Skip to comments.ABC pulls 'Commander in Chief'
Posted on 05/02/2006 5:50:40 PM PDT by LdSentinal
LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- ABC TV has put an abrupt term limit on its freshman drama, "Commander in Chief."
The network Tuesday announced it was pulling the Geena Davis series for the rest of May sweeps and running the newsmagazine "Primetime" in its 10 p.m. Thursday slot for the final three weeks of the season, Zap2it.com reported.
The series started as one of the most-watched in the fall and Davis won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the first female U.S. president.
However, two extended breaks and behind-the-scenes changes as well as a schedule move from Tuesday to Thursday all contributed to a deep slide in ratings.
"Commander's" three Thursday night shows have averaged about 7.5 million viewers, which means half the viewers who tuned in during the fall are now focused elsewhere, Zap2it.com said.
ABC said it would probably air the final three episodes sometime during the summer
So, I guess this means America is not ready for a liberal female president, after all. I'm glad that's settled.
Well, there's an award I'll never consider legitimate again.
I think it was all a scam so they could run this headline. =)
And they're surprized about this why??
Judging by the promos, that thing was a piece of crap from the get-go.
HILLARY to SCHUMER: "We'll be testing the waters once again with some other show in the near future...you can count on it."
It is amazing how intolerant the bottom line bean counters are at ABCNNBCBS these days.
This show stunk even worse than the one with James Garner as the uber liberal Supreme Court Justice. I bailed out of the first show about 15 minutes in. It took my wife about 2 more shows to agree with me. Up to this point, she and our DIL had been Geena Davis fans.
"I think it was all a scam so they could run this headline. =)'
Hey, this isn't the Clinton years.
LOL. You know a TV show blows when the season finale is in July.
Did they contribute to a slide in ratings, or were they the result of a slide in ratings? The show was mindless dreck, even moreso than the usual television fare. Good riddance!
Hillary, take note!
HA! In other words the show SUCKS so bad we are replacing it with a lame news program during sweeps. I tell ya, nothing beats the failure of aging liberal actors. Schadenfreude wood!
"And the next one will be a lesbian not unlike Rosie O'Donuts in character and appearance".
Boo Fricking hoo!
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