In fact, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey stated that the high turnover of showrunners was one of the main reasons for its cancellation. "It did well in delayed viewing but its Live+Same Day delivery in the 10 PM hour had become challenging".
"Creatively, we've had a lot of behind-the-scenes churn on the show in terms of the number of showrunners involved", she reportedly noted. Feldman left the show and Jeff Melvoin was brought in to take over, only for Keith Eisner to be made showrunner for season two.
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The drama, which follows Sutherland's former housing secretary as he assumes the highest role in public office after an attack kills pretty much everyone else in the government, is already shown by Netflix in the United Kingdom, who had bought global distribution rights from its original broadcaster ABC.
In addition to Sutherland, the series starred Natasha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn and Maggie Q.