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Commander In Chief

Series Summary
Mackenzie Allen has a lot on her plate -- she has twin teenagers and a 6-year-old at home and an ambitious husband at the office, and she is about to become the first female president of the United States. Before that happens, however, Mackenzie, who serves as vice president, has to decide whether or not to go against the dying wishes of the current president, who has asked her to step down and let someone "more appropriate" fill his shoes in the Oval Office. Not only does the president want her to resign, so does the entire party that elected her in the first place. But when the moment of truth arrives, Mackenzie isn't willing to be a mere footnote in history. Instead of allowing her detractors to keep her down, she decides to trust her instincts and accept the most powerful job in the world.

Air Dates: 2005 - 2006

Genres: Drama, Politics

Network: ABC

  • Season 1, Ep. 18 : Unfinished Business Jun 14, 2006

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    Mac seizes an opportunity to get the Equal Rights Amendment passed; Templeton and Mac participate in a Get Out the Vote event that becomes more like a presidential debate.

  • Season 1, Ep. 17 : Happy Birthday, Madam President Jun 7, 2006

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    Mac spends her birthday dealing with a hostage crisis in Turkey and interviewing candidates for vice president.

  • Season 1, Ep. 16 : The Elephant in the Room May 31, 2006

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    Templeton handles an airline strike in his own way when, as Speaker of the House, he becomes acting president after Mac's appendix bursts midflight on Air Force One.

  • Season 1, Ep. 15 : Ties That Bind Apr 27, 2006

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    Mac asks the attorney general to look into urban unrest in nearby Maryland while she tries to keep missing surface-to-air missiles from falling into the hands of terrorists.

  • Season 1, Ep. 14 : The Price You Pay Apr 20, 2006

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    Mac stands by her longtime friend and attorney general nominee Carl Brantley, who takes a beating during confirmation hearings; a cargo plane carrying sensitive military weapons goes missing.

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