Camryn Manheim Joins Halle Berry in Spielberg’s CBS Series ‘Extant’

Manheim will play the best friend of Halle Berry’s astronaut character

“The Practice” and “The L Word” alum Camryn Manheim has signed on as a series regular on CBS’s upcoming drama “Extant” from executive producer Steven Spielberg, the network said Thursday.

Manheim, whose most recent roles include “Ghost Whisperer” and “Harry’s Law,” will play Sam Barton, the best friend and closest confidante of Molly (series star Halle Berry).

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The series, from Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios, follows Berry as astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space.  Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

“Extant” is scheduled to premiere in summer 2014.