Kiefer Sutherland‘s Designated Survivor will not be returning following its second season despite ABC’s previous search for a new showrunner.


‘Designated Survivor’ and ‘Quantico’ Canceled at ABC
Kiefer Sutherland drama ‘Designated Survivor,’ which enjoyed a lucrative Netflix deal, had been expected to return.

ABC is killing Designated Survivor and Quantico. The network is opting to not move forward with either of the dramas, which were hits when they launched but linear failures in their most recent seasons. The pair will continue to air through their planned season finales. READ MORE

ABC Ends Quantico and Designated Survivor as ‘Cancel Friday’ Continues
This has been one black Friday for television series as ABC has cancelled both Quantico and Designated Survivor, according to EW.com. One of these is a bit of a surprise. Quantico is in its third season and averages 2.4 million viewers and a 0.5 demo rating. 0.7 used to be the drop dead line for a series on one of the big three. Designated Survivor, on the other hand, averages 4 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, which would seem to be good enough to keep, but not so much. READ MORE

Kiefer Sutherland’s TV comeback Designated Survivor and Quantico are both dropped by ABC
The network is making some big changes to its drama slate. Kiefer Sutherland’s TV comeback Designated Survivor and Priyanka Chopra’s spy thriller Quantico won’t be back next season.

ABC dropped both shows from its primetime drama line-up on Friday (May 11), ahead of unveiling its full 2018-2019 slate at the Upfronts next week. READ MORE

ABC cancels ‘Designated Survivor,’ ‘Quantico’; ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ could resurface online
ABC is dropping Designated Survivor, Kiefer Sutherland’s series about a low-level Cabinet member who becomes president after a terrorist attack on the Capitol, after two seasons.

Also gone: Quantico, which stars Priyanka Chopra as an FBI trainee framed for a bombing attack, after three seasons (its current season, which premiered last month, will continue to air through mid-July). They join Deception, a drama about a magician who helps fight crime; podcaster comedy Alex Inc.; and serialized thriller The Crossing on ABC’s ash heap. Other long-gone series include Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, The Mayor, Ten Days in the Valley and Marvel’s Inhumans. READ MORE