Madam Secretary: Hillary Clinton to Guest Star!

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Madam Secretary is adding three former secretaries of state to its cast for its upcoming fifth season premiere.

CBS has confirmed that Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and General Colin Powell will guest star in an episode of the drama series later this year. 

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“We’re delighted to have these three former secretaries of state be part of our season premiere,” said Barbara Hall, Executive Producer, and Series Creator.

“It was a privilege to experience their perspectives and discourse both in and behind the scenes.”

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“Having three powerhouses of diplomacy agree to come on our show is awe-inspiring and humbling," adds Lori McCreary, Executive Producer.

"And that we were able to find a time in their busy schedules when they were all available is a miracle."

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“We welcome Secretary Albright, Secretary Clinton and General Powell to the MADAM SECRETARY family!”

Albright was the first woman to become Secretary of State and held the position from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. 

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Meanwhile, Powell held the position from 2001 until 2005 under President George Bush, while Clinton had the title from 2009 to 2013 under President Barack Obama. 

Little has been revealed about their roles on the series, but given the position all three previously, had, the likely scenario is that they will be playing themselves. 

Hillary Clinton Accepts Award

Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Sara Ramirez, Željko 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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Remember you can watch Madam Secretary online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Madam Secretary Season 5 debuts Sunday, October 7th!

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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