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By on September 21, 2016


The pressure on newly appointed US president Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) just went from ‘weighty’ to ‘crushing’ in this first look at Designated Survivor, airing tonight on ABC.

Tom,  a lower-level cabinet member, is catapulted into the most powerful position in the US when catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union wipes out most of his peers, leaving him the Designated Survivor, or air presumptive to the hot seat.

However, as Tom struggles 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, he also faces mounting pressure from within his own ranks.

Watch as a four star general tries to strong-arm Tom into immediate war with Iran, following the attack.

Stay strong, Mr President! (P.S. You may need a makeover.)

Designated Survivor airs Wednesday Sept. 21 (10:00—11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.

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Designated Survivor stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

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