8 items from 2015
How many scruffy stars can one show feature? We’re about to find out.
Based on James Patterson’s bestselling book, Zoo follows a young renegade biologist (played by Wolk) who is thrust into a race to unlock the mystery of why animals are suddenly and violently attacking humans. Stults will play Agent Ben Shafer, a rogue FBI agent who is investigating the bizarre events, but whose methods »
CBS has announced premiere dates for its lineup of original summer programming that includes returning event series "Extant," which stars Halle Berry, for a second season run. The serialized thriller will make its sophomore debut on Wednesday, July 1 at 10pm. This season, astronaut Molly Woods (Berry) discovers she has unwittingly put the human race on a path to destruction, and that she and mysterious stranger J.B. Richter (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) may be the only hope for survival. In its first season, "Extant" was the most-watched new scripted program of the summer, winning its Wednesday 10-11pm time period in viewers, with an 8.65 million average. This summer will also see the premiere of "Zoo," which is based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson, with a cast that includes Brit Nonso Anozie, who will be joined by James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, and Nora Arnezeder. In the series, a wave. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
CBS is spreading its original summer fare across the week’s schedule, on Thursday announcing premiere dates for its warm-weather programming slate highlighted by three original scripted dramas and the return of reality veteran “Big Brother.”
“Under the Dome,” which was a breakout hit for CBS when it premiered in the summer of 2013, is moving from Monday to Thursday as it kicks off its season June 25. The net said on Thursday that Marg Helgenberger will guest star in this season’s “Dome” in an extended story arc this season that begins with the first episode.
The small-town drama based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel will launch its third season with a two-hour episode (9-11 p.m.), airing behind the second part of the two-night “Big Brother” season premiere.
“Big Brother,” which bows with an hourlong episode on June 24, will once again air Wednesday and Sunday at 8 and Thursday at 9. On Thursday, »
- Rick Kissell
Under the Dome Season 3 will unspool on a new night, premiering Thursday, June 25 at 9/8c, CBS announced as part of its summer schedule.
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Kicking off CBS’ summer slate, Big Brother returns for Season 17 on Wednesday, June 24, at 8 pm. (The reality series will also air Thursdays and Sundays.)
CBS will opens the doors to its Zoo on Tuesday, »
If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call?
The minds behind CBS’ freshman drama are making that possible, with a fun Easter egg in tonight’s episode (9/8c).
As the Scorpion team attempts to jog the memory of an injured former Secret Service agent, they uncover a phone number that viewers will actually be able to call — and whomever is on the other end may have some interesting intel to share.
“We really can’t stand when television shows and movies use 555 numbers,” executive producers Nick Santora and Nick Wootton said in a statement. »
CBS has renewed its deal to share dibs on Thursday Night Football with the NFL Network.
Akin to the original arrangement for this past fall, CBS will simulcast the first eight of the 14 Tnf games.
To accommodate the sports package in its inaugural year as broadcast partner, CBS opened The Big Bang Theory‘s season on Monday nights while postponing the premiere of Elementary and other Thursday shows until late October.
One of CBS’ new Criminal Minds will be a very familiar face.
Specifically, Sinise will play Jack Garrett, a 20-year veteran of the FBI who heads up an elite Bau team that handles cases involving Americans abroad.
Since wrapping his CSI: NY run, Sinise has spent the »
CBS’ Zoo has added a few new specimens.
Burke will play Mitch, a straightforward large-animal veterinarian who would rather hang out with animals than deal with humans and all of their complexities.
Connolly’s Jamie is described as “a passionate young journalist” who’s determined to get to the bottom of the strange animal behavior she’s tracking.
8 items from 2015
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