Donald Trump Win Gives ’24’ Star Kiefer Sutherland Second Well-Timed Series With ‘Designated Survivor’

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In the fall of 2001, following the devastating 9/11 attacks, America needed a hero who would stop at nothing to fight terrorists and keep the country safe. Along came Jack Bauer, the intrepid CTU agent from Fox’s 24, played by Kiefer Sutherland. The terrorism show had been in development for the previous year as another fictional drama because nobody suspected a massive, coordinated attack on American soil of the size of 9/11. But when 24 premiered on November 6, it…