ABC picked up Designated Survivor,which stars Kiefer Sutherland, to series, TVGuide.com has learned.

The new conspiracy thriller will see Sutherland play Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes President of The United States following a devastating attack on Washington D.C. The series also stars Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Kirkman's wife; Maggie Q as Hannah Watts, the lead F.B.I. agent handling the attack on D.C.; and Kal Penn as Seth Wheeler, Kirkman's speech writer.

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It's unclear what this means for Sutherland's rumored presence on the recently ordered to series 24: Legacy at Fox. While the actor originally ruled out any possibility of appearing in the new series, he has since joined the show as a producer. Will he have time to even appear, though? Either way, it's great to see Kiefer back on the small screen once again.