Designated Survivor Season 1

Release Date, Episode List

Designated Survivor season 1 started airing on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to where we’ll have season recap and discussion.

List of Episodes

S1E1 Pilot

S1E2 The First Day

S1E3 The Confession

S1E4 The Enemy

S1E5 The Mission

S1E6 The Interrogation

S1E7 The Traitor

S1E8 The Results

S1E9 The Blueprint

S1E10 The Oath

S1E11 Warriors

S1E12 The End of the Beginning

S1E13 Backfire

S1E14 Commander-in-Chief

S1E15 One Hundred Days

S1E16 Party Lines

S1E17 The Ninth Seat

S1E18 Lazarus

S1E19 Misalliance

S1E20 Bombshell

most recent episode S1E21 Brace for Impact

How many episodes are in season 1 of Designated Survivor?

The season consists of 21 episodes.


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Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union, on the highly anticipated series Designated Survivor. In this dramatic thriller, Kirkman will struggle to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.

Critics Reviews

    Sutherland's Tom is viewers' entry point into the story, and he's a good fit. Despite being one of TV's great action heroes as Jack Bauer on "24," Sutherland is actually small and slight, and with nerdy glasses and a college hoodie, he is entirely believable as a professor thrust into a role he never imagined. His <...> - according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch [Gail Pennington]

    In an age where our favorite series are saved from cancellation by streaming services, Designated Survivor joins that list after being cancelled by ABC despite moderate success internationally. The Kiefer Sutherland led drama about an everyman assuming the most powerful position on the planet boasted a compelling <...> - by keithlovesmovies - Season Three [Keith Noakes]

    The ABC television drama Designated Survivor is currently wrapping up its first season. The series has garnered mostly favorable comments from critics since its September 2016 debut and has managed to build a fairly sizable weekly viewership. Its depiction of a US government wracked by crisis no doubt resonates with <...> - per World Socialist Web Site [Carlos Delgado]

    Some people were blown away by the twists and revelations in the finale. I guess it’s the fault of the internet age, but it felt like an awful lot of stuff that had just been a long time coming to me. The Night King using his dragon to melt the wall should probably have been mind-blowing, but it felt like it was <...> - according to 100 Films in a Year - Season 1 [Richard Nelson]

    But you can fault it for failing to add much of anything new, other than the novel hook. It even shares elements with “24’s” pilot from all those years ago. The story beats here aren’t merely familiar but actually pervasive in prime time. You’ve seen the character archetypes plenty of times, too (the <...> - per Newsday [Verne Gay]


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3 years 4 months ago

I can’t believe FOX & NBC announced their release dates and ABC hasn’t! I am waiting impatiently for Designated Survivor as it is the only other show besides FOX’s Exorcist that looks even remotely watchable! Maybe ABC’s Time After Time but I’m rather doubting that.

2 years 10 months ago

Can’t wait 4 season 2

2 years 8 months ago