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Commander in Chief

Commander in ChiefNetwork: ABC
Episodes: 18 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 27, 2005 — June 14, 2006
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Geena Davis, Harry Lennix, Kyle Secor, Ever Carradine, Caitlin Wachs, Donald Sutherland, Jasmine Jessica Anthony, Anthony Azizi, Matt Lanter, Natasha Henstridge, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Polly Bergen, Samantha Eggar, Pamela Dunlap, Hira Ambrosino, Peter Coyote, Kristen Shaw, Ned Vaughn, Eyal Podell, Donzaleigh Abernathy, Steve Tom, Mary Page Keller, Alex Fernandez, Julie Ann Emery, Matt Barr, Leslie Hope, Jenna Gavigan, Rey Herrera, and Ted Porter.

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TV show description:
After the sudden death of good ‘ole boy President Teddy Bridges (Will Lyman), Vice President Mackenzie “Mac” Allen (Geena Davis) becomes the first female President of the United States.

Assisting her are First Gentleman and husband Rod Calloway (Kyle Secor), White House Chief of Staff Jim Gardner (Harry Lennix), Press Secretary Kelly Ludlow (Ever Carradine), U.S. Senate President Warren Keaton (Peter Coyote), and campaign advisor Richard “Dickie” McDonald (Mark-Paul Gosselaar).

Making trouble for the new administration is House of Representatives Speaker Nathan Templeton (Donald Sutherland) and his Chief of Staff, Jayne Murray (Natasha Henstridge).

Making the transition to life in the White House are Mac’s mom Kate Allen (Polly Bergen) and children Horace (Matt Lanter), Rebecca (Caitlin Wachs), and Amy (Jasmine Jessica Anthony).

Series Finale

Episode 18 — Unfinished Business
When a longtime outspoken critic of the Equal Rights Amendment passes away and his wife prepares to take over his Congressional seat, Mac sees the opportunity to amend the Constitution and finally pass the ERA. Meanwhile, she prepares to participate in a previously scheduled “Get Out the Vote” event with Templeton, which turns into more of a presidential debate. On the home front, Rod is approached about doing a story on his relationship with Mac — a Presidential marriage — and it turns out Kelly has a past with the writer. Rebecca continues her relationship with her IM buddy, but they’re each shocked at the other’s identity when they meet in person. And the differences between Mac and Dickie’s beliefs become glaringly apparent.
First aired: June 14, 2006.

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Margueritte August 18, 2014 at 7:13 am

I can’t believe it! I’ve just been introduced to this series, have just watched episode 18, left up in the air and now wondering WTF!! I am so disappointed to have got so involved in a series, which I was really enjoying, only to find that it’s been scrapped! Unbelievable! Has the movie production gone ahead or is it the final curtain for Mac?

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