CBS Announces Summer Series Lineup

Original Programs Include Two Event Series, Two Dramas and the Return of “Big Brother”
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Under the Dome and Big Brother are returning to CBS this summer.

The network announced premiere dates for its summer programming Tuesday which not only include Under the Dome and Big Brother, but also new shows Extant, and the new steamy legal drama Reckless.

The police drama Unforgettable is also returning.

Together, CBS will present approximately 90 hours of first-run series programming this summer. Big Brother will have an early debut, kicking off on Wednesday, June 25 at 8pm, with additional episodes airing Thursday, June 26 at 9pm and Sunday, June 29 at 8pm. The season’s first eviction will take place on Thursday, July 3.

The Sunday editions of Big Brother will lead into the new legal drama Reckless, which premieres on June 29 at 9 pm. 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. It stars Anna Wood, Cam Gigandet, Shawn Hatosy, Adam Rodriguez, Georgina Haig, Kim Wayans, Gregory Harrison and Michael Gladis. Unforgettable which kicks off its third season on June 29 at 10pm, will round out the Sunday lineup.

As previously announced, Under the Dome, last summer’s #1 program and the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years, returns for its second season on Monday, June 30 at 10pm. The premiere episode will be written by Stephen King, on whose bestselling novel the series is based.

The summer series “Extant,” starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry, premieres Wednesday, July 9 at 9 pm instead of July 2nd, as had previously been announced. 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:

CBS Wednesday, Effective June 25

8:00-9:00 PM  BIG BROTHER (Wednesday Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM  CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00-11:00 PM  CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

CBS Thursday, Effective June 26

8:00-8:30 PM  THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM  THE MILLERS
9:00-10:00 PM  BIG BROTHER (Thursday Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM  ELEMENTARY

CBS Sunday, Effective June 29

7:00-8:00 PM  60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM  BIG BROTHER (Sunday Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM RECKLESS (Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM  UNFORGETTABLE (Third Season Premiere)

CBS Monday, Effective June 30

8:00-8:30 PM  2 BROKE GIRLS
8:30-9:00 PM  FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES
9:00-9:30 PM  MIKE & MOLLY
9:30-10:00 PM  MOM
10:00-11:00 PM  UNDER THE DOME (Second Season Premiere)

CBS Wednesday, Effective July 9

8:00-9:00 PM  BIG BROTHER
9:00-10:00 PM  EXTANT (*Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM  CRIMINAL MINDS

*New premiere date

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