CBS has given “Under the Dome” a third season and is holding on to Halle Berry‘s “Extant” for a second season despite soft ratings.
Meanwhile, it has canceled “Reckless.” A decision on “Unforgettable” is still yet to be determined.
“We’re committed to delivering our viewers and advertisers year-round programming with a wide variety of storytelling,” said CBS Entertainment chairman, Nina Tassler, in a statement. “We continue to see summer as a great place for unique concepts, innovative business models and passionate television audiences.”
In its second season, “Under the Dome” was the top scripted series of summer, with 11 million viewers and a 2.7 rating, 8 share in the advertiser-coveted Adults 18-49 demographic. “Extant” was a consistent winner in its 10 p.m. time period with an average 8.64 million viewers and a soft 1.7/06 in the key demo. Both series hail from Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television.
Meanwhile, individuals close to the production have told TheWrap that “Unforgettable” is on the bubble. Producer Sony Pictures Television is definitely fighting for a fourth season. The third season averaged 6.09 million total viewers and averaged a 0.9 rating in the advertiser demo. CBS previously canceled the show after its first season, but then reversed the decision and made it a summer series where the ratings pressure is less.
For summer 2015, “Under the Dome” and “Extant” will join the previously announced freshman drama “Zoo,” based on James Patterson’s bestselling novel, and the next season of “Big Brother,” which has been renewed for 2015 and 2016.