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CBS Orders New Summer Drama ‘Salvation’

Series Order Comes on the Heels of the Cancellations of 'BrainDead' and 'American Gothic'

CBS has given a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes of “Salvation,” a new one-hour event series from Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and CBS Television Studios slated for next summer. The serialized drama will be broadcast during summer 2017. Described as a suspense thriller, “Salvation” centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar who bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.

“Salvation” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout. Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, who wrote the script (based on the story by Matt Wheeler), Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Peter Lenkov will serve as executive producers. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.

The new drama will join the third season of “Zoo”, based on the bestseller by James Patterson, and the next edition of “Big Brother.” Earlier this week, CBS announced the cancellations of summer dramas “BrainDead” and “American Gothic.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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