Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 27, 2005
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre

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Commander In Chief

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.

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01x18 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 …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 18 episodes air between 2005 and 2006.

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  • 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 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,…
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    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.
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  • When a show begins, the main cast usually signs for five years. According to creator Rod Lurie, Donald Sutherland didn't want to commit for that long, so he and Lurie made a deal. Ironically,…
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    When a show begins, the main cast usually signs for five years. According to creator Rod Lurie, Donald Sutherland didn't want to commit for that long, so he and Lurie made a deal. Ironically, the show got canceled after just one season.
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