The political thriller stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member who becomes President of the United States after an attack on Washington DC. The cast also includes Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q.
In December, the showrunner of Designated Survivor was replaced for the second time. First, Jon Harmon Feldman took over for Amy Harris. And now, Army Wives veteran Jeff Melvoin will be showrunner. However, despite the changes, the series is still performing fairly well in the ratings. So far, Designated Survivor is earning an average rating of 1.45 in the 18-49 demo with 6.59 million viewers. The real test will come when we see how many viewers remember to tune in when the series returns.
Season one of Designated Survivor returns on ABC on March 8th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
What do you think? Are you watching Designated Survivor? Do you hope ABC renews the series for a second season?