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CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, announced new premiere dates for its new original series Star Trek: Discovery and the all-new edition of The Good Wife.

The highly anticipated STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will now launch in May 2017. The new premiere date is driven by the belief of the creative team that this gives the show the appropriate time for delivery of the highest quality, premium edition of the first new “Star Trek” TV series in over a decade.

“Bringing ‘Star Trek’ back to television carries a responsibility and mission: to connect fans and newcomers alike to the series that has fed our imaginations since childhood,” said executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller. “We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure the demands of physical and post-production for a show that takes place entirely in space, and the need to meet an air date, don’t result in compromised quality. Before heading into production, we evaluated these realities with our partners at CBS and they agreed: ‘Star Trek’ deserves the very best, and these extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of.”

Bryan Fuller recently shared some details about the new crew and tone of the show. He also explained how the design of the ship was based on Ralph McQuarrie illustrations. He revealed that the show will focus on a female lead character — likely played by an actor with a “level of diversity” — who will be a lieutenant commander on a starship.

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“The series template and episodic scripts that Alex and Bryan have delivered are incredibly vivid and compelling,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “They are building a new, very ambitious ‘Star Trek’ world for television, and everyone involved supports their vision for the best timing to bring to life what we all love on the page.”

Following its May 2017 premiere on the CBS Television Network, all episodes of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will be available in the U.S. exclusively on CBS All Access. Continuing the worldwide appeal of the franchise, each episode of the series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere, presented on Netflix in 188 countries and through Bell Media platforms in Canada.

In addition, CBS All Access announced today that their new edition of “The Good Wife” will debut in February 2017, essentially switching launch windows with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY providing two highly anticipated original premieres in the first half of 2017. The new “Good Wife” will premiere with a special broadcast on the CBS Television Network, and then move exclusively to CBS All Access. As previously announced, the new series will pick up one year after the events of the final episode of “The Good Wife.” The new series will star Emmy Award-winner Christine Baranski, who will reprise her role as the beloved Diane Lockhart, joined by fan-favorite Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn, along with the introduction of new characters as the story evolves.

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Robert and Michelle King, creators and executive producers of “The Good Wife,” will return as the showrunners and executive producers of the spinoff. Phil Alden Robinson co-wrote and will executive produce the premiere episode along with the Kings. Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer and Brooke Kennedy will also serve as executive producers. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions.

In addition to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the new edition of “The Good Wife,” CBS All Access is also launching a new digital edition of BIG BROTHER, called BIG BROTHER: OVER THE TOP, on Sept. 28.

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“We have an amazing inaugural slate of originals for CBS All Access and world-class creative teams behind each of our shows,” said Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive. “This line-up and release schedule will ensure we deliver the highest quality, premium series that are sure to appeal to both existing subscribers and new audiences alike, throughout the year.”

CBS All Access is the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. In addition to its upcoming original series, CBS All Access gives CBS fans the ability to watch more than 8,500 episodes on demand – spanning current shows from primetime, daytime and late night, as well as past seasons of select series and classic TV hits. CBS All Access is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Fire TV.

CBS All Access will continue to expand its lineup of original series with additional programming to be announced.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.

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16 Comments

  1. I love Star Trek but I’m not going to watch this and it isn’t because out of 7 billion people that can view it for free I’d have to pay because I already have the service it’s slated to be aired on, no its because I am sick of prequels.

    • David C. – Agree 100%. Prequels usually do not do the series justice. Star Wars anyone?

      As Chuck Lorre, co-creator of “The Big Bang Theory” so eloquently wrote:

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      “CBS recently announced that it was bringing back the series Star Trek, but not for the CBS network, for a streaming video on demand system called CBS All Access. In lieu of flowers, CBS has requested that mourners send them six bucks a month.”

      • Star Wars was great, not sure what your talking about!

        • The reference was to Star Wars I, II, and III.

      • I’m willing to give Star Trek: Discovery a shot. It sounds like a good premise and I’d love to see what’s going to happen. What has me angry is that I won’t be able to watch it since I can’t afford CBS All Access’s subscription fee. I understand that they’re trying to expand their presence and generate a new source of revenue, but why can’t they do a next-day broadcast of each episode on regular TV? Or at least syndicate it?

  2. I am sick of NASA. This is all a big deception to push the false pretense of voyage in space. Earth is not even round, and yet we have this liberal propaganda shoved down our throats all through childhood, and for what? The lie that has continued throughout history since the fall of mankind. Give me a break NASA! We don;t buy your elitist cult agenda

    • You’re right! The earth is ever so slightly “fatter” around the equator because of it’s rotation which makes a longitudinal circumference slightly oblong. Most people aren’t that picky. I’ve read that if the earth were shrunk down to the size of a billiards ball, it would be the most perfect sphere ever made. In my mind, this qualifies as “round.”

    • How in the hell can you politicize space travel and exploration as ‘liberal propaganda’? Does it have to do with sending gays to start colonies on other planets or giving free medical care to illegal E.T.s? Seriously?

      Yup, science for the advancement of Human kind and ‘edumacation’ in general are indeed concepts to be suspicious of. Perhaps you could dial your conservative clock all the way to backasswards cave man days, when there wasn’t any scary science that you don’t understand, or people smarter than you making you feel small.

      Also, NASA isn’t sick of you though, because they don’t know you exist or care.

    • Its actually liberal propaganda that the earth is flat and global warming is real and anti science.

    • retard! go back to school..

  3. I won’t be paying CBS extra fees to watch any of their shows. I already pay for Dish and Netflix. If I can’t watch it there…this will be the first Star Trek series I’ll be missing. Probably won’t be missing much as CBS has gotten almost as bad as Fox and will likely cancel the show if ratings aren’t perfect.

  4. the damn ship looks like a roulette machine, i guest its the best they could do since they are out of ideas and almost all the good writers and visionaries are gone. I wont be watching I stopped watching star trek after Voyager, to me it lost its edge. And as far as I’m concern we don’t have a space program its military, if we a such great explorers and its been done for the education and good of mankind why is everything so secretive why take millions of pictures of celestial bodies in space and only release a hand full they classified the rest and blur out things on the release ones.

  5. If I can find the episodes on the ‘cracked’ fire stick software then I will watch it, but I agree I am not going to pay to watch the show.

  6. How will the Progressives ruin THIS now?

    An all-Black Female cast?

    We learn Tribbles are actually space AIDS that Reagan COULD have prevented?

    Cameoas from Hillary in her blue alien jacket?

    • Endless political correctness is my biggest fear as well. I am already being told how horrible of a person I am for having conservative values in the news and social media every day. I don’t need to get that from a show I used to really enjoy (if they go down that path). Additionally its already seriously confusing on which service to get and watch and why and what show is on where… Who knew one day it would be so difficult to lay around and watch TV.?! (er.. Internet, or streaming device… err.. whatever!) Argh, I may just go and try to read one of those “book” things.

    • But of course, there will be nothing but gay, black asians that identify as the opposite gender dressing up as in drag while dating a hermaphrodite. More reasons to not watch.

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