According to Variety, ABC has put the Geena Davis drama, Commander in Chief on hiatus earlier than expected, now scheduled to return April 18.

For the next three weeks, ABC will air extra episodes of According To Jim and George Lopez in the 9 p.m. Tuesday hour, prepping auds for the bow of Sons and Daughters.

"With this new schedule, ('Commander') will return with a healthy run of seven straight episodes in the spring," said Jeff Bader, ABC's scheduling chief. "Airing additional episodes of 'George Lopez' and 'According to Jim' in the 9 p.m. time period for the next three weeks will expose our comedies to a new audience and benefit both shows in their regular time periods."

Brian B.