The Kiefer Sutherland drama adds nine more episodes.
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.
10/31/16 at 02:12pm
"Kiefer and the cast are doing a fine job on this one. I just hope it's not another right wing conspiracy thing. lets have some real terrorists please!"
Based on the last episode this explosion looks like just that an inside job by the opposite party (I am not sure who's the left and the right here though)
10/26/16 at 08:17am
I think this is one of the best new shows of the year. It so deserved a full season order and I am so sure it will get picked up for a season 2. This show has fantastic actors and fantastic writing as well. This show is so much fun to watch. I love this show!
10/04/16 at 10:16am
Well Conservatives always are the bad guys so that makes this more of a historical drama based on fact than anything else.
Sounds like you are too ignorant to see that.
10/02/16 at 04:44am
I'm liking this one. Hope to see it stick around!
10/01/16 at 06:14pm
A dem survivor of a dem president after wiping out a rep congress and right leaning court. Go figure.
Prediction here: ABC will make conservatives the bad guys.
10/01/16 at 04:20pm
The show is very well done and I do get the feeling that it's going to have some nice unexpected twists. I think that the show also captures the distrust most Americans have in our government system.
10/01/16 at 10:17am
Kiefer and the cast are doing a fine job on this one. I just hope it's not another right wing conspiracy thing. lets have some real terrorists please!
10/01/16 at 08:39am
It's good to see this political thriller getting picked up for a full season.
09/30/16 at 01:13pm
Plot is too predictable.
09/30/16 at 07:41am
I'm happy this is getting a full season. I'm a big fan of Keifer Sutherland and Maggie Q going way way back and it's nice to see them both in non ass-kicking roles. They're both very talented with action roles, but they're both fantastic dramatic actors too. I'm betting that's what drew them both to the series.
I have high hopes for the show, but I'm concerned the storyline might not be something that can handle more than one or two seasons before getting very predictable and stale.
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