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Commander in Chief 

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MacKenzie Allen becomes the first woman American president after she ascends to the job following the death of president Teddy Bridges.

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Rod Lurie
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Series cast summary:
Geena Davis ...  President Mackenzie Allen 19 episodes, 2005-2006
Donald Sutherland ...  Nathan Templeton 19 episodes, 2005-2006
Harry Lennix ...  Jim Gardner 19 episodes, 2005-2006
Kyle Secor ...  Rod Calloway 19 episodes, 2005-2006
Ever Carradine ...  Kelly Ludlow 19 episodes, 2005-2006
Caitlin Wachs ...  Rebecca Calloway 19 episodes, 2005-2006
Jasmine Jessica Anthony ...  Amy Calloway 19 episodes, 2005-2006
Anthony Azizi ...  Vince Taylor 19 episodes, 2005-2006
Matt Lanter ...  Horace Calloway 18 episodes, 2005-2006
Natasha Henstridge ...  Jayne Murray 16 episodes, 2005-2006
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ...  Richard 'Dickie' McDonald 10 episodes, 2005-2006
Polly Bergen ...  Kate Allen 10 episodes, 2005-2006
Samantha Eggar ...  Sara Templeton 9 episodes, 2005-2006
Pamela Dunlap ...  Gilda Rockwell 8 episodes, 2005-2006
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MacKenzie Allen becomes the first woman American president after she ascends to the job following the death of president Teddy Bridges.

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This Fall a woman will be President. See more »

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Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

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27 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Geena Davis Project See more »

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1.78 : 1
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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 (2000) where Joan Allen would reprise her role as Laine Hanson. See more »

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[Templeton and the President disagree on anti-crime measures]
Reporter: Least she's doing something. You're just talking.
Nathan Templeton: You don't get it, do you? She's doing something to cause a lot of talk; I'm talking something to cause a lot to get done.
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Too much of a threat?
13 February 2006 | by ryfjstc47See all my reviews

WHY IN THE WORLD HAS THIS EXCELLENT TV PROGRAM BEEN SHELVED? Pretty good chance it was because of political reasons. This series of stunning presidential decision-making opened a door. Viewers could become more politically astute---could realize there are political alternatives. To some people, this show may seem too idealistic, but it told how things could be done "another way"---with savvy and vision, and a real concern for the people---all people. Spilling blood certainly did not take precedence. '

You have to admit, getting it shelved is one way of inflicting invisible censorship---nothing to do with poor ratings.

I, my whole family, neighbors and much of my community were regular watchers of this show. We finally saw people we could refer to as good role models.

Shelved for six weeks pretty well means a death knell, unless enough people speak up. I've written to ABC, but it will take lots of people.


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