After two seasons and one creative revamp, CBS and star Halle Berry have pulled the plug on summer sci-fi drama series Extant.
CBS has made decisions on three of its summer original scripted series, picking up Under the Dome and Extant for next summer. There is no information on the number of episodes but word is that the shows — both from Amblin TV and CBS TV Studios — would likely be matching their previous 13-episode pickups. Legal sudser Reckless, which aired in the summer after being originally slated for midseason, will not be coming back.
CBS has decided against ending Halle Berry drama Extant during premiere week, as originally announced, and will now go with a Survivor-Big Brother combo on the opening Wednesday of the season.
Three weeks into its freshman run, CBS’ new sci-fi drama series Extant is sliding an hour from the post-Big Brother 9 PM berth to 10 PM starting this Wednesday. The Halle Berry starrer, which has been sliding in Live+same day viewing since the premiere, most recently logging a 1.1 in 18-49, will switch places with the Criminal Minds repeats that had been airing at 10 PM.
The network will try to replicate the success of Under the Dome with another new scripted series, Extant, starring Halle Berry as a pregnant astronaut. Like Dome, it has an impressive pedigree. In addition to Berry, Steven Spielberg is an executive producer.
As part of the new arrangement, the upcoming series Extant with Halle Berry will premiere on CBS in June and episodes will be available to Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers four days after broadcast.