CBS Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Under the Dome and Extant; Two Dome Characters Will Die Right Away
DOME! DOME DOME DOME! Get ready, Domeheads (is that what you call yourselves?), because CBS has just announced a Season 2 premiere date for Under the Dome, its ridiculous summer series that once upon a time was a "limited event" based on the Stephen King novel of the same name and is now returning for a second season of dome sex, weird eggs, and more. Big Jim and the rest of the Chester's Mill gang will be back on Monday, June 30 at 10pm with a premiere written by Stephen King himself, and according to the teaser that we just saw at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, "two Dome favorites" (LOL) won't survive the first episode. Obviously this means we'll be running an Under the Dome Dead Pool before the series returns, but in the meantime, place your early bets in the comments: Who do think will bite it? Who do you think should bite it?
Also coming to the Eye network this summer is Extant, the limited event series (at least for now) from Steven Spielberg that stars Halle Berry as an astronaut who returns home to Earth after spending 13 months alone in space, only to discover that "something came with her." Details on this one have been vague in recent months, but having just seen a first-look teaser (which we'll post as soon as it's available), here are a few tidbits:
– Halle Berry's character is pregnant with what is obviously going to be an alien baby
– Halle Berry's character has a human husband who's an inventor and a child he built for them who is an android
– Halle Berry's character has bangs
The show promises to combine artificial intelligence with extraterrestrial intelligence. Production begins this February in Los Angeles, and the show will debut Wednesday, July 2 at 9pm.
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