CBS has pulled the plug on a series, with the show’s high-profile star moving on to another project with the network. Deadline.com reports that the network is canceling the summer sci-fi thriller “Extant,” which aired for two seasons.
The show’s star, Oscar winner Halle Berry, is moving on to a new project with CBS, developing the drama “Legalese.”
Berry commented on the decision to wrap up “Extant,” saying: “I am so proud of what we accomplished on ‘Extant.’ This season seemed such a natural place to end Molly’s journey that I, along with CBS, felt it best served the story to leave it there. It was my first foray into episodic television, and I’m excited to continue my relationship with CBS, producing more compelling stories through my 606 Films production banner.”
Ratings for “Extant” were never especially strong for a network series, and the show eroded during the second season, the report notes. This summer’s finale settled for a 0.7 average rating, 30% below the season one finale.
Notes Variety, “CBS also canceled the Stephen King-based ‘Under the Dome’ after three seasons with the finale airing this September. [CBS’] [n]ew drama ‘Zoo,’ which is based on the James Patterson novel of the same name, has been renewed for Season 2, after an impressive performance ranking as the top new scripted series of the summer.”