CBS Pilot 'Madam Secretary' Films In Rye

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Crews set up outside Ruby's Oyster Bar and Bistro in Rye for the filming of the CBS pilot "Madam Secretary."
Crews set up outside Ruby's Oyster Bar and Bistro in Rye for the filming of the CBS pilot "Madam Secretary." Photo Credit: Casey Donahue
Film equipment was set up on Purchase Street in Rye for the filming of the Morgan Freeman-produced pilot "Madam Secretary."
Film equipment was set up on Purchase Street in Rye for the filming of the Morgan Freeman-produced pilot "Madam Secretary." Photo Credit: Casey Donahue
Large black curtains were placed over the windows of Ruby's Oyster Bar and Bistro for the filming of the CBS pilot "Madam Secretary."
Large black curtains were placed over the windows of Ruby's Oyster Bar and Bistro for the filming of the CBS pilot "Madam Secretary." Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

RYE, N.Y. -- Traffic was disrupted slightly in downtown Rye on Tuesday afternoon as filming took place for the pilot of a new CBS show "Madam Secretary."

Filming was done on Purchase Street near Elm Street, with some filming taking place inside Ruby's Oyster Bar and Bistro. Film crews began setting up equipment on the sidewalks and outside the restaurant at around 2 p.m., with filming expected to last until 1 a.m., Wednesday, March 26. Police were on hand to direct traffic, which was slowed by the equipment trucks and electrical cords running across the road. Employees inside the nearby Starbucks said that the filming was not causing much disruption.

Executive produced by Morgan Freeman and created by "Homeland" writer Barbara Hall, "Madam Secretary" stars Tea Leoni as Secretary of State Elizabeth McGill as she deals with international issues, office politics and her personal life. The pilot will also star Bebe Neuwirth, Tim Daly and Geoffrey Arend.

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