The political drama stars Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member who becomes the President of the United States after a massive attack wipes out the elected president and everybody else in the line of succession. The cast also includes Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q.
Only two episodes in, Designated Survivor has fared well in the ratings, earning an average of 2.02 in the 18-49 demo and 8.973 million viewers. ABC has ordered a full 22 episodes for its first season.
From ABC Entertainment chief Channing Dungey:
We’re very proud of the creative excellence in front of and behind the camera, and are thrilled to be giving our audience more episodes.”
What do you think? Have you seen Designated Survivor? Are you glad it’ll have a full season?