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

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.