‘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. Its hopefully going to be a big summer for CBS. Its been a trying year for sure with the release of so many new shows on the station.

    • Yup. Will definitely be watching under the dome maybe extant :D

  2. Under the Dome Season 1 was spectacular. I’m hoping that Season 2 will at least be just as good!

  3. I gave Under The Dome a chance but I didn’t like the show. I watched most of the episodes too. I was very certain that it was gonna be cancelled. I’ll pass on season 2. Maybe I’ll check out Halle Berry’s show though.

  4. Love under the dome and cant wait for its return. I’ll pass on extant though.

  5. Okay, Under the Dome, yes I was delightfully surprised by the series and you can see some creative energy was expended in both it’s writing, marketing, and now the attempt to give it a life of it’s own. But you start deviating from the story, make sure you adhere to the core and establish branches of story-telling that are plausible what-if’s. Please don’t take me on that “we just wanted to squeeze another season’s worth of viewing fees outta me ride” because you’ll just irritate me, and the network will have identified itself as just a gimmick machine, and not a creative house that uses talent and skill to generate fine product from great concepts. Be careful ’cause I’m watching! I’m out.

  6. Can.t wait for it to come on TV show

  7. I thought season 1 end scene was kinda bad but I’ll probably watch season 2

  8. We are trying to be patient awaiting the return of Under the Dome

  9. I can’t wait to see how they pull the story line of under the dome into the next season. I’m amazed at how they can actually make a series with the constraints of being under a dome. Extant, I would love to know more about the story line. I’m excited to see it and having Halle Berry! She’s extremely talented

    • Didn’t you read it properly? She is not in under the dome!!

      • Didn’t YOU read it properly? lynette was talking about Extant.

  10. HELL YES CANT WAIT!!!

  11. I love the first season of under the dome. I am so happy season 2 is almost here. I can’t wait to watch it. I recommended it to all my prime amazon friends and they are hooked.

    F

  12. Yes i cant wait for under the dome! :-) i have bought the book months ago but waitingtill the series is over to start reading it!

  13. So stoked for under the dome to come back on. For me I think it will continue to grow and draw more and more viewers. Who made it and who was in it didn’t matter to me but king is such an original thinker. All I his work is one of a kind.

  14. Under the Dome sucked! I read the book and was excited about the show. The only thing in common was the dome! Such a disappointment. And uses the same music as “Lost”. Should have been more original w/ the music that w/ the concept of the show, stick to the book, it was good!!

  15. Can’t wait!!!!!!

  16. Under the dome Very Very good ,9/10.
    Just looking at the new shows / movies coming out this year, PRETY DAMN ORDENARY .
    Repeats ,rehashed, sequels, prequels done to death over the last 40 years.
    If your looking for a new SCI FI series, something that would rival STARWARS
    Try Reading a book called THE AMTRACK WARS, 7 books in the series, and will give any producer a totally new perspective and direction with which to take.

  17. When it starting back up

  18. I really enjoyed the show and looked forward to watching it each week. However, I do not like it that I have had to wait 9-10 months before season 2 starts…..it just disappeared with no explanation – just like the dome appeared. I’m sure it is a money thing or a TV strategic move, but what about the viewers???? We were caught up in the adventure of the show but then dropped and left hanging wondering if it would ever return. I’m glad a date has been decided and I will block it off on my calendar.

  19. Great show. Nothing good on in the summer but re-runs and it was nice to be able to watch a first run show for free on amazon prime. I highly recommend it but definitely watch season 1 first. Great chemistry between the actors.

  20. Under the Dome – watched the first season. I was ready for it to end…then it didn’t. Now it is really going off the rails with a second season and King is not even involved. Should have ended it last year. I’m out.

  21. Just finished season 1 of under the dome and now I cannot wait for the season 2 premiere!

  22. that person who said he watched most of it but don’t like it and will pass on season2, we all know ur gonna end up watching it, u wanna know whats gonna happen next coz u watched it all… cant wait for it to come out…. been waiting for months… from Australia we are waiting lol

  23. i like this series and i want it to continue, whayting for season 2.

  24. The Dome is worth the watch…..
    Having doubts about Extant though……
    They will really have to come up with something good to not end the Dome this year.

  25. waiting…. :D

  26. Can’t wait to see Series 2; but channel 10 in Brisbane seems determined to keep viewers in the dark about when it will be screened; so many of us will probably miss it anyway. There seems to be a plot among major TV channels lately to keep quiet about just when second series drama programmes will be shown. This can only lead to total frustration on the part of viewers who in the long rum will probably boycott channels that follow this practice!

  27. I am waiting a long time for season 2 so pleas make it happen!!

  28. I cannot wait for Under the Dome to start. Love kings books and movies. Got so many friends hooked on under the Dome.

  29. this series is “Lost” but way better!