Created by Barbara Hall ("Homeland," "Judging Amy," "Joan of Arcadia,") CBS's "Madam Secretary" stars Leoni as a former CIA analyst turned college professor who is asked to serve as Secretary of State.
With her sporty, no-nonsense appearance and intelligent demeanor, Leoni is a great choice.
Call it the "Scandal" effect.
CBS is working with Barbara Hall, co-executive producer of Homeland, on a series about a female secretary of state. Entitled Madame Secretary, the series will follow a female secretary of state.