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Kiefer Sutherland is no stranger to television viewers, having starred on more than 200 episodes of 24 on Fox. Will Designated Survivor be as big a success for ABC? Will it be cancelled after one year or, will it be renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.A political thriller, Designated Survivor follows Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), a lower-level Cabinet member, who ends up becoming the President of the United States. He struggles to keep the country and his own family from falling apart -- while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and leading the search to find who is responsible for a horrific attack. The rest of the cast includes Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Lamonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q.Read More… »
Spoiler Alert: This story contains details of tonight's Designated Survivor episode “Warriors.” Designated Survivor's fall finale left fans with a major cliffhanger that could alter the fate of the country. Now returning with a new episode after its winter break, many questions are answered, beginning with who got shot. At the end of the December 14 episode, as Peter MacLeish (Ashley Zukerman) was being sworn in as Vice President, FBI Agent Hannah Wells (Maggie Q)… »
Designated Survivor has some new company. Deadline reports The Brink's Geoff Pierson has joined season one of the ABC TV show.The political thriller stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member who becomes President of the United States after an attack on Washington DC. The cast also includes Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Lamonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q.Read More… »
Craig Thomas Feb 3, 2017
Heard of the show Designated Survivor? It might just quench your thirst (whether you knew you had it or not) for a new thriller to follow.
The basics are this. Straight-talking, politically unambitious, and honest, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom Kirkland (played by Kiefer Sutherland), finds himself on the brink of being fired. As such, he is appointed the 'Designated Survivor' for the State of the Union Address. This basically involves being locked in a safe-room far away, whilst the rest of the government convenes on Capitol Hill.
Fortunately for him, this is the best-timed firing in history, and as a result of an attack, he is the only member of the government to survive. Therefore, being next in the line of succession he becomes, »
What's going on with Designated Survivor? The freshman ABC series will return in March but with a new showrunner, says The Hollywood Reporter.The political thriller stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member who becomes President of the United States after an attack on Washington DC. The cast also includes Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Lamonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q.Read More… »
5 items from 2017
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