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Designated Survivor 

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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 line of succession.

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 Tom Kirkman (34 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Alex Kirkman (24 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Aaron Shore (24 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Emily Rhodes (24 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mike Ritter (24 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Seth Wright (24 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Hannah Wells (24 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Jason Atwood (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Leo Kirkman (15 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Kimble Hookstraten (15 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 line of succession.

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Uses the same set for the Oval Office as House of Cards. See more »

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Speechwriter #2: Guy's never been elected to anything.
Speechwriter #1: Did you know President Richmond fired him this morning? Now he's the president.
Seth Wright: Maybe he'll realize he has no business running the country.
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Amazing story line
17 October 2016 | by (Aurora, Colorado) – See all my reviews

If you can get past an enemy being able to blow up the Capitol during the State of the Union, leaving only a single representative and the Secretary of HUD as designated survivors, then this is a fantastic show. The challenges would be almost insurmountable, and Kiefer Sutherland is awesome. His character is growing every week. His wife is a strong woman, an attorney, and will obviously make a great First Lady. His oldest son has issues, so it will be interesting to see how that all falls out. There also seems to be some mystery surrounding one survivor of the bombing, as well as the actions of state governors in the wake of the disaster. To me, this is reminiscent of The West Wing, at least so far. I highly recommend this!


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