'Madam Secretary' & 6 Other Shows That Got Political With Guest Stars

Meaghan Darwish

It appears that CBS's Madam Secretary is packing quite the political punch for its Season 5 premiere, lining up three big-name guest stars.

Former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton, and General Colin Powell will all appear in the October 7 episode alongside star and fictional secretary of state Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni).

'Madam Secretary' EPs Explain the Political Show’s Explosive Season Finale

'Madam Secretary' EPs Explain the Political Show’s Explosive Season Finale

Executive producers Barbara Hall and Lori McCreary give the scoop on the suspenseful and enlightening episode.

But this isn't the first time politicians have guest-starred on series — from Parks and Recreation to Saturday Night Live, we've had plenty of moments where TV got political. Click through the gallery above for seven more shows!

Madam Secretary, Season 5 Premiere, Sunday, October 7, 10/9c, CBS