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Halle Berry to star in CBS show 'Extant'

Associated Press

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October

There are plenty of movie stars on television these days, (Steve Buscemi on Boardwalk Empire, Jessica Lange on American Horror Story) but we never thought we'd see an Oscar winner leading a network's summer show: Halle Berry has just signed on to star in CBS' recently ordered series Extant.

With a thirteen-episode first season commitment for next summer, it seems like CBS wants the Steven Spielberg-produced drama to be next year's Under the Dome, which was conceptualized as a summer miniseries (and was recently picked up for a second season).

In the futuristic thriller, Berry will play an astronaut who has to reconnect with her family when she returns from a year in space. Between this and Gravity, women in space are definitely having a moment.

[Last modified: Monday, October 7, 2013 12:03pm]

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