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Designated Survivor: EW review

By the time you read this, the United States will have chosen a new president after a dispiriting election that tested truth, common decency, and the accepted norms of email and locker-room talk. I feel good about my vote, but I wish I had the option of Tom Kirkman, the bright, accidental POTUS of ABC’s poli-sci thriller Designated Survivor. Our new leader undoubtedly will have some things in common with Kirkman, whose haters doubt his fitness to serve, question his legitimacy, and speak openly of subverting his new administration. Still, could he be the right man for the moment?

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How a cop convinced Kiefer Sutherland to get rid of his motorcycle

According to Kiefer Sutherland, “you could fill the Grand Canyon” with the number of things he’s bad at doing. But the one thing on the list that sticks out in his mind is riding a motorcycle.

In the latest edition of The Jess Cagle Interview, the Designated Survivor star sat down with EW and PEOPLE Editorial Director Jess Cagle for a wide ranging conversation and opened up about his complicated relationship with motorcycle riding: he loves to ride, but finds it frustrating because he’s “not a great motorcycle rider.” 

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Why Kiefer Sutherland decided not to give up alcohol

In Kiefer Sutherland’s new song “Can’t Stay Away,” from his debut album Down in a Hole, the actor-turned-musician sings about a tumultuous relationship that has brought him both pleasure and pain. But counter to many people’s first impressions, he’s not referring to a woman who broke his heart — he’s talking about alcohol.

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Kiefer Sutherland compares his Designated Survivor character to Jack Bauer

As special agent Jack Bauer on 24, Kiefer Sutherland saved the U.S. from a number of terrorist attacks. But there’s no such luck in his political drama Designated Survivor, which finds Sutherland playing the newly appointed president after a devastating attack on the Capitol leaves the sitting president and every key government official dead.

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Kiefer Sutherland on why Designated Survivor offers a 'limitless canvas'

Kiefer Sutherland is back on television, and this time he’s not interrogating presidents — he is the president. After a long and fruitful run on 24, it would be understandable if Sutherland took a break from the small screen, but the story options on Designated Survivor were enough for the veteran actor to sign up for a term.

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ABC's fall schedule: A snap judgment

Hey, ABC! Lifetime just called. They say they want their brand positioning back. The alphabet network – home to several strong franchises centered around strong female leads (Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, Quantico) – is filling the holes in its fall schedule with four shows built around female protagonists, plus one with what’s-his-name from 24.

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