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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
Air Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#211) "Grief"
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PRESIDENT KIRKMAN SEES A THERAPIST TO DEAL WITH THE LOSS OF HIS WIFE, ALEX, IN THE MIDSEASON RETURN OF ABC'S 'DESIGNATED SURVIVOR,' WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28

Timothy Busfield Directs and Guest Stars as Dr. Adam Louden

"Grief" - It's been ten weeks since his wife, Alex, was killed in a car accident; and President Kirkman's senior staff insist he seek professional help in dealing with his loss, forcing him to reluctantly see therapist Dr. Adam Louden (Timothy Busfield). Meanwhile, FBI Agent Hannah Wells and Aaron Shore travel to Cuba as part of a trade delegation, but the trip does not go according to plan. With lives in the balance, Kirkman is challenged with a decision that will test his role as commander in chief during this time of personal tragedy, on the midseason return of ABC's "Designated Survivor," WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), streaming and on demand.

"Designated Survivor" stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom 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.

Guest Starring are Timothy Busfield as Dr. Adam Louden, Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman and McKenna Grace as Penny Kirkman.

"Grief" was written by Keith Eisner and directed by Timothy Busfield.

"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 showrunner 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