WHEN MAC FALLS ILL, TEMPLETON IS SWORN IN AS
ACTING PRESIDENT, ON ABC�S �COMMANDER IN CHIEF�
�The Elephant in the Room� � Mac�s appendix bursts mid-flight on Air Force One, and without a Vice President in place, Templeton, as Speaker of the House, becomes acting President. Meanwhile, an airline strike is crippling air traffic across the country, and on the eve of Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel times of the year, Templeton � who is enjoying the power of the presidency immensely and hoping it to be a dry run for the near future � oversteps his bounds and handles the situation his own way, on �Commander In Chief,� THURSDAY, MAY 4 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
�Commander In Chief� stars Geena Davis as Mackenzie Allen, Donald Sutherland as Nathan Templeton, Harry Lennix as Jim Gardner, Kyle Secor as Rod Calloway, Ever Carradine as Kelly Ludlow, Caitlin Wachs as Rebecca Calloway, Matt Lanter as Horace Calloway, Jasmine Anthony as Amy Calloway and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Richard �Dickie� McDonald.
Guest-starring in �The Elephant in the Room� are Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor, Polly Bergen as Kate Allen, Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray, Samantha Eggar as Sarah Templeton, Nestor Carbonell as Dr. Chris Brock, Hira Ambrosino as Laura, Eyal Podell as Eli Meltzer, Barbara Eve Harris as Lynn, Chris Ufland as Thad Thibideau, Ken Garito as Dr. Rucker, Gina Gallego as Dr. Larkin, Elizabeth Barondes as Nurse Sheila, Jim Haynie as Pasternak, Christine Rose as Marlow, Pamela Dunlap as Gilda Rockwell, Steve Tom as reporter Roger, Donzaleigh Abernathy as reporter Patricia, Guy Anthony Margo as reporter Jim, Ned Vaughn as reporter Charlie, Rey Herrera as reporter Luis, Lisa Ross as reporter Connie, Nick Roth as Omaha reporter no. 1, Linda Dona as Omaha reporter no. 2, Larry Sullivan as Dan Pierce (Doug), James MacDonald as Agent Bennett, Henry G. Sanders as Attorney Gavin Kester, Carmen Argenziano as Hugh Moreland, Daniel Hagen as Justice Talbot, Sebastian Tillinger as Sergeant Denton and Phil Reeves as General Krieger.
�The Elephant in the Room� was written by Dee Johnson and directed by Bobby Roth.
�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.
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