MAC IS FACED WITH A HOSTAGE CRISIS ON HER BIRTHDAY,
ON ABC�S �COMMANDER IN CHIEF�
�Happy Birthday, Madam President� � It�s Mac�s birthday, yet instead of celebrating, she�s faced with American hostages being taken in Turkey by a militant Kurdish group. At the same time, Mac is interviewing candidates to be her new Vice President, and Dickie is very opinionated about whom she should chose, as her choice will impact her chances at re-election. And Rebecca�s new IM buddy turns out to be a very unlikely friend, on �Commander In Chief,� THURSDAY, MAY 11 (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 �Happy Birthday, Madam President� are Anthony Azizi as Vince Taylor, Polly Bergen as Kate Allen, Natasha Henstridge as Jayne Murray, Alex Fernandez as Anthony Prado, Samantha Eggar as Sarah Templeton, Tony Colitti as reporter Oliver, Dale Dye as Peter Allyson, Iris Bahr as Tuba Ozel, William Lucking as Harry McGowan, Jeff Campbell as colonel, AF 1, Rick Hoffman as Lance Addison, Jay Montalvo as Governor Solis, Ned Vaughn as reporter Charlie, Eric Weston as Jimmy-Steward, Sam Sako as prime minister (VO), Elizabeth Penn Payne as teacher, William Allen Young as Senator Colby, Ammar Daraiseh as Mullah Ahmad, Tim Daly as Ed Manchester, Justin Cuomo as military aide, Gwynyth Walsh as Jackie Ross, Julie Dickens as Templeton�s aide, Rick Fitts as General Mitchell, Shirley Jordan as friend no.1, Kelley Hazen as friend no.2, Gina St. John as newscaster and Tony Adelman as tourist.
�Happy Birthday, Madam President� was written by Steven A. Cohen and Stuart Stevens, and directed by Jeff Bleckner.
�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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