'Madam Secretary' Season 6 Will Give Proper Send Off And Ending To Elizabeth's Story
Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) is about to say goodbye to her seat as Madam Secretary Season 6 will be the show's final bow. CBS announced the upcoming season would be series' finale, but it would be shorter compared to its predecessors.
Madam Secretary's previous seasons used to have 20 to 23 episodes. However, Season 6 will be cut into half as it will only have 10 episodes to offer.
In the previous season finale, Elizabeth prepared to leave the state department as she is now ready to run for the presidency. "We've always been about pulling back the curtain on the State Department and showing the process of diplomacy, so this is going to be pulling back the curtain on a campaign and everything that that involves," co-creator Barbara Hall told TVLine about Madam Secretary Season 6.
As the show is about to come to a close, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl wanted to give Madam Secretary Season 6 a proper sendoff. "I think it's important to respect the audience," he said, via The Hollywood Reporter.
Kahl understands it is hard for the viewers to see their favorite television show goes away. So, he wants to give the show a proper ending by sending it off with a "great deal of respect and celebration."
Show creator Barbara Hall, and executive producer Lori McCreary told Deadline they wanted Madam Secretary Season 6 to have a "parallel primary race" along what is happening in the real world. As the show is about to coincide its fictional election to the US's election year, they find it interesting to create a draft on the "political vocabulary" that people have.
Hall and McCreary added it would be a big challenge for them to tackle the election process when someone wants to run the presidency in Madam Secretary Season 6. "That's part of what I think season six would be about, and I think it would be fun," they said.
According to Digital Spy, although it seems to be a shame that CBS will end Madam Secretary, it may be understandable given the fact that it is the network's lowest-rated scripted series. CBS is now busy on ending some of its longest-running shows like Criminal Minds and The Big Bang Theory. However, it is now taking its time to start its new beginnings.
Fans will once again see Leoni takes the role of Elizabeth in Madam Secretary Season 6. Other stars that will be back to the new season are Tim Daly, Sara Ramirez, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arecelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Katherine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood, Evan Roe, and Željko Ivanek. The final season is expected to be out later this year on CBS.