Are you ready to return to the Dome? Well, we still have a while to wait for Under the Dome to return to CBS for its second season, but the network did announce the official premiere date for the series, along with the debut date for their new drama Extant, starry Halle Berry. Also announced today were the return dates for The Amazing Race: All Stars and Survivor.
The reality shows will be back much sooner than the mentioned dramas. Check out the newly announced dates below:
The Amazing Race - premieres Sunday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Survivor - premieres with a 2-hour episode on Wednesday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m.
Under the Dome - premieres Monday, June 30 at 10:00 p.m.
Extant - premieres Wednesday, July 2 at 9:00 p.m.
Included in the news that Under the Dome is set to return at the end of June — that’s right around the date-frame the series premiered last summer — is the reminder that Under the Dome author Stephen King is set to pen the first episode of Season 2. That news was announced last year when CBS gave word that they were renewing the series. Still, it’s good to be reminded of that, especially considering just how far the drama has ventured from the source material. As a fan of King’s, it’s not only great to know he’s still actively involved in the drama, but having a hand in the direction of the new season.
Moving on to another summer drama at CBS, the network has also set the date for Extant, a mystery thriller starring Halle Berry, which centers on a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after year in outer space. There’s obviously a much bigger scenario to this story, however, as the woman’s experience eventually lead to events that will change the course of human history. I still feel like that description is maddeningly vague, but it seems like the kind of premise that’s easier teased with video than it is with a synopsis. So hopefully CBS will make with the trailer already! We’ll be sure to share it once they do. In the meantime, countdown to July 2 for this drama’s arrival. That’s a Wednesday, which indicates that CBS isn’t looking to pair their new drama with Under the Dome, which airs on Monday nights. Also, as per the previous announcement, expect to see each episode pop up on Amazon Prime a few days after it airs.
Speaking of CBS, between the reality shows arriving this winter and premiere dates for the summer dramas, we’ll hopefully hear word soon enough on when the network is looking to premiere the new season of Big Brother. The long-running reality series has already been renewed for a sixteenth season and typically premieres during the start of the summer season. It was this time last year that CBS announced the premiere date for the series, so that update may be coming along soon. We’ll be sure to let you know.