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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 (26 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Aaron Shore (26 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Emily Rhodes (26 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mike Ritter (26 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Seth Wright (26 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Hannah Wells (26 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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 John Forstell (14 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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Drama | Thriller

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Kal Penn, who plays a White House staffer in this show, has actually worked as a White House staffer in his real life. In 2009, his character on House was killed off so that Penn could take a job as Associate Director of the Obama administration's White House Office of Public Engagement (working there under his birth name, Kalpen Modi). He took a leave from that job in June 2010 to film A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and returned to the White House after filming ended, in November 2010. He also worked for Obama's reelection campaign and spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. See more »

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[from trailer]
Tom Kirkman: Hello?
Penny Kirkman: Hi, Daddy.
Tom Kirkman: Who is this?
Penny Kirkman: Your daughter.
Tom Kirkman: No, that's not possible. My daughter's asleep. And I know that because I kissed her goodnight two hours ago.
Penny Kirkman: When are you and Mommy coming home?
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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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