Grace Barrows Jennifer Finnigan Salvation CBS

CBS' summer series Salvation has been renewed for Season 2. The serialized drama, which focuses on the discovery of an asteroid that is months away from striking the Earth, apparently gained enough fans from Season 1 for CBS to give the series another set of episodes for another summer broadcast next year. The series has been given a 13 episode order, which keeps pace with the episode count for Season 1.

Ultimately, Salvation's Season 2 renewal is a big win for network television creators and audiences everywhere. We talked with the creators not too long ago about how the program is a unique series not often found on major network television, especially in the sense that it features inventive and mature storytelling. That direction appears to have paid off as CBS gave the series another 13 episodes to continue on their path in Summer 2018, in spite of reviews that present a very mixed overall opinion on the show.

As for what critics take issue with specifically in Salvation, some weren't fond of the conspiracy plotline, while others seem to hate that the series is simply about an asteroid that is on course to hit the Earth. Whether or not the series will be able to sway the naysaying critics in 2018 remains to be seen, but it seems apparent from the way the last few episodes played out in Season 1 that the conspiracy element isn't going anywhere anytime soon. At least it doesn't appear the show is anywhere close to training a bunch of oil drillers to land on the asteroid and blow it up. Even Ben Affleck has trouble defending that plotline:

Maybe the real conspiracy at work here is that the print media seeks to trash any product that centers around asteroids? We can only speculate on that for now, unless Salvation wins some influencers over in Season 2 and breaks the cycle.

As mentioned, Salvation will return to CBS for Season 2 in the Summer of 2018. With all the fall programming that is piling up every day, that seems way too far away to be concerned with at the moment, lest viewers miss a hot show premiering right now. Prevent that from happening by visiting our fall premiere guide, as it's a handy resource for keeping TV lovers in the know regarding when and where to find the best shows of the season. For a look at what's happening in the world of streaming, check out our Netflix guide, and be sure to stay tuned to CinemaBlend for updates on when, exactly, Salvation will come back to the airwaves next summer.

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