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CBS Orders Morgan Freeman’s Female Secretary of State Pilot

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 13:  Actor Morgan Freeman of the television series "Are We Alone" speaks during the Discovery Networks portion of the 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 13, 2012 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

How does a drama pilot about a female secretary of State penned by Homeland writer Barbara Hall and executive produced by Morgan Freeman strike you? Us too. Oh, and CBS as well, seeing as how they just picked it up. The show apparently features "a maverick female Secretary of State as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life." You might have assumed Freeman and Hall would lean heavily on Hillary Clinton's tenure for plot lines, but you never know. It sounds like they could easily go full Albright with this.

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2012 Getty Images