Designated Survivor

60 minutes

Kiefer Sutherland plays Tom Kirkman, a lower cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. Season 1 will find him struggling 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.

60 minutes

Kiefer Sutherland plays Tom Kirkman, a lower cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. Season 1 will find him struggling 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.

What's Hot Today

Episodes

All »
Previous Episode
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 22 - Run

3,444 watches

1 review

s2e22 Run
May 16, 2018
As President Kirkman continues to deal with the turmoil surrounding the hacker and Congressional investigation, a natural disaster threatens the lives of two White House staffers. Meanwhile, Kirkman’s closest allies are surprised when the president makes an announcement no one saw coming.
Series Finale
First Episode
Watch Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 1 - Pilot

15,239 watches

7 reviews

s1e1 Pilot
September 21, 2016
Tom Kirkman, a lower level United States Cabinet member, finds himself suddenly appointed president of the country after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession in the series premiere of this dramatic thriller.
Series Premiere
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 7 - Family Ties
s2e7 Family Ties
November 15, 2017
November 15, 2017
Family Ties
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 8 - Home
s2e8 Home
November 29, 2017
November 29, 2017
Home
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 9 - Three-Letter Day
s2e9 Three-Letter Day
December 6, 2017
December 6, 2017
Three-Letter Day
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 10 - Line of Fire
s2e10 Line of Fire
December 13, 2017
December 13, 2017
Line of Fire
Midseason Finale
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 11 - Grief
s2e11 Grief
February 28, 2018
February 28, 2018
Grief
Midseason Premiere
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 12 - The Final Frontier
s2e12 The Final Frontier
March 7, 2018
March 7, 2018
The Final Frontier
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 13 - Original Sin
s2e13 Original Sin
March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018
Original Sin
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 14 - In the Dark
s2e14 In the Dark
March 21, 2018
March 21, 2018
In the Dark
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 15 - Summit
s2e15 Summit
March 28, 2018
March 28, 2018
Summit
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 16 - Fallout
s2e16 Fallout
April 4, 2018
April 4, 2018
Fallout
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 17 - Overkill
s2e17 Overkill
April 11, 2018
April 11, 2018
Overkill
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 18 - Kirkman Agonistes
s2e18 Kirkman Agonistes
April 18, 2018
April 18, 2018
Kirkman Agonistes
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 19 - Capacity
s2e19 Capacity
April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018
Capacity
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 20 - Bad Reception
s2e20 Bad Reception
May 2, 2018
May 2, 2018
Bad Reception
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 21 - Target
s2e21 Target
May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018
Target
Watch Designated Survivor Season 2 Episode 22 - Run
s2e22 Run
May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018
Run
Series Finale

Top Reviews

All »
T.J. DeGroat
Large editortj
0
Kiefer Sutherland proves once again that he's a legitimately great actor as he plays a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on the Capitol. It starts quickly with a sequence that, while you know it's coming, still manages to shock. And the tension continues as this character, a man who has no business being president, decides what he should do (he is just as freaked out as everyone else).
UnknownfearContributor
Picture?type=square&height=200&width=200
2
This review is based on the pilot of "Designated Survivor" which aired on 9/22/2016 Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV in another lead role which is perfectly suited for him. He's played Jack Bauer, the most badass man on TV, and he's played a father willing to do anything on Touch, and now he plays a combination of the two on Designated Survivor -- and he also happens to be the president of the United States. You may or may not have seen the trailers or read the premise of Designates Survivor, but long story short, there is an attack on the capital building during the state of the union, or some important event where everyone in the line of succession to the presidency is gathered, and there are no survivors, leaving Thomas Kirkland (Kiefer Sutherland), the Secretary of Home... something (basically infrastructure) as POTUS. Naturally you have your generals who want to find find a skapegoat to blame, and believe Thomas is unfit to lead, but said opposition doesn't realize that Thomas is surprisingly more competent than anyone, even himself expects, and from the pilot episode we can see that he is a very well-read and educated man who knows how to get things done. I believe this series is based off a book, and I bet its a fantastic one at that. I was a little surprised that the pilot was only one hour, as literally everything that happened in it happened in the trailer ... and they didn't cover much else after he becomes president. So that was a bit of a let down, but it was very entertaining, and I can't wait for next week. Jack Bauer for president!!!!
2,641 ratings
57 reviews

Ratings & Reviews

All »
Default avatar cat
3.5 star rating
Large 1319838849 007
3 star rating
2,641 ratings (average: 4.09)
57 reviews

Show Lists

All »
Default avatar cat
hconyers added it to Finished!!!
332 shows
Default avatar cat
KateCampion added it to 2018 shows
21 shows
444 show lists

Ratings & Reviews

All »
Default avatar cat
3.5 star rating
Large 1319838849 007
3 star rating
2,641 ratings (average: 4.09)
57 reviews