Weds 3/8: Designated Survivor (ABC)
The eagerly awaited return of Kiefer Sutherland’s runaway hit political drama is finally here. Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member who is suddenly sworn in as the President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the Capitol takes place during a State of the Union speech. The show is aided by a strong supporting cast that includes Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Adan Canto, and Natascha McElhone. There is no doubt that the current political climate has given the writers a lot of material from which to mine for the second season after that huge cliffhanger.