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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
Air Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#203) "Outbreak"
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PRESIDENT KIRKMAN DEALS WITH A VIRAL PANDEMIC THAT THREATENS THE COUNTRY ON ABC'S 'DESIGNATED SURVIVOR,' WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, ON ABC

"Outbreak" - President Kirkman is faced with a viral pandemic that threatens to kill countless Americans while FBI Agent Hannah Wells and M16 Agent Damian Rennett discover evidence that could change the lives of members of the first family forever, on "Designated Survivor," airing WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 (10:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT).

"Designated Survivor" stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex 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.

"Outbreak" was written by Ashley Gable and directed by Chris Grismer.

"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 (ABC)
Returns Wednesday, February 28
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/21/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, December 2017) ABC has announced that "Designated Survivor" will make its midseason return on WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28, 2018, at 10 p.m. EST/PST. On tonight's winter finale episode of "Designated Survivor," titled "Line of Fire," it's Christmas time and President Kirkman is alerted to a group of religious extremists who refuse to evacuate when a forest fire threatens to engulf their cabin. Deploying Emily and Aaron to help defuse the situation, Kirkman must act quickly to save multiple lives at stake. Meanwhile, the first lady finally gives her testimony to the FBI director, while what happens next changes the lives of the Kirkman family forever, on the winter finale of ABC's "Designated Survivor," WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
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