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Michael J.Fox joining TV’s Designated Survivor

Michael J.Fox is reuniting with his “Bright Lights Big City” co-star Kiefer Sutherland on “Designated Survivor”. ABC dropped the announcement today :

Esteemed actor and activist Michael J. Fox is joining The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studio’s “Designated Survivor” on ABC for a five-episode arc in which Fox will guest star as Ethan West, a high-flying and connected Washington attorney who is hired by the President’s Cabinet and ultimately appointed as special prosecutor to investigate former President Cornelius Moss’s alleged leak of classified information. West is a hyper-competitive, wily, relentless lawyer who plays his cards close to the vest and whose only allegiance is to his mandate – a single-mindedness that makes him an unpredictable and formidable adversary for President Tom Kirkman, played by Emmy Award(R)-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland.

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael J. Fox, 1988. (c) United Artists.

Following a shocking and surprising winter finale, “Designated Survivor” returns with all-new episodes on WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28, at 10:00 p.m. EST.

“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Paulo Costanzo as Lyor Boone, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, Zoe McLellan as Kendra Daynes, Ben Lawson as Damian Rennett, Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Designated Survivor” is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. David Guggenheim is creator and executive producer. In addition to Guggenheim, the series is executive produced by Mark Gordon, Kiefer Sutherland, Simon Kinberg, Nick Pepper, Jeff Melvoin, Suzan Bymel, Aditya Sood and Keith Eisner, who serves as showrunner on the series.

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