A drama series that has become a mainstay of CBS’s prime-time lineup will be coming to an end with a sixth and final season. Deadline reports that the network will bring “Madam Secretary” to an end after its upcoming season.
The show, which stars Tea Leoni as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, has a 10-episode order for season six.
Deadline quotes CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl announcing the news today at CBS’s upfronts press breakfast, saying: “They’re going to do 10 episodes in the fall and tie up the storyline. We’re happy and excited to do that for Tea, the cast and the audience. It’s hard when a show ‘poof goes away.’ We like to be able to do this and send the show off with a great deal of respect and celebration. Everyone appreciates when we are able to do that.”