Commander in Chief

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 Nathan Templeton, who tries to thwart her at every turn. Rod Lurie, who wrote the 2001 political th (more…)

Season 1, Episode 9 The Mom Who Came to Dinner

First Aired: November 29, 2005

Polly Bergen guest stars as Mac's mother, who arrives for Thanksgiving. But first, Mac must deal with a commission's decision to close a Navy base in her hometown, and a friend from law school who wants her to commute his mentally challenged client's death sentence. Meanwhile, Rod hires a slick political operative (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), who urges Mac to run for reelection. “If you don't start running now,” he warns, “you'll be a lame duck for the next two years.”

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  • Premiered: September 27, 2005
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • 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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