‘Shark Tank’ Suffers Series Low In Season 10 Start

ABC’s Shark Tank (0.6 demo rating, 3.05 million viewers), started Season 10 at a series low on Sunday.
Shark Tank Followed the season launch of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (0.7, 4.98M) which barely built on its America’s Funniest Home Videos (0.7, …

ABC's Shark Tank (0.6 demo rating, 3.05 million viewers), started Season 10 at a series low on Sunday. Shark Tank Followed the season launch of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (0.7, 4.98M) which barely built on its America's Funniest Home Videos (0.7, 4.71M) leadin; AFHV kicked off ABC's night matching its previous week's premiere. Fox's The Simpsons (1.8, 4.57M) scored a Week 2 pop following afternoon national NFL. Bob’s Burgers (1.2, 3.09M) and Family Guy (1.2, 2.79M)…

Ratings: ‘Dancing With the Stars Juniors’ Has a Pint-Sized Debut

“Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” had a pretty child-sized debut on Sunday. Afterwards, ABC premiered its new season of “Shark Tank,” which didn’t take a bite out of its broadcast competition either.

NBC finished first last night in primetime with its “Sunday Night Football” game — no surprise there. Fox was runner-up with its own NFL overrun from the afternoon.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national Nielsen numbers for those network’s airing pro football should be considered subject to significant adjustment.

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NBC was first in ratings with a 4.5 rating/18 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 14.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. That was the combination of a 90-minute pregame show and the Dallas Cowboys-Houston Texans game itself.

Fox was second in ratings with a 2.2/8 and third in viewers with 6.6 million. After an NFL overrun and Fox’s post-game coverage, “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 1.8/7 and 4.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bob’s Burgers” got a 1.2/5 and 3.1 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 received a 1.2/4 and 2.8 million viewers. At 10, “Rel” managed a 0.7/3 and 1.9 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and second in viewers with 7.6 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” had a 0.8/3 and 8.2 million viewers. “God Friended Me” at 8 got a 0.9/4 and 8.4 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: Los Angeles” received a 0.8/3 and 7.5 million viewers. A new season of “Madam Secretary” at 10 premiered to a 0.6/2 and 6.1 million viewers.

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ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 4.4 million. At 7, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” had a 0.7/3 and 4.7 million viewers. “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” from 8-10 averaged a 0.7/3 and 5 million viewers. At 10, the “Shark Tank” return settled for a 0.6/2 and 3.1 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 992,000.

The CW does not yet nationally program Sunday nights.

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“Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” had a pretty child-sized debut on Sunday. Afterwards, ABC premiered its new season of “Shark Tank,” which didn’t take a bite out of its broadcast competition either.

NBC finished first last night in primetime with its “Sunday Night Football” game — no surprise there. Fox was runner-up with its own NFL overrun from the afternoon.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national Nielsen numbers for those network’s airing pro football should be considered subject to significant adjustment.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.5 rating/18 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 14.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. That was the combination of a 90-minute pregame show and the Dallas Cowboys-Houston Texans game itself.

Fox was second in ratings with a 2.2/8 and third in viewers with 6.6 million. After an NFL overrun and Fox’s post-game coverage, “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 1.8/7 and 4.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bob’s Burgers” got a 1.2/5 and 3.1 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 received a 1.2/4 and 2.8 million viewers. At 10, “Rel” managed a 0.7/3 and 1.9 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and second in viewers with 7.6 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” had a 0.8/3 and 8.2 million viewers. “God Friended Me” at 8 got a 0.9/4 and 8.4 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: Los Angeles” received a 0.8/3 and 7.5 million viewers. A new season of “Madam Secretary” at 10 premiered to a 0.6/2 and 6.1 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 4.4 million. At 7, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” had a 0.7/3 and 4.7 million viewers. “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” from 8-10 averaged a 0.7/3 and 5 million viewers. At 10, the “Shark Tank” return settled for a 0.6/2 and 3.1 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 992,000.

The CW does not yet nationally program Sunday nights.

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‘Murphy Brown’ Premieres With Surprise Hillary Clinton Cameo

Hillary Clinton made a surprise cameo appearance on the premiere of the “Murphy Brown” revival Thursday night, making several jokes at her own expense in the process.

In the scene at the beginning of the episode, Candice Bergen’s Murphy Brown is interviewing a new candidate for a “secretarial position.” Enter Hillary, who says she spells her name with just one “L,” and insists she just looks like the ex-Secretary of State.

During the ensuing interview, “Hilary” references one of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign blurbs, saying “I’m qualified, and I’m ready on day one,” she quips that she has “some experience with emails,” and adds that her experience includes four years as a secretary in “a very large organization.” And of course, “Hilary” also made a reference to one of Clinton’s books, saying that in a tv news production, “everyone works together. It takes a village.” Wokka wokka wokka.

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The cameo is actually only the first of two the former presidential candidate will be making on CBS during the current television season. On Oct. 7, She’ll appear in the season premiere of “Madam Secretary,” alongside fellow former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell. But unlike tonight’s cameo, that one was announced back in July.

The revival of “Murphy Brown” reunites Bergen, also an executive producer, with series creator and executive producer Diane English and original series co-stars Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud. As it did in the original run, “Murphy Brown” will tackle the current political climate, which will include references to President Donald Trump, his press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and a “Steve Bannon-esque” character, among others. English also said the show will do a #MeToo inspired storyline in the fourth episode.

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Hillary Clinton made a surprise cameo appearance on the premiere of the “Murphy Brown” revival Thursday night, making several jokes at her own expense in the process.

In the scene at the beginning of the episode, Candice Bergen’s Murphy Brown is interviewing a new candidate for a “secretarial position.” Enter Hillary, who says she spells her name with just one “L,” and insists she just looks like the ex-Secretary of State.

During the ensuing interview, “Hilary” references one of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign blurbs, saying “I’m qualified, and I’m ready on day one,” she quips that she has “some experience with emails,” and adds that her experience includes four years as a secretary in “a very large organization.” And of course, “Hilary” also made a reference to one of Clinton’s books, saying that in a tv news production, “everyone works together. It takes a village.” Wokka wokka wokka.

The cameo is actually only the first of two the former presidential candidate will be making on CBS during the current television season. On Oct. 7, She’ll appear in the season premiere of “Madam Secretary,” alongside fellow former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell. But unlike tonight’s cameo, that one was announced back in July.

The revival of “Murphy Brown” reunites Bergen, also an executive producer, with series creator and executive producer Diane English and original series co-stars Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud. As it did in the original run, “Murphy Brown” will tackle the current political climate, which will include references to President Donald Trump, his press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and a “Steve Bannon-esque” character, among others. English also said the show will do a #MeToo inspired storyline in the fourth episode.

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Hillary Clinton Is ‘Murphy Brown’s Secret Guest Star, Another CBS Cameo To Come

Almost two years after Hillary Clinton and most of the world thought the ex-First Lady was going to become America’s first female President, it seems the candidate that Donald Trump defeated is making a new home on the small screen.
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Almost two years after Hillary Clinton and most of the world thought the ex-First Lady was going to become America's first female President, it seems the candidate that Donald Trump defeated is making a new home on the small screen. As Deadline predicted in our Murphy Brown review yesterday, tonight saw Clinton appear on the debut of the revival in what was a near state secret cameo. Teased by creator Diane English and left off critics’ review screeners, the brief turn by…

CBS Developing Female Mayor Drama From Nina Tassler and ‘Madam Secretary’ Showrunner

CBS is developing a female mayor drama, “Ms. Mayor” from “Madam Secretary” showrunner Barbara Hall and former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler.
The project is from Tassler and her producing partner Denise Di Novi, under t…

CBS is developing a female mayor drama, “Ms. Mayor” from “Madam Secretary” showrunner Barbara Hall and former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler.

The project is from Tassler and her producing partner Denise Di Novi, under their PatMa Productions banner. Hall is also an executive producer and wrote the script. The project is from CBS TV Studios. The studio recently signed a new multi-year pact with Hall.

The logline for “Ms. Mayor” is: When a young activist runs for Mayor of New York City on a whim, her surprise victory launches her onto a political stage that she’s not prepared for, but is determined to take on with her idealistic enthusiasm.

Tassler had a lengthy tenure with the company, first joining in 1997 was VP of drama for CBS Productions, before shifting over to the network a year later to head up drama development. She became entertainment president in 2004 and chairman in 2014. She was chairman when Hall’s “Madam Secretary” was picked up, and worked on other projects with Hall during her tenure at CBS, including “Judging Amy” and “Joan of Arcadia.”

Hall was the showrunner for “Judging Amy” and the creator of “Joan of Arcadia.”

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Hillary Clinton to Guest Star With Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright in ‘Madam Secretary’ Premiere

When CBS’ “Madam Secretary” returns for its fifth season this fall, Tea Leoni’s Elizabeth McCord will be joined by real-life former secretaries of state, including Hillary Clinton.

Clinton, along with Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright, will guest star as themselves on the fifth season premiere of the CBS drama, which airs Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. In the episode, McCord turns to the former secretaries of state to ask their advice on how to respond to a delicate situation.

The trio filmed their scenes on July 11 during the first of production on the season.

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

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

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When CBS’ “Madam Secretary” returns for its fifth season this fall, Tea Leoni’s Elizabeth McCord will be joined by real-life former secretaries of state, including Hillary Clinton.

Clinton, along with Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright, will guest star as themselves on the fifth season premiere of the CBS drama, which airs Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. In the episode, McCord turns to the former secretaries of state to ask their advice on how to respond to a delicate situation.

The trio filmed their scenes on July 11 during the first of production on the season.

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

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

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CBS Renews ‘Survivor,’ ‘The Amazing Race,’ 9 More Series

CBS has renewed 11 series, including “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race” and “Hawaii Five-0,” the network announced Wednesday.

Additional series getting another season are “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” “Madam Secretary,” “MacGyver,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” NCIS: New Orleans,” “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.”

Combined with previously announced pick-ups, CBS now has 17 series in their 2018-2019 slate, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups. The network previously announced that “The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon,” “MOM,” “NCIS,” “Seal Team” and “S.W.A.T.” received renewals.

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As far as pilots go, the network has ordered eight comedy pilots, including the revival of “Murphy Brown.” Other comedy pilots include “25,” “Fam,” “History of Them,” “I Mom So Hard,” “Pandas in New York,” “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” and the untitled Austen Earl and Tim McAuliffe project.

CBS drama pilots in the works include the “Cagney and Lacey” reboot starring Sarah Drew and Michelle Hurd, “Chiefs,” “The Code,” “F.B.I.,” “God Friended Me,” “LA Confidential,” “Magnum P.I.,” “Main Justice,” “Murder” and “Red Line.”

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CBS has renewed 11 series, including “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race” and “Hawaii Five-0,” the network announced Wednesday.

Additional series getting another season are “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” “Madam Secretary,” “MacGyver,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” NCIS: New Orleans,” “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.”

Combined with previously announced pick-ups, CBS now has 17 series in their 2018-2019 slate, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups. The network previously announced that “The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon,” “MOM,” “NCIS,” “Seal Team” and “S.W.A.T.” received renewals.

As far as pilots go, the network has ordered eight comedy pilots, including the revival of “Murphy Brown.” Other comedy pilots include “25,” “Fam,” “History of Them,” “I Mom So Hard,” “Pandas in New York,” “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” and the untitled Austen Earl and Tim McAuliffe project.

CBS drama pilots in the works include the “Cagney and Lacey” reboot starring Sarah Drew and Michelle Hurd, “Chiefs,” “The Code,” “F.B.I.,” “God Friended Me,” “LA Confidential,” “Magnum P.I.,” “Main Justice,” “Murder” and “Red Line.”

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‘Madam Secretary’ Showrunner Barbara Hall Inks Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

Barbara Hall, creator and showrunner of the CBS drama “Madam Secretary,” has set a new overall deal with CBS Television Studios. The three-year pact calls for Hall to continue as showrunner and exec producer of “Madam Secretary” and to develop new projects for the Eye’s TV studio. Toplined by Tea Leone and Tim Daly, “Madam […]

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‘Veep,’ ‘Good Fight,’ ‘Madam Secretary’ Bosses on the Importance of Aspiration in Political Shows

Just as the state of politics has changed in the real world recently, the state of politics on television has had to adjust as well. “This show was aspirational,” director Thomas Schlamme said of “The West Wing” at a Television Academy panel about “Penning Pennsylvania Avenue” in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “[Creator Aaron Sorkin and […]

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‘Madam Secretary’ Boss Swears Trump Didn’t Inspire Plot About Impeaching ‘Irrational’ President

There’s a madman in the White House and they’re trying to impeach him. Oh, we mean on “Madam Secretary,” of course.

In Sunday’s episode of the Téa Leoni-led CBS drama, President Conrad Dalton’s (Keith Carradine) uncharacteristically irrational behavior means that he could be removed from office on account of the 25th Amendment.

However, President Donald Trump’s mental health was not the inspiration for the episode’s plot, executive producer Barbara Hall tells Entertainment Weekly. In fact, the script was written back in October. Even the title, “Sound and Fury,” — very similar to Michael Wolff’s best-selling book, “Fire and Fury,” about Trump’s first year in office — was decided last year.

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“It’s very easy to trace,” Hall said. “Look at the process for making a TV show. It takes a month to break a story and we shot it in mid-November.”

Of course, that doesn’t mean Hall isn’t ecstatic to be able to address impeachment, even if it’s only in a fictional world.

“Anything that’s even remotely in the national discussion becomes something we like to explore,” Hall said. “We felt like this would be a fun thing to game out. Let’s create a scenario where it would be valid, and show viewers how it works.”

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“Madam Secretary” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

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There’s a madman in the White House and they’re trying to impeach him. Oh, we mean on “Madam Secretary,” of course.

In Sunday’s episode of the Téa Leoni-led CBS drama, President Conrad Dalton’s (Keith Carradine) uncharacteristically irrational behavior means that he could be removed from office on account of the 25th Amendment.

However, President Donald Trump’s mental health was not the inspiration for the episode’s plot, executive producer Barbara Hall tells Entertainment Weekly. In fact, the script was written back in October. Even the title, “Sound and Fury,” — very similar to Michael Wolff’s best-selling book, “Fire and Fury,” about Trump’s first year in office — was decided last year.

“It’s very easy to trace,” Hall said. “Look at the process for making a TV show. It takes a month to break a story and we shot it in mid-November.”

Of course, that doesn’t mean Hall isn’t ecstatic to be able to address impeachment, even if it’s only in a fictional world.

“Anything that’s even remotely in the national discussion becomes something we like to explore,” Hall said. “We felt like this would be a fun thing to game out. Let’s create a scenario where it would be valid, and show viewers how it works.”

“Madam Secretary” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

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13 TV Shows With the Worst Audience Declines From Last Year (Photos)

We’ve already learned that just six entertainment (so, no sports or news programming) TV shows across the Big 4 broadcast channels were able to grow their audiences from Fall 2016 to this season — but which ones are actually falling the hardest? TheWrap‘s got that answer for you today, and we’ve ranked them in order from bad-to-awful.

Unfortunately for Fox, the newest of the networks (again, we’re leaving The CW alone here) owns each of the three worst year over year total-viewer drop-offs. All numbers in this story comes from Nielsen’s “most current” metric, which includes a week’s worth of delayed viewing where available.

Find a sample of our findings below, and scroll through the gallery for all 13.

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Rank: 10
Show: “Madam Secretary”
Net: CBS
Total-Viewer Average: 8.564 million
Year-Over-Year Decline: -22%

Rank: 8
Show: “Black-ish”
Net: ABC
Total-Viewer Average: 5.641 million
Year-Over-Year Decline: -26%

Rank: 4 (tie)
Show: “Blindspot”
Net: NBC
Total-Viewer Average: 5.217 million
Year-Over-Year Decline: -33%

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Unfortunately for Fox, the newest of the networks (again, we’re leaving The CW alone here) owns each of the three worst year over year total-viewer drop-offs. All numbers in this story comes from Nielsen’s “most current” metric, which includes a week’s worth of delayed viewing where available.

Find a sample of our findings below, and scroll through the gallery for all 13.

Rank: 10
Show: “Madam Secretary”
Net: CBS
Total-Viewer Average: 8.564 million
Year-Over-Year Decline: -22%

Rank: 8
Show: “Black-ish”
Net: ABC
Total-Viewer Average: 5.641 million
Year-Over-Year Decline: -26%

Rank: 4 (tie)
Show: “Blindspot”
Net: NBC
Total-Viewer Average: 5.217 million
Year-Over-Year Decline: -33%

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‘Madam Secretary’: Sara Ramirez Cast As Regular In CBS Drama Series

With the sudden departure of Bebe Neuwirth’s Nadine Tolliver, there is an opening at the State Department on CBSMadam Secretary. And now Grey’s Anatomy alum Sara Ramirez has joined the cast as a new series regular.
Ramirez will play Kat Sandoval, a brilliant political strategist, legendary in D.C. for her talent and for abruptly dropping out of politics until Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) manages to coax her back into the State Department. CBS says Ramirez’s character will be…

With the sudden departure of Bebe Neuwirth’s Nadine Tolliver, there is an opening at the State Department on CBSMadam Secretary. And now Grey’s Anatomy alum Sara Ramirez has joined the cast as a new series regular. Ramirez will play Kat Sandoval, a brilliant political strategist, legendary in D.C. for her talent and for abruptly dropping out of politics until Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) manages to coax her back into the State Department. CBS says Ramirez’s character will be…

‘Madam Secretary’ Casts Sara Ramirez After Bebe Neuwirth Exit

“Grey’s Anatomy” alum Sara Ramirez is joining the cast of “Madam Secretary,” CBS announced Tuesday.

Ramirez will play legendary D.C. political strategist Kat Sandoval who abruptly left politics until Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) coaxes her back into the State Department.

Ramirez played Doctor Callie Torres for 10 years, and exited the Shondaland staple “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2016. She had been a major character on the show since Season 2.

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The introduction of a new political player to the Secretary of State’s team comes just after a shocking exit by Bebe Neuwirth, who played Nadine Tolliver on the show. Nadine left her position at the State Department in Sunday night’s episode, leading fans wondering what Elizabeth’s team will do without her. The series regular had been in more than 70 episodes.

“We’re very excited that Sara is joining the cast,” said series creator and executive producer Barbara Hall. “She brings a fresh perspective and a fun, energetic quality to the State Department staff.”

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“Grey’s Anatomy” alum Sara Ramirez is joining the cast of “Madam Secretary,” CBS announced Tuesday.

Ramirez will play legendary D.C. political strategist Kat Sandoval who abruptly left politics until Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) coaxes her back into the State Department.

Ramirez played Doctor Callie Torres for 10 years, and exited the Shondaland staple “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2016. She had been a major character on the show since Season 2.

The introduction of a new political player to the Secretary of State’s team comes just after a shocking exit by Bebe Neuwirth, who played Nadine Tolliver on the show. Nadine left her position at the State Department in Sunday night’s episode, leading fans wondering what Elizabeth’s team will do without her. The series regular had been in more than 70 episodes.

“We’re very excited that Sara is joining the cast,” said series creator and executive producer Barbara Hall. “She brings a fresh perspective and a fun, energetic quality to the State Department staff.”

You can watch “Madam Secretary” Sundays on CBS.

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Nadine Tolliver is walking away from the State Department on CBS’ “Madam Secretary,” leading to a lot of questions from the show’s fans.

Sunday’s episode of the political drama featured the Chief of Staff — played for four seasons by Bebe Neuwirth — exiting Sec. of State Elizabeth McCord’s (Téa Leoni) team.

“So grateful to @CBS for accepting my request to depart @MadamSecretary and writing a beautiful exit for me. #IllmissNadine,” the actress tweeted Sunday.

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The surprising twist led to a slew of shocked responses from fans who did not see the departure coming and were also grappling with such developments as the government shutdown and Daisy Grant’s (Patina Miller) pregnancy.

“What will happen to ‘Madam Secretary’ team? Nadine leaving and Daisy is pregnant, maternity leave? Gov’t [shutdown] …” one devotee tweeted.

“NO, BUT WHAT ABOUT MIKE B AND NADINE?” another fan wrote about Nadine’s feelings for Michael Barnow (Kevin Rahm).

Check out a selection of tweets below.

@MadamSecretary What will happen to #MadamSecretary team? Nadine leaving ???????? & Daisy is pregnant maternity leave? ????, gov’t shutdn…????

— SHAWN (@goldenlvr4ever) October 23, 2017

Wait, so Nadine is really leaving the show? #MadamSecretary

— Nick Rafter (@NRafter) October 23, 2017

Nadine, where are you going? Why are you leaving the show? @BebeNeuwirth #MadamSecretary

— Ms. Stacey L. Bracey (@thebraceygroup) October 23, 2017

We’re sad to see you leave. What’s next?

— Barry Robertson (@Barry0169) October 23, 2017

Did anyone else tear up about Nadine leaving!? ????????????#MadamSecretary @TeaLeoni @BebeNeuwirth @MadamSecretary

— jbohal (@jbohal) October 23, 2017

Why are you leaving the show?

— Krista ???? (@FragmentedSand) October 23, 2017

NO, BUT WHAT ABOUT MIKE B AND NADINE? ???? @BebeNeuwirth @KevinRahm #MadamSecretary

— Krista ???? (@FragmentedSand) October 23, 2017

“Madam Secretary” airs Sundays at 10/9c on CBS.

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Nadine Tolliver is walking away from the State Department on CBS’ “Madam Secretary,” leading to a lot of questions from the show’s fans.

Sunday’s episode of the political drama featured the Chief of Staff — played for four seasons by Bebe Neuwirth — exiting Sec. of State Elizabeth McCord’s (Téa Leoni) team.

“So grateful to @CBS for accepting my request to depart @MadamSecretary and writing a beautiful exit for me. #IllmissNadine,” the actress tweeted Sunday.

The surprising twist led to a slew of shocked responses from fans who did not see the departure coming and were also grappling with such developments as the government shutdown and Daisy Grant’s (Patina Miller) pregnancy.

“What will happen to ‘Madam Secretary’ team? Nadine leaving and Daisy is pregnant, maternity leave? Gov’t [shutdown] …” one devotee tweeted.

“NO, BUT WHAT ABOUT MIKE B AND NADINE?” another fan wrote about Nadine’s feelings for Michael Barnow (Kevin Rahm).

Check out a selection of tweets below.

“Madam Secretary” airs Sundays at 10/9c on CBS.

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Bebe Neuwirth Exits CBS Drama Series ‘Madam Secretary’

Sec. McCord’s Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver is leaving the State Department – for good. Bebe Neuwirth announced Sunday night in a series of tweets that she had decided to leave CBSMadam Secretary. Neuwirth has been a series regular since the political drama premiered in 2014.

1/3 So grateful for my time @MadamSecretary – a wonderful show where I love the cast, crew, background artists.

Sec. McCord’s Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver is leaving the State Department – for good. Bebe Neuwirth announced Sunday night in a series of tweets that she had decided to leave CBSMadam Secretary. Neuwirth has been a series regular since the political drama premiered in 2014. 1/3 So grateful for my time @MadamSecretary – a wonderful show where I love the cast, crew, background artists.

Bebe Neuwirth Thanks CBS for Letting Her Leave ‘Madam Secretary’

Bebe Neuwirth has left “Madam Secretary” after 70-plus episodes. The series regular actress thanked CBS early this morning on Twitter for letting her out of their contract.

Neuwirth, who played chief of staff Nadine Tolliver since the show launched in 2014, was written out of the drama last night. The character left politics to be closer to her son and soon-to-be grandchild.

The real person behind the role expressed her gratitude to the cast, crew and network via the below tweets.

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1/3 So grateful for my time @MadamSecretary – a wonderful show where I love the cast, crew, background artists. #lifelongfriends

— Bebe Neuwirth (@BebeNeuwirth) October 23, 2017

2/3 So grateful to @CBS for accepting my request to depart @MadamSecretary and writing a beautiful exit for me. #IllmissNadine

— Bebe Neuwirth (@BebeNeuwirth) October 23, 2017

3/3 So grateful for everyone’s support & good wishes here in Twitterland. ????????

— Bebe Neuwirth (@BebeNeuwirth) October 23, 2017

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Bebe Neuwirth has left “Madam Secretary” after 70-plus episodes. The series regular actress thanked CBS early this morning on Twitter for letting her out of their contract.

Neuwirth, who played chief of staff Nadine Tolliver since the show launched in 2014, was written out of the drama last night. The character left politics to be closer to her son and soon-to-be grandchild.

The real person behind the role expressed her gratitude to the cast, crew and network via the below tweets.

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‘Ghosted’ & ‘Wisdom Of The Crowd’ Have So-So Week 2 Retentions, ‘Ten Days In The Valley’ Slips To 0.4 Demo Rating

Snapshot with Live+Same Day fast nationals: Week 2 of new series: CBS’ Wisdom of the Crowd (1.0 in 18-49, -29%,  8.0 million), Fox’s Ghosted (1.4, even, 3.6 million), ABC’s Ten Days In the Valley (0.4, -33%, 2.6 million); Returning series premieres: CBS’ Madam Secretary (0.8, -27%, 7.3 million).
As the late NFL game switched from CBS to Fox, so did the fortunes of the two networks’ series. The football tide helped new Fox comedy Ghosted (1.4 in 18-49 demo, 3.6 million…

Snapshot with Live+Same Day fast nationals: Week 2 of new series: CBS' Wisdom of the Crowd (1.0 in 18-49, -29%,  8.0 million), Fox's Ghosted (1.4, even, 3.6 million), ABC's Ten Days In the Valley (0.4, -33%, 2.6 million); Returning series premieres: CBS’ Madam Secretary (0.8, -27%, 7.3 million). As the late NFL game switched from CBS to Fox, so did the fortunes of the two networks’ series. The football tide helped new Fox comedy Ghosted (1.4 in 18-49 demo, 3.6 million…

Ratings: ABC’s ‘Toy Box’ and ‘Ten Days in the Valley’ Tank

“Shark Tank” can only do so much. It’s going to be a long Fall of Sundays for ABC, the struggling network whose lineup on the weekend-closing day is currently bookended by the weak “Toy Box” and “Ten Days in the Valley.”

Last night, ABC finished fourth again, as NBC and Fox benefitted from NFL football. Due to the nature of live sports, these Nielsen numbers for both nets should be considered subject to change.

CBS, which returned “Madam Secretary” at 10 p.m., ended up in third.

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NBC was first in ratings with a 4.3 rating/15 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 12.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans game posted a big number after the usual pregame stuff.

Fox was second in ratings with a 3.0/11 and in viewers with 8.7 million. After the conclusion of the Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys game and postgame show “The OT,” “The Simpsons” at 8 put up a 2.2/8 and 5.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “Ghosted” got a 1.4/5 and 3.6 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 had a 1.4/5 and 3.1 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Last Man on Earth” closed Fox’s primetime to a 1.0/3 and 2.3 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 8.3 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” landed a 1.1/4 and 9.8 million viewers. “Wisdom of the Crowd” at 8 received a 1.0/3 and 7.9 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: Los Angeles” had a 1.0/3 and 8.4 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 10 premiered to a 0.8/3 and 7.1 million viewers.

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ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 3.4 million. “The Toy Box” at 8 managed a 0.4/1 and 1.9 million viewers. At 9, the season premiere of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” got a 0.9/3 and 4.5 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 had a 1.1/4 and 4.7 million viewers. At 10, “Ten Days in the Valley” settled for a 0.4/2 and 2.6 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 801,000.

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“Shark Tank” can only do so much. It’s going to be a long Fall of Sundays for ABC, the struggling network whose lineup on the weekend-closing day is currently bookended by the weak “Toy Box” and “Ten Days in the Valley.”

Last night, ABC finished fourth again, as NBC and Fox benefitted from NFL football. Due to the nature of live sports, these Nielsen numbers for both nets should be considered subject to change.

CBS, which returned “Madam Secretary” at 10 p.m., ended up in third.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.3 rating/15 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 12.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans game posted a big number after the usual pregame stuff.

Fox was second in ratings with a 3.0/11 and in viewers with 8.7 million. After the conclusion of the Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys game and postgame show “The OT,” “The Simpsons” at 8 put up a 2.2/8 and 5.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “Ghosted” got a 1.4/5 and 3.6 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 had a 1.4/5 and 3.1 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Last Man on Earth” closed Fox’s primetime to a 1.0/3 and 2.3 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 8.3 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” landed a 1.1/4 and 9.8 million viewers. “Wisdom of the Crowd” at 8 received a 1.0/3 and 7.9 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: Los Angeles” had a 1.0/3 and 8.4 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 10 premiered to a 0.8/3 and 7.1 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 3.4 million. “The Toy Box” at 8 managed a 0.4/1 and 1.9 million viewers. At 9, the season premiere of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” got a 0.9/3 and 4.5 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 had a 1.1/4 and 4.7 million viewers. At 10, “Ten Days in the Valley” settled for a 0.4/2 and 2.6 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 801,000.

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