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Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
Designated Survivor's likely final episode had a baffling ending
ABC's canceled Kiefer Sutherland series had a jumbled mess of a Season 2 finale that was likely the series finale.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 6:27PM EDT
Designated Survivor may be revived by Netflix
Netflix and entertainment distribution company eOne are in preliminary talks to bring back the canceled ABC Kiefer Sutherland presidential thriller, according to Deadline. But the talks are complex because Hulu has the American streaming rights to the first two seasons.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 1:10PM EDT
Designated Survivor was canceled due to concerns about its "creative path forward"
“Creatively, we’ve had a lot of behind-the-scenes churn on the show in terms of the number of showrunners involved,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told reporters of the Kiefer Sutherland series. “We were less confident with the creative path forward than the other shows we brought back.”
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
Designated Survivor was doomed by showrunner turnover, move to Los Angeles
A source tells Variety that star Kiefer Sutherland "was frustrated by the creative twists and turns that the series took — shifts that were no surprise given the number of changes behind the scenes." Had Designated Survivor been renewed for a third season, it would've had a fifth showrunner. Too many showrunners already resulted in a lack of cohesiveness for what was supposed to be a political thriller. Another issue was that Sutherland's contract called for production to move from Toronto to Los Angeles for Season 3, which would've made a third season more costly.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
ABC cancels Kiefer Sutherland's Designated Survivor after two seasons
The political thriller's final episode airs on Wednesday.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Here are all the network shows that are still on the chopping block
Designated Survivor, For the People and Superior Donuts are among the nearly 30 network shows still on the bubble for the 2018-2019 season.
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Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 1:57AM EDT
What is with TV presidents and the 25th Amendment?
The 25th Amendment that was famously used on Scandal has been the subject of storylines this year on shows from Designated Survivor to Madam Secretary.
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
Michael J. Fox is recovering from spinal surgery that's "unrelated" to his Parkinson's disease
“Michael J. Fox recently underwent spinal surgery unrelated to his Parkinson’s,” the actor's spokesperson said. Fox's surgery comes the same week he appeared on ABC's Designated Survivor.
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 7:01PM EDT
Check out the reunion of Kiefer Sutherland and Michael J. Fox
The Canadian-born co-stars of the 1988 film Bright Lights, Big City will appear together on this week's Designated Survivor.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Kiefer Sutherland expects Designated Survivor to be renewed for Season 3
"I do believe it is (coming back), but nothing is ever written in stone," he tells Digital Spy. "I think television is such an exciting format right now, and so much great work is being done. (But) I think networks are very challenged by how to keep up."
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:23PM EDT
USA Today's "Save Our Shows" survey of bubble shows topped by Designated Survivor, The Blacklist and Timeless
NBC cited the annual survey, which is in its 21st year, for its decision to un-cancel Timeless last year.
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Michael J. Fox's first Instagram post is with Kiefer Sutherland from the Designated Survivor Oval Office
Fox posted a current pic and a throwback from the 1980s of him and Kiefer. "If 30 years ago these 2 Canadians knew they would be working in the Oval Office, they would have been on better behavior. Thanks Kiefer," Fox captioned the photos. No word yet on what Fox is doing on the Designated Survivor set.
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.”