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Tea Leoni cast in CBS pilot as 'Madam Secretary'

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Tea Leoni

Tea Leoni is headed back to TV as the star of a CBS drama pilot.

The Jurassic Park II and Tower Heist actress has landed the title role in the network’s Madam Secretary, playing the U.S. Secretary of State. The logline: “About the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life..”

Leoni’s last series was the comedy The Naked Truth, which ran on ABC in 1995 and then jumped to NBC through 1998. Madam Secretary is from writer Barbara Hall (Judging Amy) with executive producers Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and Tracy Mercer.