In space, no one can see you conceive. That appears to be the weird but intriguing premise of CBS's high-profile summer fantasy drama Extant, a show put into play after last year's successful summer run of the network's increasingly absurd Under the Dome. While Wednesday's pilot episode (9/8c) of Extant (all that was available for review) lacks the sort of unforgettable "wow" moment provided by the severed cow in Dome's opener, the new series also seems less likely to lapse irrevocably into silly hysteria.
In the not-so-distant future, an astronaut returns from space to shockingly discover that she's pregnant — which wouldn't seem so weird if she hadn't been gone for 13 months on a solo mission. The question of what's inside of her and how it got there is the mystery at the center of CBS' new drama Extant.
Hailing from newcomer Mickey Fisher and Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV, the drama finds infertile astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) beyond surprised and rightfully frightened upon the discovery that she's an incubator for...
It's been a long time since Halle Berry was on the small screen, but as soon as she read the script for Extant, she knew it was definitely time for her return.
"I had been reading television and film [scripts] and this was so well written I thought, 'Wow, I have to do this,'" Berry tells TVGuide.com.
Another huge factor? Executive producer Steven Spielberg. "He is the king!" she adds. "I desperately wanted to work with him."
Premiering on Wednesday (9/8c, CBS), Extant is about an astronaut (Berry) who comes home from a 13-month solo mission and learns that she is pregnant. And that's only the beginning of the show's bizarre mysteries that include strange occurrences while in space and her young son's theory of impending extinction.
"What happened? How did it happen? Is it my egg? Is it an offspring? There are all these questions we have to answer," she says.
Watch Berry talk about the series:
Angelina Jolie has become an honorary dame of the British Empire, ABC News reports.
The honor, which will be celebrated on Sunday along with Queen Elizabeth's 88th birthday, is one of the highest to be awarded by Britain. Jolie was recognized for raising global awareness about violence against women.
Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl
The heart of rock & roll really is still beating.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame staged its 29th annual induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back in April, and HBO will air excerpts of the event on Saturday. This year's inductees spanned six decades of music, including Nirvana, KISS, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, the E Street Band and, for the first time ever, two managers: The Beatles' Brian Epstein and The Rolling Stones' Andrew Loog Oldham.
Here are 10 highlights from the ceremony that will be shown on Saturday's special — as well as five backstage moments that viewers won't get to see:
TNT has ordered two new drama series from The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick and Mob City alum Ed Burns, the network announced Wednesday.
Proof, executive-produced by The Closer alum, stars...
Fox has given series orders to hip-hop drama Empire and Steven Spielberg's Red Band Society, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Tyler Hilton is trading in his guitar for a computer, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The musician and One Tree Hill alum has signed on to CBS' sci-fi drama Extant opposite Halle Berry. He'll recur as...
Grey Sloan Memorial's loss is Extant's gain. Tessa Ferrer has joined the cast of CBS's Halle Berry-fronted summer series, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Scandal star Josh Malina may not have been on the other end of Jake's gun a few weeks back, but the actor has landed a gig on another series.
The actor will guest-star on...