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[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 (spring 2017)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (22 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
full season of 22 episodes ordered on 9/29/16
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland ("24") returns to primetime in a conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adan Canto as Aaron Shore
· Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes
· Kal Penn as Seth Wheeler
· Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman
· LaMonica Garrett as James Ritter
· Maggie Q as Hannah Watts
· Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman
· Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aditya Sood as EP
· Amy B. Harris as EP (Pilot)
· David Guggenheim as CRTR/EP
· Jon Harmon Feldman 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