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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
Air Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#201) "One Year In"
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SEASON PREMIERE

KIEFER SUTHERLAND RETURNS AS PRESIDENT TOM KIRKMAN ON ABC'S HIT DRAMA 'DESIGNATED SURVIVOR'

Paulo Costanzo ('The Night Of,' 'Royal Pains'), Ben Lawson ('Doubt') and Zoe McLellan ('NCIS: New Orleans') Join the Cast

"One Year In" - In the season two premiere episode of ABC's hit drama "Designated Survivor," Kiefer Sutherland returns as President Tom Kirkman. Now, one year into office, Kirkman is a Commander-in-Chief determined to rebuild the Capitol and capture the terrorists behind the catastrophic attack on the United States. When Ukrainian nationalists hijack a Russian Air flight, the president is faced with a hostage situation in which his diplomatic skills are put to the test, on "Designated Survivor," airing WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).

Paulo Costanzo ("The Night Of"; "Royal Pains") joins the show as the White House Political Director Lyor Boone, Ben Lawson ("Doubt") as MI-6 operative Damian Rennett and Zoe McLellan ("NCIS: New Orleans") as White House Council Kendra Daynes.

"Designated Survivor" stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

"One Year In" was written by Keith Eisner and directed by Chris Grismer.

Designated Survivor is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. David Guggenheim is creator and executive producer. In addition to Guggenheim, the series is executive produced by Mark Gordon, Kiefer Sutherland, Simon Kinberg, Nick Pepper, Jeff Melvoin, Suzan Bymel, Aditya Sood and Keith Eisner, who serves as show runner on the series.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (NETFLIX)
Returns in TBA 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's third of 10 episodes by netflix) on 9/5/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from Netflix's press release, September 2018) Designated Survivor will return for a third season as a global Netflix original. The political drama starring Kiefer Sutherland will be helmed by showrunner Neal Baer from global studio Entertainment One (eOne). Season 3 Synopsis: President Kirkman (Sutherland) will face a political reality... campaigning. What does it take to make a leader? What price will he be willing to pay? This season will explore today's world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and "fake news." Democracy, as we know it, will hang in the balance. Season 3 will go into production later this year and launch in 2019. Seasons 1 and 2 come exclusively to Netflix in the U.S. and Canada this Fall.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adan Canto as Aaron Shore
· Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes
· Kal Penn as Seth Wright
· Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman
· LaMonica Garrett as James Ritter
· Maggie Q as Hannah Wells
· Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aditya Sood as EP
· Amy B. Harris as EP (Pilot)
· David Guggenheim as CRTR/EP
· Jeff Melvoin as EP
· Keith Eisner as EP
· Kiefer Sutherland as EP
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Nick Pepper as EP
· Paul McGuigan as DIR (Pilot)
· Simon Kinberg as EP
· Suzan Bymel as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Mark Gordon Company, The