CBS Orders Second Season of ‘Salvation’

CBS is bringing back summer thriller Salvation for season two. The network placed an order for a 13-episode season, to air in summer 2018. 

Salvation centers on Liam Cole, an MIT grad student, and Darius Tanz, a tech titan, who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows a stunning discovery–-that an asteroid is months away from colliding with Earth. 

The show premiered to a 0.7 in viewers 18-49 in July, and closed to a 0.6 in September.

Related: ‘Salvation’ Showrunners Avoid Asteroid, Land Summer Series

Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Stuart Gillard and Peter Lenkov are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout.

The series stars Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance and Ian Anthony Dale. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.