Geena's Commander in Chief Slips in Polls

01/30/2006 at 07:50 AM EST

Geena's Commander in Chief Slips in Polls
Jean Catuffe/INFGoff
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.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters