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August 01, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

The robe suits him! 

Morgan Freeman — fresh from narrating the Shonda Rhimes-produced biographical film about Hillary Clinton — will reprise his role as Chief Justice Wilbourne in the third season premiere of Madam Secretary.

Freeman first created the role for the drama’s second season premiere last year. He appeared in a scene opposite star Téa Leoni, who plays Elizabeth McCord. Freeman, who executive produces the series for CBS, will also direct the episode.

Also returning for the season premiere is CBS News’ Jane Pauley, who will play herself as she interviews Secretary McCord. The episode will give viewers an answer to last season’s cliffhanger: Did Elizabeth accept President Dalton’s (Keith Carradine) offer to become his Vice President for his re-election campaign?

Madam Secretary returns Oct. 2 to CBS in a new 9 p.m. ET timeslot.

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type
TV Show
seasons
2
Genre
run date
09/21/14
Status
In Season
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