Season 1, Episode 1 Pilot Episode

First Aired: September 27, 2005

In the pilot, Vice President Mackenzie Allen (Geena Davis) becomes the nation's first female president---and its first independent chief executive---when her predecessor dies in office. On his deathbed, incumbent Teddy Roosevelt Barnes says he wants House Speaker Nathan Templeton (Donald Sutherland) to succeed him, but Templeton's patronizing attitude so infuriates Allen that she won't resign. Jim Gardner: Harry J. Lennix. Rod Allen: Kyle Secor.

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  • Premiered: September 27, 2005
  • Rating: TV-PG
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  • Premise: Geena Davis stars as America's first female president, and an independent to boot. A former vice-president, Mackenzie Allen takes office when her Republican predecessor dies. This does not sit well with GOP panjandrums, especially conniving House Speaker… (more)

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