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Private Practice alum Tim Daly has joined CBS' Madam Secretary, TVGuide.com.

Secretary stars Tea Leoni as Elizabeth McGill, a maverick Secretary of State who oversees the nation's foreign policy while trying to raise a family. Daly will play Elizabeth's husband Henry, a tweedy academic type who is an expert on medieval religious history. 

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Joan of Arcadia creator Barbara Hall wrote the pilot and will executive-produce with Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary (Invictus) and Tracy Mercer (Through the Wormhole).

Daly recently recurred on TV Land's Hot in Cleveland and will play a love interest to Mindy Kaling's character on The Mindy Project when the Fox comedy returns from hiatus.

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