2:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Madam Secretary' Creator Inks Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios
Barbara Hall is staying put at CBS Television Studios.
The Madam Secretary creator has signed a two-year overall deal with the studio behind the sophomore drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Under the pact, Hall will continue to serve as showrunner on the Tea Leoni-toplined series in addition to creating and developing new projects for the studio.
Madam Secretary has been a consistent performer for CBS on Sundays. The drama is averaging 12.5 million viewers and ranks among the top 10 scripted programs this season while attracting an upscale and educated audience.
The deal extends Hall's relationship with the network after having previously created Judging Amy and Joan of Arcadia.
The writer-producer's credits include CBS corporate sibling Showtime's Homeland, where she served as a co-executive producer under a pact with Fox 21.
Hall is repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.