is a good choice, I think Tea can pull off Hillary pretty well.

    Comment by sandi pemberton – February 25, 2014 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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