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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

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Series cast summary:
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 Tom Kirkman (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Alex Kirkman (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Aaron Shore (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Emily Rhodes (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mike Ritter (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Seth Wright (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Hannah Wells (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Leo Kirkman (19 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Jason Atwood (16 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Kimble Hookstraten (15 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Peter MacLeish (10 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 John Forstell (10 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Shelly (10 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Penny Kirkman (9 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Wyatt (9 episodes, 2016-2017)
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A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

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21 September 2016 (USA)  »

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President Tom Kirkman as used the term "Damn it" 2 times in the first 5 episodes of Designated Survivor. That was a go to line for Jack Bauer in every season of 24. See more »

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[from trailer]
Tom Kirkman: Mike, please, just tell us what you know.
Mike Ritter: Capitol's been attacked. Congress, Cabinet... Eagle is gone. Sir, you are now the President of the United States.
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Wow...I didn't expect it to be this good!!
22 September 2016 | by (NC, USA) – See all my reviews

To be honest, I was worried that a show based around anything remotely "Political" in today's current climate would turn into a mess quickly. I'm happy to find that based on the pilot I was way wrong this time around. Keifer Sutherland has always been an understated actor with remarkable range and a strange charm and it really shines here. Quite the opposite of his former iconic role as the heroic martyr Jack Bauer, he conveys a calm fear and nervousness that any man thrust into this terrifying position would certainly inhabit. The supporting cast is strong, the plot is smart and well written, and the subject matter is more engaging than it even sounds on paper. If they can keep up this intensity while maintaining the quality displayed in the first episode, we could potentially have a real winner here.


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