•• ABC has ordered a full season of “Designated Survivor”, the network ABC announced Thursday. The show received nine additional episodes bringing Season 1 total to 22 episodes.
“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member-turned-president of the United States following a deadly attack on Washington, DC. The show’s premiere averaged 15.3 million viewers and a 3.7 rating among adults aged 18-49 in Nielsen’s Live+3 ratings.
After the full order season, viewers are expecting a “Designated Survivor” Season 2 renewal for the series. It may be too early but some series received renewal before a season ends.
“Designated Survivor” airs Wednesday nights at 10|9c on ABC.
•• The First Day (1×02): Hours after the attack on the Capitol, President Kirkman steps into his role as Commander-in-Chief in the midst of chaos and confusion. Facing dangerous new challenges and adversaries, Kirman struggles to hold a country together that is on the brink of falling apart. Virginia Madsen guest stars on the highly anticipated ABC series “Designated Survivor,” Wednesday, September 28 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT).
•• Two cast members reprise their roles as their love stories will be tackled in “Elementary” Season 5. Cast member Betty Gilpin officially returns in “Elementary” Season 5. According to Ecumenical News, the 29-year-old American actress will reprise her role as Fiona Helbron. Gilpin’s character will reappear after the first few episodes of the show. She is described as a genius and introvert software engineer.
Virginia Madsen will reprise her role as Paige. Paige happens to be Captain Thomas Gregson’s (Aidan Quinn) lover. The 55-year-old American actress and producer will reappear in Episode 3. Virginia Madsen first appeared in Season 4 Episode 15, “Up to Heaven and Down to Hell”. It is the episode where it was revealed that Gregson and Paige are already dating for a year now.
“Elementary” Season 5 Episode 1 is scheduled to air on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 10:00 p.m. first and exclusive on CBS Network.