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[11/09/17 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 9
Updates include: Ellen Page to star in Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy"; HBO eyes second season for "Big Little Lies"; and Sony Pictures Television looks to revive "Good Girls Revolt."

[10/31/17 - 06:06 AM]
ABC Announces November Sweeps Programming, Airing Through November 22
Highlights include the two-night season finale of "Dancing with the Stars" on Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21.

[10/17/17 - 11:18 AM]
ABC Claims 8 of the Week's Top 20 Entertainment Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 9-15.

[10/05/17 - 08:26 AM]
For the First Time Ever ABC's "Modern Family" Catches "Empire" as Wednesday's #1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 4.

[09/28/17 - 08:37 AM]
ABC's Wednesday Premieres Return Above Their May Finales
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 27.

[09/27/17 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 27
Updates include: Spike TV cancels "The Mist"; Sony Pictures Television eyes "Party of Five" reboot; and Natascha McElhone joins Hulu's "The First."

[09/08/17 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 8
Updates include: Amazon unveils five new projects, including two series orders; ABC takes latest stab at "The Greatest American Hero" revival; and Syfy passes on drama pilot "The Machine."

[07/24/17 - 12:01 PM]
ABC Announces Fall Series Premiere Dates for 2017-18 Season
"The Gospel of Kevin" is now titled "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" and premieres Tuesday, October 3.

[07/18/17 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 18
Updates include: Annie Potts tapped for "Young Sheldon" at CBS; "Homeland" promotes trio to regulars; and Mykelti Williamson signs onto NBC's "Chicago PD."

[07/14/17 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 14
Updates include: David Strathairn to recur on Syfy's "The Expanse"; Brit Morgan scores arc on The CW's "Riverdale"; and Hannah New joins the cast of FX's "Trust."

[06/29/17 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 29
Updates include: Paulo Costanzo signs onto ABC's "Designated Survivor"; Jack Davenport, Michael Rapaport to recur on Showtime's "White Famous"; and Gary Janetti to spearhead live-action "The Jetsons."

[06/21/17 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 21
Updates include: Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals only regulars due back on NBC's "Taken"; Michael Esper cast in FX's "Trust"; and Michael Seitzman to run ABC's "Quantico."

[05/18/17 - 11:56 AM]
ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios Ramp Up Production for the 2017-18 Season
ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios had another successful selling season with 11 new shows going into production for a total of 21 series between the two studios.

[05/16/17 - 08:45 AM]
ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule
Newly announced projects include "The Bachelor Winter Games," "Dancing with the Stars Junior," "The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!" and "Rolling Stone 50."

[05/11/17 - 05:03 PM]
ABC Renews "Once," "SHIELD," Plus Newcomers "American Housewife," "Designated Survivor"
The 2017-18 season pickups were confirmed by the Alphabet on Thursday.

[05/02/17 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 2
Updates include: Keith Eisner set as new showrunner of ABC's "Designated Survivor"; Emily C. Chang to recur on Freeform's "The Bold Type"; and Izzie Steele lands role on BBC America's "Dirk Gently."

[04/25/17 - 12:17 PM]
The ABC Television Network Announces Series Season Finale Dates
Said finales run from this Sunday ("American Crime") through Tuesday, May 23 ("Dancing with the Stars").

[04/10/17 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 10
Updates include: Asia Kate Dillon set as regular on Showtime's "Billions"; Mike Flanagan brings "The Haunting of Hill House" to Netflix; and Jeff Melvoin to step down as showrunner of ABC's "Designated Survivor."

[02/14/17 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 14
Updates include: Adhir Kalyan to star in "Brothered Up" at CBS; Genevieve Angelson to lead NBC's "The Happy Peppers"; and Sam Adegoke cast in The CW's "Dynasty."

[01/10/17 - 07:01 AM]
ABC Announces Midseason Premiere Dates
Among the newcomers: the mini-series "When We Rise"; the one-hour drama "Time After Time"; and the half-hour comedy "Imaginary Mary."

[12/05/16 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 5
Updates include: Adult Swim parts ways with "Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace"; Jeff Melvoin to take over as showrunner on ABC's "Designated Survivor"; and Matthew McNulty reports to AMC's "The Terror."

[11/30/16 - 08:56 AM]
NBC Wins the Night Among the Big 4 in Every Key Measure, Led by "This Is Us"
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 29.

[11/17/16 - 09:55 AM]
ABC's Series Top the Season with Upscale Young Adults
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[11/17/16 - 08:35 AM]
ABC Finishes a Strong 2nd on Wednesday Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 16.

[11/17/16 - 08:34 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Leads the 10 p.m. Dramas in Total Viewers for the First Time This Season
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 16.

[11/17/16 - 07:10 AM]
"Designated Survivor" Premiere Soars to 20.5 Million Viewers and a 6.1 Adults 18-49 Rating in Multiplatform + 35 Days
ABC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 21.

[11/04/16 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 4
Updates include: ABC gives "The Real O'Neals" three additional episodes; HBO pulls the plug on "Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons"; and NBC to take on importing "Pulling" from the U.K.

[11/04/16 - 12:00 PM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC's "Designated Survivor" Scores TV's Biggest-Ever Playback Lift with a 117% Jump in Viewers
ABC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 26.

[10/17/16 - 09:01 AM]
ABC Set to Stack All Episodes of This Season's New Series on Digital Platforms
Episodes from most series will also be available on Hulu and via select MVPD On-Demand platforms, including Xfinity and DirecTV.

[10/04/16 - 07:59 AM]
Live + 7 Premiere Week: ABC Takes 4 of the Week's Top 5 Spots in Adults 18-49 with All 4 at Least Doubling in Live + 7
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 19-25.

[09/29/16 - 01:10 PM]
ABC Gives Full-Season Orders to "Designated Survivor" and "Speechless"
Nine additional episodes of both series, from Twentieth Century Fox Television and ABC Studios, and The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios respectively, have been ordered.

[09/13/16 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 13
Updates include: Tony Shalhoub signs onto Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; Mykelti Williamson bound for "Designated Survivor" at ABC; and Charles Pratt tapped as new co-showrunner of FOX's "Star."

[08/05/16 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 5
Updates include: Rachel Brosnahan to lead Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; FOX orders animated pilot "Okies of Bel Air"; and Tone Bell boards Netflix's "Disjointed."

[08/05/16 - 02:48 PM]
"The ABC Fall Preview Special" Gives Viewers an Exciting Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Network's New Shows and Returning Favorites
Anthony Anderson, Randall Park, Katy Mixon, John Ross Bowie, Piper Perabo and Daniel Sunjata host the special preview.

[07/26/16 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 26
Updates include: Virginia Madsen scores arc on ABC's "Designated Survivor"; Zoe McLellan to exit "NCIS: New Orleans" at CBS; and HBO shelves "Project Greenlight" once again.

[07/25/16 - 08:45 AM]
2016 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Dates, Venue, Initial Lineup and Talent Announced
Among the featured panelists: Sterling K. Brown, Mark Paul Gosselaar Katy Mixon, Mandy Moore, Dermot Mulroney, Piper Perabo, Milo Ventimiglia, Damon Wayans, Sr., and more!

[07/21/16 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 21
Updates include: "Impractical Jokers," "Voltron" receive renewals at San Diego Comic-Con; Nicole Richie joins the cast of NBC's "Great News"; and Emily Rios, Michael Hyatt report to "Snowfall" at FX.

[07/08/16 - 11:03 AM]
ABC Takes on Comic-Con International 2016
Highlights include the much anticipated new series "Designated Survivor" and Freeform's spine-tingling "Dead of Summer."

[06/28/16 - 09:00 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Series Premiere Dates for 2016-17 Season
"Dancing with the Stars" will once again kick off the Alphabet's lineup on Monday, September 12.

[05/18/16 - 10:13 AM]
Eleven Shows Ordered from ABC Studios for the 2016-17 Season
New drama "Still Star-Crossed" and new comedy "American Housewife" are both on tap at sibling broadcaster ABC.

[05/17/16 - 01:00 PM]
Video: New ABC Shows - Official Trailers
Get your first look at everything from "American Housewife" to "Time After Time."

[05/17/16 - 09:00 AM]
ABC Unveils 2016-17 Primetime Schedule
Highlights include an expanded two-hour comedy block on Tuesdays and new dramas "Conviction" and "Designated Survivor" to anchor Mondays and Wednesdays.

[05/06/16 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 6 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Carlos Bardem tapped for AMC's "The Son"; Sean Harris exits "American Gods" at Starz; and HBO's "The Leftovers" sets returning class.

[05/06/16 - 02:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 6 - ABC Formally Orders "Designated Survivor" to Series
Plus: watch a first look at the Alphabet's new Kiefer Sutherland-led drama, coming this fall.

[03/23/16 - 06:05 AM]
2016 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 14 drama projects under consideration for next season.

[03/01/16 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 1
Updates include: Jason Lee to lead "What Goes Around Comes Around" at CBS; Taylor Handley to answer the "APB" at FOX; and Katie Aselton joins the cast of FX's "Legion."

[02/08/16 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 8
Updates include: CBS cancels Jane Lynch-led "Angel from Hell"; Riley Smith to topline The CW's "Frequency"; and Matt LeBlanc to star in "I'm Not Your Friend" at CBS.

[02/05/16 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 5
Updates include: Kal Penn, Maggie Q among those cast in ABC's "Designated Survivor"; FOX adds two single-camera projects to its pilot roster; and CBS orders pilot for medical drama "Sensory."

[12/14/15 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 14
Updates include: Kiefer Sutherland is the "Designated Survivor" for ABC; Javier Grillo-Marxuach to pen NBC's "Xena: Warrior Princess" reboot; and MTV gives series orders to three projects.







DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/16 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2017)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union. In this dramatic thriller, Kirkman will struggle to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.
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