CBS Pilot Scoop: Emmy Winner Bebe Neuwirth Is Madam Secretary's Chief of Staff

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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.

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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.