Why did Designated Survivor have to go? Recently, Variety speculated on the reasons why ABC cancelled the TV show after two seasons.
The political drama centers on Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), a low-level cabinet member who becomes President of the United States after a massive attacked on the capitol. The cast also includes Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, LaMonica Garrett, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Malik Yoba, Paulo Costanzo, Zoe McLellan, Ben Lawson, Tanner Buchanan, and Mckenna Grace.
According to Variety, there are several reasons why ABC decided to cancel Designated Survivor. For one, the drama was sinking in the ratings. So far, season is averaging a .71 in the 18-49 demo and only 3.951 million viewers.
Secondly, the show has gone through four showrunners in only two seasons. And, to cap things off, season three would have required Designated Survivor to move production from Toronto to Los Angeles, a costly move for a low-rated series.
What do you think? Have you seen Designated Survivor? Would you have watched a third season?