Designated Survivor

Wednesdays, 10:00 PM ET on ABC

60 minutes

Kiefer Sutherland plays Tom Kirkman, a lower cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. Season 1 will find him struggling to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history.

Wednesdays, 10:00 PM ET on ABC

60 minutes

Kiefer Sutherland plays Tom Kirkman, a lower cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. Season 1 will find him struggling to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history.
Sep 29, 2016: ABC picked up Designated Survivor for a full season!

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Watch Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 10 - The Oath

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s1e10 The Oath
December 14, 2016
President Kirkman suspects there may be a traitor in the White House when he finds disturbing information connected to the Capitol bombing; more information emerges about Congressman MacLeish, causing concern about his vice presidential nomination.
Midseason Finale
Watch Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1 - Pilot
s1e1 Pilot
September 21, 2016
September 21, 2016
Pilot
Series Premiere
Watch Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 2 - The First Day
s1e2 The First Day
September 28, 2016
September 28, 2016
The First Day
Watch Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 3 - The Confession
s1e3 The Confession
October 5, 2016
October 5, 2016
The Confession
Watch Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 4 - The Enemy
s1e4 The Enemy
October 12, 2016
October 12, 2016
The Enemy
Watch Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 5 - The Mission
s1e5 The Mission
October 26, 2016
October 26, 2016
The Mission
Watch Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 6 - The Interrogation
s1e6 The Interrogation
November 9, 2016
November 9, 2016
The Interrogation
Watch Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 7 - The Traitor
s1e7 The Traitor
November 16, 2016
November 16, 2016
The Traitor
Watch Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 8 - The Results
s1e8 The Results
November 30, 2016
November 30, 2016
The Results
Watch Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 9 - The Blueprint
s1e9 The Blueprint
December 7, 2016
December 7, 2016
The Blueprint
Watch Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 10 - The Oath
s1e10 The Oath
December 14, 2016
December 14, 2016
The Oath
Midseason Finale
Watch Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 11 - Episode 11
s1e11 Episode 11
March 8, 2017
March 8, 2017
Episode 11
Midseason Premiere

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Kiefer Sutherland proves once again that he's a legitimately great actor as he plays a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on the Capitol. It starts quickly with a sequence that, while you know it's coming, still manages to shock. And the tension continues as this character, a man who has no business being president, decides what he should do (he is just as freaked out as everyone else).
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This review is based on the pilot of "Designated Survivor" which aired on 9/22/2016 Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV in another lead role which is perfectly suited for him. He's played Jack Bauer, the most badass man on TV, and he's played a father willing to do anything on Touch, and now he plays a combination of the two on Designated Survivor -- and he also happens to be the president of the United States. You may or may not have seen the trailers or read the premise of Designates Survivor, but long story short, there is an attack on the capital building during the state of the union, or some important event where everyone in the line of succession to the presidency is gathered, and there are no survivors, leaving Thomas Kirkland (Kiefer Sutherland), the Secretary of Home... something (basically infrastructure) as POTUS. Naturally you have your generals who want to find find a skapegoat to blame, and believe Thomas is unfit to lead, but said opposition doesn't realize that Thomas is surprisingly more competent than anyone, even himself expects, and from the pilot episode we can see that he is a very well-read and educated man who knows how to get things done. I believe this series is based off a book, and I bet its a fantastic one at that. I was a little surprised that the pilot was only one hour, as literally everything that happened in it happened in the trailer ... and they didn't cover much else after he becomes president. So that was a bit of a let down, but it was very entertaining, and I can't wait for next week. Jack Bauer for president!!!!
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