DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Sneak Peek: Many Plots Thicken

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Many plots have thickened on DESIGNATED SURVIVOR as we approach tonight’s new episode.

The least of President Kirkman’s worries right now are Congresswoman Hookstraten’s designs on his office. Last episode FBI Deputy Director Atwood and Agent Wells discovered in their investigation of the Capitol Hill bombing that surviving Congressman MacLeish may have been in on the plot. Atwood was about to update the president, but as he entered the Oval Office for a private meeting, there was MacLeish, whom Kirkman’s chief of staff had vetted and approved to be named is Kirkman’s new vice president. Atwood couldn’t say anything in MacLeish’s presence, and so he left, leaving the president and vice president-designee wondering. Atwood was then contacted by a mysterious woman when his son came up missing after football practice, telling him unless he does what he is told, he won’t see his son again. Which leads us into this week’s episode.

The country is about to elect a new House of Representatives, but on the eve of the election the president is forced to consider cancelling the elections altogether. Meanwhile, the mysterious woman hands Deputy Director Atwood instructions to follow to a “t” or he won’t see his son alive again, presenting Atwood with a huge personal and professional conflict. And news of the death of the terrorist responsible for the Capitol Hill bombing, in U.S. captivity, has leaked, providing President Kirkman with one more crisis to handle.

Watch the sneak peek below and tune in to DESIGNATED SURVIVOR tonight (November 30) at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on ABC (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

Marvel Developing THE INHUMANS TV Show for ABC

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Marvel’s AGENT CARTER may have been cancelled, but the studio is bringing another comic series to ABC: THE INHUMANS.

According to Marvel’s website, a version of the first two episodes of MARVEL’S THE INHUMANS will run worldwide exclusively in IMAX for two weeks at the beginning of September 2017. ABC plans to then premiere the weekly series in fall, with additional exclusive content that can only be seen on the network.

“The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. MARVEL’S THE INHUMANS will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.”

CONVICTION Sneak Peek: Dealing with Racial Questions in America

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This week’s CONVICTION comes in the wake of the network’s decision to cut the number of episodes in the season down to 10. While this is not an official cancelation, it does not bode well for the future of the freshman legal procedural. But, despite this setback, CONVICTION looks to tackle ever-present issues in the world today.

The team will move forward with CONVICTION’s weekly cases, trying to find if justice has been rightly served to those in prison. This week, Hayes and her team tackle a racially-charged case which has its members on opposite sides.

The subject is a young African American woman convicted of killing a white police officer when a protest she participated in turned violent. Frankie, a Latino man and an ex-convict himself, defends the woman, saying that her trial was moved out of the city and her jury consisted of all white jurors. But when the conversation turns to why the police showed up to a peaceful protest in riot gear, Maxine (the cop who also happens to be a black woman) offers the truthful insight that a glass bottle thrown at a cop hurts the same amount, wether it is a white or black man throwing it.

In addition to the clearly charged racial bias of the case, Maxine herself faces a dilemma in her personal life. Through her investigation she is having trouble reconciling all parts of her identity. When she visits her father to discuss it, she explains her fears that a black person is all the world sees of her, and all the world will see of her son. She then asks advice of her father on how to raise a black son in America, where racism and racial bias are seemingly everywhere. Her father responds with poignant wisdom that all she can do as a strong and moral woman is raise her son right.

Don’t miss an all new CONVICTION tonight (November 14) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

ONCE UPON A TIME 6.07 Recap: Has the Evil Queen Gone Too Far?

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Last night’s ONCE UPON A TIME showed us just how evil the Evil Queen can be. With a fantastic episode, featuring Snow White and Prince Charming in a storyline that was actually interesting, the ABC hit show proved that it has gotten back to its groove from seasons past. “Heartless” showed that the Evil Queen is just cruel and… well… heartless in her crazy quest for revenge against Snow White.

Snowing. I’ll be the first to say that they usually bore me to death. I used to really like Snow White and Prince Charming in the first couple of seasons, but for the past two to three seasons, they have both been pushed to the back burner and seemed to have made that spot a permanent residence. They hadn’t had any interesting storylines for a while now, so last night’s episode was truly a breath of fresh air for these two. It really felt like a season 1 episode and it was such a joy to see Snow when she had just escaped her kingdom and was still trying to learn how to be a badass. I admit I liked the flashbacks a lot more than the present day storyline, but that was mostly because I love that part of their story together, when they were still getting to know one another and Snow was still a bandit and a fugitive. To see them realize that they had actually met before and saved each other’s lives, but just hadn’t seen each other’s faces then was so touching and brilliantly executed.

Now back at the present, the Evil Queen is obviously out to get them and her new plan actually works. When she threatens them to give up their hearts or she will make everyone in Storybrooke drink water from the River of Lost Souls, they are put in an impossible position. Either way they lose, so they just have to choose if they’d like to save the town or save themselves. Knowing them like we do, we all knew it was a no brainer that they would eventually sacrifice themselves. But then the Evil Queen proved that she is ruthless and even more cruel than we thought, because she managed to alter the sleeping curse in order to fit Snow’s and Charming’s very special case of a shared heart.

She put the actual curse on their heart, so that when they use a true love’s kiss to save each other, the one doing the saving falls under the curse, while the cursed one wakes up. That way, they will never be able to be together again. So way to go, Evil Queen. You got what you wanted.

The worst ship of the year. Speaking of the Evil Queen, can we officially declare that she and Rumplestiltskin make the most bizarre, icky ship to ever grace this show? Every time they’re on my screen together – making out *shudders* – it feels like a car crash. I am completely horrified and yet, I can’t look away to save my life. I have no idea where this partnership (relationship?) is going, but I really, really don’t want to see them together. It seriously gives me the creeps.

I loved that Zelena saw them and told Belle everything just to spite the Evil Queen, but that caused Belle to confront Rumple and that was glorious. I still hope that she never, ever gets back together with him, but seeing Belle standing up for herself and her unborn child was awesome.

Captain Swan. I just had to squeeze this in because that vault scene was just so fantastic and made my heart nearly burst with rainbows and little hearts. Hook and Emma are a testament that a relationship can work and that we don’t need contrived drama just for the sake of drama to keep them apart. Their relationship has its faults, yes, but they have amazing writing on their side and showrunners who are not afraid to let a couple stay together and face adversity together. Other shows should really take notes from ONCE UPON A TIME on how to handle a relationship between two characters after they get together. Yes, ARROW, I’m looking at you.

Just a final comment before I go: I am so glad they didn’t kill the dog in the Enchanted Forest. So glad. Wilby lives!

A new episode of ONCE UPON A TIME airs next Sunday, November 13, at 8/7c on ABC.

CONVICTION Sneak Peek: Hayes’ Weapon of Choice — The Truth

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After Hayes’ “truth bomb” in the last episode of CONVICTION, “the agony” of Hayes continues. Dealing with the fallout from her national interview — where she admitted that her status as former first daughter got her out of a cocaine possession charge and into a new job as head of the CIU — Hayes is looking for a way to make things right.

She tries first with Wallace, giving him a present (an enormous bottle of ibuprofen, a gag gift to get them back to their flirtatious selves), but instead of getting in on the joke, Wallace throws it in the trash. After sincerely arguing that she didn’t know he was going to face blowback from her interview in the form of an attorney general investigation, Hayes is given a bit of a metaphorical slap to the face. Wallace is done. Done with her, personally that is. He confesses that while her unproductive, wild and — more often than not — destructive behavior turns him on, he can’t have it in his life.

It seems Wallace isn’t the only man to cut Hayes out of his life recently. After the interview, viewers saw Hayes head back to her shared apartment with her brother, only to find that all of her belongings had been brought down and that Jackson had instructed the doorman not to let her through. In this week’s preview it doesn’t look like things have gotten better.

But there is some hope. Hayes calls on her mother (a rare event) for advice. The elder Morrison advises Hayes that even though she didn’t mean for Wallace’s job to be put in jeopardy or for her mother’s Senate poll numbers to drop, these consequences are directly correlated with her actions and, therefore, are her responsibility, no matter how sorry she is. Here, viewers see in the sneak peek below the way in which Hayes could possibly come out on top — by wielding her “weapon of choice: the truth.”

Viewers will see this weapon of Hayes play out in the case of the haves versus the have nots where a man’s wife was apparently murdered by a young man who they welcomed into their life and home out of pity. If it turns out he did the crime then he is to stay in jail, but Hayes and her team fear that this particular inmate may not have gotten a fair trial given his social status.

Be sure to tune in to a brand new CONVICTION tonight (November 7) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

SCANDAL: ABC Announces the Season 6 Premiere Date

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Are you going through a drought, SCANDAL fans? Have no fear, because ABC has announced the midseason premiere date for the show.

The midseason premiere of SCANDAL will air on Thursday, January 19 9:00 p.m. EST, when the TGIT lineup of GREY’S ANATOMY, SCANDAL and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER returns with all-new episodes (ay this time he winter finales of GREY’S ANATOMY and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER will air on Thursday, November 17.

Here’s the new ABC Thursday night schedule beginning in late January:

Thursday, January 19
8:00 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY
9:00 p.m. SCANDAL
10:00 p.m. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

ONCE UPON A TIME Sneak Peek: Henry’s Anger Towards Hook

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Emma invited Hook to move in with her at the end of last week’s ONCE UPON A TIME and while the lovebirds might be happy about the arrangement, one person isn’t. Specifically, Henry doesn’t seem to be pleased about Emma’s beau living with them. Enter the Evil Queen, who encourages Henry’s anger and jealousy towards Hook and — in the sneak peek below — reveals Hook’s secret to Henry: that Hook had kept the scissors that can remove Emma’s fate and sever her “savior-ness”.

Meanwhile, Emma spends the upcoming episode trying to convince Aladdin to work with Jasmine to help Agrabah, while Regina teams up with Snow and David to free Archie from Zelena.

Finally, in flashbacks to the past, Hook finds himself kidnapped by the mysterious Captain Nemo and held captive inside his legendary submarine, the Nautilus.

Don’t miss an all new episode of ONCE UPON A TIME tonight (October 30) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

CONVICTION Set Tour: Take a Walk Around the C.I.U.

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Have you ever wondered how the magic of TV is actually brought into reality? Well, for ABC’s newest hit CONVICTION, Director Lyle Jobe brings viewers behind-the-scenes to a truly revolutionary set.

First impressive feat: this two storey set was built in just a month. In just one flip of a calendar page, this set team built what we see as the C.I.U office space — pretty impressive, huh? What’s also impressive is the backdrop to the office space. When viewers see a stunning New York sky-line, it is actually just one huge poster that wraps around the whole set, and depending on the lighting the designers use, it can be night or day.

Additionally, there’s the “fish-bowl” as Jobe calls it — or the bull-pen where Hayes and her team hash out cases — which has some special features. Not only is it 360 degrees of glass paneling, but those panels move so that cameramen can play with reflections and close-ups and angles. Jobe confirms that these are especially helpful with the rapid back-and-forth dialogue between Hayes (Hayley Atwell) and Sam Spencer (Shawn Ashmore).

Finally, we hear what the cast has to say about this ingenious set. Both Emily Kinney, who plays Tess Larson, and Eddie Cahil, who plays Wallace, say that because it matches the style of the show, it helps them get into character and can actually inform the choices they make as actors. Merrin Dungey aptly says “It’s the likes of which [she] hasn’t seen before”, and she would be right.

Together with the costume designers, make-up department, producers/directors, and actor’s themselves, the set-department is a vital organism to making CONVICTION come together every Monday at 10 PM ET/PT on ABC.

ABC Thanksgiving and Christmas Teasers: MODERN FAMILY, THE GOLDBERGS, SPEECHLESS and More

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With Halloween nearly come and gone, it’s time to turn our attentions to the holidays: specifically, Thanksgiving and the Christmas season.

ABC has a plethora of holiday related programming coming up in the months of November and December, from holiday-themed episodes of its scripted shows to Christmas specials. Read on for a full list of what’s coming to ABC this holiday season.

Tuesday, November 15
FRESH OFF THE BOAT – “No Thanks-giving” – Louis and Jessica decide to open Cattleman’s Ranch on Thanksgiving Day, inspiring Emery and Evan to take heed of the restaurant business and perhaps inherit the family legacy someday. Meanwhile, Eddie decides to blow off the rest of eighth grade, so Jessica finds a creative way to teach him the meaning of hard work. (9:00–9:30 p.m.)

THE REAL O’NEALS – “The Real Tradition” – The O’Neals deal with a change to their Thanksgiving tradition when Pat and Eileen invite Gloria and VP Murray to dinner as their dates. Meanwhile, things don’t go as smoothly as planned when Gloria offers to help Kenny cook and Eileen prepares to meet VP Murray’s mom for the first time. The Food Network’s Graham Elliot, Alex Guarnaschelli and Antonia Lofaso as themselves. (9:30–10:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, November 16
THE GOLDBERGS – “HO-LY K.I.T.T.” – Murray and Uncle Marvin bond over their love of “Knight Rider” and attend the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade to see K.I.T.T. in person. Upset at his father and uncle for going without him, Adam poisons their relationship but later regrets his actions. Meanwhile, when Barry declares he is splitting his time between the Goldberg and Lewis families for Thanksgiving, Beverly hatches a plan to invite Bill and Lainey over. But her plans go awry when Bill has his own idea how to celebrate the holiday. Dan Fogler returns as Marvin. (8:00–8:30 p.m.)

SPEECHLESS – “T-H-A-THANKSGIVING” – The DiMeo plan to avoid another horrible Thanksgiving with Jimmy’s brother (guest star Rob Corddry), and his family backfires when the older DiMeo clan invites themselves over to celebrate. While Kenneth and Ray destroy the turkey, the rest of the family create a game, checking off the various annoying things their relatives are known for. When Jimmy and his brother Billy decide to take their competition to the streets, the family discovers that Billy’s family is not as perfect as it seems. (8:30–9:00 p.m.)

MODERN FAMILY – “Thanksgiving Jamboree” – It’s going to be a Thanksgiving jamboree at the Pritchett-Tucker home this year, and Cameron has spared no expense. While Phil tries to get used to Rainer Shine (Nathan Fillion) dating his daughter, Hayley has to break it to her dad that she would rather spend the rest of her holiday with her new boyfriend than staying for the traditional family football game. Meanwhile, Jay has to figure out a way to keep his blood pressure down on one of the most stressful days of the year, as Gloria tries to show Joe that animals are our friends. Finally, Alex and Dwight get to know each other a little better than her Uncle Cam would like, while Mitchell has to stop clowning around and tell Cam the truth. (9:00–9:31 p.m.)

BLACK-ISH – “Auntsgiving” – Pops’ older sister, Almaviligerais (guest star Lorraine Toussaint), unexpectedly arrives for Thanksgiving, much to everyone’s delight except Ruby, who can’t stand her ex-sister-in-law. While Bow and Dre go on their last vacation before the baby arrives, the kids try to figure out why Ruby hates Almaviligerais so much. (9:31–10:00 p.m.)

Friday, November 18
LAST MAN STANDING – “My Father the Car” – Mike is determined to get Chuck to sell him a car recently left to him by his late father, but Joe (Jay Leno) might beat him to the punch. At the Baxter home, Kyle shows up with a family Thanksgiving heirloom and Vanessa doesn’t even try to hide her distaste for the hideous centerpiece. Meanwhile, Kristin and Ryan are forced to lay down some house rules after learning that Eve’s new boyfriend (Travis Tope) stayed over-night in their basement. (8:00–8:31 p.m.)

DR. KEN – “Allison’s Thanksgiving Meltdown” – Allison convinces a reluctant Ken that it would be a fun, family adventure to drive to her parents for Thanksgiving dinner. But along the way, a traffic jam combined with her husband and kids’ antics causes her to lose her usual cool. Meanwhile, Clark takes charge to serve Thanksgiving dinner at a shelter for the homeless, but his bossiness and unnecessary attention to details drives everyone a little crazy. (8:31–9:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 22
THE MIDDLE – “Thanksgiving VIII” – Frankie has come to the conclusion that April (guest star Greer Grammer) is not good enough for Axl and does everything in her power to keep her out of their annual Christmas family photo. But she finds herself vying for Axl’s attention by trying to rearrange timing for the family’s Thanksgiving dinner when she discovers that he plans to go to April’s multiple family get-togethers that day. Meanwhile, Sue goes ballistic when she discovers that Brick will now be her new co-worker at Spudsy’s. (8:00–8:30 p.m.)

AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE – “The Blow-Up” – It’s Thanksgiving, but Katie is less-than-thankful that the holiday features a visit from her least-favorite person, her mom Kathryn (guest star Wendie Malick, “Hot in Cleveland”), a self-centered former Pan Am stewardess. Surprisingly, it’s Katie’s nemesis, Viv (Leslie Bibb), who helps ease the tension when she invites herself to dinner. (8:30–9:00 p.m.)

Wedneday, November 23
A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING – ABC celebrates the start of the holiday season with the classic half-hour animated Thanksgiving-themed PEANUTS special, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, “This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers,” will air with the PEANUTS classic. The cast includes Todd Barbee as Charlie Brown, Robin Kohn as Lucy, Stephen Shea as Linus, Hilary Momberger as Sally, Kip DeFaria as Peppermint Patty, Jimmy Ahrens as Marcie and Robin Reed as Franklin. (Rebroadcast – ABC OAD: 11/16/01). (8:00–9:00 p.m.)

Friday, November 25
“Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” – In the perennial favorite created in 1970 by Rankin-Bass Productions (“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman”), Fred Astaire narrates this timeless tale of Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney), a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. The vocal cast features Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle, Keenan Wynn as Winter, Paul Frees as Burgermeister Meisterburger, Grimsby, the soldiers and the townsmen, Joan Gardner as Tanta Kringle, Robie Lester as Jessica and Andrea Sacino, Dina Lynn, Gary White and Greg Thomas as the children. (8:00–9:00 p.m.)

Monday, November 28
CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS – Some of the biggest stars in music have come together to celebrate the holidays on “CMA Country Christmas,” a two-hour special hosted for the seventh year by Jennifer Nettles. (8:00–10:01 p.m.)

Thursday, December 1
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – Celebrate the joy of the holidays with the classic animated Christmas-themed PEANUTS special, created by the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. In the digitally re-mastered 1965 special, Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees everywhere during the Christmas season. Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant, and Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus’ help to learn the real meaning of Christmas. (Rebroadcast – ABC OAD: 12/20/91). (8:00–9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW – It’s going to be a Very Mary Berry Christmas when “The Great American Baking Show” returns with a two-hour season premiere. Hosts Nia Vardalos (“My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding”) and Ian Gomez (“Cougar Town”) return with Britain’s “Royal Queen of Baking,” Mary Berry, and James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and author, Johnny Iuzzini, as judges where bakers from around the country will compete for the title of “America’s Best Amateur Baker.” Each week these bakers will share their recipes for holiday-themed fare with everything from cakes, cookies and pies on the dessert menu. “The Great American Baking Show” is from Love Productions and is executive produced by Richard McKerrow and Joey Allen. (9:00–11:00 p.m.)

Mondays, December 5, 12, 19
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with ABC’s hit holiday decorating competition series, “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” returning for its fourth season with returning celebrity judges Taniya Nayak and Carter Oosterhouse. ”The Great Christmas Light Fight” features families and neighborhoods from across America decorating their homes to the extreme for Christmas in hopes of winning a cash prize and the coveted Light Fight trophy. The series will air for three consecutive weeks with back-to-back episodes. In each of the six one-hour episodes, four families compete for the $50,000 prize, with a total of $300,000 given away for the season, as they transform their homes into a festive wonderland for the holidays. (8:00–10:00 p.m.)

Thursday, December 8
TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT – Pixar Animation Studios’ special for television “Toy Story That Time Forgot” features your favorite characters from the “Toy Story” films. During a post-Christmas play date, the “Toy Story” gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room in this “Toy Story That Time Forgot.” The cast of “Toy Story That Time Forgot” includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Kevin McKidd (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Reptillus Maximus, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie. (8:00–8:30 p.m.)

SHREK THE HALLS – DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek the Halls,”starring America’s favorite ogre and his friends and featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. Just when Shrek thought he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy his happily ever after with his new family, the most joyous of all holidays arrives. It’s Christmas Eve, and everyone is filled with holiday cheer – except for Shrek. He isn’t exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingerbread Man and the whole gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek’s plans for a cozy family celebration end up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas. (8:30–9:00 p.m.)

Saturday, December 10
MARY POPPINS – Set in Edwardian London, the film features no-nonsense nanny Mary Poppins, who flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children of the wealthy and strict Banks family, Jane (Karen Dotrice) and Michael (Matthew Garber). With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny sets off on a series of fantastic adventures with Bert and the children, and teaches their parents some lessons about love along the way. Disney’s beloved classic received a total of 13 Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, and won five, including Best Actress (Julie Andrews), Best Song (“Chim Chim Cher-ee”), Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Music Score. The movie features many classic songs, including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Jolly Holiday,” Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Feed the Birds,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Let’s Go Fly a Kite.” (8:00–11:00 p.m.)

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Sneak Peek: Time for Retribution

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Things have been heating up for the DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, President Kirkman, in the weeks since the Capitol bombing. He has been exposed as having been fired just before the bombing, putting the legitimacy of his presidency in question. He has also been challenged by his chief military adviser and the governor of Michigan. And he finds a challenger for the presidency in one of the only two remaining members of Congress, Congresswoman Hookstraten.

In the last episode, the perpetrators of the bombing were identified as being from Algeria and the military demanded President Kirkman act immediately for retribution. When the President hesitated because a U.S. asset hadn’t reached safety first, the chief military adviser acted on his own, forcing the President to fire him. Meanwhile, the First Lady asked Congresswoman Hookstraten for help in a personal matter, and the Congresswoman was more than willing to help, but exacted a price to be repaid at a later time of her choosing — setting up a conflict for another time. The Congresswoman also approached the President’s Chief of Staff, implying he had a brighter future ahead, acknowledging him for leaking information that forced the President to take action he had been reluctant to take and that she thinks may set her up to challenge the President for office.

Tonight, it’s time to exact retribution for the bombing. Realizing attempts at diplomacy with Algeria have failed, President Kirkman must decide whether to send Navy SEALs on a mission that could define his presidency — but could also define the SEALs’ personal lives. The investigation into the Capitol bombing continues, but FBI Agent Wells is running into more secrets than answers.

See the preview video below and watch DESIGNATED SURVIVOR tonight (October 26) at 10:00 p.m. on ABC (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).