Sep. 21, 2016
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60 min.
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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01x10 The Oath Aired: Dec. 14, 2016

President Kirkman fears there could be a traitor in the White House when he discovers shocking information connected to the Capitol Bombing. …

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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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  • Kevin McNally (Harris Cochrane) appeared in the final episode of 24: Live Another Day as the Russian agent who takes Jack Bauer to Russia
  • LaMonica Garrett (Mike) and Adan Canto (Aaron) have similar names to two main 24 characters playing opposite roles - Chief of staff and secret service agent.
  • SPOILER: In episode 9 (season 1) the document shown at 11:30 has a spelling mistake below the signature: "Peter MacLeish, Captian United States Rangers."
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