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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.”

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