CBS Sets Summer Slate: Halle Berry’s ‘Extant’ Premiere Pushed a Week

Returns dates set for “Big Brother” and Stephen King’s “Under the Dome”

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The Halle BerrySteven Spielberg limited-run series “Extant” will premiere a week later than originally planned, CBS said Tuesday as it announced its summer slate.

“Big Brother” will return early in the summer — Wednesday, June 25 — while the new legal drama “Reckless” will debut Sunday, June 29, followed by the third season of “Unforgettable.”

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“Under the Dome” returns for its second season on Monday, June 30. As previously announced, Stephen King, who wrote the bestseller on which the series is based, will write the premiere.

“Extant,” which previously had a July 2 premiere date, will debut a week later, Wednesday, July 9. CBS decided the show could score better ratings after the 4th of July, and they also wanted to give it an extra week of promotion during “Under the Dome” and “Big Brother.”

Here is the CBS summer schedule, followed by CBS’s descriptions of its summer shows.

CBS Summer Schedule:

Wednesday, Effective June 25

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER (Wednesday Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS


Thursday, Effective June 26

8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY

8:30-9:00 PM              THE MILLERS

9:00-10:00 PM            BIG BROTHER (Thursday Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          ELEMENTARY

Sunday, Effective June 29

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER (Sunday Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            RECKLESS (Series Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          UNFORGETTABLE (Third Season Premiere)

Monday, Effective June 30

8:00-8:30 PM              2 BROKE GIRLS

8:30-9:00 PM              FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES

9:00-9:30 PM              MIKE & MOLLY

9:30-10:00 PM            MOM

10:00-11:00 PM          UNDER THE DOME (Second Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Effective July 9

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER

9:00-10:00 PM            EXTANT (*Series Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          CRIMINAL MINDS



BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with more than 53 cameras and 97 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining Houseguest will receive the grand prize of $500,000.

BIG BROTHER is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol U.S.A.


UNFORGETTABLE stars Poppy Montgomery as a police detective with a rare condition that allows her to remember and readily access the details of every moment in her life, and Dylan Walsh as her ex-boyfriend and partner.  It also stars Jane Curtin, Dallas Roberts, James Hiroyuki Liao and Tawny Cypress.

The series is produced by Sony Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.   Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Ed Redlich, John Bellucci and Ed Decter are executive producers.


RECKLESS is set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart.

RECKLESS stars Anna Wood, Cam Gigandet, Shawn Hatosy, Adam Rodriguez, Georgina Haig, Kim Wayans, Gregory Harrison and Michael Gladis.  Dana Stevens, Kim Moses, Ian Sanders, Corey Miller and Catherine Hardwicke are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.


UNDER THE DOME tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome.  The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away.

UNDER THE DOME stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill, Alex Koch, Nicholas Strong, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz, Karla Crome, Aisha Hinds, Natalie Martinez and Britt Robertson.  UNDER THE DOME is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television.  Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan are executive producers.


EXTANT is a mystery thriller about a female 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 stars Halle Berry, Goran Visnjic, Camryn Manheim, Michael O’Neill, Hiroyuki Sanada, Pierce Gagnon and Grace Gummer. EXTANT is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television.  Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, who wrote the script, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank serve as executive producers.  Halle Berry is a co-executive producer.