Per our sister site Deadline, the actress will recur during Season 2 of the ABC drama as Eva Booker, a widow of 20 years and a former secretary to a Department of Defense contracting officer. Eva is fiercely devoted to her daughter (Natascha McElhone) and grandchildren, in addition to being an unabashed fan of her son-in-law, President Tom Kirkman (Sutherland).
Designated Survivor Season 2 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c on ABC.
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* Arrow has tapped Liam Hall (Lucifer, Camp) to play Slade Wilson’s son, Joe, in a two-parter centered around the man behind Deathstroke’s mask, EW.com reports.
* Showtime has renewed the ’70s-set stand-up comedy series I’m Dying Up Here for Season 2, the network announced on Friday. The ten-episode sophomore season is slated to premiere in 2018.
* Fox Business host Charles Payne will return to his post on Making Money this evening following a two-month suspension, our sister site Variety reports. Payne was suspended in July while the network launched an investigation into sexual harassment allegations.
* ABC has given a put-pilot order to Spirited, a potential new drama starring Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) as a fake psychic who realizes she can really communicate with the dead, Variety reports.