MACKENZIE ALLEN ASSUMES THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
-- AGAINST THE WISHES OF THE PARTY IN POWER -- ON AN ENCORE TELECAST OF
THE PREMIERE OF �COMMANDER IN CHIEF,� TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 ON ABC
�Pilot� � While at an official ceremony, Mackenzie Allen (Geena Davis), the 45-year-old Independent Vice President of the United States, is informed that the President is about to undergo emergency brain surgery for a tumor. She is further stunned when she�s told that, in the event the President does not recover, the party doesn�t want her to succeed him, but rather to step down in order to allow the Speaker of the House, Nathan Templeton (Donald Sutherland), to assume the post. Despite having this confirmed by the dying President himself and intense pressures from all around her � not least the Speaker -- Mackenzie decides to forge ahead and assume the office, opening an almost unimaginable new chapter in her own life and in the lives of her husband, Rod Calloway (Kyle Secor), and their children, Rebecca, Horace and Amy. �Commander In Chief� airs TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 (9:00 -10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/27/05)
�Commander In Chief� stars Geena Davis as Mackenzie Allen, Donald Sutherland as Nathan Templeton, Harry Lennix as the President�s Chief of Staff, Jim Gardner, Kyle Secor as Rod Calloway, Ever Carradine as Press Secretary Kelly Ludlow, Caitlin Wachs as Rebecca Calloway, Matt Lanter as Horace Calloway and Jasmine Anthony as Amy Calloway.
Guest-starring in �Pilot� are Will Lyman as President Bridges, Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor, Julie Ann Emery as Agent Joan Greer, Mary Page Keller as Grace Bridges, Stan Kelly as Roman Wolfe, Al Brown as General Pollack, Dave Bridgewater as Charlie Witherspoon, Hans Josephson as Chief Justice, Talia Balsam as Ruth (Secretary), Greg Cooper as Mark, Ato Essandoh as Manute Obama, Donald Campen, Jr. as Sergeant at Arms, Joe Inscoe as reporter AF One (Robert), Dean Shelton as Sam Wilkins, Jackie Ling as reporter no. 1, Juan Conde as reporter no. 2, Sherri McKinney as reporter no. 3, Jenna Gavigan as Jenny, Kristen Shaw as Norah Woodruff, Matt Barr as Kenny, Ed Sala as Mr. Libner, Whit Baldwin as helicopter pilot, Ric Young as reporter no. 4, Leslie Ann Hope as Melanie Blackston, Stephanie Nightlinger as college girl, Stephen Zaleski as Honor Guard commander and Thomas Joe Craig as Joint Chief.
�Pilot� was written and directed by Rod Lurie.
�Commander In Chief� is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.
This program carries a TV-PG,D,L parental guideline.