Hail to the Chiefs: 13 Memorable TV Presidents

TVLine Nation, you’ve got a big choice to make today, and it’s not one to take lightly.

After all, if you don’t click through the gallery of memorable TV presidents below, how will you be equipped to hit the comments and properly cast your vote for your favorite small-screen commander-in-chief?

We’ve rounded up a bunch of fictional heads of state and given you a refresher on each, including high and low points of their administrations and a choice quote or two — because an informed electorate is a powerful electorate. 

Click on the right arrow to get started — oh, and don’t forget to vote in that other big election that’s going on today, too.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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82 Comments
  1. Van says:

    Laura Roslin – FTW!!!

  2. charissa29 says:

    Is there really any doubt? Josiah Bartlett all the way! Anyone who can deliver Sorkin speeches with such passion and panache has to win.

  3. Pat D. says:

    The character was despicable and Greg Itzin was utterly brilliant in his portrayal of Charles Logan. Logan dripped slime with just about every scene he was in.

  4. Ana says:

    Totally a toss up between David Palmer and Allison Taylor. Loved both of them. They would be my fantasy presidential ticket.

  5. Jane says:

    Bartlett for America, forever!

  6. Kelly says:

    Jed Bartlett but Laura Roslin almost made me change my mind. I loved Bartlett first so I’m sticking with him.

  7. Betsy says:

    Bartlet for America!!

  8. SLS says:

    Jed Bartlet and the West Wing and Martin Sheen FTW!!!

  9. Emily says:

    Bartlett for president

  10. John says:

    Roslin FTW

  11. chujciwdupe says:

    Charles Logan ftw!

  12. arial2 says:

    Jed Barlett, by a landslide! But my heart wants to choose Laura Roslin…

  13. Allison says:

    Fitzgerald Grant from Scandal.

    Jed Bartlett from The West Wing.

    Mackenzie Allen from Commander in Chief.

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