Thursday, February 26, 2015

CBS Sets Summer Premiere Dates for 'Big Brother,' 'Under the Dome,' 'Extant' and 'Zoo'

CBS today announced premiere dates for its lineup of original summer programming that includes new drama Zoo, returning dramas Under the Dome and Extant and summer reality hit Big Brother.

Zoo, a new drama based on the bestselling novel by James Patterson, will premiere Tuesday, June 30 at 9/8c. In the series, a wave of violent animal attacks against humans begin taking place across the globe. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist (James Wolk, The Crazy Ones) is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic's mystery before there's no place left for people to hide. The new drama also stars Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nonso Anozie and Nora Arnezeder.

Big Brother debuts with a special two-night premiere on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25, both at 8/7c. The Thursday edition, featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen, moves to its regular time period on July 2 at 9/8c. The Sunday broadcast premieres June 28 at 8/7c.

Under the Dome returns for its third season with a special two-hour premiere on its new night, Thursday, June 25 at 9/8c. It moves to its regular time period on July 2 at 10/9c., following Big Brother. This season, Emmy winner Marg Helgenberger (CSI, China Beach) joins the cast in an extended story arc, beginning with the premiere episode, as the town's inhabitants figure out the Dome's purpose and what it wants from them.

Extant, a serialized mystery thriller starring Oscar winner Halle Berry, makes its sophomore debut on Wednesday, July 1 at 10/9c. This season, astronaut Molly Woods discovers she has unwittingly put the human race on a path to destruction, and that she and mysterious stranger J.B. Richter (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) may be the only hope for survival.