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Camryn Manheim has been cast as a series regular in CBS' upcoming Halle Berry-starring dramaseries Extant, CBS announced Thursday. 

Manheim, best known for her role on The Practice, will play Sam Barton, the best friend and closest confidante of Berry's main character, Molly.

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Extant is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut (Berry) who tries to reconnect with her family after spending a year in outer space. Steven Spielberg is an executive producer on the show, which is set to premiere this summer.

Manheim is currently guest-starring on CBS' Person of Interest. 

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