Madam Secretary surrounds herself with good people.
TVLine has learned that two-time Emmy winner Bebe Neuwirth has been cast as Nadine, the chief of staff to Tea Leoni’s Secretary of State on the aforementioned CBS drama pilot.
Created by Barbara Hall (Homeland), Madam Secretary follows the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State, Elizabeth McGill, as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.
Previously, Tim Daly (Private Practice) was cast as Elizabeth’s husband, while Geoffrey Arend (Body of Proof) will play her speechwriter.
In addition to her Emmy-winning run on Cheers, Neuwirth’s TV credits include Law & Order: Trial By Jury, Bored to Death, The Good Wife and Blue Bloods.