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Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member, is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
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Designated Survivor: SEASON 3, EPISODE 10: #truthorconsequences | TVBuzer

Aired: June 07,2019

On election day, Kirkman turns to his therapist to relieve his conscience about the events and own decisions he made 36 hours ago.... more

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Politics are icky.  No one plays fair; it's never about what's best for the people, and everything is controversial.  Keeping with the theme of cramming every imaginable hot-button issue into a 10-episode season, Designated Survivor Season 3 Episode 5 and Designated Survivor Season 3 Episode 6 delved deeper into the pesky racial and identity politics, the death of real journalism, the opioid crisis, illegal immigration, healthcare, and assisted suicide. It ... more


There is no shortage of topics left undiscussed this season.  The campaigning is something which carries over throughout the season, but it seems each installment wants to take on a couple of issues at a time sometimes in a way that feels like it's checking them off of a checklist.  For example, Designated Survivor Season 3 Episode 3 was heavily focused on transgender visibility, and Designated Survivor Season 3 Episode 4 most prominently featured Aaron's identity issues an... more


Am I the only one scared crapless about CRISPR and how easily we can be victims of bioterrorism and some biological genocide? Some of us more than others, of course. The beauty of  Designated Survivor Season 3 Episode 7 and Designated Survivor Season 3 Episode 8 was how it brought ongoing storylines happening outside of the White House to the White House and the campaign. The bioterrorism arc was separate from the majority of the season for too long. For a bit, it may have g... more



Designated Survivor: Why 'Designated Survivor' Chose a Pandemic Storyline for Season 3 News | TVBuzer

Why 'Designated Survivor' Chose a Pandemic Storyline for Season 3

Neal Baer is among the few people in the world who can list “licensed physician” and “experienced showrunner” on his resume. With that background, it’s telling that Baer’s most recent TV effort — steering the third season of Kiefer Sutherland drama “Designated Survivor” — revolved around the theme of a pandemic breaking out in the U.S. The extraordinary global response t... more

Designated Survivor: 'Designated Survivor' Adds Michael J. Fox for Season 2 Arc News | TVBuzer

'Designated Survivor' Adds Michael J. Fox for Season 2 Arc

Five-time Emmy winner Michael J. Fox is about to make President Tom Kirkman's life even more difficult. ABC has revealed that the former Spin City star will join the cast of the Kiefer Sutherland drama Designated Survivor for vie episodes in season 2. Fox will play Ethan West, a competitive and wily Washington lawyer who the Cabinet names as speci... more

Designated Survivor: Is 'Designated Survivor' Pursuing a '24'-Inspired Romance Storyline? News | TVBuzer

Is 'Designated Survivor' Pursuing a '24'-Inspired Romance Storyline?

There have been many TV presidents. Few, if any, however, have been widowers. This is one reason it was so shocking when Designated Survivor killed off Natascha McElhone's Alex Kirkman, the wife of Kiefer Sutherland's President Tom Kirkman. Yet it appears that the President won't be unattached for long. As was previously reported, Des... more


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    Why would they break the series up after 10 episodes only to resume 8 months later?


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