In the Madam Secretary episode “Unity Node,” while Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) tries to salvage a peace deal with Russia, she also gets dragged into an emergency situation aboard the International Space Station. The Secretary will work with NASA administrator Glenn. Last time Glenn appeared on the show, he was hitting on the Secretary’s right-hand woman Nadine (Bebe Neuwirth).
Glenn is John Pankow. He’s best known for his TV roles on Showtime’s Episodes (Merc Lapidus), Mad About You (Ira Buchman), and The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (Ron Luchesse). Pankow is also recognized for his roles in the films Bride Wars (Ann Hathaway’s father), The Object Of My Affection (Jennifer Aniston’s boyfriend Vince), Talk Radio (Dietz), To Live and Die in LA (John Vukovich), and The Secret of My Succe$s (Fred Melrose). Madam Secretary airs Sundays at 8pm on CBS.