Designated Survivor season 3

Here’s a good reason to call your parents: Netflix has officially snatched Kiefer Sutherland‘s political drama Designated Survivor from the jaws of cancellation. ABC, the show’s original network home, gave the show the axe this summer due to rising budget concerns and a drop in ratings, but Netflix spends money with the best of ’em and doesn’t make any of its viewership numbers public, so they don’t have to worry about either of those issues. Sounds like a win-win for everyone.

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Designated Survivor Renewed

Last week brought dozens of cancellations by TV networks clearing the path for new shows hitting the air for the new 2018-2019 television season. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was lucky enough to be saved with a last minute renewal, and now one more has been given a new lease on life after being canceled.

Designated Survivor is an ABC drama following Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member in the United States government who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union. With his new responsibilities, he had 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.

The series lasted just two seasons before being canceled by ABC last week, but now production company eOne is in talks with Netflix about the political thriller getting picked up for another season. However, it’s not a done deal yet. Read More »

tv cancellations

The networks have decided to snap their fingers and make several shows disappear. Designated SurvivorLuciferQuantico and The Exorcist have all been cancelled. So have Alex, Inc.Taken, and Great News. Your round-up of the latest TV cancellations is below.

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The Goldbergs Renewed

All of the networks are making moves for the 2017-2018 season as their upfronts presentations next week near closer. Soon enough, we’ll have details on all the new shows that network and cable channels will be rolling out this fall, but in the meantime, we have word on shows that have been renewed for another season or canceled completely. Plus, we’ve also heard about some new shows that have been ordered for the fall before networks roll out trailers and more extensive details.

Find out which shows are dead, which will return, and which ones to look forward to at ABC, NBC and FOX in this edition of TV Bits. Read More »

ABC 2016-2017 TV show trailers

The upfronts keep on coming this week, and yesterday brought the unveiling of the new series coming to ABC for the 2016-2017 television season. Since ABC canceled a bunch of shows, including Agent Carter and Marvel’s Most Wanted, we’re interested to see what the network will be trying out this fall to find a new audience.

The new line-up of dramas at ABC includes the return of Agent Carter‘s Hayley Atwell to television in Conviction, Kiefer Sutherland becoming the president in Designated Survivor, and H.G. Wells chasing Jack the Ripper through modern day New York City in Time After Time. On the comedy side, we have some new shows featuring Jenna Elfman, Minnie Driver and Katy Mixon. We recently previewed a few short teasers for some of ABC’s new offerings, but today we have longer, meatier trailers.

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