Designated Survivor: Season 3 (2019)


Season 3
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Air date: Jun 7, 2019
Air date: Jun 7, 2019
Air date: Jun 7, 2019
Air date: Jun 7, 2019
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Air date: Jun 7, 2019
Air date: Jun 7, 2019
Air date: Jun 7, 2019

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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
LaMonica Garrett
as Mike Ritter
Zoe McLellan
as Kendra Daynes
Ben Lawson
as Damian Rennett
Kal Penn
as Seth Wright
Maggie Q
as Hannah Wells
Tanner Buchanan
as Leo Kirkman
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Critic Reviews for Designated Survivor Season 3

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Packed with meaty plot developments and boosted by a larger and more diverse cast, it tackles topics ripped from the headlines.

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…

As political drama Designated Survivor season three has the smoke-streaming-from-its-ears quality of a Donald Trump stump-speech. As bursting-at-the-seams pot-boiler it is magnificent.

Jun 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is not a positive review, but the third season is a marked improvement over the two that preceded it; this is still not a show that can manage to be three shows at once, but at least now some of those shows are marginally interesting.

Jun 10, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Season three is a success.

Aug 20, 2019 | Full Review…

[T]his set of episodes is ultimately so inessential that it doesn't explain why the series was revived anyway.

Jul 29, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Again, at this point, Designated Survivor is a full-blown poor man's West Wing, but there are worse things to be, especially in a campaign year for the show (I love Presidential campaigns).

Jun 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Hannah Wells deserved a better story. Hannah Wells probably even deserved a better show.

Jun 10, 2019 | Full Review…

I loved the back and forth between Kirkman and his therapist as he tried to find a reason to justify his decisions -- a justification which painted him in a better light.

Jun 10, 2019 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

There are some problems, but Designated Survivor Season 3 is a definite improvement from Season 2.

Jun 7, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Designated Survivor: Season 3

  • Jul 04, 2020
    First two seasons were great, suspense, action, drama throughout. Season three wasn't worth watching, & was difficult to finish it. Thankfully it was a much shorter season. In the first two seasons, I could watch & not worry if my kids walked by but in Season 3 there was so much added foul language that wasn't called for. I don't mind bad language when it seemed appropriate, but it was so overdone & uncalled for.
  • Jun 04, 2020
    Aunque la segunda temporada haya bajado el nivel de calidad mantuvo el espíritu de la serie, mientras esta tercera temporada es una falta de respeto a los fans de la serie.
  • May 30, 2020
    Seasons 1 and 2 were actually interesting, well-thought out, surprising, and educational. I learned a lot about how the White House works without the unnecessary unethical psychological pain of soap-operish House of Cards. I also miss Homeland and initially this series reminded me of it. I identified with both Hannah and Emily and that was a nice feeling. I loved how well formed both the characters and the plot were. This unfortunately changed in season 3 and I had to stop watching it.
  • May 09, 2020
    Ruined by cast changes, language and gay sex.
  • May 07, 2020
    The R rating... language and sex ruined the series. Good series without the language and sex. Kids can't watch it now with their parents
  • Apr 18, 2020
    Yuck. Embarrassed for the audience.
  • Mar 10, 2020
    Best season out of three, more depth to Kirkman. More characters that are intertwined and a compelling story. Production value's are up too! Love it.
  • Feb 26, 2020
    Wanted to make it about some heart bleeding same sex love story not irrelevant but Hiv is Unecessary to the story
  • Feb 25, 2020
    Terrible, watching on Netflix and what's up with all the cursing??
  • Feb 23, 2020
    While Season 1 was compelling and season 2 was interesting, season 3 was garbage. They have tried (and struggled) to paint Kirkman as a moderate despite painting a Democratic politician and just presuming his positions are moderate. I was willing to look past that, but this season they decided Kirkman should be woke. Isabel, a woke identitarian, is emotionally abusive to Aaron. The show's producers decided to pander to Twitter and it shows in the horrible quality of the series at this point. I sincerely hope this gets canceled and the producers are fired.

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