By Lynette Rice
May 11, 2017 at 08:00 PM EDT
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It’s had a heckuva time holding onto showrunners but Designated Survivor — ABC’s most high-profile drama going into the 2016-17 season — will live to see another day, er, year.

The network ordered another season of the political series that stars Kiefer Sutherland as the commander-in-chief. The drama has averaged 11.62 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.

Earlier this month, Keith Eisner (The Good Wife) was hired as the latest showrunner, should the thriller receive a second season pickup. He replaced Jeff Melvoin, who replaced Jon Harmon Feldman and original showrunner Amy B. Harris.

ABC also renewed comedy American Housewife and dramas Once Upon a Time and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV in this ABC political drama. The 2016 new fall show follows his rise to president when all other cabinet members tragically die. Natascha McElhone, Italia Ricci, Adan Canto, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q also star.
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