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'Designated Survivor' Taps Fourth Showrunner -- Will This Be the End of the Series' Shaky Storylines?

 
 
 
'Designated Survivor' Taps Fourth Showrunner -- Will This Be the End of the Series' Shaky Storylines?

Designated Survivor has tapped a fourth showrunner for season 2 after a series of internal restructuring that sent the popular ABC show off the rails its first season. "The Good Wife" alum Keith Eisner will take over for Jeff Melvoin, with the latter staying on board as an executive producer and training his replacement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Initially, Amy B. Harris was the series' showrunner, but was replaced in May 2016 by Jon Harmon Feldman, who left the series in December 2016 for a deal with ABC Studios. He was then replaced by Jeff Melvoin.

Designated Survivor has run itself off the rails throughout season 1, taking what was to be a political thriller and peppering it with a myriad of odd outside storylines that distract viewers from the original premise of the show.

'Designated Survivor' Taps Fourth Showrunner -- Will This Be the End of the Series' Shaky Storylines?

Fans loved the idea that Kiefer Sutherland would helm this nighttime drama, which centers on a lower-level U.S. Cabinet member who becomes president when everyone above him in the presidential line of succession is killed during the State of the Union address. Viewers of the series enjoyed the whodunnit aspects of the drama and eagerly anticipated the reveal of who was really behind the bombing that put an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation.

But then, the series began to focus more on the family dynamic of now-President Tom Kirkman, and attempted to build storylines around lower-ranking characters, which ultimately distracted viewers from the series main core: who blew up the Capitol building?

In the past two episodes, one big question has finally been answered. Who was the leak within the White House that revealed classified information? The answer was Jay Whitaker, the Homeland Security Adviser, a character who was seen on screen only three times this entire season.

But there are still many questions that remain. Who are the mysterious True Believers? Why do they want to take down the United States government? Are they behind the Capitol bombing, or will the show take viewers in yet another distracting direction once again?Hopefully season 2 showrunner Keith Eisner will be the elixir that will cure this ailing but still promising series for hopeful fans.

But what do you think? Are you excited for the new showrunner? Which storylines do you want to see more of? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Designated Survivor airs on ABC on Wednesdays at 10/9c.

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