CBS renews 'Under the Dome' and 'Extant,' cancels 'Reckless'
CBS is sticking with its sci-fi series. The network has renewed Under the Dome and Extant, EW has learned. Additionally, freshman drama Reckless has been canceled. There’s no decision yet on the fate of Unforgettable.
Under the Dome recently closed its second season, which averaged 11 million viewers and a 2.7 in the 18-49 demographic. Extant, meanwhile, ended its first season with 5.4 million viewers and a 1.0, actually up from its penultimate episode, but a far cry from the 9.58 million and 1.6 who tuned in to watch Halle Berry as an astronaut in the series premiere. The series averaged 8.64 million and 1.7 throughout its first season. The low-rated soapy legal drama Reckless averaged roughly 4 million viewers and 0.6 during its first season.
“We’re committed to delivering our viewers and advertisers year-round programming with a wide variety of storytelling,” CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler said in a statement. “We continue to see summer as a great place for unique concepts, innovative business models, and passionate television audiences.”
Under the Dome and Extant, which both hail from Amblin TV, will return next summer.