September 29, 2016
ABC announced today that a full-season order has been issued to Designated 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.