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Posted: 1/30/2006 6:02:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 5:05:37 PM EDT by wise_jake]
[Updated; pg.2]

NewsMax reporting:

Monday, Jan. 30, 2006 3:10 p.m. EST

'Commander in Chief' Pulled from ABC Lineup

"Commander in Chief” started out as the season’s most talked-about new show, but the initial hype didn’t translate into solid ratings – and ABC has shelved the White House drama.

The network announced over the weekend that it is pulling the show – which stars Geena Davis as the first female president – until spring to make way for a new comedy, "Sons & Daughters.” The "Commander" show will be off the air for at least six weeks, the New York Post reports.

That can’t be good news for Hillary Clinton. NewsMax columnist James Hirsen has called "Commander in Chief” a "series-style Hillary campaign commercial.”

ABC insiders denied there’s any connection between Hillary and "Commander.” But the show’s lead writer, Steve Cohen, served as the then-first lady’s deputy communications director in the 1990s.

In October, NewsMax reported that disgraced former national security adviser Sandy Berger had signed on as an adviser to the show, joining fellow Clintonistas Cohen and Capricia Marshall, the former social secretary for the Clinton White House.

"Hillary operatives” were monitoring the show "as a barometer of how she might fare in ’08,” the New York Daily News reported at the time.

In that case, the show’s failings don’t portend well for Hillary. After attracting an audience of 16 million when it premiered in September, "Commander” drew barely 10 million last week, its lowest audience ever.

The show’s shelving might not bode well for Condoleezza Rice, either. Americans for Rice, which is dedicated to drafting the secretary of state to run for the White House in 2008, bought TV time in New Hampshire, the critical primary state, during the show’s premiere.

The organization’s co-chairman Richard Mason said the show would help in the "mainstreaming of the idea of having a female commander in chief,” the Post reported.

Rice has denied an interest in running for president.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:05:56 PM EDT
The show could have done better if they went a different direction with it.

First female President....ehhh. nothing exciting about that these days.

First female President to do the show topless....jackpot.

Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:06:00 PM EDT
Thank you Lord.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:09:20 PM EDT
Damn! I am really going to miss it!
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:10:54 PM EDT
Sweet...

Commander in Chief and West Wing both axed.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:22:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
The show could have done better if they went a different direction with it.

First female President....ehhh. nothing exciting about that these days.

First female President to do the show topless....jackpot.




Davis topless=bleach in eyes...
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:33:55 PM EDT
I am amazed it got this far.

Actually I am not.

It was ABCs campaign contribution to Hillery.

Therfore I had expected them to eat the cost in that spirit.

Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:35:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Sweet...

Commander in Chief and West Wing both axed.





"It's the vast right wing conspiracy- they took away my favorite shows!"





Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:36:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rudison:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
The show could have done better if they went a different direction with it.

First female President....ehhh. nothing exciting about that these days.

First female President to do the show topless....jackpot.




Davis topless=bleach in eyes...



strangely. I've always been curious.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:36:47 PM EDT
What is going to happen to Sutherland?
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:43:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:45:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:
I am amazed it got this far.

Actually I am not.

It was ABCs campaign contribution to Hillery.

Therfore I had expected them to eat the cost in that spirit.


Yup. That's what I thought, too.

Of course, there's always the chance they're wanting to let it "ferment," and bring it back to life at a time more suited to Hitlery's "ascendency".
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:22:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rudison:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
The show could have done better if they went a different direction with it.

First female President....ehhh. nothing exciting about that these days.

First female President to do the show topless....jackpot.




Davis topless=bleach in eyes...



Careful, she'll shoot your ass.

Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:30:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wise_jake:

Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:
I am amazed it got this far.

Actually I am not.

It was ABCs campaign contribution to Hillery.

Therfore I had expected them to eat the cost in that spirit.


Yup. That's what I thought, too.

Of course, there's always the chance they're wanting to let it "ferment," and bring it back to life at a time more suited to Hitlery's "ascendency".



Not likely, if it really WAS canned due to ratings/lack of advertising support it wont be back.

In a way they shot their bolt too early... if they had run this show NEXT year it might of got the job done in a amount of time that ABC could support financially.

But they cant hold the series in limbo for TWO years, and then bring it back.

Especally when the writers failled to capture any ones attention to begin with.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:31:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:

Originally Posted By Rudison:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
The show could have done better if they went a different direction with it.

First female President....ehhh. nothing exciting about that these days.

First female President to do the show topless....jackpot.




Davis topless=bleach in eyes...



strangely. I've always been curious.



Earth girls are easy
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:35:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:

Originally Posted By Rudison:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
The show could have done better if they went a different direction with it.

First female President....ehhh. nothing exciting about that these days.

First female President to do the show topless....jackpot.




Davis topless=bleach in eyes...



strangely. I've always been curious.



Earth girls are easy



An 80's\90's\00's image critique would be beneficial to my research.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:36:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2006 7:39:47 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

Originally Posted By wise_jake:
Commander in Chief' Pulled from ABC Lineup


Hysterical marketing hype can only impart just so much momentum.

Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:38:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2006 7:39:34 PM EDT by The_Macallan]
touble dap.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:38:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wise_jake:
Of course, there's always the chance they're wanting to let it "ferment," and bring it back to life at a time more suited to Hitlery's "ascendency".



Boxed DVD set, anyone?
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 9:14:43 PM EDT
I'd like to see a new show about liberal Democratic senators from Massachusetts called "Sons of Bitches."
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 9:43:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Sweet...

Commander in Chief and West Wing both axed.

Link Posted: 1/30/2006 9:45:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jpman7:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Sweet...

Commander in Chief and West Wing both axed.




Link Posted: 1/30/2006 10:04:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:

Originally Posted By Rudison:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
The show could have done better if they went a different direction with it.

First female President....ehhh. nothing exciting about that these days.

First female President to do the show topless....jackpot.




Davis topless=bleach in eyes...



strangely. I've always been curious.



Earth girls are easy



An 80's\90's\00's image critique would be beneficial to my research.

Google Fu says hitable .
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 10:11:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:

Originally Posted By Rudison:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
The show could have done better if they went a different direction with it.

First female President....ehhh. nothing exciting about that these days.

First female President to do the show topless....jackpot.




Davis topless=bleach in eyes...



strangely. I've always been curious.



Earth girls are easy



An 80's\90's\00's image critique would be beneficial to my research.

Google Fu says hitable .




For you, I guess.


Link Posted: 1/30/2006 10:13:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TomHighway:
I'd like to see a new show about liberal Democratic senators from Massachusetts called "Sons of Bitches."


I wouldn't actually like to *see* it, but I do know what you mean.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:24:01 AM EDT
Might be fun to drive her around the oral office once or twice.....
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:54:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TomHighway:
I'd like to see a new show about liberal Democratic senators from Massachusetts called "Sons of Bitches."



Or maybe,"Sons & Beeeotches"
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:21:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Master_Blaster:

Originally Posted By TomHighway:
I'd like to see a new show about liberal Democratic senators from Massachusetts called "Sons of Bitches."


Or maybe,"Sons & Beeeotches"


As long as they don't call it "Son of the Beach," as we've all seen the advance spots for it where Kennedy is in all his flop-bellied glory.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:06:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 5:07:06 PM EDT by wise_jake]
Updated: 31 MAR 2006


It's back.


(unfortunately, this is *not* an advance screening of my April Fool's Joke for this year )
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