Madam Secretary Madeleine Albright Cast

Madam Secretary: Madeleine Albright to Counsel Elizabeth in Season 2

Elizabeth McCord is calling in the big guns.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will guest-star in an upcoming episode of CBS’ Madam Secretary, the network announced Tuesday.

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Albright, the first female U.S. Secretary of State who served from 1997-2001, will play herself in the installment. She’ll advise current Secretary of State Elizabeth on how to handle a delicate situation with the national security advisor (played by Julian Acosta, Hand of God) that threatens to ruin her relationship with the president.

Gilmore Girls fans and/or Albright groupies will remember that she also had a cameo in a 2005 episode, showing up in one of Rory’s dreams.

Madam Secretary returns on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 8/7c.