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ABC pulls 'Commander in Chief'
UPI ^ | 5/2/06

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abc; abctv; bias; bwhahah; cancellation; clinton; doomed; failure; geenadavis; hillary; hillary2008; hitlary; hrc; knucklechildren; liberal; ratings; theend; womanpresident; worstlady
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1 posted on 05/02/2006 5:50:43 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

Finally.


2 posted on 05/02/2006 5:51:46 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: LdSentinal
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.

In addition to the fact that the show was crap.
3 posted on 05/02/2006 5:52:05 PM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: LdSentinal

HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


4 posted on 05/02/2006 5:52:23 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: LdSentinal

So, I guess this means America is not ready for a liberal female president, after all. I'm glad that's settled.


5 posted on 05/02/2006 5:53:02 PM PDT by OkeyDokeyOkie
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To: LdSentinal
"and Davis won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the first female U.S. president."

Well, there's an award I'll never consider legitimate again.

6 posted on 05/02/2006 5:53:36 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: LdSentinal

I think it was all a scam so they could run this headline. =)


7 posted on 05/02/2006 5:53:37 PM PDT by Imgr8t
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To: LdSentinal

And they're surprized about this why??


8 posted on 05/02/2006 5:53:48 PM PDT by Kellykoop
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To: July 4th

Judging by the promos, that thing was a piece of crap from the get-go.


9 posted on 05/02/2006 5:55:47 PM PDT by RichInOC (Stupidity is its own punishment...but some people are just gluttons.)
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To: LdSentinal
ABC pulls 'Commander in Chief'

HILLARY to SCHUMER: "We'll be testing the waters once again with some other show in the near future...you can count on it."

10 posted on 05/02/2006 5:56:07 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: LdSentinal

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.


11 posted on 05/02/2006 5:56:23 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Imgr8t

"I think it was all a scam so they could run this headline. =)'


Hey, this isn't the Clinton years.


12 posted on 05/02/2006 5:57:01 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: LdSentinal

Awwww....


13 posted on 05/02/2006 5:57:32 PM PDT by madison10 (Romney-Tancredo 2008)
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To: LdSentinal
"ABC said it would probably air the final three episodes sometime during the summer"

LOL. You know a TV show blows when the season finale is in July.

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14 posted on 05/02/2006 5:58:15 PM PDT by jdm (Always looking for an opportunity to post a nasty Helen Thomas pic!)
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To: LdSentinal
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.

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!

15 posted on 05/02/2006 6:00:39 PM PDT by detsaoT (Proudly not "dumb as a journalist.")
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16 posted on 05/02/2006 6:01:50 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: LdSentinal

Hillary, take note!


17 posted on 05/02/2006 6:01:59 PM PDT by mfnorman
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To: LdSentinal

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!


18 posted on 05/02/2006 6:02:23 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: frogjerk
"We'll be testing the waters once again with some other show in the near future...you can count on it."

"And the next one will be a lesbian not unlike Rosie O'Donuts in character and appearance".

19 posted on 05/02/2006 6:02:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: LdSentinal

Boo Fricking hoo!


20 posted on 05/02/2006 6:02:55 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: LdSentinal
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21 posted on 05/02/2006 6:03:17 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: LdSentinal
Poor widdle wiberals can't even pwetend they're Pwesident anymore...
22 posted on 05/02/2006 6:04:04 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Hugo, Fidel, Evo....Commie Guys Get...Code Pink Wet)
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To: July 4th

Lol! I've never even seen the show, just the previews. That's all I needed to see to know that it was crap!


23 posted on 05/02/2006 6:04:20 PM PDT by derllak
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To: LdSentinal

That golden globe was not even earned. The show was a trainwreck from the first episode.

The award was given to her by liberal hollyweird desperately trying everything it could to keep the show alive to help Hitlery get in the whitehouse.

Another bait and switch move to get Billary back in the whitehouse failed. Good Riddens.


24 posted on 05/02/2006 6:05:23 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: LdSentinal

Hillary's alter ego bites the dust.


25 posted on 05/02/2006 6:05:25 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: martin_fierro

Who still reads Reader's Digest?


26 posted on 05/02/2006 6:05:37 PM PDT by Koblenz (Holland: a very tolerant country. Until someone shoots you on a public street in broad daylight...)
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To: LdSentinal
Aw, that's a shame. NOT!
27 posted on 05/02/2006 6:05:48 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: LdSentinal

But...but...wasn't America ready for a liberal, woman President?


28 posted on 05/02/2006 6:05:58 PM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: LdSentinal

May the real Hillary fare as poorly as the fake TV one.


29 posted on 05/02/2006 6:07:35 PM PDT by Argus
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To: LdSentinal

Sorry schmucky, I've got the biggest piece in my hand. You'll need to go after the rest with a Q-Tip.

30 posted on 05/02/2006 6:08:12 PM PDT by Dad2Angels
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To: RabidBartender

Yeah. Like when they gave the Oscar for Best Movie to "Shakespeare in Love" over "Saving Private Ryan".

I am glad...I have never watched the Oscars since then. And I never watched the Golden Globes or Emmys anyway. Think of all the time I have saved!


31 posted on 05/02/2006 6:08:21 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: LdSentinal

Somewhere, one TV exec is explaining to another that the show could've worked with a lesbian president going through the travail of adopting a poor black child with her partner.


32 posted on 05/02/2006 6:09:10 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ConservativeMind
do you think in the final episode she'll be assassinated??
I'd sooooo watch that!
33 posted on 05/02/2006 6:10:28 PM PDT by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: LdSentinal

Never watched this piece of garbage.


34 posted on 05/02/2006 6:32:33 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: LdSentinal

Goodbye you garbage Hillary Rotten Clinton free promotional ads. I never saw it, never will.

It was pure swill from the Hollyweird democraptic constituents and the public pushed this to the trash heap of old rotten socialist rejects.


35 posted on 05/02/2006 6:34:36 PM PDT by putupjob
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To: putupjob

I really liked Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight. She kicked ass in an amazing way. What happened?


36 posted on 05/02/2006 6:46:28 PM PDT by canadianally
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To: OkeyDokeyOkie
So, I guess this means America is not ready for a liberal female president,

The show may have jumped the shark after Steve Bochco took over, but in the early episodes I didn't spot anything "liberal" she did.

(Apart from making Wesley Clark VP - OK, bad, but if I had Nat Templeton gunning for me, i'd want a Wesley Clark firewall too.)

37 posted on 05/02/2006 7:04:47 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain)
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To: LdSentinal

Supposed to be a dry run for Hillary. Ends up boring the public to death.


38 posted on 05/02/2006 7:26:00 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: Logical me

If you never watched it, how do you know it was a piece of garbage? Last week's episode featured her black Republican chief of staff. Geena told him he was the most ethical person she's ever known.

Her vice president is a Republican. He was also portrayed in a favorable light last week as he opposed the machinations of the slimy Donald Sutherland who's a Republican. The Democrats in the show have frequently been portrayed as unscrupulous and unprincipled.

I like the show. It has a halfway intelligent script and although some of the plots are a bit farfetched, the show can be entertaining. At least it isn't some puerile comedy with toilet jokes and double entendre like most of the tv fare these days.


39 posted on 05/02/2006 7:27:34 PM PDT by WestSylvanian
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To: LdSentinal

I wonder if they're gonna invite Valerie Plame & Joe Wilson to the "Commander in Chief's" funeral since their such good buds and invited them to the White House Correspondents Dinner last weekend?


40 posted on 05/02/2006 7:33:39 PM PDT by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are familiar bedfellows)
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To: WestSylvanian
Subtext dude, subtext! And the subtext, which had nothing to do with the melodramatic plots that could've been used on General Hospital just as well, the subtext and the main goal of this "entertainment" was to prep America for a female POTUS. Transparent and obvious to everyone above your otherwise perfectly reasonable post!
41 posted on 05/02/2006 7:35:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: martin_fierro

LMAOPIMP !!!!!!!!!!


42 posted on 05/02/2006 7:39:09 PM PDT by cmsgop ( I love Scotch. .......Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch)
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To: WestSylvanian
If you never watched it, how do you know it was a piece of garbage?

When the early background story came out that Mackenzie Allen was a conservative who was not a Creationist, word went out from a thousand Fundamentalist pulpits across the land that the character was "a liberal" and the Faithful would imperil their Immortal Souls if they watched it.

43 posted on 05/02/2006 7:41:18 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain)
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To: LdSentinal
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.

Yeah, that's what did it in. Sure. Okay.

44 posted on 05/02/2006 7:43:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Kellykoop
And they're surprized about this why??

I don't understand - it seems like most of the uber liberal agenda re movies, lib talk shows, etc, now go down in flames. No one watches or listens. So HOW is "W's" approval rating so low? Or is it, really -

The only thing that's having rave reviews and audiences this year in "Flight 93" -

It seems like the silent majority is still conservative...

time for the silent majority to stand up and SHOUT -

45 posted on 05/02/2006 8:09:59 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time," Lincoln)
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To: jdm
Hey, haven't seen that for ages! ;o)


46 posted on 05/02/2006 8:13:11 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time," Lincoln)
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To: monkapotamus
I love this one - brings a smile to the heart,,,"kids and dogs know..."


47 posted on 05/02/2006 8:16:46 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time," Lincoln)
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To: OkeyDokeyOkie
So, I guess this means America is not ready for a liberal female president, after all.

Too soon.

It's just too soon!

.

48 posted on 05/02/2006 8:21:23 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Lancey Howard
Well, moving a show around and frequent breaks don't help to keep a new audience. But the breaks seem to have been mainly due to the original producer trying to do everything on the show and falling way behind in filming episodes. The postponement of the remaining episodes to the summer is probably due more to ABC trying to finish strong for the year with the final sweeps starting.


Of course, the sheer silliness of the show is clearly obvious even to the Hillary-loving executives at ABC.

49 posted on 05/02/2006 9:10:08 PM PDT by LenS
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To: WestSylvanian

Thank you for your contrarian point of view. I had not had time to watch the program (I dont watch much television at all these days), so I had assumed, from reading here on FR, that the show was simply liberal spew. Your post has corrected that, and has served to remind me how easy it is to make judgements based on the judgements of biased people, and how that can easily be wrong.


50 posted on 05/03/2006 7:49:43 AM PDT by Paradox (Removing all Doubt since 1998!)
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