CBS Orders Steven Spielberg-Producer Astronaut Drama for Summer 2014

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CBS is hoping to duplicate the success of Under the Dome next summer.

The network has given a 13-episode order to Extant, a Steven Spielberg-produced drama that will premiere in mid-2014. The series will focus on a female astronaut in the future who attempts to reconnect with her loved ones after a year in space… only to somehow change the course of human history.

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"Extant is a very original concept with layers of humanity, mystery and surprise that reveal itself throughout the script,” said Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment. “Our partnership with Amblin for Under the Dome showed that viewers respond to high-quality event programming in the summer. We look forward to building on that with EXTANT and offering CBS audiences another high-concept, unique event for summer television.”

No word yet on who will star in the series, but the concept certainly sounds intriguing, no?

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