Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 21, 2016
Status
New Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network

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Designated Survivor

A low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

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01x18 Lazarus Aired: Apr. 26, 2017

As President Kirkman considers candidates for Vice President, Kimble Hookstraten finds herself embroiled in scandal. Agent Wells and Jason …

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Designated Survivor Picked Up For Full Season

ABC announced today that a full-season order has been issued toDesignated Survivor, topping up the new drama with nine additional episodes. The series is just two weeks into its run, and has so far garnered early critical acclaim and solid ratings in its 10:00pm Wednesday time slot.
Designated Survivor marks Kiefer Sutherland's first starring role in a TV series since 2014's 24: Live Another Day. The political drama features Sutherland as a Cabinet member who is unexpectedly thrust into the role of President of the United States after a bombing at the Capitol kills several key government figures.

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  • In episode 2, in the White House corridors, we can hear the 24's office ringtone.
  • Episode 2 names the late FBI Director as "Jacobs". In the early books/movies in the Jack Ryan-series by Tom Clancy the FBI Director is called "Emil Jacobs". Might be a tribute to the author…
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    Episode 2 names the late FBI Director as "Jacobs". In the early books/movies in the Jack Ryan-series by Tom Clancy the FBI Director is called "Emil Jacobs". Might be a tribute to the author of the books that probably inspired this interesting show.
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  • Natascha McElhone and McKenna Grace play mother and daughter in Designated Survivor. They both starred in Mr Church (2016) but had no scenes together. Natascha was McKenna's grandmother in…
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    Natascha McElhone and McKenna Grace play mother and daughter in Designated Survivor. They both starred in Mr Church (2016) but had no scenes together. Natascha was McKenna's grandmother in the movie.
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