Designated Survivor: Season 2 (2017 - 2018)



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Air date: Sep 27, 2017
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In the second season of this drama series, President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) is set on rebuilding the Capitol building and capturing the terrorists responsible for enacting a catastrophic attack on the United States. Meanwhile, after a Russian Air flight is hijacked by Ukrainian extremists, the president's diplomatic skills are put on the test when the situation results in a hostage situation.


Kiefer Sutherland
as Tom Kirkman
Natascha McElhone
as Alex Kirkman
Paulo Costanzo
as Lyor Boone
Adán Canto
as Aaron Shore
Italia Ricci
as Emily Rhodes
Zoe McLellan
as Kendra Daynes
Ben Lawson
as Damian Rennett
Kal Penn
as Seth Wheeler
Maggie Q
as Hannah Watts
Michael J. Fox
as Ethan West
Tanner Buchanan
as Leo Kirkman
Aunjanue Ellis
as Mayor Ellenor Darby
Timothy Busfield
as Dr. Adam Louden
McKenna Grace
as Penny Kirkman
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Critic Reviews for Designated Survivor Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

It's just the sort of ludicrous, logic-defying twist you crave from a show in which a nostril-flaring Kiefer Sutherland plays the most powerful man on the planet.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's the most topical show going. It's real. Though it may be too real at this point.

Sep 28, 2017 | Full Review…
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This has been a rough season with only a handful of good episodes.

Jun 19, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It was such a weak storyline. Not only was it weak, but it was redundant as well.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: 3.1/5 | Full Review…

While the conspiracy behind the Capitol bombing had its foibles, it did set this show apart from the pack and surrounded Kiefer Sutherland with a thriller element which his 24 fans found nicely familiar.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Do you feel like a sucker? I kind of do. And I didn't even need President Kirkman to say it for me to realize it.

Mar 20, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

They're ready to take on the world, which is good since they have an international terrorist on their doorstep.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The debate over the appropriateness of monuments honoring Confederate figures has made the leap from the real world to primetime television, and as usual, Designated Survivor's President Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) has an answer.

Oct 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Designated Survivor inches just a little bit closer to being good.

Sep 28, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Emily's new lady-boss attitude suits the role. She's evolving into the major player she hoped to be last season.

Sep 27, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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