Hey, "Designated Survivor" fans. It is with great pleasure that we can officially confirm that your favorite show has been given the green light for a brand new season by ABC. A new report from TV Line reveals that this announcement took place sometime last week (either on May 11th or before that day). Whatever the case, I think we can all agree that this is great news, and that a celebration is definitely in order.

Hound the producers

This wonderful news also means that you guys can expect to see new spoilers, promo clips, pictures, cast interviews and more in the upcoming days, weeks, and months.

Unfortunately, we don't have any future spoilers to share with you guys. Hopefully that will all change later on this week, because we do expect to see some new spoiler articles after tonight's big finale episode airs. The press usually hounds the producers for any new details they can offer for the new season around this time.

Hired a new one

Speaking of the producers, TV Line also reports that "Designated Survivor" has just hired a new one by bringing on Keith Eisner. He was a showrunner on the CBS hit drama: "The Good Wife." What's really interesting is that they hired Eisner because three of the former showrunners: Amy B. Harris, Jon Harmon Feldman and Jeff Melvoin, exited the show. They didn't reveal why they exited so I don't know if they were fired or if they quit.

It just seems like this show has had a lot of showrunners leave in the very first season. Well, whatever the case, congratulations to Keith Eisner. Lets hope he can manage to stay onboard longer than the others.

We also have a ratings report for you guys. Like many other shows, "Designated Survivor" finished weaker than it started.

It launched in September 2016 with a 2.2 demographic rating for ages 18-49 and a whopping 10.4 million viewers in the United States. Worldwide, it scored a 4.4 rating for that demographics and brought in 17.71 million viewers.

Significant drop

The last report that we have is for episode 20, which reveals that the numbers dropped significantly.

It only brought in 4.92 million viewers in the United States and the demographic rating dropped to 1.0. In the worldwide demographic, the viewership numbers dropped to 10.56 million viewers by episode 17, which is the last report that we have. The demo rating was the same at 1.0. Those numbers are still very strong overall. Hopefully it can gain some of its viewership back in the 2nd season. We'll see how that pans out.