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.
Here's what CBS Chairman Nina Tassler had to say about the renewals in a statement.
"We're committed to delivering our viewers and advertisers year-round programming with a wide variety of storytelling. 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 and 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 and 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.