CBS Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Extant,’ ‘Zoo’ and ‘Big Brother’; Moves ‘Under the Dome’

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CBS set a premiere date for their new drama Zoo and revealed return dates for their hit series Extant, Big Brother and Under the Dome, which will shift to a new night.

Zoo, based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson, stars James Wolk (Mad Men, The Crazy Ones) as a young renegade biologist who is forced to solve the mystery of why animals are violently attacking humans across the globe before it’s too late. The series premieres Tuesday, June 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and also stars Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nonso Anozie and Nora Arnezeder.

The second season of the Halle Berry event series Extant returns on Wednesday, July 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Magic City, Watchmen) joins the cast as a series regular, playing JD Richter, “a roguish womanizer and a cop of the future who is a mercenary/bounty hunter.” The show also stars Goran Visnjic, Grace Gummer and Camryn Manheim.

Reality hit Big Brother returns with a special two-night premiere on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 both at 8 p.m. ET/PT. According to CBS, the Thursday edition, featuring the live eviction show hosted by Julie Chen, moves to its regular time period on July 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The Sunday broadcast premieres June 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Event series Under the Dome returns for a  third season with a special two-hour premiere on its new night, Thursday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT before moving to its regular time period on Thursday, July 2 at 10 p.m. immediately following Big Brother. CSI alum Marg Helgenberger 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.” Under the Dome was last summer’s most-watched (11.32m) and highest-rated scripted program in adults 18-49 (2.8/09) and adults 25-54 (3.7/10).

 

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