Press Release: CBS today announced premiere dates for its summer slate of original programming, which includes the event series UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT, the new steamy legal drama RECKLESS, the police drama UNFORGETTABLE and the return of the summer reality hit BIG BROTHER. Together, CBS will present approximately 90 hours of first-run series programming this summer.
BIG BROTHER, hosted by Julie Chen, will debut early for the second straight summer, beginning Wednesday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) with the first of its three weekly broadcasts. The Thursday edition, featuring the live eviction show, premieres June 26 (9:00-10:00 PM) with the first eviction the following week (July 3). The Sunday broadcast premieres June 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).
Beginning June 29, Sundays will feature a three-hour block of all original entertainment programming with BIG BROTHER (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), leading into RECKLESS (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and followed by the third season of UNFORGETTABLE (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
As previously announced, UNDER THE DOME, last summer’s #1 program and the most watched scripted summer series in 21 years, returns for its sophomore season on Monday, June 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The premiere episode will be written by Stephen King, on whose bestselling novel the series is based.
The summer event series EXTANT, starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry, will now premiere Wednesday, July 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) instead of its previously announced July 2 debut.
About BIG BROTHER:
BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with more than 53 cameras and 97 microphones, recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining Houseguest will receive the grand prize of $500,000.
UNFORGETTABLE stars Poppy Montgomery as a police detective with a rare condition that allows her to remember and readily access the details of every moment in her life, and Dylan Walsh as her ex-boyfriend and partner. It also stars Jane Curtin, Dallas Roberts, James Hiroyuki Liao and Tawny Cypress.
RECKLESS is set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart.
About UNDER THE DOME:
UNDER THE DOME tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away.
EXTANT is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
CBS Summer Schedule:
Wednesday, Effective June 25
8PM: BIG BROTHER (Wednesday Premiere)
9PM: CRIMINAL MINDS
10PM: CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
Thursday, Effective June 26
8PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30PM: THE MILLERS
9PM: BIG BROTHER (Thursday Premiere)
Sunday, Effective June 29
7PM: 60 MINUTES
8PM: BIG BROTHER (Sunday Premiere)
9PM: RECKLESS (Series Premiere)
10PM: UNFORGETTABLE (Third Season Premiere)
Monday, Effective June 30
8PM: 2 BROKE GIRLS
8:30PM: FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES
9PM: MIKE & MOLLY
10PM: UNDER THE DOME (Second Season Premiere)
Wednesday, Effective July 9
8PM: BIG BROTHER
9PM: EXTANT (*Series Premiere)
10PM: CRIMINAL MINDS
*New premiere date