Thursday, October 9, 2014

CBS Renews 'Under the Dome' & 'Extant'; Cancels 'Reckless'

CBS announced today that the hit dramas Under the Dome and Extant will return with new seasons in summer 2015. Both from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, Under the Dome returns for its third season and Extant for its second 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."

Both dramas have streaming deals with Amazon's Prime Instant Video, which provides exclusive online subscription streaming four days after the airing on CBS. That deal likely makes each show more lucrative for CBS.

For summer 2015, Under the Dome and Extant will join the previously announced freshman drama Zoo, based on James Patterson's bestselling novel. The broadcast network also confirmed today that summer drama Reckless will not return for a second season, while the fate of veteran procedural Unforgettable is still in limbo.