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Extant: Cancel or Keep the Halle Berry Series?

EXtant TV show on CBS: canceled or season 2?Last summer, CBS found ratings success with new series Under the Dome. This summer, they introduced Extant, a sci-fi series starring Halle Berry. Has it been a hit as well? Will the series be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled instead?

On Extant, astronaut Molly Woods (Berry) returns to Earth after a year-long solo mission in outer space. Her reunion with her family is thrown into turmoil when it’s learned that she’s pregnant. Others in the cast include Goran Visnjic, Pierce Gagnon, Hiroyuki Sanada, Camryn Manheim, Grace Gummer, and Michael O’Neill.

Debuting on July 9th, the series got off to a decent start and attracted a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.58 million viewers. In week two, the ratings saw a moderate decline which is not unexpected for a new series. Unfortunately, the numbers took a big dip in week three.

Should Extant be renewed for a second season?

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The ratings seem to have now leveled off and the show consistently draws a 1.0 rating in the demo with under six million viewers. Those are hardly impressive numbers for an expensive show with a movie star as the lead.

Last year’s Under the Dome was profitable for CBS even before the series aired, thanks to a deal with Amazon and others. CBS has a streaming deal with Amazon for Extant but it’s unclear if that will be enough to get this particular show a second season renewal.

Series creator Mickey Fisher says that he has big plans for season two but has assured fans of a satisfying finale if the show is cancelled. He believes the series has a 50/50 chance.

What do you think? Do you like the Extant TV show? Do you think it should be renewed for a second season or is one season enough?

10/9 update: Extant has been renewed for a second season CBS.


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Susan October 15, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Please keep the sow going. The season finale still kept me hanging. The characters in Molly’s family were worth looking forward to watching. Please continue the show.


Jeff October 12, 2014 at 11:34 am

Great news for everyone. The fact that is a summer series, has profitable Amazon and international deals and has SS and HB on it saved this show despite the ratings. Extant will be back!


rich witska October 8, 2014 at 8:39 pm

It is very difficult to keep a faithful following if you air the show at 10 pm and then sometimes at 9 pm or not at all. I like the show. It would seem that you are doing your best to see it fail. Supernatural has been on forever and it’s not the best acting. I would like to see it return with an interesting plot that keeps you guessing.


Kay October 8, 2014 at 8:05 pm

Some stories finish without conclusions, depending on viewers’ imagination.
Under the Doom and Extant’s finales didn’t end in that way.
If it doesn’t continue, viewers will be left frustrated. We shouldn’t have watched from the beginning.


Gayle October 6, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Love, Love, Love this show!!!! Please have season two!!!!


Rcrass October 5, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Please renew. Great show!


Pat whitney October 4, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Terrific idea, cast and loved all the twists in story line…Halle was superb as lead character and was so disappointed finale was not shown…Plz renew something intelligent and creative for TV…This Show..Plz!


Brenda McIntyre October 4, 2014 at 9:31 pm

PLEASE DON”T CANCEL!!! I’ve started too many shows that have run for one or two seasons and then are cancelled without any ending. This is very frustrating and time wasting. Whatever happened to the days of starting a story and then bringing it to a conclusion. Makes me not want to watch any new shows for fear they will not continue!


keyia October 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm

It should be renewed for another can’t wait to catch another episode of the show Exant


Anonymous October 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Don’t take it off the air; need to see more of this.


wynona October 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Great show; keep it coming ; I like; yes really like.


wynona October 4, 2014 at 6:28 pm



michael sanderson October 3, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Yes it should be renewed. I watch every weeks show even if I have to watch it online. Used to watch under the dome but quit after 1st episode this year.


Adam Ma October 2, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Please please, let the season 2 go through!!
I am willing to donate $100 on this!


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