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Lynette Rice
September 08, 2017 AT 02:33 PM EDT

Kiefer Sutherland’s character is getting a mother-in-law on Designated Survivor.

Bonnie Bedelia will recur on the ABC drama as Eva Booker, the mother-in-law to President Tom Kirkman (Sutherland). A longtime widow, Eva is devoted to her daughter Alex (Natascha McElhone) and has a special fondness for her son-in-law. She used to work as a secretary to a Department of Defense contracting officer.

Bedelia’s last gig was starring as Camille Braverman on NBC’s Parenthood.

Designated Survivor returns for its second season Wednesday, Sept. 27 on ABC.

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