Commander in Chief was a television drama that focused on the presidential administration and family of Mackenzie Allen (portrayed by Geena Davis), the first female President of the United States, who ascended to the role after the previous chief executive, Teddy Bridges (played by Will Lyman), died in office from a sudden ruptured cerebral aneurysm.
Last Episode01x18 Unfinished Business Aired: Jun. 14, 2006
When a longtime outspoken critic of the Equal Rights Amendment passes away and his wife prepares to take over his Congressional seat, Mac sees …
Commander In Chief: Season 1, Episode #8 - Rubie Dubidoux and the Brown Bound...
President Allen announces a new direction for her administration.
Series Fun Facts
- Kristin Scott Thomas and Joan Allen were amongst the actresses approached to play Mackenzie Allen. Rod Lurie first planned the series as a sequel to The Contender where Joan Allen would…
[show]Kristin Scott Thomas and Joan Allen were amongst the actresses approached to play Mackenzie Allen. Rod Lurie first planned the series as a sequel to The Contender where Joan Allen would reprise her role as Laine Hanson.
- Rod Lurie says he and Geena Davis got the word the show was canceled 'at the very moment' they were receiving an award at the United Nations.
- The character Gilda Rockwell is loosely based on former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas.