Commander in Chief

The short-lived evening drama, Commander in Chief, lifted the glass ceiling from the White House for President Mackenzie Allen, played by Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis. As the standing vice president of the United States, Mackenzie Allen is promoted to the oval office following the death of President Bridges, played by Will Lyman. Mackenzie Allen's ascent is marred by controversy as the dying president and Allen's entire party ask for her resignation. The pilot focuses on the difficult decision Allen must make: to comply with the wishes of her own party or take the oath of office. Episode plots are driven by numerous events that explore potential problems often associated with women in leadership positions and potential concerns political constituents may have with respect to women ...

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