CBS Summer TV Series ‘Dome,’ ‘Extant’ Get Release Dates15 Jan, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
CBS Jan. 15 said it will air the second season of summer TV series “Under the Dome” beginning June 30. It will also debut new sci-fi series “Extant,” starring Halle Berry as an astronaut returning to Earth after a year in orbit, beginning July 2.
The network, which made the announcement at the Television Critics Association press tour, is also making each episode of the two series available online exclusively four days after network broadcast via Amazon Prime Instant Video.
“Dome,” which is based on the same-titled Stephen King novel, became one of CBS’s top-rated series in 2013, including becoming the highest drama summer premiere on any network since 1992 and the second-highest-rated premiere last year’s network TV slate after Fox’s “The Following.” Including DVR data, the show’s premiere was viewed by nearly 18 million viewers.
Paramount Home Media Distribution released the first season of “Under the Dome” on Blu-ray and DVD in November.