Designated Survivor

Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Synopsis

Emmy ® and Golden Globe ® winner Kiefer Sutherland (24) returns to primetime in a conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle 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. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR also stars Natascha McElhone (CALIFORNICATION) as Alex Kirkman, Maggie Q (NIKITA) as Hannah Wells, Kal Penn (HOUSE) as Seth Wright, Adan Canto (THE FOLLOWING) as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci (SUPERGIRL) as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett (SONS OF ANARCHY) as Mike Ritter, and Tanner Buchanan (THE FOSTERS) as Leo Kirkman. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR joins the CTV lineup via Entertainment One (eOne). From eOne subsidiary The Mark Gordon Company as the lead studio, and ABC Studios, creator David Guggenheim (Safe House) is executive producer, alongside Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Kiefer Sutherland (24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY), Mark Gordon (GREY’S ANATOMY), Nick Pepper (QUANTICO), Suzan Bymel (TOUCH), and Aditya Sood (The Martian). Paul McGuigan (SCANDAL) directed the first episode.

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