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Why CBS' "Star Trek" Won't Hit Until 2017

10 March 2016 7:48 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Many are keenly awaiting the return of "Star Trek". Not so much the Justin Lin-directed new film "Star Trek Beyond" in July, but rather its return to the place it has always truly been home - television.

Word came in November that Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, the creators and showrunners of two of the best network shows in the past decade - "Hannibal" and "Kings" - were set to executive produce a new "Star Trek" series for CBS' All Access streaming service.

One surprise though was the premiere date - January 2017. That was a long way off from the announcement, and left many wondering why the series wouldn't be ready for a late 2016 bow. Some put the blame on Fuller's commitments to HBO's fantasy series "American Gods," but this week it was CBS Corporation president Les Moonves who revealed the truth.

A decade ago, franchise co-owners CBS and »

- Garth Franklin

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Moonves Reveals The Dynamic Between 'Star Trek' TV Series And 'Beyond

10 March 2016 8:56 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A few months back, we exclusively reported that CBS was finally set to move a new Star Trek series into production. While that news would later be confirmed, the exact logistics have remained hazy. After all, the hurdle that CBS has faced in getting a series made is that the Film and Television rights for Star Trek have been split up. 

In a revealing speech at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference, CBS Corporation President Les Moonves spoke a bit about how the process will work when it comes to bringing Star Trek back to a TV near you:

"When [CBS] split from Viacom ten years ago, January 1, 2006, one of the big sticking points, as you can imagine, was 'Star Trek.' You know, we both wanted it.They said 'It's a movie!' and I said, 'No, no, no, it's a TV show.' Actually, we're both right. So »

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