TVLine Items: Madam Secretary Gets a Bro, DWTS Pro Injured and More

Eric Stoltz Madam Secretary

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 EW.com, 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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* Dancing With the Stars pro Peta Murgatroyd — who was set to partner with “Honey, I’m Good” singer Andy Grammer in Season 21 — has been sidelined for six to eight weeks due to an ankle injury, People.com reports.

* Max Beesley (Suits) will appear in one episode of Homeland‘s upcoming fifth season. Per TheWrap, he will play Mike Brown, an ex-Royal Marine turned private military contractor who is not entirely comfortable working under Carrie.

* Julie Claire (Devious Maids, Web Therapy) will guest-star on Season 5 of Scandal, though details of her role are being kept quiet, according to TheWrap.

* Season 3 of Being Mary Jane will premiere Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 9/8c on BET.