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James Hibberd
July 20, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Madam Secretary is adding a familiar actress from several procedural dramas for season two. 

Jill Hennessy (Law & OrderThe Good Wife, Crossing Jordan) has joined the CBS political drama’s second season in a recurring role. 

Hennessy’s character, Jane Fellows, will be Henry’s (Tim Daly) new Defense Intelligence Agency handler who is a commanding yet descreet political operator known for keeping cool in a crisis—though she doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with Henry. 

The actress will make her debut appearance in the season 2 premiere of Madam Secretary, which will return Sunday, Oct. 4. 

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