Is Extant nearly extinct?
After two weeks of declining ratings, CBS is pushing its limited event series Extant back one hour to 10/9c...
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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...
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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.
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CBS announced a "multi-phase rollout" of its fall programming Tuesday, with premiere dates for Survivor, NCIS, The Big Bang Theory and more stretching from September through the end of October.
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Malia Obama is reportedly trying her hand in Hollywood. The 16-year-old is working as a production assistant for the upcoming CBS drama Extant, The Wrap reports.
Obama, who will be 16 on July 4, was spotted on the set of the Halle Berry series helping out for the day. She even got to slate a take, according to the report. The First Daughter is out on summer break from her private school in Washington D.C. An email to CBS was not immediately returned.
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Extant premieres July 9 at 9/8c on CBS.