This summer will be hotter than ever for CBS’ primetime schedule with the announcement of a new drama, two returning dramas and the summer’s biggest reality show.

CBS’ reality show “Big Brother” kicks things off with a special two night premiere on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. on CBS4 both nights. Last season, Police Sergeant Derrick Levasseur took home the $500,000 prize after weeks of playing it pretty low-key. This season, Get ready to meet the new housemates and prepare for what crazy twists and turns the series has in store.

Next up is returning drama “Under the Dome,” which will see its third season’s two-hour premiere on Thursday June 25 at 8 p.m. on CBS4 before moving to its regular time on Thursday July 2 at 9 pm on CBS4. The Stephen King thriller will even feature Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger in an extended story arc that begins with the premiere episode, so don’t miss it.

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After that, new drama “Zoo” has its series premiere on Tuesday, June 30 at 8 p.m. on CBS4. (That means NCIS: New Orleans moves to 9 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays this summer on CBS4). The show, based on the James Patterson #1 bestselling novel, focuses on a wave of violent animal attacks against humans that begins taking place across the globe and is guaranteed to be a fun ride. James Wolk takes the lead in the series as Jackson Oz, a young, renegade American zoologist who is spending his days running safaris in Africa when he begins noticing the strange behavior of the animals.

Finally, the Halle Berry drama “Extant” returns for its second season on Wednesday, July 1 at 9 p.m. on CBS4. Things still remain a mystery for lead character Molly Woods, especially when Jeffrey Dean Morgan joins the cast as a a roguish womanizer who is also a mercenary/bounty hunter. Hopefully more will be revealed about his connection to Molly this summer, so be sure to catch it.

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