Dates Announced for EXTANT and UNDER THE DOME, Stephen King to Pen Season 2 Premiere

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CBS had their TCA appointment today, and they delivered a nice little gift to us: confirmation that Stephen King will be writing the Season 2 premiere of Under the Dome, and premiere dates for both that series and for its Amblin stablemate Extant.

Although many had speculated that the two would be airing as a sci-fi block, that is apparently not the case. That’s okay, spread out the sci-fi love, who knows who might be unsuspectingly snared!

Update: CBS announced on March 11 that the premiere of Extant has been pushed a week; it is now scheduled to premiere on July 9 at 9/8c.

Here are the deets:


“Under the Dome” Returns Monday, June 30, 10:00 PM With the Premiere Episode Written by Stephen King

“Extant,” Starring Academy Award Winner Halle Berry, Premieres Wednesday, July 2, 9:00 PM

CBS today announced premiere dates for its two scripted summer event series—UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT, both produced by Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television.

UNDER THE DOME returns for its sophomore season on Monday, June 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The premiere episode will be written by Stephen King, whose bestselling novel the series is based on. UNDER THE DOME was last summer’s #1 program, averaging 15.06 million viewers and 3.9/11 in adults 18-49, ranking as the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years.

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.

EXTANT, starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry, premieres Wednesday, July 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

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.

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 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 will serve as executive producers. Halle Berry will serve as co-executive producer. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.

Under the Dome, starring Mike VogelDean NorrisNatalie MartinezJolene PurdyAisha HindsBritt RobertsonAlexander KochColin Ford, and Nicholas Strong, premieres its Season 2 on Monday, June 30 at 10/9c on CBS.

Extant, starring Halle Berry and Camryn Manheim, premieres Wednesday, July 9 at 9/8c on CBS.

Erin Willard
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