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Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and General Colin Powell to guest star on 'Madam Secretary'

CBS announced today that former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and General Colin Powell will guest star in the fifth season premiere of "Madam Secretary" to be broadcast Sunday, October 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. They filmed their scenes on Wednesday, July 11, during the first week of production of the critically acclaimed series' upcoming season.

In the episode, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, played by Téa Leoni, turns to the former secretaries of state to ask their advice on how to respond to a delicate situation.

"We're delighted to have these three former secretaries of state be part of our season premiere," said executive producer Barbara Hall. "It was a privilege to experience their perspectives and discourse both in and behind the scenes."

"Having three powerhouses of diplomacy agree to come on our show is awe-inspiring and humbling. And that we were able to find a time in their busy schedules when they were all available is a miracle," said Lori McCreary, Executive Producer. "We welcome Secretary Albright, Secretary Clinton and General Powell to the "Madam Secretary" family!"

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to become Secretary of State, held the position from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. General Colin Powell served as Secretary of State from 2001 until 2005 under President George Bush. Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State from 2009 until 2013 under President Barack Obama.

Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Sara Ramirez, Eljko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood and Evan Roe. Barbara Hall, Lori McCreary, David Grae, Eric Stoltz and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Revelations Entertainment.

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