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Designated Survivor: Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash) to Recur on ABC Series

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Breckin Meyer is headed to ABC. Deadline reports the Franklin & Bash star will recur on season two of Designated Survivor.The political drama follows Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), a lower-level Cabinet member who ends up becoming the President of the United States after an attack on Washington D.C. The cast also includes Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Lamonica Garrett, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Malik Yoba, Paulo Costanzo, Zoe McLellan, Ben Lawson, Tanner Buchanan, and Mckenna Grace.Read More…
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Designated Survivor: Season Two Viewer Votes

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How well does President Kirkman preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States in the second season of the Designated Survivor TV show on ABC? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Designated Survivor is cancelled or renewed for season three. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all the Designated Survivor season two episodes below. An ABC political drama, Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Lamonica Garrett, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Malik Yoba, Paulo Costanzo, Zoe McLellan, Ben Lawson, Tanner Buchanan, and Mckenna Grace. The conspiracy thriller series centers on Tom Kirkman (Sutherland). After an attack on Capitol Hill
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Designated Survivor: What Did Kirkman's Mother-in-Law Do?

People were all types of mad at each other in this week's contentious Designated Survivor! Americans were mad at Mexicans, cousins were mad at cousins, the First Lady was mad at an FBI agent and Lyor (Paulo Costanzo) was accidentally mad at an ancient vase!

But no one will be as mad as Tom Kirkman (

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Designated Survivor: Is the ABC TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on ABC?

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Vulture Watch How long will President Kirkman preside over our long, national nightmare? Is the Designated Survivor TV show cancelled or renewed for a third season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Designated Survivor season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A political thriller airing on the ABC television network, Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Lamonica Garrett, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Malik Yoba, Paulo Costanzo, Zoe McLellan, Ben Lawson, Tanner Buchanan, and Mckenna Grace. The conspiracy drama series centers on Tom Kirkman (Sutherland). After an attack on Capitol Hill wipes out the line of succession, this Hud Secretary becomes President of the United States.
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Designated Survivor: Natascha McElhone Leaving ABC for Hulu

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Designated Survivor is losing a key cast member. Deadline reports Natascha McElhone is leaving the ABC TV show for Hulu's upcoming series The First.On Designated Survivor, McElhone plays Alex Kirkman, the wife of Kiefer Sutherland's lead character Tom Kirkman. The cast also includes Adan Canto, Lamonica Garrett, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Malik Yoba, Paulo Costanzo, Zoe McLellan, Ben Lawson, Tanner Buchanan, and Mckenna Grace. The political thriller just premiered its second season earlier this week.Read More…
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Designated Survivor: Season Two Ratings

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Despite surviving severe showrunner shuffle in season one, ABC renewed its Designated Survivor TV show for second season. In the wake of the departures of Amy Harris, Jon Harmon Feldman, and Jeff Melvoin, Keith Eisner has taken the reins of the political drama. Can this veteran of The Good Wife, Law & Order, and Gilmore Girls earn the Nielsen ratings needed to keep it on the air? Will Designated Survivor be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. A political conspiracy thriller, Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Lamonica Garrett, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Malik Yoba, Paulo Costanzo, Zoe McLellan, Ben Lawson, Tanner Buchanan, and Mckenna Grace. The ABC TV series centers on Tom Kirkman (Sutherland). After an attack on Capitol Hill wipes out the line of succession, this Hud Secretary becomes President of the United States. In Designated
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Designated Survivor Season 2 Review: The West Wing Minus 24 Equals...?

Designated Survivor Season 2 Review: The West Wing Minus 24 Equals...?
Season 2 of ABC’s Designated Survivor, TVLine reported in August, will fade out the freshman hit’s conspiracy storyline, leaving unlikely Potus Tom Kirkman at the center of a more West Wing-like drama. But how does that actually look, in the first two episodes made available for critics?

RelatedDesignated Survivor Season 2: As the Conspiracy Reaches ‘Thrilling’ Conclusion, New Journeys Begin

Wednesday night’s premiere was perhaps the more extreme example of the “straight” Season 2, whereas next week’s episode highlights — if only to wrap up — the 24-like hunt for Patrick Lloyd, the mastermind behind the tragic Capitol bombing
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Designated Survivor season 2 adds Breckin Meyer

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Garfield wrangler and Franklin & Bash alum Breckin Meyer has joined Designated Survivor as the President's younger brother.

In the first season of Designated Survivor, Tom Kirkman (the legendary Kiefer Sutherland) was only the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, but he became President Of The United States in what can only be described as a very dramatic take on King Ralph - everyone above him in the line of succession was killed in a terrorist attack that for some reason Jack Bauer was unable to prevent, and now Kirkman's the man in charge.

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Deadline reports that erstwhile Clueless stoner and Franklin & Bash star Breckin Meyer is set to appear in the second season of Designated Survivor in a recurring role as Trey Kirkman, who is "the polar opposite of his older brother,
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Designated Survivor Season 2 Adds NCIS: New Orleans' Zoe McLellan

Designated Survivor Season 2 Adds NCIS: New Orleans' Zoe McLellan
Dirty Sexy Money alum Zoe McLellan is returning to ABC, with a series regular role on Designated Survivor.

Our sister site Deadline reports that McLellan — who most recently costarred on CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans for its first two seasons — is boarding Season 2 as Kendra Daynes, a brilliant attorney who lands her dream job as White House counsel.

RelatedDesignated Survivor: Virginia Madsen Laments That She Won’t Be Back

McLellan’s casting follows the addition of Paulo Costanzo (Royal Pains) and Ben Lawson (The Deep End) as, respectively, the new White House Political Director and an MI6 agent who
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TVLine Items: Designated Survivor Eyes a Spy, Grey's Spinoff News and More

TVLine Items: Designated Survivor Eyes a Spy, Grey's Spinoff News and More
Designated Survivor continues to round out its Season 2 cast, with the addition of Aussie actor Ben Lawson (The Deep End).

Per our sister site Deadline, Lawson has been cast in the series regular role of Damian Rennett, an MI6 operative who meets Maggie Q’s Hannah while undercover in Amsterdam.

RelatedDesignated Survivor: Virginia Madsen Laments That She Won’t Be Back

Earlier this month, as part of the latest showrunner’s vision for ABC’s freshman hit, Royal Pains alum Paulo Costanzo was cast as the new White House Political Director brought on by Emily to help a
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Designated Survivor: Season Two; Paulo Costanzo Becoming a Series Regular

Designated Survivor has some new company. Deadline reports Royal Pains star Paulo Costanzo will be a series regular on season two of the ABC TV show.The political thriller follows Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), a low-level Cabinet member who becomes President of the United States after an attack on the Capitol. The cast also includes Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Lamonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q.Read More…
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Battle of the Network Stars Review: Reviving Nostalgia Is No Field Day

Battle of the Network Stars Review: Reviving Nostalgia Is No Field Day
It was some fun, and of course games, as ABC revived the Battle of the Network Stars competition on Thursday night.

RelatedBattle of the Network Stars Reboot Brings New Blood, Extreme Dunk Tank and a Hulk With Something to Prove

The inaugural edition of the reboot pitted a “TV Sitcoms” team (populated by Fuller House‘s Dave Coulier, Roseanne‘s Tom Arnold, The GoldbergsAj Michalka, Growing PainsTracy Gold and Perfect StrangersBronson Pinchot) against a brood of “TV Kids” (Facts of Life‘s Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields, Blossom‘s Joey Lawrence, High School Musical‘s Corbin Bleu,
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Bachelor in Paradise: Corinne Olympios Not Returning for Season 4

Bachelor in Paradise: Corinne Olympios Not Returning for Season 4
No surprise here: Bachelor in Paradise cast member Corinne Olympios will not return to the ABC reality show when production resumes on Season 4, per The Hollywood Reporter.

RelatedBachelor in Paradise Producers: Tapes Show No Evidence of Misconduct, Season 4 to Resume Filming

In a statement released Thursday, the former Bachelor star reveals that her team’s investigation into what happened on the show’s set “has now been completed to my satisfaction.” Olympios went on to add that she is “happy about the changes that have been made to the production of Bachelor In Paradise,” but while she was invited to rejoin the series,
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Royal Pains Alum Paulo Costanzo Joins Designated Survivor as a Series Regular

Paulo Costanzo will shake things up as a social media savvy whiz kid when Designated Survivor returns for Season 2. The former Royal Pains actor has been added as a series regular, Deadline reports.

He is set to play the oddly named Lyor Boone (any relation to Topanga Lawrence and her sister Nebula

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Designated Survivor Enlists Royal Pains' Paulo Costanzo as New Regular

Designated Survivor Enlists Royal Pains' Paulo Costanzo as New Regular
Help is on the way for President Kirkman, whether he likes it or not.

Designated Survivor has tapped Royal Pains alum Paulo Costanzo to join the ABC drama’s second season as a political friend and foil to Sutherland’s Potus, per Deadline. His series-regular character, Lyor Boone, is 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.

Kirkman has mixed feelings about Lyor, whose talent and value are undeniable. While Kirkman uneasily embraces the necessity of a wheeling and dealing next gen political operator,
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‘Designated Survivor’: Paulo Costanzo Joins As Series Regular For Season 2

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, from the Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. 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. President Kirkman (Sutherland) has mixed feelings about Lyor; his talent and value…
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Ratings: Downward Dog Ends on Low Note, World of Dance Holds Steady

Ratings: Downward Dog Ends on Low Note, World of Dance Holds Steady
In a word, woof.

ABC’s Downward Dog on Tuesday delivered 2 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating (per finals), and then with a second episode/series finale mustered just 1.7 mil and a 0.4 — marking the freshman comedy’s two least-watched, lowest-rated outings.

Opening ABC’s night, a special installment of The Bachelorette (4.5 mil/1.2) was down 14 percent from Monday’s telecast.

RelatedDownward Dog Cancelled at ABC

Over on NBC, America’s Got Talent (12.4 mil/2.5) dipped just a smidgen and as usual dominated the night in both measures. World of Dance (7.5 mil/1.8) meanwhile held steady.

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General Hospital: Steve Burton's Return Is Confirmed — Playing Jason...?

General Hospital: Steve Burton's Return Is Confirmed — Playing Jason...?
The first shoe has officially dropped.

ABC’s General Hospital confirmed with a teaser promo on Wednesday that Daytime Emmy winner Steve Burton is in fact en route back to Port Charles — begging the million-dollar question: As whom?

RelatedGeneral Hospital: Who’s Leaving the ABC Soap?

After all, the role that landed gold on Burton’s mantel — that of rich kid-turned-hoodlum Jason Morgan né Quartermaine — is currently being played by three-time Daytime Emmy winner Billy Miller (formerly of CBS’ The Young and the Restless, where Burton most recently hung his proverbial hat. Daytime-tv is so very incestuous anymore).

The rumors are true.
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‘The Night Of’ Digital Edition Giveaway

The Night Of, the acclaimed hit from HBO is available today on Digital HD, and we’ve got a chance for you to win a download code!

The show, based on the BBC series Criminal Justice, took over the summer with its unique look at the events driving the plot and the criminal justice system. It seemed like critics couldn’t line up to sing its praises quickly enough, with John Turturro especially getting a lot of attention.

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