Almost two years after Hillary Clinton and most of the world thought she was going to become America’s first female President, it seems the candidate defeated by Donald Trump is making a new home on the small screen.
As Deadline predicted in our Murphy Brown review yesterday, tonight saw Clinton appear on the debut of the revival in what was a near-state-secret cameo. Teased by creator Diane English and left off critics’ review screeners, the brief turn by the ex-Secretary of State and First Lady saw her applying to be the assistant of Candice Bergen’s Murphy. In a trademark red pantsuit, Clinton mocked herself and the controversy that plagued her during the 2016 election with a line about “some experience with emails.” (you can watch a video below.)
The short stint on Murphy Brown follows a Late Show appearance with Stephen Colbert last week and Clinton joining former secretaries of states Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright on the Season 5 premiere of Madam Secretary with Tea Leoni on October 7.
All of which is to say, Clinton has a lot of CBS on her dance card. Which makes us wonder whether Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV is looking at the network, Showtime or CBS All Access as a home for its adaptation of Elaine Weiss’ critically praised book The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, which has Clinton attached as an EP. Hello Joe Ianniello?