CBS has renewed summer shows Extant and Under the Dome, the network announced on Thursday.
"We're committed to delivering our viewers and advertisers year-round programming with a wide variety of storytelling," CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler said in a statement. "We continue to see summer as a great place for unique concepts, innovative business models and passionate television audiences."
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Question: I'm a fan and read your column every week. I've watched the pilots for Forever and Red Band Society, and have added them to my list of shows I'll be watching. I hope they do well. I was wondering if you have seen them, and if so, what did you think? I found Red Band Society to be a feel-good show. I can't help but wonder, though, if it shouldn't be on a younger TV station like MTV, and the fact that it isn't makes me worry about its chances, as it is geared toward a younger audience. Forever is very Sherlock Holmes, which is right up my alley, and I love it whenever Ioan Gruffudd is on my TV screen. Do you think making the pilots available early hurts a TV show? What are your thoughts? - Carmelita
After trying unsuccessfully to dodge the ISEA on last week's Extant, Molly (Halle Berry) found herself being held against her will in an operating room as a red laser zeroed in on her pregnant belly in the episode's final moments.
So where in the world — or should we say universe — do things pick up? In this exclusive sneak peek at the first five minutes of Wednesday's new episode (10/9c, CBS), everything in Molly's world seems to be back to normal, that is until she looks down and sees...
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Anything on The Blacklist? — Michelle
While everyone has been focused on the mystery of Liz's father, Season 2 will also explore who Liz's mother was. "If the part about my dad wasn't true, what is the truth, if any, that I need to learn about my mom?" executive producer John Eisendrath says of Liz's mindset this year. In other news, there will be a small time jump when the show returns, but Berlin will still very much be in the picture as the main villain in the "first portion of the year," Eisendrath adds.
Will Molly's alien boyfriend Marcus pop up again on Extant? — George
Yes, and the fact that whatever this entity is appeared to Molly as her dead first love is...