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
- The characters of the President and Vice President were named after the two actors who played those roles in director Rod Lurie 's previous political thriller The Contender. Teddy Bridges,…
[show]The characters of the President and Vice President were named after the two actors who played those roles in director Rod Lurie 's previous political thriller The Contender. Teddy Bridges, named for 'Jeff Bridges' who played President Jackson Evans, and MacKenzie Allen, named for Joan Allen who played Laine Hanson, his vice-presidential nominee.
- The scenes of Air Force two in flight during the pilot episode are from Air Force One.
- The character Gilda Rockwell is loosely based on former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas.