‘Under the Dome’ Season 2 and ‘Extant’ Get Premiere Dates

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Under the Dome Under the Dome Season 2 and Extant Get Premiere Dates

It wasn’t much of a surprise that viewers turned out in droves for the last year’s series premiere of Under the Dome. After all, the drama is based on the novel by Stephen King and boasts behind-the-scenes creative talent like creator Brian K. Vaughan (Lost) and even King himself. However, at least some credit probably goes to the drawing power of executive producer Steven Spielberg.

For decades, the iconic filmmaker has lent his Midas touch to a number of film and television projects. In the last decade alone, Spielberg has been involved in small-screen productions like Falling Skies, United States of Tara, Taken and Into the West. While it’s true that not all of his television projects manage to find a lasting audience (Smash, Terra Nova), the fact is that a series has that much more of a chance to succeed with Spielberg’s name listed in the credits.

CBS will put that to the test when season 2 of Under the Dome premieres this summer, alongside a brand-new Spielberg-produced series. The network has announced that Under the Dome will return on Monday, June 30, following its swift renewal after a heavily-promoted freshman year. Meanwhile, Spielberg’s upcoming sci-fi drama Extant - starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry –  will debut two days later on Wednesday, July 2.

Halle Berry in The Call 2013 Movie Image 3 Under the Dome Season 2 and Extant Get Premiere Dates

The decision not to schedule both shows on the same night could ultimately pay off for CBS. At this point, Under the Dome is still riding a wave of buzz, and with Spielberg and Berry attached, Extant practically markets itself. It makes more business sense to use these series to help bolster the ratings of its other programming, at least at first. Besides, the fact that Extant - already one of Screen Rant’s most anticipated series of 2014 – centers on an astronaut (Berry) as she returning from a year-long mission could nicely play off of the current popularity of space-related drama stemming from Gravity‘s phenomenal theatrical run.

As for Under the Dome, it will be interesting to see if the show manages to retain its first-season appeal or if fan enthusiasm has waned since its season finale in September. Given the show’s premise (and limited setting), it’s quite possible that the show may need to establish more of a big-picture plan. The creative team has already established their willingness to deviate from the source material, which may prove something of a double-edged sword.

Are you looking forward to the return of Under the Dome? Does Extant sound worth your time? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Under the Dome season 2 will on June 30 at 10pm on CBS, with the Extant series premiere set to air on July 2 at 9pm.

Source: CBS

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  1. Under the Dome finale sucked. Should have ended it at season 1. What the hell were they thinking? They’ll figure out they made a mistake once they run out of ideas.

  2. After watching under the dome on Amazon, my boyfriend and I didn’t know there was another season coming out. The last episode ended with both open mouthed and “that can’t be it! What happens next?!” After looking on Google we were relieved to see there’s a season two! However, it would’ve Been a good mini-series as well if it had one more episode that had an ending. Not sure how a whole other season will be but we’re definitely going to check it out! Can’t wait till to finally see what happens after watching all 13 episodes I’m two nights thinking that it was the end and we’d see what happened! Marking it I
    In my calendar to see what happens to Mike Vogul! LOVE him! Love Steven king and the concept of this show/book.

  3. Absolutely loved season one. Sooooo glad there is a season two coming. Can’t wait ti see what happens next!

  4. i love Under the Dome!

  5. I cannot wait for Under the Dome. I was so sad that it took so long for this to return. I WILL DEFINITELY WATCH IT. HOWEVER IF BARBI GETS KILLED OFF I PROBABLY WON’T CONTINUE. HE’S MY FAVORITE CHARACTER ALONG WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND FROM TWILIGHT. I will be watching Extant with bated breath.

  6. When is under the dome coming back to channel five?

  7. I’ve blogged about Extant and recently wrote about Under the Dome as well(http://blog.buyatt.com/enjoy-your-summer-under-the-dome-season-2-review). Dome is off to an interesting start but I’m really hoping the creators bring more to the table. We’ll see I guess.

  8. Under the dome is riveting. I’ve ignored my 4 dogs to watch it on amazon so that i could see the end. Only to be bitterly upset to find it wasn’t the end!! Please let Barbie live. Very few series captivate me but this one has.Can’t wait to see series 2.

    Also intrigued with Extant. Always love Hallie Berry. Still watching.

  9. I am quite by this science fiction series and waiting to see if there is some logic to some of the weird, tragic, etc incidents that occur and whether they intend to finalise this series

  10. We can’t wait for both Extant and Under the Dome to come back for a second season!!! We absolutely love both shows!!! thanks the Bernsteins.

  11. PLEASE BRING UNDER THE DOME BACK I REALLY LOVE IT IM SO IN TO IT .WE NEED MORE EPISODES TO MAKE IT TO THE VERY END BUT I REALLY LOVE IT ALWAYS HAD ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT

  12. Can’t wait for season 2 to air in June. Can’t wait that long. I’ll be watching along with Extant season 2.

  13. I can’t wait for season 2 of extant. I need to know when the new season is starting

  14. I can’t wait for season 2 of extant. I need to know when the new season is starting please

  15. I am anxiously waiting for the return of Extant!

  16. I love Both of these shows and can not wait for them to come back to the small screen! I love the later time slots they are in because my young daughter is in bed which makes for uninterrupted watch(except for commercials) and they both are excited and leave me wanting more. I am almost disappointed when I have to wait for the next week airing but anticipate both shows will come back with some edge of your seat action and drama! Hurry hurry!!! I can’t wait! :-) Chap

  17. what…. really? it have to be June!!!…. really.. im not wait till June!!!

  18. I love under the dome