Tuesday, May 02, 2006

save commander in chief

Please help save Commander in Chief!

Several news outlets are reporting that Commander in Chief is in serious danger of getting the axe from ABC execs. If we rally together and let ABC know that we want this show on the air, perhaps things will change. Geena Davis was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today and she said that the ABC bigwigs do listen to emails from viewers, so maybe we really can make a difference. As it stands, this show is in danger of being pulled for May sweeps, having the last three episodes air this summer, and then being dropped from the schedule and not being renewed for a second season.

If you haven't heard of it, it's a primetime drama on ABC that stars Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis as Mackenzie Allen, the first female president. President Allen is also the first Independent to take the high office. It comes on at 9 central on Thursday nights if you'd be interested in tuning in... even if you aren't, please go here and choose "Commander in Chief" from the dropdown menu. Then leave a brief message for ABC letting them know that it's a great show that presents a positive message to everyone, especially young people. ABC has moved the show around quite a bit and put it on an extended hiatus, meaning that ratings have not been steady. That's no reason to cancel an amazing show, though. It deserves a second season. After all, Geena Davis won a Golden Globe for her performance on this show!

I personally believe that the show exhibits progressive values. President Allen is not decidedly liberal, but she is fair-minded and makes her decisions based on the facts and a raw compassion for all people. She considers every possible scenario before making foreign policy decisions. She also considers the impact on people that her decisions will make rather than obsessing with what sort of political consequences she might face. I may love this show so much because it's such a stretch from reality... I certainly wish we could elect President Allen over the current goon we have in office. Anyway, thank you so much for your help in saving this show.

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