Geena's Commander in Chief Slips in Polls

01/30/2006 at 07:50 AM EST

Geena's Commander in Chief Slips in Polls
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It's starting to look as if Geena Davis will be a one-term President.

Despite the actress's Golden Globe win as best actress in a TV drama series, her show, Commander in Chief, is being benched until spring, ABC has announced. As of March 7, the timeslot will be given over to a new comedy, Sons & Daughters.

Commander in Chief, which had a promising start with 16 million viewers tuning into its September premiere, has been experiencing a decline in ratings since November and then took a dramatic plunge this month with the arrival of FOX's rival ratings powerhouse American Idol.

Last Tuesday, Commander attracted a less-than-commanding 10.3 million viewers, a new low.

When the problems began in November, ABC replaced the show's writer-creator Rod Lurie with Steven Bocho, whose formidable credits include Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue. Under his watch, the series has tried to maintain a balance between family drama and political crisis of the week.

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