Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 21, 2016
Status
Returning 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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Zoe McLellan Joins Cast as Series Regular
The NCIS: New Orleans grad will play Kendra Daynes, a brilliant and wily attorney who lands her dream job as White House counsel. On her personal and professional journey, she develops close relationships with the White House staff while wrestling legal issues that find their way to her desk because she advises the most powerful man in the world.

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Ben Lawson Joins Cast as Series Regular
Former The Deep End star Ben Lawson has been cast as a series regular opposite Kiefer Sutherland and Maggie Q in Season 2. Lawson will play Damian Rennett, an MI-6 operative who meets Hannah (Maggie Q) while posing as a Dutchman in Amsterdam. Their relationship begins with mutual wariness, morphs into competitiveness, and is complicated by an irresistible mutual attraction.

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Paulo Costanzo Joins Cast as Series Regular
Former Royal Pains star Paulo Costanzo has been cast as a series regular opposite Kiefer Sutherland in Season 2 of ABC’s drama series Designated Survivor. Costanzo will play Lyor Boone, the new White House Political Director, a whiz kid brought on by Emily (Italia Ricci) to help a presidency struggling with its messaging and political strategy.

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ABC Renews 'Designated Survivor'

Word is out this evening that ABC has renewed Designated Survivor for a second season. The good news was somewhat expected, as the freshman series has been one of the network's best-performing new entries this season.
The political drama marks Kiefer Sutherland's first return to a starring role on television since 2014's 24: Live Another Day. Sutherland plays a Cabinet member who is unexpectedly thrust into the role of President of the United States after a bombing at the Capitol kills a number of key government figures. After being sworn in as President, he starts to learn that the catastrophic attack was only the beginning of a much larger plan.
Look for Season 2 of Designated Survivor this fall.

2 months ago - Comment [2]
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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.

9 months ago - Comment [1]
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House alum Kal Penn, Nikita leading lady Maggie Q, Californication‘s Natascha McElhone and Chasing Life star Italia Ricci are set to co-star opposite Kiefer Sutherland in Designated Survivor, ABC’s straight-to-series conspiracy thriller drama about a low-ranking Cabinet member becoming President of the U.S. Penn, who has White House experience.

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