As a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman never imagined something would happen that would catapult him to the oval office. When a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union address claims the lives of the president and most of the Cabinet, the Housing and Urban Development secretary -- who was named the designated survivor in case of such an event -- finds himself promoted to leader of the free world. Suddenly thrust into his new position of power, Kirkman struggles to keep the country from dissolving into chaos and must adjust to his new normal, unaware of what fresh horrors may await the United States.
When Gideon Reeves' best friend is murdered during a botched robbery attempt and the killer remains at large, the billionaire engineer doesn't stop at demanding justice. Recognizing the unsolved case as a symptom of bigger issues plaguing the over-extended and under-funded Chicago Police Department, Gideon puts up millions of dollars of his own fortune to take over the 13th District and make it a private police force with the most advanced crime-fighting technology available. Gideon finds an ally in Officer Theresa Murphy, but not everyone is happy with the changes when the office makes the rapid transition into the 21st century.
When Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody returns home following eight years in captivity, CIA agent Carrie Mathison thinks he has turned and is connected to a terror plot to be carried out on American soil, so she engages him in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that puts America's national security at risk. Later on, Carrie gets a promotion and returns to the front lines overseas. She is assigned to one of the CIA's most volatile and dangerous stations in the Middle East, where she is in the heart of battle in the war on terror. Years later, after being disillusioned and placing herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, Carrie becomes estranged from the CIA, eventually returning stateside where she works for a foundation providing aid to Muslims living in America.
Driven by personal tragedy, former Green Beret and CIA operative Bryan Mills specializes in deadly rescue missions -- using his "very particular set of skills." Assisted by Christina Hart, his handler back at headquarters, Mills sets out on assignment, armed with his unique expertise, high-tech capabilities and fearless determination. Whether it's the life of a loved one, a treasured possession or a dangerous international secret, Mills stops at nothing to get back what has been taken and punish those responsible.
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington has been one of the globe's most wanted fugitives. But then he agreed to work with the FBI to catch his "blacklist" of mobsters, spies and international terrorists -- on the condition that he must work with profiler Elizabeth Keen. Red's true intentions -- choosing Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection -- are unclear. Does Liz have secrets of her own? Red promises to teach Liz to think like a criminal "to see the bigger picture," whether she wants to or not.
A small North Carolina town is turned on its head when a black police officer kills an unarmed white college student. As tensions rise along lines of race, the neglected murder of a black teen is brought to light, reopening old wounds. Investigator Ashe Akino and Special Prosecutor Preston Terry lead the Department of Justice's inquiry into both shootings, pulling back layers to reveal a possible cover-up that appears to involve some of the state's most powerful people, including Gov. Patricia Eamons, whose re-election fight is made tougher by the incidents.
This thrilling drama from executive producers Michael Seitzman and Mark Gordon explores the lives of young government agents as they go through training to become special agents. The diverse recruits have been thoroughly vetted and are considered the best and the brightest -- but each one possesses secrets, including hidden reasons for enlisting. One recruit ends up being suspected of masterminding the biggest and most deadly attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, and she must fight to clear her name.