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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
As noted in our previous article, we had the chance to interview the cast of Now: In the Wings on a World Stage at Tribeca, where members of the play and even House of Cards came to watch the film’s premiere. Watch the interviews below.
Nathan Darrow (Lord Grey/Henry, the Earl of Richmond):
Jeremy Whelehan (Director of the Film):
Gavin Stenhouse (Marquess of Dorset):
Simon Lee Phillips (Sir James Tyrrel/the Duke of Norfolk):
Annabel Scholey (Lady Anne):
Isaiah Johnson (Lord Rivers/Scrivener):
Andrew Long (King Edward IV/the Bishop of Ely):
- Catherina Gioino
Double trouble here! Tribeca premiered the documentary Now: In the Wings on a World Stage, which follows the cast of Richard III as they debut their performance worldwide. After the film’s premiere, the cast of the play and film joined Charlie Rose onstage for an exclusive Q&A about the making of the film as well as the challenges they faced as part of the play.
Richard III stared Kevin Spacey as the namesake as well as multiple actors who were in attendance at the film’s premiere. Some include Maureen Anderman, who played the Duchess of York, Nathan Darrow, who played Lord Grey/Henry, the Earl of Richmond, Gavin Stenhouse, who performed as the Marquess of Dorset, and Simon Lee Phillips, who was Sir James Tyrrel/the Duke of Norfolk. King Edward IV/the Bishop of Ely also made an appearance, as Andrew Long appeared at Tribeca, as »
- Catherina Gioino
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.
5 items from 2015
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