Eric Stoltz Madam Secretary

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Madam Secretary will have some family business to attend to when the CBS drama returns.

TV vet Eric Stoltz (Chicago Hope, Caprica) — who also co-executive-produces the political drama — will appear in Season 2 as Peter, the brother of Téa Leoni’s Elizabeth McCord.

According to, Peter is an adventurer and risk-taker who will try to settle an old conflict with Elizabeth when he comes to town.

Madam Secretary returns Sunday, Oct. 4, at 8/7c on CBS; Stoltz’s first episode will air sometime in November.

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