To Deal with the Loss of His Wife, President Kirkman Sees a Therapist in the Midseason Return of "Designated Survivor"

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23 February 2018
Designated Survivor
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"Designated Survivor"
Wednesday, February 28 at 10 PM ET/PT on ABC

           In the midseason premiere,“Grief,” it’s been ten weeks since his wife, Alex, was killed in a car accident; and President Kirkman’s senior staff insist he seek professional help in dealing with his loss, forcing him to reluctantly see therapist Dr. Adam Louden (Timothy Busfield). Meanwhile, FBI Agent Hannah Wells and Aaron Shore travel to Cuba as part of a trade delegation, but the trip does not go according to plan. With lives in the balance, Kirkman is challenged with a decision that will test his role as commander in chief during this time of personal tragedy.

          “Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan 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 and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells. Guest Starring are Timothy Busfield as Dr. Adam Louden, Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman and McKenna Grace as Penny Kirkman.

          The series revolves around Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union. President Kirkman has since found his feet as commander in chief, as he takes on some of the world’s most urgent and controversial matters with the help of his aides.

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