Designated Survivor season 3: Should it avoid Game of Thrones window?

Designated Survivor season 2 episode 2We feel like we’re starting to inch close to Designated Survivor season 3 arriving at Netflix — or, starting to at least get close to when more information could be out there about the show and its return. It’s not coming in April pending some last-second surprise launch, but it could very well be coming in May.

This is where we pose the question suggested in the title: Do you really want to force President Kirkman and his administration to air opposite Game of Thrones? Is that something that is an ideal situation for anyone? We’ll answer that by saying “no.” This is an ideal situation for basically no one at Netflix.

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Technically, the HBO epic only airs one new episode a week, so when you are thinking about it as a rival to Designated Survivor and other shows it’s easy to shrug it off as no big deal and not some sort of programming behemoth to fear. This is where you have to start considering some other stuff. Take, for example, that Game of Thrones has itself some very long wings that stretch out into other parts of the schedule. If you aren’t watching Game of Thrones, you’re talking about it. Networks and outlets are promoting it and sharing theories all about it. We’re talking about a once-in-a-generation TV hit here, and it’s going to be airing at a time when TV news is competitive in the first place with upfronts happening, shows getting canceled, and basically stuff happening all around you for as far as the eye can see. It’s an incredibly chaotic spot in which to try and launch a show, especially one that is airing a full season at Netflix for the first time.

Obviously, there is that greedy part of our brain that yearns for a dose of all things Designated Survivor immediately … but this isn’t just a show for us. It’s a show for the world, and the best thing that Netflix can do is launch this show at a time when viewers will need something to watch and can be properly exposed to it both on Netflix’s service and in various places all over the internet. That is why we’d say that late May/virtually throughout the month of June is the best chance in order to put the show out. That’s the prime intersection of two different things:

1. Not having to wait all that long.

2. Getting to the other side of the stuff that would bury Kirkman and company in press.

This is a win-win, at least for the sake of trying to make season 3 a hit and, in turn, us getting a season 4.

For some other information right now when it comes to Designated Survivor…

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What do you want to see when it comes to Designated Survivor season 3, and do you think it’s best to dodge and avoid Game of Thrones by whatever means possible? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments. (Photo: ABC.)

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