Designated SurvivorLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 9:15PM EST
Kim Raver will be back again on Grey’s Anatomy this season
Raver, who is also appearing on Designated Survivor, will be part of a season-ending multi-episode arc.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:01PM EST
Michael J. Fox is headed to Designated Survivor
He’ll investigate the former president, playing a special prosecutor as part of a five-episode arc on the ABC series.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 9:52AM EST
Designated Survivor boss: Latest twist leads us into “uncharted territory for a television show”
“Yeah, we had been thinking about this moment for a very long time,” says showrunner Keith Eisner. ‘It was a long time in the making and it leads us into sort of uncharted territory for a television show.”
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 2:18PM EST
Kal Penn is coming out with a book
The Designated Survivor star’s book, to be released in 2019, will include a collection of essays from his life story.
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 10:15PM EDT
Designated Survivor has something “very unpredictable” planned in preparation for Natascha McElhone exit
McElhorne’s departure as first lady so that she can star opposite Sean Penn on Hulu’s The First will lead the series to go in a new direction.
Posted Thursday 9/28/17 at 4:23PM EDT
In Season 2, Designated Survivor feels even more like it’s channeling The West Wing
As Allison Shoemaker notes, ABC’s “24-meets-West Wing show suddenly feels a lot less like the Jack Bauer Variety Hour and a lot more like the C.J. Cregg Variety Hour. Short version: less bombs, more bon mots; less plot, more character. The good news is that it works—mostly.”
Posted Wednesday 9/27/17 at 3:06PM EDT
Natascha McElhone is exiting Designated Survivor to join Sean Penn on Hulu’s The First
She’s departing her role as the president’s wife to join House of Cards creator Beau Willimon’s Mars mission drama.
Posted Tuesday 9/26/17 at 2:26AM EDT
Kal Penn: Designated Survivor ignores my White House expertise
“They never listen to me,” the ABC star/former Obama administration official said at the Tribeca TV Festival. “Like the badges the ambassadors were wearing (in the episode that screened) were wrong, there’s like all this stuff that’s wrong … It should have been a pink A badge, which means they’re a foreign national.”
Posted Monday 9/25/17 at 1:24PM EDT
Life keeps imitating art on Designated Survivor, prompting story changes
Maggie Q says the Season 1 ending of the White House-set political drama had to be altered because it “was too close to home.” And it kept happening in Season 2: “Twice or maybe three times this season already, we shot an episode about something happening, and then it happened,” says Italia Ricci.
Posted Friday 9/08/17 at 5:42PM EDT
Curb Your Enthusiasm gets Lauren Graham to play Larry David’s love interest
The Parenthood and Gilmore Girls alum will play an NBC censor on Season 9. “Larry’s always had a complicated relationship with NBC censors. Now he’s dating one,” says Curb exec producer Jeff Schaffer. PLUS: Graham’s Parenthood mom, Bonnie Bedelia, joins Designated Survivor.
Posted Tuesday 8/22/17 at 9:14PM EDT
The 15 best TV presidents, ranked
Lisa Simpson, Selina Mayer and Josiah Bartlet are among the top POTUSes to ever grace the small screen. PLUS: Who are the best TV White House chiefs of staff?
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