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ABC Is Bringing Designated Survivor Back for Another Term

American Housewife got renewed, too

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Tim Surette

I have a good feeling that President Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) won't get assassinated in the Season 1 finale of Designated Survivor.

The political thriller was one of several shows that ABC renewed on Thursday, ensuring a second season of the series that follows Kirkman as he learns to govern following a deadly terrorist attack that killed most of the United States government. The show was a Top 10 series for the network in both ratings and total audience, and benefitted from some of the strongest time-shifted numbers in television, despite being in one of ABC's historical death slots: Wednesday nights at 10.

ABC also handed out a renewal to American Housewife, starring Katie Mixon as a full-figured housewife in a small town of skinny suburban moms, which will return for Season 2.

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Once Upon a Time and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were also renewed on Thursday.

ABC is expected to announce its fall schedule on Tuesday, May 16.