It’s okay to admit it now; although I was hopeful, I wasn’t actually expecting a lot from Halle Berry‘s series Extant this summer. The ads made it look so… “network.” But wow was I wrong. Every episode kept getting more twisty, and oh do I love twists. And were there actually aliens? YES. Is there room for a lot more in Season 2? OH YES. So when CBS announced yesterday that it had picked up a second season of the series, there was much rejoicing at the SciFi Mafia lair.
And speaking of twisty, there were several “oh no they didn’t!” moments while watching Season 2 of Under the Dome, so the cheers continue with news of its Season 3 pickup.
If you passed on watching Extant over the summer, catch up over the holidays by picking up the series on DVD or Blu-ray; check out a few details about the upcoming release after the official word from CBS:
CBS RENEWS HIT SERIES “UNDER THE DOME” AND “EXTANT”
Returning Dramas Join the Reality Hit “Big Brother” and the New Drama “Zoo” on CBS’s 2015 Summer Line-Up
CBS announced today that the hit series UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT will return for broadcast in summer 2015. Both from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, UNDER THE DOME returns for its third season, and EXTANT for its sophomore season.
“We’re committed to delivering our viewers and advertisers year-round programming with a wide variety of storytelling,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “We continue to see summer as a great place for unique concepts, innovative business models and passionate television audiences.”
The successful second season of UNDER THE DOME was the summer’s top scripted series, with 11 million viewers, 2.7/08 in adults 18-49 and 3.6/10 in adults 25-54. EXTANT, starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry, won its 10:00 PM time period with 8.64 million viewers, 1.7/06 in adults 18-49 and 2.3/07 in adults 25-54. In addition to their broadcast on the Network, UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT had additional viewing on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video, which provided exclusive online subscription streaming four days after the airing on CBS.
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 edition of the summer reality hit BIG BROTHER, which has been renewed for 2015 and 2016.
About UNDER THE DOME
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 is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Stacey Snider 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 is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Halle Berry serve as executive producers. Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas is a co-executive producer.
The first season of Extant on Blu-ray and DVD arrives December 9 from CBS Home Entertainment. From producer Steven Spielberg and starring Oscar winner Halle Berry, the Blu-ray and DVD collections include over 90 minutes of exclusive material, such as:
- “The Story Of Extant,” includes an introduction from legendary director Spielberg, and follows Extant writer/creator Mickey Fisher as he works with producers to bring the unique series to the small screen
- “The Mythology Of Extant” where creator Mickey Fisher he introduces key words, characters and items that constitute the show’s futuristic setting
- Meet Extant’s amazing cast headlined by Berry (Molly Woods), along with Goran Visnjic (John Woods), Pierce Gagnon (Ethan Woods), Lou Gossett Jr. (Quinn), Tyler Hilton (Charlie Arthurs) and Grace Gummer (Julie Gelineau) in “Extant: The Cast”
- “Filming Season One” where fans will hear from the directors, writers and creators, and go behind-the-scenes of the groundbreaking series from the pilot to the last episode
- Additional features that examine the show’s props, costumes and stunning visual effects
Extant: The First Season is available for preorder from Amazon now, so preorder a couple now and save yourself from that scary December mall experience: