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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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 Tom Kirkman (21 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Alex Kirkman (21 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Aaron Shore (21 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Emily Rhodes (21 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mike Ritter (21 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Seth Wright (21 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Hannah Wells (21 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 (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Peter MacLeish (10 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Catalan / ... (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 has 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: 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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How did this make it to air?
27 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

It was a wonderful premise. Starting a government again with a very common man in charge. It could have been inspiring to watch how those who survived acted selflessly. It could have been educational to a general public which, in these times of identity politics, knows precious little about their republic. It could have shown people of all political stripes fail and succeed with all of the human condition mixed in. But no it became a poorly written work of PC liberal-progressive propaganda. The fact that as I write this review this series sports an 8.0 rating is cause to worry. We all deserve better writing than this. It could have been a good show.


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