CBS Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Big Brother, Reckless, and Unforgettable and Pushes Back Extant
Hey! Who out there is ready for the awesome summer season of network television? You know, all those domes and houses and uhhh... detectives who can't forget. Yep, totally exciting. Anyway, it's apparently a big week for announcing premiere dates, and the next piece of your summer-television calendar comes from CBS, which has revealed the debut dates for three warm-weather shows and pushed back the premiere of a fourth.
CBS's summer schedule is once again anchored by the network's reality hit Big Brother, which returns for its 16th edition on Wednesday, June 25 before spreading across the primetime week like a weed.
A few days later, Poppy Montgomery returns as the pretty detective with the outstanding memory in Unforgettable, which kicks off its third season on Sunday June 29. That same night will also herald the series debut of Reckless, a new legal drama.
Those three shows complete a lineup that also features Under the Dome, which returns for Season 2 on Monday, June 30, and Extant, a new series about an astronaut played by Halle Berry who has all kinds of weird things going on. Extant will now debut on Wednesday, July 9, a week later than originally planned.
Because I suspect that most of you don't know what Reckless is, here's the gist: A big-city female lawyer heads down to South Carolina, where she teams up with a charming male lawyer and you can guess what happens next. It's Castle meets Hart of Dixie, basically. And for those who are late to the Extant party, Berry plays an astronaut who just got back from spaaaaace and she's pregnant probably with an alien baby and she has an android son at home, officially making this drama the weirdest CBS show ever after Kid Nation.
Here's how that all shakes out, in an easy-to-read format (new shows in ALL CAPS):
Wednesday, Effective June 25
8–9pm – Big Brother (Wednesday premiere)
9–10pm – Criminal Minds rerun
10–11pm – CSI rerun
Thursday, Effective June 26
8–8:30pm – The Big Bang Theory rerun
8:30–9pm – The Millers rerun
9–10pm – Big Brother (Thursday premiere)
10–11pm – Elementary rerun
Sunday, Effective June 29
7–8pm – 60 Minutes
8–9pm – Big Brother (Sunday premiere)
9–10pm – RECKLESS (Series premiere)
10–11pm – Unforgettable (Season 3 premiere)
Monday, Effective June 30
8–8:30pm – 2 Broke Girls rerun
8:30–9pm – FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES
9–9:30pm – Mike & Molly rerun
9:30–10pm – Mom rerun
10–11pm – Under the Dome (Season 2 premiere)
Wednesday, Effective July 9
8–9pm – Big Brother
9–10pm – EXTANT(Series premiere)
10–11pm – Criminal Minds rerun
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