'Star Trek: Discovery' has another new premiere date and airing schedule
CBS's repeatedly delayed new Star Trek series has another premiere date.
Star Trek: Discovery will premiere at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 (a Sunday) after an NFL game and 60 Minutes, the franchise announced today. The show was originally announced in late 2015 and set to premiere earlier this year. It was then pushed back several times — most recently it was rumored to premiere this summer — and original showrunner Bryan Fuller stepped back due to scheduling conflicts.
According to a release from startrek.com, the first episode will air on CBS in the United States as previously announced, then subsequent episodes will be released weekly on Sundays on the network's CBS All Access streaming service ($5.99 a month and up) through Nov. 5.
The show then takes a midseason break and the rest of the season begins in January 2018.
Elsewhere around the world, Netflix is distributing the show on the same schedule as CBS All Access.
The show is set about 10 years before the original Star Trek series and stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Terry Serpico, James Frain, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, Jason Isaacs, Rainn Wilson and Tampa native Maulik Pancholy, among others.
Now, who wants to bet on whether this premiere plan will stick?