Tuesday, March 11, 2014

CBS Sets Summer Premiere Dates for 'Big Brother,' 'Reckless' & 'Unforgettable'; Pushes 'Extant' Start Date

CBS is gearing up for its most active summer schedule yet with four original scripted drama series - Under the Dome, Extant, Reckless and Unforgettable - and three nights of reality staple Big Brother. Read on for when all the series are expected to premiere.

Big Brother, hosted by Julie Chen, will debut early for the second straight summer, beginning Wednesday, June 25 at 8/7c. with the first of its three weekly broadcasts. The Thursday edition, featuring the live eviction show, premieres June 26 at 9/8c. The Sunday broadcast premieres June 29 at 8/7c.

Beginning June 29, Sundays will feature a three-hour block of all original programming with Big Brother at 8/7c. leading into new legal drama Reckless at 9/8c. and ending with the third season of Unforgettable at 10/9c.

As was previously announced, Under the Dome will return for its second season - with a premiere episode written by Stephen King - on Monday, June 30.

The new event series Extant, starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry, has received a new premiere date. Instead of launching on July 2 as was previously announced, the new drama will now debut on Wednesday, July 9 at 9/8c.