Kiefer Sutherland, who played Jack Bauer on 24, is back on TV this fall, starring on the new ABC political drama Designated Survivor.

ABC’s description of the series says, “Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tim Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union. In this dramatic thriller, Kirkman will struggle to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack.”

Along with Sutherland, Designated Survivor also stars Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Kal Penn and Maggie Q.

Meet the cast of Designated Survivor and find out which characters they are playing:

Kiefer Sutherland as Tim Kirkman


Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman


Adan Canto as Aaron Shore


Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes


LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter


Tanner Buchanan as Leo Kirkman


Maggie Q as Hannah Wells


Designated Survivor premieres Wednesday, September 21 at 10pm on ABC.

(Images courtesy of ABC)

Jeff Dodge

Staff Writer, BuddyTV

Jeff Dodge, a graduate of Western Washington University, has been a TV news editor for many years and has had the chance to interview multiple reality show stars, including Randy Jackson, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Mel B and John Cena.