ABC pulls 'Commander in Chief'

ABC TV has pulled the plug on its ratings-challenged drama, "Commander in Chief."

The network announced it was pulling the Geena Davis series for the rest of May sweeps and instead running "Primetime" in its 10 p.m. Thursday slot for the final three weeks of the season.

The series started as one of the most-watched in the fall and Davis won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the first female U.S. president.

But two extended breaks and behind-the-scenes changes as well as a schedule move from Tuesday to Thursday all contributed to a deep slide in ratings.

"Commander's" three Thursday night shows have averaged about 7.5 million viewers, which means half the viewers who tuned in during the fall are now focused elsewhere, said.

ABC said it would probably air the final three episodes sometime during the summer.

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