Hail to the chief. The West Wing isn’t the only political drama celebrating its 10th anniversary. Today marks 10 years since the end of the cancelled ABC series Commander in Chief.
Created by Rod Lurie, the show starred Geena Davis as Mackenzie Allen, the first female President of the United States. The cast also included Donald Sutherland, Harry Lennix, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar.
Commander in Chief premiered on ABC in fall 2005. However, due to low ratings, ABC decided to fire Lurie as showrunner before ultimately canceling the show in May 2006. Despite low ratings and a short-lived first season, the show did garner some praise and success. For her starring role, Davis won the 2006 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama.
Watch some clips from Commander in Chief below:
What do you think? Did you watch Commander in Chief? Do you think it should’ve been renewed for a second season?
Hell yes this should have been continued. I am so disappointed.
Bloody awesome show wish there was more of it I love strong female roles additionally amI love Madam secretary for the same reason!!!!! Make more please
It failed, I’m afraid, because the country is misogynist. Not ready for a female president.
Best series yes a 2nd season for sure.
They should definitely have continued. It was a great series!
Its now 15ys later.. but they should have brought it back.. atleast for one season.. an election year
When Steven Bochco took over, he ruined- plain and simple. It became boring and predictable and flat. The show needed work, but he he really tanked it. Great cast. Deserved a longer run than it got.
I seriously believe Commander-in-Chief should have continued. The decision to cancel it was incredibly stupid. Perhaps the series could be resurrected in 2021 for YouTube video? I mean, finish season 1, go to season 2.
My husband and I just finished watching the series on DVD. Loved it . so disappointed it ended. Excellent acting, great story. Every show was exciting, believable and full of good Character. Good grief we need integrity in the white house.
Commander in Chief was one of the great tv series I ever watched. It’s not late to add more seasons.
I loved this series. I was very surprised when it was canceled. I believe there was too much resentment over the concept of a female President (even the suggestion of one on TV).
Sad to think that 14 years later the same small mindedness still exists.
Excellent series, deserved to have other seasons and conclusion.
I agree. I loved the show. bring it back. Davis is very under rated.
come on, it’s a good sory, so inspiring. hope someday this series will back.