Series Summary
After spending a year living in space, conducting experiments intended for a lone astronaut, Molly Watts (Academy Award-winner Halle Berry) returns to Earth and begins to reconnect with her husband, John (critically acclaimed actor Goran Visnjic), who is a gifted scientist, and her unique son, Ethan. Molly finds that her experiences in space -- and in her personal life back at home -- lead to events that will, in time, change the course of human history. The thrilling drama's team of executive producers includes Steven Spielberg.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Drama, Suspense

Network: CBS

  • Season 2, Ep. 12 : Double Vision; The Greater GoodSep 9, 2015

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    Molly discloses new, disturbing details about Shepherd's death to the GSC; Lucy makes a move that could have global repercussions; J.D. and Molly race to thwart a plot that could destroy the human race; Ethan is put in jeopardy.

  • Season 2, Ep. 11 : ZugzwangSep 2, 2015

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    Molly, Ethan and J.D. look for John's former colleague -- who may have information that could stop the Humanich threat; Julie asks Charlie to determine where Lucy's orders are coming from.

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : Don't Shoot the MessengerAug 26, 2015

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    After a near-death experience, Molly has a terrifying vision; Shepherd's loyalty to the Global Space Commission is questioned.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : The Other SideAug 19, 2015

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    Forgotten memories resurface as Molly succumbs to the virus; Julie is faced with difficult choices; the hybrids want revenge.

  • Season 2, Ep. 8 : Arms and the HumanichAug 12, 2015

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    After a devastating raid on the hybrid compound, Molly tries to save Adhu; J.D.'s daughter is held captive by Shepherd; Lucy becomes a more dangerous threat to humans.

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  • Extant is laying some intriguing groundwork and doesn’t shy away from difficult conversations about humanity and artificial intelligence, particularly in John’s heated debate with a board that is considering financing his android work. Show More

  • Despite the kitchen-sink feel to it all, Extant has much going for it. Berry impressively handles the task of playing a woman who's coming to grips with both a interstellar conception and a laboratory-built “son.” And so far the series has done a good job of balancing the gee-whiz gadget fetishism of science fiction with the need for characters that the viewer will care about. Show More

  • If the rest of the 13-episode Extant remains as compelling as its first episode, this will be the standout show of the summer season. Show More

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