Designated Survivor (2016–2019)
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Now running for office for the first time, Kirkman and his nascent campaign stumble out of the gate. Wells gets a critical reassignment.


Chris Grismer


David Guggenheim (created by), Adam Stein | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Tom Kirkman
Adan Canto ... Aaron Shore
Italia Ricci ... Emily Rhodes
Kal Penn ... Seth Wright
Maggie Q ... Hannah Wells
Anthony Edwards ... Mars Harper
Lauren Holly ... Lynn Harper
Mckenna Grace ... Penny Kirkman
Elena Tovar ... Isabel Pardo
Benjamin Charles Watson ... Dontae Evans (as Ben Watson)
Aunjanue Ellis ... Eleanor Darby
Jennifer Wigmore ... Dianne Lewis
Geoff Pierson ... Cornelius Moss
Julie White ... Lorraine Zimmer
Wendy Lyon ... Carrie Rhodes


Now running for office for the first time, Kirkman and his nascent campaign stumble out of the gate. Wells gets a critical reassignment.

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Penny's full name is revealed to be Penelope. See more »


The United States flag at around 28:00 in is hung backwards. Flag etiquette requires that the flag's union, the area with the stars, be hung to the observers left. The flag is hung vertically with the union to the right. See more »


Lorraine Zimmer: [on the phone with her ex] Well, don't forget I'm paying for your divorce lawyer, Alan. I don't care if we have to sell the boat. You're probably gonna sink it anyway. But, hey, must be nice to know that if you needed to, you could use your new girlfriend's fake tits as a floatation device. I'm in the White House. Don't make me tell you to go fuck yourself.
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Decent First Episode
22 July 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I forgot that Netflix picked up the third season. I just jumped into it as if this had not happened. Most of the reviewers I've read are all worked up over the profanity. I am sick of the way Americans use profanity--but it is a real part of our world. I left after a high school football game ended this past fall and kids were milling around. I've never heard so much harsh, profane language in one place in my life (never been to prisons, but). Anyway, everywhere I go, so many people are swearing. So I think the show is presenting a real factual view of our current world. So let's get back to the plot here. The President is fighting for his political life as he campaigns as an independent. Anthony Edwards, our doctor from ER is a hardball Chief of Staff since Emily left. One thing that is not new is the President's ability to sway large numbers of people with one speech. Also, Hannah is forced into a major change. The President has another epiphany.

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