Commander in Chief

ABC (ended 2006)





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  • Creative show!

    It was one of the most original and clever shows ever! It would be great if the channel re-starts the serie. Today the world has women in presidential positions. Geena Davis did a great job!
  • Cammander in Chief?? Gone??

    I loved every episode- fan ratings down? I doubt it! I was on during the 2008 primary- I can't help but think the "powers that be" pull the show due the to fact that a woman was kicking the H*** out of the former Presidents (except for Clinton). Shame on the station that pulled this series- I never missed one
  • Who Is Afraid Of This Program?

    This program was educational, inspirational, realistic and entertaining. In this day of so many reality shows, and so few worthwhile programming, how has this program been canceled? There was nothing wrong with it. Everyone I knew who watched it agreed with me. So, surely the only thing that makes ANY sense is that someone who was threatened by it "bought it off the air in some way.....
  • OMG...The Best... Bring it back!

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring this back. I missed it when it originally aired. Now since I have been off for the 4th, I have had no sleep due to watching it 8 hours straight watching on instant streaming. This actually is thought provoking and an alternative to "The Real Housewives of XXXXXX". Don't get me wrong, trashy behavior can be entertaining as well. I hope the network sees all the 10 ratings.

    I didn't know about this show either. Just finished the last episode this morning. Best show ever! At least do the movie with same characters and a well deserved ending.

    I've watched this show for the 10th time ever since I saw it on tv and bought the DVD's. It is THE BEST SHOW ever! Hate that it was cancelled!
  • Wonderful trendsetting - ahead of its time - show! ABC is losing an outstanding show that examines the positive of this country instead of the conflict.

    Commander in Chief is an outstanding show and well ahead of its time (as the original Star Trek was in the 1960s). ABC is making as big of a mistake by cancelling the show as NBC did when cancelling Star Trek.

    As with Star Trek, Commander in Chief shows the positive side of humanity can win out over our greedy and short sighted past. It is about the transition between where this country should be heading and how it can either be in neutral or backslide.

    It is a shame corporate America looks at short term result instead of being willing to stay the distance even with beginning losses.

    The Sci-Fi channel and Star Gate SG1 is an example of being willing to take a risk. Without a first season, Sci-Fi committed to three (or was it four) seasons. This allowed the procedures to do two things most shows can't consider. SG1 could do story arcs and put extra resources into the first year. These two items assisted in the bold success the season has even in its up coming 10th season.

    Many view (such as myself) won’t commit to a series until its second or third year because none of the three major broadcasters will take a multiple year view.

    Commander in Chief is one of these shows. I broke my rule by watching it and again the broadcasters meet my expectations. Shame on me for hoping an old dog can learn new tricks.

    (Fortunately, cable channels (TNT, HBO, Showtime, Sci-Fi, etc) seem to have a better grasp on economics of today’s viewers)


    P.S. The only way I was able to keep up with ABC moving Commander in Chief around (WHY????) was because I use a DVR (Digital Video Record) with Comcast's version of Tivo.

    Broadcasters would be less likely to mess around with the time slot of a show, if they committed to shows as Sci-Fi did with SG-1.While it is true broadcasters would take fewer risks, we would have a better chance to keep great shows around (past their first year).

    TV shows today are superior to those of 20th century because they are willing to go beyond a cookie cutter script. Today a Lost in Space would allow the Robinsons to get home and then find another adventure. SG-1, Prison Break, 24, etc. are willing to go beyond the old cookie cutter scripts where no one accomplishes their main goal. Many of today's fiction shows are realistic (in this regards).

    Three cheers to those willing to those who have, are, and will take risks.
  • Bring It Back! Sign the petition at

    Bring It Back! This is one of the best shows ever. It was entertaining, and it was smart. Fight to bring it back for a new season or at least a TV movie. As Mackenzie Allen once said, "There is too much work left to do, there is too much unfinished business. We will keep our hands to the plough, because I ask you. If not us, who? If not now, when?" Tell all your friends to sign the petition too, and post bulletins all over the web. I already added the link all over the CiC Wikipedia page. Sign the petition at
  • Please bring it back it was the best ever this was the show that really have a lot to say... what can we do what is it that you guys in tv needs to bring it back please let us know

    please all of you that are here lets agree to do anything it takes to bring this tv show back in tv. my name is Joffre Rodriguez and I really think that this show can brig us to a different world and a real world in the same channel our society right now is trying but this tv show will defenetely give us more idea on how important minority is in USA and it will also encourage us to do things that sometimes we dont ever dare to try just because of what people think.

    thank you so much and i hope that we bring this tv show again to all of those people participating in this tv show you guys are great love you
  • What a shame that it got cancelled due to some other show which came on, on another network halfway through Commander in Chief! It was ahead of its time, but NOW it is the time to bring it back!

    Please bring this show back! What a shame that it got cancelled due to some other show which came on, on another network halfway through Commander in Chief!
    It was ahead of its time, but NOW it is the time to bring it back!
    From its first chapter till its cancellation, it was a fantastic, very realistic show!
    I know so many people that were as in love with Commander in Chief as our family was.
    What does it take to request of you for its return? You can redo it with McCain and Sarah Palin now, and what a success it will be!
  • Commander in Chief was first of it's kind.

    Commander in Chief will be missed. The show was a first for all TV showes. I did not know Commander in Chief went off the are at all in till there were no more shows. If they told us, they need to say "this it the last show of all time". It's not faire to the people of the good people of the U.S.A. I wish it would of never of ended at all. I don't know if the U.S is readdy for a woamn Commander in Chief for real. All I care about is those with disabilitys. Meducade and Medacare are not going to last foreve I don't think.
  • One of the best series ever!!!

    Geena vs Hillary??? That should not the cause. We spectators wants her back no matter how many ladies wants to go in the White House.

    and as a matter of urgency!!! One of the best series I ever watched, and whats happened? Some stupid machos in the White House started liking the idea of Hillary gets an unwanted and "FREE" of charges advertisement.
    And thats the whole story I strongly believe! Why in the world shoud one stop a serie which wins a Globe and being nominated for an Emmy.

    Guys jump over your stubbornness and bring Geena back. The best would be together with the Swearing In of Hillary...*ggg*
  • Commander in Chief was one of the highest quality T.V. programs to come along in the past 10 years. It's cancellation reflects the low intelligence of today's T.V. programmers.

    Commander in Chief was a very good show. The plots were always well thought out. The characters were well developed. Geena Davis and Donald Sutherland played off of each other in a most intriguing manner. You could almost feel the polite rivalry between their characters. We enjoyed watching the show and had made it part of our regular T.V. shows. There are so few enjoyable programs to watch on T.V. these days and Commander in Chief stood head and shoulders above the rest. When it was cancelled, we felt hurt and betrayed. Please find a way to bring it back!!!
  • what happened to this show? i thought it to be one of the best inspirational shows for women. i was sad to see this series end, and would like to know if there is thought to bringing it back. geena davis is outstanding in her role.

    ms. davis and mr. sutherland were great in their roles! when this series started, my daughter-in-law and i watched it together, and we both could hardly wait for the next show to air to see what happened next. this series was a great way for us to spend some time together, and discuss the possibilities of a women actually becoming president, and what it would do to this country. to think that a woman could be a wife, mother, and hold a very high profile career was very inspirational to women of all ages. we both would like to see this series brought back to television.

    l. meinert
  • Commander in Chief - a show about the first female president of the USA. A truly interesting drama!

    Geena Davis did an immaculate job portraying the first female president of the USA. As former vice-president, she is constantly having to prove herself to an array of people, not to mention those out to bring about her downfall. The political drama was skilfully crafted and a pleasure to watch, while the simultaneous familyt drama brought a nice contrast to the show. Commmander in Chief featured a highly talented cast of actors and actresses. It is such a shame that it hasn't been renewed for a second season. The show had, and still does have, so much potential. Come on ABC - do the right thing and air season 2 soon!
  • \"Commander in Chief\" is what \'cutting-edge\' TV SHOULD be! It has everything! I was disappointed every time an episode ended and couldn\'t wait for the next.

    Television has deteriorated badly of late (especially with cheap reality shows) and when \"Commander in Chief\" came to our screens in the UK, it was not simply refreshing to have something decent to watch, we were given the \'icing on the cake\' also because it is truly superb. It has everything including intelligence, sensitivity, tension, intrigue, plots, family relationships - to name but a few - but, above all, the ongoing message of \"honesty and integrity eventually wins\" comes through with every episode. It is well done because the result is neither patronising nor insulting to our intelligence. This is a programme which evokes discussion and in which one cannot help but become \'involved\'.

    A programme of this quality should appeal to male and female tastes alike. It assuages every woman\'s dream and yet has enough \'testosterone\' to appeal to men. I love every minute of it and, for me, the most salient point is the honesty with which this president tries to serve her country. She\'s not perfect but she really tries. Today\'s world is a harsh reality and few heads of state run their countries with such integrity and the sincere wish to serve their people. Oh that they did! Whether, during our lives, we shall ever see such a person is something we will discover as time passes but to be able to dream for a while whilst watching this riveting piece of television makes it a pleasure to turn on the TV. PLEASE bring it back.
  • I can't believe you took it off...Bring it back!!!!

    Bring it back..I just loved it and so did a lot of people I know. They are waiting on the next season. I miss watching it. Great story and lots of twist to it. Please bring it back. My husband and I watched it everytime it came on. Geena Davis did a wonderful job and gave great speeches. Mark Paul Gosselarr did a grat job too and I just loved him being on the show. I love the way she kick butt and takes names, but does things in the best way for them to know she is not playing games with them...
  • This country is not yet ready for a female president,,on or OFF the screen

    Of course the show is cancelled this country isnt ready for anything that puts Women first,,,Oh hell a woman could never run this country,,i mean after all we still live in the dark ages women belong decorating a mans arm,,,or barefoot and pregant in a kitchen,,NOT RUNNING A COUNTRY,,,see how dumb that sounds,,???? The real problem with this show wasnt the show,,,its the jumping beans they installed in its schedule,,,i could never find it,,i waited for it to come back and then couldnt find it to watch,,its here,,,no over there no,,,ut its over there,,,bite me ABC Gena Davis was the best representitive of what a female prez should have been,,,her acting was impecable,,,the story line was going great,,,it was the very best series about the white house i have seen ,,,and there have been a few,,,it was fresh and strong and showed women in positions of authority could keep it together like any man could do and better,,but then that may have been its problem,,,she did it too well,,,WELL I GIVE IT A 15 STAR rating,,,oh i know they go to ten here but this one breaks the records!!!
  • You CAN make a difference, petition ABC and their parent company Disney to bring back Commnader in Chief by signing online petitions like and bring it to the attention of others.

    By the ABC network\'s own admission, this was a show of historic poportions, enjoying the #1 ratings and market share for its timeslot on Tuesday night television.

    Commander in Chief almost immediately dominated the Tuesday night ratings. ABC bragged about the show’s historical success, \"Delivering the most-watched Tuesday drama debut on any network in the last five years, Commander In Chief has remained a strong performer for ABC …the most-watched new TV show this season, ranking among the Top 20 television series overall (No. 16) … continuously generates strong tune-in for ABC during the 9 o\'clock hour on Tuesday night.\"

    In my opinion, ABC got greedy, moved the show to Thursday to compete with CBS, and it failed. Through their own actions, ABC sabotaged the show. Rather than admit the errors, please loyal viewers, and move the show back to its original timeslot, ABC cancelled Commander in Chief. It should be noted that Commander in Chief was nominated for ten (10) Golden Globes and Geena Davis won for Best Actress in a Drama.

    Internet users can cast a vote, sign the petition, and demand that ABC bring back Commander in Chief at
  • AWSOME show bring it back

    this show was so cool and it sucks its off the air.
    The cast is perfect and Gena Davis is an awsome actor. The storyline is awsome, A women president, so sad its gone. Since its not happeing in america, and all we have is bush. It wouldve been a good idea for the show.

    At least get Gena Davis acting in another show.
  • Excellent, to the point, invigorating, enlightening. Couldn't be any better. Refreshing to see something other than the status quo. This should be retained for those of us who believe there really is an answer out there.

    I believe this show portrays areas of politics that many are afraid to travel while others are fear someone may. It projects a very strong willed individual who is willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done and the fact that she is a woman only adds to the difficulty factor as it would in a real situation. This is a show that sending fear up the spines of the politicians in DC, perhaps that is the reason for its eary demise.
  • After the stroke and death of the President of the United States, the Vice President takes the stage, becoming the FIRST Female AND Independent President of the United States! As her first act as President, she saves a foreign woman's life and brings her

    I can't believe ABC treated this show with such little respect. This show has got to be one of the most critical shows to politics. It's definitely a classic, and gives us a real insight into politics and polticians. It promotes good role models for not only women, but the underrated Independent Party (and Third Parties in general) as well!

    The people at ABC are cowards for the injustice they've shown to "Commander in Chief"!!

  • Commander in Chief. Cutting Edge.

    Commander In Chief. This is one of the best and realistic (although it is drama) shows on TV. Gena Davis is an icon in her own right. This show portrays the inner workings of the White House balanced with the problems of being the first female President of The United States. There is a great balance between the president's personal and professional life and many unexpected twists and turns which are all believable. Donald Sutherland's portrayal of Nate is excellent and he does his job of making us hate the character he plays. He is quite the back stabber and unfortunatly this is how most polititians actually are. Although i hate Nate, his portrail of him is excellent and gives us a fresh and true look at how most of our representitives act today. It is truely a great show but a sad commentary on our politicians.
  • Cancelled??? What the hell!

    Poor Gena Davis....she gets this role of a lifetime and it is squandered by a network with no vision.

    This show, while having some scripts better left undone with some innane dialogue, is THE bright spot for drama on television.

    The character Davis portrays is so well defined and she is perfect for the role. She is strong when she needs to be and is totally in charge. Her battles with Nathan Templeton portrayed by veteran actor Donald Sutherland are classic!

    Let's talk about Donald Sutherland.....This wildy un-rated actor is the other gem in this show. He is the consumate antagonist to Davis's President Allen.

    This is a show that deserves more time to be appreciated. It came out of the blocks as a hit and then stumbled due to producers and network nonsense. If ABC doesn't want this show it should go to another network!

  • Who can watch it, give it the ratings it deserves, if you never know when it\'s on??????????????? This wonderful show got a really raw deal from ABC. Sad, I tell ya, a waste really.

    It\'s hard to imagine this show being canceled. In the beginning the ratings were great, everyone was talking about it, then bam! nobody\\\'s watching!?. It\\\'s not because of Geena Davis or the awesome cast or the great writing, or the idea of a woman president being ahead of it\\\'s time - it was ABC or whoever takes it upon themselves to constantly keeping moving this show to different days and different times.

    Who wouldn\\\'t watch a show with Geena Davis or Donald Sutherland? Two of the best actors of our generation? Does everything on tv nowadays have to be a reality show or be geared towards kids/teenagers? Believe it or not, being 40+ means you have some time to watch tv - and we have the money to buy what the commercials are selling.

    Commander has been on Tuesdays, Thursdays and now Wednesdays? I don\\\'t watch tv ever single nite. But if I knew when Commander in Chief was on, I\\\'d make a point to be there. I have no idea how many episodes I\\\'ve missed, I certainly missed 5/31. Last I heard it wasn\\\'t coming back until June. That\\\'s what ABC had written on their website!

    I\\\'m told they move shows to better their ratings, to find what slot works best. But if you don\\\'t advertise it, no one will come.....

    How many wonderful shows have been killed off this way? Countless. Moving your time slot = cancellation.

    Hopefully it\\\'ll be put out on DVD or resurrected some other way. Be nice if NBC picked it up. They certainly didn\\\'t do so bad with West Wing all these years...
  • Commander-In-Chief is one of the most intelligent shows on television and it is darn shame that it will not be a weekly drama come next season.

    I consider this show to be one of the most intriguing and intelligent shows on television. Unlike Desperate Housewives and Lost (although I enjoy those shows), this applies more "real drama" and "real world" situations. The chemistry between Geena Davis and Donald Sutherland is unparalleled. This is also one of the few ways to exhibit what really happens inside the Beltway and the pressures that the president (male or female) faces from Congress, the World, and her family. In other words, a softer version of The West Wing, which is ending its run this May.

    I was really hoping that ABC would renew the show and allow the show to be in a timeslot where the show could grow for years to come. However, they killed the show by moving and pulling the show numerous times. This could've been another Boston Legal, a modest drama that would pull through. Even though the show was very promising before American Idol and has a Golden Globe Winner in Geena Davis, the best possiblity of the audience seeing a C-I-C is on DVD or in a made-for-television Movie. It is really sad, and plus certain shows that have been renewed and are coming back for sophomore seasons were not as good as this one and did not have the star power like Commander-In-Chief.
  • One of the \\\\\\\"best\\\\\\\" political shows that has been on in a very long time and it is great to see that someone believes that a woman could hold such a high position and do the job very well.

    I feel that Geena Davis is the perfect actress to portray a woman president who takes NO flack or gets manipulated unless she wants it that way to obtain a specific goal.

    I personally don\\\\\\\'t want this show to disappear. I think there are more followers than the network might be led to think. I don\\\\\\\'t believe in polls and ratings to determine the outcome of a show staying or going. The polls seem to only generate ratings from those THEY choose to poll and not necessarily the general public who actually watch it every week.

    I hope the network gets some political guts and keeps it going.
  • The best show out and I can't believe they want to cancel it. Why don't they cancel West Wing instead. This show is fresh. West wing has become so predictable.

    This show should be given another chance. I don't think they marketed it enough and then removing it mid season was a bad idea. I hope the TV heads will reconsider bringing it back. You can move it to Friday nothing good comes on TV that night anyway. I bet people will set there DVR's for this show. I know I did.
  • on of the the best shows ever geen davis is absplutely fabusous

    this is one of the best shows. i love it geena davis is one of the best actress of all time and one of the most tallented i think she doesn an amaxing job of playing the first female president of the united states. if she was the the real president she would just as an amazing job as she does on the show. this show is exciting you never no what is going to happen next and thats what makes it so cool
    im in loce with show it is one of my all time favorite shows it is absolutely fabulous
  • Geena Davis plays as a new woman president. She is really awesome in this!

    This is a really good show! For me it a one of the few shows I really look forward to each week. I think ABC has done a really good job of this show. I think it gets better and better every week. Or at least it has so far!

    I've thought about this particulary. It's really good because it could show the potential of a woman president which American knows that we could have one of our own in the near future. It shows the women have just as many rights as men do and we can fight and conquer.

    I also admire this show as well. I've been a big US President history geek and I can concider if I really do want to run for president or not.

    This show is definately on the line that the fact ABC can see that it still needs to be on the air. I will be deeply hurt if it gets pulled! I hope that they can make up their minds and keep this running.
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